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Richmond & Arnold
Chicago, Illinois

Page 360


FRANK B. LEACH, one of the prosperous young farmers of Chesterfield township, Macoupin County, who operates his father's farm, situated in section I, was born in this township in 1872, and is a son of John J. and Harriet (Brown) Leach.

John J. Leach was born on this farm in 1842, and is now living in the village of Chesterfield near by, retired from active work. He is one of the highly esteemed citizens of the township. He served his country during the Civil War from 1862 until 1865, participating in many serious battles. In 1869 he married Harriet Brown, who is a daughter of F. G. and Mary (Bell) Brown.

Frank B. Leach was reared in Chesterfield township and here obtained his education. For three years he was cashier in the Chesterfield Bank, but in the fall of 1901 took charge of his father's farm. This he has managed with notable success.

In 1901 Mr. Leach was united in marriage with Clara Corbin, who is a daughter of L. B. Corbin of Polk township, Macoupin County, and they have one son, - John C., who was born February 13, 1903.

In politics Mr. Leach is a Republican. Fraternally he is both a Mason and a Knight of Pythias. In religious views he is an Episcopalian. He is a young man of sterling character and commands the esteem of all who know him.

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