Obituary – John Leak
East Liverpool Tribune
AGED POTTER, ILL FEW DAYS, PASSES AWAY
John Leak, An Old Resident, Succombs at East End Home
WAS WAR VETERAN
John Leak, aged 75 years, died yesterday afternoon (June 17, 1912) at 2:30 o’clock at his home in Leak’s Hollow, East End, after an illness of only a few days. He had been ailing for the past year but was not taken seriously ill until recently.
Mr. Leak came to this country with his father and mother, Thomas and Ann Leak at the age of 12 years of age and settled in East End. He has resided there for the past 63 years.
He was a dishmaker by trade and worked for a number of years at the C. C. Thompson Pottery Company. He was also in the Civil War. A number of years ago he retired and settled on his farm back of the Surles Brick Yard in the East End where he has since lived. His wife, Hanna Molineaux Leak, died 22 years ago.
Surviving him are the following children: Thomas, John, Jesse, Edward, Mrs. Charles Risinger and Mrs. Charles Bauman of this city and Mrs. William Lohmeter of Cleveland, Ohio.
The remains have been removed form the late home to the residence of Charles Risinger, 914 Chestnut street where they may be viewed from 6 to 10 o’clock this evening.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home on Chestnut street. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Dimit of the Methodist Protestant church assisted by Rev. William A. Curfman of Mount Washington, Pa. Interment will be made in the Riverview cemetery.