Leonidas Binns  (I11224)
Given Names: Leonidas
Surname: Binns

Gender: Male Male
      

Birth: about 1831 London
Death: 8 April 1898 Brooklyn, New York, USA

Personal Facts and Details
Birth about 1831 Father21Mother29 London

Christening 22 May 1831 (Age 4 months) St Dunstan, Stepney, Middx

Death 8 April 1898 (Age 67) Brooklyn, New York, USA

Last Change 9 September 2014 - 09:09:21 - by: binnsadmin

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1850 US Census son age 20, hat presser
1869 Nov 20 New York Times: Childrens bonnets and astrakhan caps, furs for children and ladies, elegant bonnets and hats at reduced prices. We repair old furs. L Binns Millinery, No 589 Broadway, corner of 19th Street.
1869 Nov 27 New York Times: Velvet bonnets $15, worth $30. Elegant velvet hats, velvet bonnets at $5. Furs made to order. L Binns, millinery No 577 Broadway
1870 Jul 27 Ladies hats $6, worth $12. Real lace bonnets $15, worth $30. Fall and summer styles now ready . Straw hats. Binns New Millinery, No 647 Broadway, upstairs.
1877 Publication of "First 50 years of Cazenovia Seminary- Methodist in New York" among donors " Leonidas Binns, New York City."
1880 Jan 10 New York Times: Leonidas Binns, of 309 Hudson Street, a Broadway milliner, had his watch stolen at 1.30 a.m while riding on a crowded Sixth-avenue car.
1880 US Census unmarried brother age 50, silk salesman
1888 September 8 New York Times: Brooklyn; George and Leonidas Binns, two brothers who are Executors of their fathers estate, were arrested yesterday on complaint of John L Overfield, one of the heirs, who charged them with selling property valued at $6,750 belonging the estate and converting the money to their own use. They were released on bail pending investigation.
1898 Apr 9 Brooklyn Daily Eagle: “BINNS DEATH A MYSTERY; APPARENTLY ASPHIXIATED, YET HIS STORE HAD NO GAS CONNECTIONS; FOUND DEAD ON THE FLOOR; NEIGHBORS MADE ILL BY AN OVERPOWERING ODOR OF GAS, YET THERE IS NOTHING TO INDICATE WHERE IT CAME FROM-BODY DISCOVERED BY A PEDDLER-POLICE TRYING TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE
….It concerns the death of Leonidas Binns, 65-years old, of 12 Snediker Avenue, who was found dead last night between 5 and 6 o’clock in his little store at 2,532 Atlantic Avenue.
Binns was at one time a wealthy importer of ostrich feathers and owned a farm in South Africa. He was formerly in business at 577 Broadway, Manhattan. He conducted a millinery trade, but made a speciality of ostrich feathers. Twenty years ago he met with reverses and failed in business. He was a thoroughly honest man and settled all his obligations. He afterward came to Brooklyn and started up in business on a small scale at the Atlantic Avenue address. He was a bachelor and lived with his brother, George Napoleon Binns. William Ryan, a peddler, entered Binns’ store last evening and found the old man’s body lying on the floor. Ryan thought at first that Binns was drunk, but when he tried to rouse him discovered that he was apparently dead. There was a strong smell of gas in the shop.
1898 May 3 Petition for administration by brother George N Binns. Personal estate less than $500, real estate $2,700, plus certain real estate devised by his fathers will which amount cannot now be estimated. Next of kin are; petitioner, brother; Nathaniel Binns, brother; Olivia M Overfield and Louisa S Andrews, sisters; and William Simmons, nephew; and Mary L Taylor a niece of the deceased children of a deceased sister. Nathaniel Binns renounced all rights to letters of administration

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