Leslie Historical Images

Leslie, Michigan


Tim Howery



                                                       Leslie's first settler      

                                                       Elijah Woodworth  




Birth: Jan. 26, 1792
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1886
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

                                          Elijah Woodworth
                                         Leslie's First Settler
The following is a copy of the gravestone of Elijah Woodworth.

Elijah wrote the following:

"In memory of Elijah Woodworth, born 1792, who now resides in the spirit life,

a real personal being in progression eternally; served in the war of 1812; a sectarian

minister; an atheist lecturer up to 1852; first resident of Leslie, Ingham County;

a surveyor and Tompsonian doctor; the first itinerant lecturer in the field of

modern spiritualism, and controlled to write ancient languages in the form of

hieroglyphical characters; a modern seer and sage in natural and spiritual civilization,

whose sunlight shall never close; vilely persecuted by bigots although living in

temperance and good morality; who filled a mortal body with vigorous health

and memory nearly one century, travelling in seven states in the union."


                                                    Leslie, Michigan

                                                       About 1870 

                                                   Leslie Fire Department

                                                           About 1880 












                                               Main St Looking North
































                              Leslie Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall



                                     Leslie G.A.R. Members About 1913





                   Church Street South From The Entrance To Woodlawn Cemetery



                                 Luncheon at the Leslie Allen House Hotel

           It was located on the South side of Bellevue St. just East of Church St.  




                                                  Leslie MCRR Depot


                       Leslie Butter Company Near S. Main and Washington


                                Livestock Yard at Oak St and Race St


                                       Dutton's and The Arcade Theater

                                                   *See Documents





                  Laying the Interurban tracks South Main at Washington

                                                    About 1908





        Inter Urban Leaving South Bound At Barnes Road, Eden towards Leslie







                                   Location of the Interurban Depot 

                                              Depot Agent Irene Torrey


                                         Interurban siding North of Bellevue

                           Southbound from Barnes Rd Eden towards Leslie


                                           Rural Mail Carrier Abbie Aldrich

                                          Anna OBryan's Millinery Shop


                                          Ice skating on Church St 1950s









                                                   *See Documents