Leonce Durand was the son of John Leonce Durand and Emiline Marin.
He was born on December 9, 1879 at Gran Bois Plantation in St. Martinville, LA.
He established Pine Grove Canning Co. in 1914.
Products were distributed in 37 states and Canada.
He also developed and cultivated lands for cultivation.
On June 12, 1919, he married Louella Wiltz, daughter of Telesphar Wiltz and Lucie Judice.