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Dr. Charles Fuller Leslie was born in Patten Maine, April, 16 1847 and died at his home on this city May, 30, 1912 at the age of 65 years, q month and 14 days. The change came not unexpected but suddenly. The day before he had been around as usual and express himself as being in good health. In the night his heavy breathing summoned the family and friends to his bedside to witness his departure caused by heart failure.

Dr. Leslie's parents were Wm. and Sarah Leslie. He is the last of the seven children of the family. His parents are deceased.

After finishing his studies in the Elementary branches he entered Patten Academy in his home town and in it he completed a course of study after which he became principal of the same school and served in that capacity for a few years. From the position of teacher in the Academy he again entered on a course of study this time in Philip Exter College in the state of New Hampshire. His studies for the profession of medicine were taken in Dartmouth college, College Hanover N.H. and Bowdoin College at Brunswick ME. From the latter school he received his diploma in 1874 and began the practice of medicine in Sunapee NH where he remained eight years. Two years were spent in Windsor VT. On account of failing health he moved to Clyde KS. In this place he has lived and followed his profession for 26 years. His services were in great demand by many people in and out of town up to the last day he lived. He often worked much beyond his strength. His living in one place for twenty-six years with an ever increasing demand for his service and an ever increasing number of friends speak of him as a man thoroughly prepared for and efficient in his work as sell as being a noble citizen.

Dr. Leslie was married to Miss Ellen Balloch at Cornish NH on May 4, 1875. Two children, Wm. B and Alice, blessed this union. Through the years from youth to the day of his death, Dr. Leslie's life shone most brightly in connection with the church. He united with the Congregational church when he was sixteen years old and continued faithful to the end. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Clyde from the beginning of his residence here in which he served as ruling elder for fifteen year. He had a kind heart for every living creature. His love for the birds and domestic animals is a matter for remark by those who knew him best. His departure is felt most deeply, not only by his family, but also by all that knew him. The sympathy of this large circle of friends is extended to the window and children. His friends will not say good-bye for they expect to see him in a realm where pain and sorrow are banished. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian Church Saturday morning in charge of Rev. Bolton. The church was decorated beautifully by friends and the different orders to which he belonged remembered his services by designs emblematic of their principles.

Transcribed and Contributed by Dan Meckenstock

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