Leslie Coombs Brand
|Leslie Coombs Brand|
The father of Glendale California
May 12, 1859|
Florissant, Missouri, United States
|Died||April 10, 1925
Glendale, California, United States
|Cause of death||Prostate Cancer|
|Resting place||Brand Family Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Lulu Broughton, Mary Louise Brand|
Leslie Coombs Brand was born on May 12, 1859 in Florissant, Missouri. His father was Joseph Coombs Brand (1827–1869) and his mother, Virginia Coombs Hance Brand (1831–1899). He had two sisters, Helen Brand and Ada Broker. Their father died when he was ten years old.
He moved to Los Angeles, California and, together with E.W. Sargent, he established the Los Angeles Abstract Co. on the corner of Temple and New High streets. In the 1890s, they sold their company. His oil investment in Saugus, Santa Clarita, California led to nothing, and he left for Galveston, Texas, to work in real estate. He stayed at the Tremont Hotel in the Strand Historic District.
He married Lulu Broughton in 1883, but she died a few months later. He later remarried to Mary Louise Brand (1871–1945). His sister married the architect Nathaniel Dryden (1849–1924). Later, his brother-in-law designed his private residence in Glendale called El Miradero; it is now 'Brand Library'/ section of the Glendale Public Library. He died on April 10, 1925 in Glendale, California. He was buried in the Brand Family Cemetery in Glendale. 
- The 'Brand Library' section of the Glendale Public Library is named in his honor.
- Brand Boulevard in Glendale is also named in his honor.
- Brand's interest in airplanes started a movement resulting in the Grand Central Airport (United_States) - a hub of aviation history.
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