Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     DENNIS J. LEAHY who resides about one mile west from Leahy postoffice, was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, on June 18, 1862, being the son of James and Catherine (Barrett) Leahy, natives of the county of Cork, Ireland and Canada, respectively.  He received his educational training in the district schools of his native country and remained there assisting his father until eighteen years of age, then he journeyed across the continent to California and settled in Bodie.  He was engaged in mining on the Standard for about three years.  After that he came to Washington, settling on Foster creek, near where his brother Daniel was, who is mentioned in another portion of this work.  He also took other government claims and turned his attention to general farming and stock raising.  He has continued this steadily until the present time and now is one of the wealthy men of Douglas county.  He farms over two hundred and fifty acres of land about ninety-five of which are producing hay.  Mr. Leahy has three or four hundred head of cattle, all of fine Hereford strain, grazing on the prairies near his home, and also owns a good many horses.  He has been blessed with abundant success since coming here, owing to his careful labors and the wisdom with which they have been bestowed.  His horses are all Percheron stock and are fine driving animals.
     At Spokane, on October 24, 1899, Mr. Leahy married Miss Mae Halterman.  Her parents were Ephraim and Eliza (Johnson) Halterman, natives of West Virginia and Ohio, respectively.  Mrs. Leahy was born in Garfield county, Washington, on May 5, 1881.  She has two brothers and four sisters, Alfred, Edmond, Mrs. Dora Cuerland, Carrie, Nellie, Eula.  To this marriage one child has been born, James Elmer on April 23, 1901.
     Mr. and Mrs. Leahy are members of the Roman Catholic church and he belongs to the A. O. U. W.  They are well respected people and good citizens of the county.