Ella Belle Leonard Scholarship

Five scholarships have been established with the USAO Alumni Association to honor members of the Good family by Yoshie Good of Chickasha. The Goods were early residents of Chickasha where they have served as civic, art and church leaders for more than a century.

The scholarships are named to honor her husband, Leonard Phelps Good, his brother Cavin F. Good; their parents, Jacob Calvin Good and Belle Leonard Good; their grandmother, Ella Taylor Leonard and to honor Isaac and Mary Good.

The scholarship is intended for a student majoring in English.Belle Leonard Goodwas born in Lafayette, Indiana and educated at Girl’s Classic College in Indianapolis, Indiana and at Smith College in Massachusetts. She and her husband were married in 1905 in Marion, Kansas and made their home in Chickasha the same year.

Her husband drowned while saving a boy during a church group outing. Mrs. Good was assisted in caring for the five children by her parents, John Daniel and Ella Taylor Leonard. She served from 1913 to 1956 as the local weather observer to the weather bureau in Washington, D.C. Educated in the east, Mrs. Leonard was very influential in the upbringing of her grandchildren. She provided extensive reading material, wrote, played musical instruments with the children, and taught other skills.

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