“Leroy was the son of John Henry Ware and Jane Snodgrass Ware. When he was just 15 he traveled to new land in the Pacific Northwest with two of his brothers and their families and a sister and her family. They all ended up in 1900 in Washtucna, Washington where they tried to farm unirriagated land. That part of the state is know as the desert side of the state and at that time dry land farming was all that could be done. It is sand, sage brush, and very hot in the summers. The government enticed farmers to settle there by giving away land. Many couldn’t make it because the land was so ruff and no water. Leroy and his brother Charles and sister Julia Ann and family returned to Missouri in just a few years. While in Washtucna Leroy worked on the Bailey farm in Hatton, Washington as a farm hand.
When he returned to Missouri and was working in Joplin he worked as a miner and on the Railroad until his death of pulminary tuberculosis. He was single at the time of his death.”
Liz Gossett Record added: Apr 07, 2010