no image

Mary Louise (Ennis) Leonard (abt. 1856 - 1941)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Mary Louise Leonard formerly Ennis
Born about in Sullivan County, New York, USAmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1882 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Oceanport, Monmouth, New Jersey, USAmap
Profile last modified 16 Jan 2019 | Created 4 Jan 2019
This page has been accessed 36 times.

Biography

Mary Louise Ennis was born around 1856[1] to John and Jane or Jeanette (Dunbar) Ennis in Sullivan County, New York.[2] Her family was in Brooklyn by 1860.

By the time of the 1895 census, Mary was the widow of Thomas Wood Leonard, Jr.[3]

Mary and Thomas were still single in 1880, and their first known child was born in October 1883,[4] so they must have married around 1882 or so. Their youngest child was born in January 1890, so Mary was widowed sometime between 1889 and 1895, by which time she, her children, her mother Jane and sister Anna D. Ennis were living in Roselle Borough, Linden Township, New Jersey,[3] which was also where her mother-in-law, Sarah E. Leonard, lived.

Mary remained in Roselle through at least 1930,[5][6] after 1920 in a household headed by her son John.[7][8]

Between 1930 and 1940, they removed to Oceanport,[9] where she resided when she died on 29 April 1941.[2][1]

Children of Thomas Wood Leonard, Jr. and Mary Louise Ennis:[2][4]

  • Thomas W. Leonard, b. October 1883
  • Jeanne Louisa Leonard, b. 28 January 1885, m. (1) Charles O. Benson, (2) Vladimir Bredlik
  • Gilbert D. Leonard, b. 8 October 1886, d. 1903
  • John Dunbar Leonard, b. 25 January 1890 in New Jersey, m. Marion Scott (Macintosh) Publicover[10][11][12][13]

Origins

Mary's obituary names her father as Robert and her mother as Jeanette. There is decent evidence that, although her mother appears in census records as Jane, her proper name may have been Jeanette -- in particular, Mary's sister Sarah named a daughter Jeanette. However, there is no evidence that her father's name was Robert. This appears to be an error.

In the 1895 census, Mary's mother Jane Ennis was living with Mary, as was an Anna D. Ennis.[3]

A Mrs. E. F. Ryan of New York City is named as a sister of Mary's in her obituary.[2] This appears to be the woman identified as Sarah E. Ennis ("Sadie"), wife of Edward Francis Ryan, who was reportedly born in Brooklyn.[14]

There is an Ennis family who lived in Brooklyn which roughly but imprecisely matches Mary, Sadie and Jane as so far identified, but appears to contradict some of their initials and the father's name. In 1865, John and Jane Ennis had children John, Mary A., Gregory, Sarah J. and Christopher. "Mary A." and "Sarah J." are the right age to be the proband and her sister, but Jane's implied birth date in this census is 1825,[15] while the proband's mother's birthdate in later censuses is more like 1830-'33.

In 1870, Jane had not aged (she was still reported as having been 40 years old), which puts her more in line with the proband's mother.[16]

By 1875, to this family had been added Anna Ennis, born around 1871-'72.[17][18]

A John and Jane Ennis were living in Callicoon, Sullivan County, New York in 1855, ages roughly consistent with the couple who were later in Brooklyn.[19]

Anna Dunbar Arzberger, daughter of John and Jane Ennis, was born around 1872 and died in 1901.[20] She apparently left a widower Albert G. Arzberger, to whom she'd been married for about two years.[21] Anna was identified as of Roselle, New Jersey in her marriage license.[22][23]

Given that Thomas W. Leonard, Jr. and Mary Louise Ennis named their son John Dunbar Leonard, and Mary's obituary names her mother as Jeanette Dunbar Ennis, it appears we have a match. For completeness' sake, Mary's family appears to have been in Brooklyn by 1860.[24]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 BillionGraves.com. Grave record for Mary L. Leonard (1856 - 1941), BillionGraves Record 28941665 Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Obituary of Mary Louise Leonard. The Daily Record, Long Branch, New Jersey, 30 Apr 1941, p. 3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "New Jersey State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch (17 March 2018), Mrs. Thos Leonard, Linden, Union, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 20, household 124, line #577, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,695.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 4 January 2019), Mary L Leonard, Lindon Township Roselle borrough, Union, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 136, sheet 12B, family 241, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,997.
  5. "New Jersey State Census, 1905," database, FamilySearch (12 March 2018), Jane Ewing [Ennis] in household of Mary Leonard, , Union, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 17, line 90, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,627.
  6. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 1 January 2019), Jane Evins [Ennis] in household of Mary L Leonard, Roselle Park, Union, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 107, sheet 18B, family 400, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 911; FHL microfilm 1,374,924.
  7. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 1 January 2019), Mary L Leonard in household of John D Leonard, Elizabeth City Ward 12, Union, New Jersey, United States; citing ED 107, sheet 17B, line 87, family 398, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1069; FHL microfilm 1,821,069.
  8. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 1 January 2019), Mary L Leonard in household of John D Leonard, Roselle, Union, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 138, sheet 11B, line 52, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1389; FHL microfilm 2,341,124.
  9. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (15 March 2018), Mary Louise Leanard in household of John D Leanard, Oceanport Borough, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13-141, sheet 62A, line 7, family 287, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2368.
  10. Thomas' son John was born on 25 January 1890, which demonstrates that his father was still living in 1889. "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch (17 July 2017), Mary Ennis in entry for John Dunbar Leonard, 17 Sep 1958; citing Aberdeen, Moore, North Carolina, 25135, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,952,923.
  11. "New Jersey, Bride Index, 1930-1938," database, FamilySearch (7 September 2018), Marion Macintosh and John Leonard, 1933; records extracted Reclaim the Records, images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Marriage, New Jersey, United States, citing New Jersey Bride Index, 1930-1938, Reclaim the Records, Mill Valley, CA.
  12. Marion Leonard's obituary names one of her children as William E. Publicover. Obituary of Marion Leonard. Cranford Citizen and Chronicle, Cranford, New Jersey, 2 Nov 1967 (archived), p. 4.
  13. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 1 January 2019), William Publicover in household of William H and Marion Publicover, Westfield Ward 1, Union, New Jersey, United States; citing ED 163, sheet 12B, line 93, family 289, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1072; FHL microfilm 1,821,072.
  14. "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch (11 February 2018), Sadie E. Ennis Ryan and Edward Francis Ryan in entry for James Leo Ryan, 17 Feb 1894; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 11492 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,294.
  15. "New York State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 4 January 2019), Sarah J Ennis in household of John Ennis, Ward 11, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing source p. 21, line 31, household ID 172, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties. Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 1,930,207.
  16. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (12 April 2016), Sarah J Ennis in household of John Ennis, New York, United States; citing p. 190, family 1721, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,446.
  17. "New York State Census, 1875," database with images, FamilySearch (11 March 2018), Mary Ennis in household of John and Jane Ennis, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing p. 29, line 28, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,930,217.
  18. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (7 September 2017), Mary Eunis [Ennis] in household of John and Jane Eunis [Ennis] , Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 91, sheet 404D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0846; FHL microfilm 1,254,846.
  19. "New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (13 March 2018), John Ennis, Callicoon, Sullivan, New York, United States; citing p. , line #19, family #224, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 838,341.
  20. "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), John Ennis in entry for Anna Dunbar Arzberger, 01 Feb 1901; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,986.
  21. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 4 January 2019), Anna Arzberger in household of Albert G Arzberger, Borough of Brooklyn, Election District 17 New York City Ward 21, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 336, sheet 16B, family 359, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,058.
  22. George A. Arzberger of New York and Ann D. Ennis of Roselle, N. J., licensed to be married. The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 15 Dec 1898, p. 10.
  23. Obituary of Anna D. Arzberger. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, 2 Feb 1901, p. 5.
  24. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (13 December 2017), Mary Ennis in entry for John Ennis, 1860.


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Mary's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.



Collaboration


Mary is 21 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 12 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

E  >  Ennis  |  L  >  Leonard  >  Mary Louise (Ennis) Leonard