John Harris LEONARD
John was born in the Nelson area.
He married Emma Friend (born at Westerham, Kent, England in 1866) at Nelson in 1892.
They had 9 children, 5 boys & 4 girls. One boy died in infancy & is buried in Levin. Three of the youngest children were born in Levin.
Two son-in-laws, Joseph Richardson & Cyril Troup served in WW1.
John was a saddler, starting in Motueka. He was in Levin, as a saddler, in the period between 1900 & 1910. He then moved to Mangatere as a dairy farmer, before moving to Helensville as a saddler again.