Leonard King

  • Name: Leonard King
  • Location of Birth: Frazee, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 19, 1895
  • Date of Death: April 9, 1964 (68 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Leonard was with the 89th Spruce.
    The 89th Spruce was originally the 26th Provisional Squadron. It was formed in June, 1918 at Vancouver Barracks, the center of the spruce activity. Most units were formed up here. In the same month, June 1918, the 26th was moved to Waldport, Oregon, Warren Spruce Co., Camp 2G. The unit took part in railroad construction, including building dams to control and divert local creeks. In July 1918, it was re-designated as a Spruce Squadron, in this case, the 89th Spruce. In January 1919, the unit was demobilized at Vancouver Barracks. This unit had 3 officers and 174 enlisted men.

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    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Leonard was a former employee of the county home, retiring three years ago.

    He has been a resident of the area for sixteen years.

    Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. James Gould, Judy, and Martha; five sons, Lawrence, Henry, Robert, Alfred, Dwight; a sister, Mrs. Martha Anderson; a brother, Lee; and six grandchildren.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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