|Leonard Austin CRAIN, age 1 year|
These two photos of Leonard Crain and his sister Margaret were located at a large outdoor antiques fair in Washington County New York.
Leonard was born in Afton ,New York about 1907. Margaret was born, presumably in or near the same location, in 1910.
Their parents were Joseph Henry CRAIN (1870-1952) and Nellie Martin SKILLMAN (1873-1964.)
Early in their marriage, Joseph and Nellie lived in Sharon Springs, Schoharie County, NY. He worked as a High School principal, and she as a teacher.
|Margaret Lee CRAIN, age 8 months|
The 1930 Census for Aurora, Erie county, NY finds the family living on Oakwood Avenue. Henry works as a field examiner for the US Veterans Adminstration. Leonard, age 23, gives his occupation as Baptist Clergyman.
In 1932, Leonard was a passenger aboard the Japanese ship Chichibu Maru, sailing from Yokohama to Honolulu Hawaii. He states his birthdate is November 12, 1906 and that his current address is Colgate Divinity School in Rochester NY.
The 1940 Census shows that Leonard has moved out, but Margaret still resides at her parents house and has no occupation.
In August of 1945, Leonard arrived in New York from another voyage, aboard the Gripsholm which departed from Bombay India.