Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940
DEFORD, LEONADUS HAMLIN
Furniture Dealer & Funeral Director; b Dallas Co, Iowa Sept 256, 1884; s of LaFayette DeFord-Josephine Price; ed Redfield; Hohenschuh-Carpenter Coll of Embalming, Des Moines 1917; m Sylvia Mae Dawson May 30, 1906 Adel; d Vera Fern (Mrs Harry W Baker); 1904-18 farmer, Dallas Co; 1918- furn dir & mortician, Redfield; 1928- Dallas Co coroner; past mbr town coun 6 years; BPOE 407; AF & AM 128; IOOF past noble grand; Meth Ch; hobbies: collecting old guns, Indian relics; res Redfield.
From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 339.
Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.
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