Robert S. Leach
ROBERT S. LEACH was born in Euclid, Onondaga County, New York, in 1848. He came to Michigan in 1860, and was married to Mary F. King in 1876. Came to Alcona County in 1878, and engaged as engineer on the locomotive M.S. Smith, the first heavy engine brought up by Alger, Smith & Co. Came to Black River in 1880 and has run the same engine ever since.
(Bibliography: “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 278)