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Leonard Walter Jerome

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove, UK
Place of Burial: Kings County, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Isaac Jerome and Aurora Jerome
Husband of Clarissa Jerome
Father of Clarita "Clara" Frewen (Jerome); Jeanette Porch; Camille Jerome and Leonie Blanche Leslie
Brother of Daniel Jerome and Lawrence R. Jerome

Occupation: Industrialist, Financier, American Millionaire
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About Leonard Walter Jerome



It has been stated in some writings that Leonard W. Jerome was one of the original proprietors, but that must be a mistake, for the directory of 1845, which was got out in August of that year, gives his name as an attorney, in partnership with his uncle Hiram K. Jerome, Lawrence R. Jerome, a younger brother, being a clerk in their office at that time. The paper was published at the outset by Josiah M. Patterson & Co., but the Jerome brothers, one after the other, went into the firm soon afterward and in a short time became the exclusive owners. ... The Jerome brothers also migrated thither and Leonard became prominent in the world of finance, of society and of sport, laying out the track that was named after him and doing much to promote the interests of horse-racing; his daughter became Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of the English Winston Churchill.

History of Rochester and Monroe county, New York: from the earliest historic times to the beginning of 1907, Volume 1 (Google eBook) William Farley Peck The Pioneer publishing company, 1908



son of isaac and aurora murray jerome, husband of catherine hall. leonard jerome was heartbroken over the death of his favorite brother, lawrence. the two had married sisters, lived in adjoining houses, made, lost and risked fortunes together; they were not only men of the same blood but of kindred natures. the new york times obituary said "the merriest spirit in all the world goes when lawrence jerome crosses the dark river."

from the book "jennie" by ralph g. martin


Leonard Walater Jerome is a Grandfather of Winston Churchill and his New England Ball Project is at the link:


Leonard Walter Jerome and Floyd Bliss Hanson are 6th Cousins 3 Times Removed.

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Leonard Walter Jerome's Timeline

November 3, 1817
Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, United States
April 15, 1851
Age 33
Rochester, New York, USA
January 9, 1854
Age 36
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Age 37
August 15, 1859
Age 41
Paris, Île-de-France, France
March 3, 1891
Age 73
Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove, UK
August 5, 1891
Age 73
Kings County, New York