Leslie Ray Jr SEARS (Maj Gen)

Father: Leslie Ray SEARS
Mother: Harriet Ruth THURSTON


                          _Elkanah Howes SEARS ____
 _Leslie Ray SEARS ______|
|                        |_Lelia Tabitha ELDREDGE _
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|--Leslie Ray Jr SEARS 
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|                         _________________________
|_Harriet Ruth THURSTON _|
                         |_________________________

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!Letter to the Boston Traveler possibly written in 1948 due to vote reference when Les was a business school student at Boston University. (ad for American Airlines says Travel to Chicago in 4 hrs 25 min on reverse of letter) "When the Secretary of Agriculture issues such statements as to hold the wheat crop on the farm and reduce the production of cattle he is acting contrary to the interests of the people all over the country, including the farmer. If the farmer produces less than he is capable of, prices will stay up and although his income now might be increased slightly he will continually pay more for all the other commodities of life. In order for the consumer to buy food he must ask higher wages which eventually reflect back to the farmer in everything he buys. Food is practically the only major commodity whose price has not stayed level or started to decrease. Why have the prices of radios, automobile tires, shoes and other products started the downward trend? Simply because of increased production and the supply has met the demand. Food is our most important commodity and its price above all should be down. Farm income since the war has been the highest ever and farm debt has been reduced to nothing. It is time these profits were passed on to the consumer. Let the Deaprtmetn of Agriculture wake up and stop worrying about the farm vote next fall and start doing something about the increasing food prices."

!MILITARY: Official US Army Biography - General Sears was born in S. Weymouth, MA. He served with the US Navy as an electronic technician on the aircraft carrier, USS Boxer out of Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, during 1946-48 and upon his discharge attended Boston University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1950. General Sears entered the Army in 1951 and was assigned as radar officer, 685th Anti -Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, Camp Edwards, Cape Cod, MA. After serving three years in Germany with US Army, Europe, as an anti-aircraft artillery platoon leader and assistant finance oficer, he attended the Finance Officer's Basic Course, Ft Benjamin Harrison, IN. Upon graduation he was assigned as Finance and Accounting Officer, Springfield Armory, MA. Two years later he became a student at the Harvard Business School, Boston, and in 1960 received his Master's degree in Business Administration. He was subsequently assigned as an automatic data processing systems staff officer, Office, Chief of Finance, Washington, DC. He was a key individual in the development of the computerized payroll system-Joint Uniform Military Pay System (JUMPS). In 1963-64 General Sears attended the Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KA. After graduation he was ordered to Vietnam where he became Chief, Management Section, Office of the Comptroller, US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). Returning to the United States, General Sears served as a member of the Department of the Army Board of Inquiry on Army Logistics Systems (Brown Board) from Jul 1965 until APril 1967 at which time he was designated Chief, Cost Research Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Army. He was subsequently named Chief, US Army Field Operation Cost Agency. After graduating from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1969 he became Military Assistant and Executive Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management). He became Assistant Director of the Army Budget in July 1971. General Sears was designated Comptroller, Headquarters, US Army Materiel Command, Washington, DC, on 1 Dec 1972.

Citations and Decorations- Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters Bronze Star Medal Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Boston Herald article- Oct 20, 1941 Les was a Life scout. Boy Scouts at Jamboree at East Weymouth. Richard Park, Charles A Jordan Jr., Kenneth Park, Dexter Dyment, Leslie Sears, Edward Frederickson, members Troop 9,Old Colony Council, E Weymouth, MA. Nearly 100 Boy Scouts from troops in 23 cities and towns of Norfolk and Plymouth counties closed their annual two-day fall camporee yesterday with an exhibition of scouting craftsmanship before 350 onlookers at the Clapp memorial field in E Weymouth.

!DEATH: OBITUARY: - St Petersburg Times - Leslie R Sears, Jr., 57, of Treasure Island, FL died Friday (April 5, 1985) at home. Born in S Weymouth, MA, he came here in 1977 from Arlington, VA and retired as a Major General from the Army in 1976. He graduated from Boston University in 1950 and enlisted in the Army in 1951 as a Lieutenant. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1960 with his Master's degree and was designated a Baker Scholar for his high academic achievement. He held many finance and budget positions in Europe and the Far East and served on the Department of the Army General Staff. He served as comptroller of the Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command in Washington, DC until his retirement after 30 years active service. Locally he was a realtor and appraiser/consultant with several realty firms. He was past commodore of the Bath Yacht Club, past president of Isle of Palms Civic Association and member of Pasadena Community Church, where he was a member of the Chancel Choir. Survivors include his wife Claire; a son Leslie Ray Sears III, Duncan, OK; two daughters, Marilyn Sager, St Petersburg, and Pamela Cooper, Kittery, ME; a sister Sabra Martin, S Yarmouth, MA, and one granddaughter. Lewis Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole. Burial to take place at Bourne National Cemetery, Cape Cod, MA.

Major General Les Sears was lovingly described as the humble general at his funeral. He would never use rank or authority to influence a situation but would rather gain the respect of others through an engaging smile and well established knowledge as an expert in any field he chose to study. He was a loving father and husband and his children are very proud of his accomplishments.


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Lester SEARS

Father: Wilmer SEARS
Mother: Sarah A BUTLER


                   _Thomas SEARS _______
 _Wilmer SEARS ___|
|                 |_Sarah Adeline HOLT _
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|--Lester SEARS 
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|_Sarah A BUTLER _|
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AFN:GVQD-PS


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Lester SEARS

Father: Wilmer SEARS
Mother: Sarah A BUTLER


                   _Thomas SEARS _______
 _Wilmer SEARS ___|
|                 |_Sarah Adeline HOLT _
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|--Lester SEARS 
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|                  _____________________
|_Sarah A BUTLER _|
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Levant C SEARS

Father: Horace SEARS
Mother: Jane WARNER


                 _Chauncey SEARS _
 _Horace SEARS _|
|               |_Sally SHUFELDT _
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|--Levant C SEARS 
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|                _________________
|_Jane WARNER __|
                |_________________

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!S.P. May p.497 has 6 children; is farmer in Codilla, MI !DEATH: Email from Sheila Sears, Tustin, CA ; 1637-1917;Email dtd 16 Apr 1996; ;


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Levi SEARS

Father: Sunderland SEARS
Mother: Mary ANDRUS

Family 1:
  1. Marcus SEARS
  2. Frank SEARS

                     _Benjamin SEARS __
 _Sunderland SEARS _|
|                   |_Abigail BURGESS _
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|--Levi SEARS 
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|                    __________________
|_Mary ANDRUS ______|
                    |__________________

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Levi SEARS

Father: William SEARS
Mother: Olive ELDREDGE


                   _Jonathan SEARS _
 _William SEARS __|
|                 |_Hannah FOSTER __
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|--Levi SEARS 
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|                  _________________
|_Olive ELDREDGE _|
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Levi SEARS

Father: Stephen SEARS
Mother: Elizabeth SEARS

Family 1: Jerusha FOSTER
  1. Jonathan SEARS
  2. Almira SEARS
  3. Laban SEARS
  4. Levi SEARS
  5. Luther SEARS
  6. Jerusha SEARS
  7. Josiah F SEARS

                    _Joseph SEARS ________
 _Stephen SEARS ___|
|                  |_Ruth SEARS __________
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|--Levi SEARS 
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|                   _Silas SEARS _________
|_Elizabeth SEARS _|
                   |_Elizabeth NICKERSON _

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Levi SEARS

Father: Levi SEARS
Mother: Jerusha FOSTER

Family 1: Lucy H HOMER

                   _Stephen SEARS ___
 _Levi SEARS _____|
|                 |_Elizabeth SEARS _
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|--Levi SEARS 
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|                  __________________
|_Jerusha FOSTER _|
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Levi L SEARS

Father: Zachariah SEARS
Mother: Almira BUTLER

Family 1: Sarah W SCHOFIELD
  1. John SEARS
  2. George Levi SEARS
Family 2: Charlotte SCHOFIELD
  1. Lilian SEARS

                    _David SEARS __
 _Zachariah SEARS _|
|                  |_Mary PADDOCK _
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|--Levi L SEARS 
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|                   _______________
|_Almira BUTLER ___|
                   |_______________

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!S.P. May p.418 Levi Sears is a farmer in Elyria, Lorain co., OH


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Levi Lincoln SEARS

Father: Luther SEARS
Mother: Margaret RICE

Family 1: Idella B CHASE
  1. Bertie G SEARS

                  _Levi SEARS _____
 _Luther SEARS __|
|                |_Jerusha FOSTER _
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|--Levi Lincoln SEARS 
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|                 _________________
|_Margaret RICE _|
                 |_________________

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!DVR p.335


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