Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Leon Tucker

Bernice, Don, Leon Tucker

I know this is not the most flattering photo of Leon, Bernice and Don Tucker, but at this point it is the only one I have – so Leon, Bernice and Don, please accept my apology. But don’t you wonder where they were when this photo was taken?  They certainly didn’t look very excited to be there.  It would be a great story if we could find out!

But I wanted to continue with documentation of the family of Bert and Ida Lanning Tucker.  Earlier I shared information on Neva Tucker and Ursula Tucker.  Bert and Ida’s youngest child was Leon born in 1895 in Enfield, New York.

On December 17, 1916 Leon married Bernice M. Conover (1898-1989).  Beatrice was the daughter of Elihu and Anna Conover of Ulysses.  Leon and Bernice had seven children: Charlotte, Doris, Evelyn, Juanita, Donald, Carol and Shirley.

Leon earned a living by farming, by hauling milk, renting out his truck for long distance hauling of hay, and then he worked for the Tompkins County Highway Department.  He and Bernice moved from Enfield, to Trumansburg, then back to the farm in Enfield, and then to Trumbulls Corners. They stayed active with gardening, in the Enfield Baptist church, Newfield Senior Citizens and the Enfield Valley Grange. 

Bernice died 6 March 1989 at the age of 91; Leon died 10 December 1990 at the age of 95.  They are buried in Lot 851 of Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, New York.

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