Leonard Clarence Fields was born on 27 Nov 1897 in Missouri, the youngest child of Moses and Hannah (Robinson) Fields. The 1900 census lists his birth date in Mar of 1896. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, with two older brothers, James and Moses, who were 14 and 12 years his senior. His father was 53 when Leonard was born and died between 1900 and 1910. The 1910 census finds Leonard living with his widowed mother, Hannah, as well as her brother James Robinson. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1917.
According to his transcript he entered K-State on 10 Sep 1919, studying mechanical engineering, although his WWI draft registration indicates that he was already a student at KSAC in 1918. He last attended in 1920.
The 1920 census finds him living in Kansas City, Missouri, in the household of his widowed brother, Moses. On 21 May 1921, he married Emma G. Walfolk in Jackson county, Missouri.
During the 1930 census, Leonard Fields, his wife, Emma, and two children (Leonard Jr and Julia) were living in Kansas City, Kansas. He was a letter carrier for the post office.
On 20 Mar 1948, he married Julia S. Williams in Jackson county, Missouri. From this point onward, nothing is known about his life.
K-State Directory, 1919-1920
Royal Purple, 1921
1900 Census: Missouri - Jackson county - Kansas City Ward 6 - District 56
1910 Census: Missouri - Jackson county - Kansas City Ward 6 - District 72
1920 Census: Missouri - Jackson county - Kansas City Ward 8 - District 126
1930 Census: Kansas - Wyandotte county - Kansas City - District 16
World War I Draft Registration
Jackson County, MO, Marriage Records