January 7, 1880
Hoseman assigned to the steamer William Kehoe No. 2, was injured while fighting a fire at 383-389 Main Street at 9:30 p. m. on January 6, 1880. The fire involved a two-story building that housed the Louis Lange corset factory and the M. Henochsberg Company, a dealer in picture frames and looking glasses. Leonard was one of three firefighters injured when a wall collapsed during the fire, he died the following morning. Ed Leonard, who had been with the department for one year, was married and the father of two children.