1843–1934
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June 7, 1843, Zanes­ville, Ohio.

Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1934, Ger­man­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Ivy Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Le­an­der was the son of Da­vid Mun­hall and Ab­i­gail Rice Moore, and hus­band of Ma­ry Em­i­ly Tho­mas.

He at­tend­ed Chat­ta­noo­ga Un­i­ver­si­ty (MA), Tay­lor Un­i­ver­si­ty (DD), and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of New Or­leans.

During the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war, Mun­hall en­list­ed in Com­pa­ny C, 79th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fan­try. He was pro­mot­ed to cor­por­al, ser­geant, col­or bear­er, ser­geant ma­jor and re­gi­ment­al ad­junct, and is said to have tak­en part in 33 bat­tles.

Munhall did a fair amount of mov­ing: In 1850 he was still in Zanes­ville, but he was in Mill Creek Town­ship, Ohio, by 1860; In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na, by 1880; and from 1910–30 he was in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. His works in­clude:

  1. God’s Word
  2. Holy Spir­it, Teach­er Thou
  3. O Bless­èd Word
  4. Why Don’t You Come?