biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM M. LEIGHTON, junior member of the Herald Printing Company, Oskaloosa, has been connected with the office as apprentice, foreman, and partner, for the past seventeen years. He is a native Hawkeye, and was born in Oskaloosa, Jan. 18, 1850, his parents being Tobias and Harriet A. Leighton, who are numbered among the pioneers of Mahaska County. William M. Leighton was married in Oskaloosa, educated in the common schools, and in 1870 entered the Herald office as an apprentice. He served his time and became a practical job printer. In 1877 he purchased an interest in the office, and yet retains the same. In the division of the work of the office he was made foreman of the job department, and the success with which it has been managed is proof of his ability in that direction. The class of work turned out by the office is proof, too, that he is a tasteful, as well as a practical job printer. In the job room he is at home. Politically he is a Republican. Fraternally he is a Mason.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy