All that can be presently gleaned about Leroy Earl Colburn is taken from the sheet music cover of one of his compositions, Dimples
(1910). He gets a mention in the same sentence as Irene Cozad
in Trebor Jay Tichenor's That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast
, as having made a memorable contribution as a local writer to dozens of fine rags published in Kansas City.