Mr. William Leslie was found dead at his home in Broomlands, Paisley, where he lived alone. He was a well-known lay preacher with the Methodist Church. Mr. Leslie, who was 88, wrote many sacred songs and hymns, including “The Old, Old Story” which was the only hymn he sold for money—to hep the funds os a mission he founded in West Campbell Street, Paisley. He was the proprietor of a drapery business in Paisley.
--Obituary from The Glasgow Herald, July 20, 1950.
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