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William Henry was born June, 1811, in New York, NY, and died September 4, 1880, in Harriston, Ontario, Canada, at age 69. Buried in Harriston Cemetery, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada. He is the son of John Henery of Ireland, and Nancy Bigger of County Cavan, Ireland. Rev. William Henry was an Elder in the Canadian Christian Church.

Dorcas Abbey was born April 2, 1812, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and died August 2, 1885, in Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 73 Years 4 Months. Buried in Harriston Cemetery, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada. She is the daughter of Nathaniel Abbey of Dutchess Co., Province of New York, and Mary "Polly" Winters of Dutchess Co., Province of New York.

William Henry and Dorcas Abbey were married 1834 in Whitby Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

William Henry and Dorcas (Abbey) Henry had eleven children:

  1. Mary Anne Henry: Born about 1835 in Upper Canada; Died about 1836 in Upper Canada (age 1).
  2. Edward Henry: Born about 1835 in Upper Canada; Died after 1851 in Unknown.
  3. Jane Irene Henry: Born December 15, 1836, in Upper Canada; Died May 25, 1923, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (age 86). Buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. Married October 12, 1859, in Canada, to Samuel Lount Haight: Born July 30, 1839, in Canada; Died July 20, 1921, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 81). Buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. Daughter: Sophroina Cecillia Haight: Born December 21, 1869, in Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada. Son: Thomas Irvine Haight: Born November 6, 1871, in Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada. Dorcas Elizabeth (Haight) Harvey and her husband, Austin Rowe Harvey, are also buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.
  4. John Henry: Born December 29, 1838, in Wellington Co., Upper Canada; Died May 25, 1913, in Puyallup, Pierce Co., WA (age 74). Married 1861 in Unknown to Mary Ann Barsby: Born July 20, 1844, in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY; Died April 25, 1922, in Orting, Pierce Co., WA (age 77).
  5. Orrin Henry: Born April 23, 1841, in Hespeler, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Canada West; Died May 17, 1911, in St Joseph's hospital, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (age 70). Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Married 1864 in Whitby Twp., Canada West, to Clara Pallister: Born Jan - Mar, 1840, in St. Mary Borough, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire East Riding, England; Died June 6, 1900, in Guelph, Guelph Twp., Wellington South, Ontario, Canada (age 60). Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  6. Mary Ann Henry: Born 1843 in Hespeler, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Canada West; Died July 30, 1873, in Harriston, Ontario, Canada (age 29). Married March 16, 1864, in Canada West, to Hugh Shannon: Born about 1843 in County Antrim, Ireland; Died February 18, 1891, in Harriston, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada (age 49).
  7. William Henry: Born  about 1846 in Minto Twp., Canada West; Died January 5, 1877, in Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada (age 30). Married December 6, 1870, in Ontario, Canada, to Rachel Howes: Born about 1854 in Unknown; Died Unknown.
  8. James Abner Henry: Born August 31, 1848, in Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Canada West; Died September 11, 1937, in Fargo, Cass Co., ND (age 89). Buried in Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore, Grand Forks Co., ND. Married February 14, 1872, in Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada, to Mary Howes: Born May 13, 1849, in Canada West; Died November 28, 1914, in Larimore, Grand Forks Co., ND (age 65). Buried in Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore, Grand Forks Co., ND.
  9. Sarah Elizabeth Henry: Born October 9, 1850, in Waterloo Co., Canada West; Died January 31, 1913, in Arthur, Ontario, Canada (age 52). Married December 2, 1874, in Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada, to James Shannon: Born about 1852 in Minto, Ireland; Died Unknown.
  10. Thomas Nathaniel Henry: Born May 22, 1854, in Waterloo Twp., Canada West; Died February 23, 1937, in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo Co., CA (age 82). Buried in Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo Co., CA. Married February 21, 1882, in Drayton, Ontario, Canada, to Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Hilborn: Born October 11, 1857, in Maryborough, Canada; Died August 24, 1900, in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC (age 42). Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.
  11. Dorcas Rosanah "Rosa" Henry: Born January, 1856, in Waterloo Co., Canada West; Died December 29, 1906, at 5033 Moffit Street, Saint Louis, MO (age 48 Years and 6 Months). Married (1) November 22, 1882, in Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada, to William Kilgour: Born about 1856 in Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada; Died about 1885 in Ontario, Canada (about age 29). Married (2) September 27, 1887, in Toronto, Canada, to Warren Eugene Van Allen: Born January, 1850, in Sharon, Ontario, Canada; Died Unknown. Charles Howard Van Allen was their son. Born December 7, 1889, in Palatka, Putnam Co., FL; Died March, 1971, in Oakland, MI (age 81). Married July 31, 1918, in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, to Alice F. McRae: Born July 31, 1895, in Michigan; Died December, 1967, in Oakland, Oakland Co., MI (age 72). Isabella Gay Kilgour: Born September 17, 1883, in Mount Forest, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; Died at age 2.



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Dorcas (Abbey) Henry and Lurenda (Abbey) Henry

   

Elder William Henry and Elder Thomas Henry

Shown above is a side-by-side comparison of the Abbey sisters, who married Henry brothers. The family resemblances are quite obvious.


       

William Henry and Dorcas (Abbey) Henry are buried in Harriston Cemetery, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada. William Henry was originally buried in the small cemetery behind the Jerusalem Christian Church. His remains were re-interred in the Harriston Cemetery in 1884 after Lot 26, Concession 14 was sold by his son, James Henry. Many thanks to Billion Graves for making these images available.


   

Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" (Hilborn) Henry is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Samuel Lount Haight and Jane Irene (Henry) Haight are buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


William Henry and Dorcas (Abbey) Henry.


Orrin Henry.


Unknown...Possibly Mary "Polly" (Winters) Abbey.


Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.

William Henry was born June, 1811, in New York, NY.

Dorcas Abbey was born April 12, 1812, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

William Henry and Dorcas Abbey were married 1834 in Whitby Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

William Henry died September 4, 1880, in Harriston, Ontario, Canada, at age 69.

The 1881 Canadian Census shows Docas Henry (age 69) born in Ontario, Canada, is a Widow with Christian religion, and is living in the Town of Harriston, Wellington North District,  Ontario, Canada. Living with her are: Rosa Henry (age 22) born in Ontario, Canada, an unmarried Female; and Ellsens Shannon (age 10) born iin Ontario, Canada.

Dorcas (Abbey) Henry died August 2, 1885, in Harriston, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, at age 73.


"On 2 August 1885, Dorcas Henry, wife of William Henry, died at Harriston, aged 73 years and 4 months. Cause of death was "cholera morbus & Dysenterie Diarrhoea," according to her death certificate. Attending physician was Dr. S. M. Henry; informant, with signature, was John Henry. Dorcas Henry is buried in the Harriston Cemetery. Some of the family is reported to have moved to North Dakota after her death. (Province of Ontario Registration Death Certificate, registration number: 017993)."


September 2000: Information via e-mail from Shirley Aabjerg and Phyliss Van Etten. Shirley said she had just received the obit for Polly Abby and Thomas Henry. From the Oshawa Vindicator, March 30, 1869: "Died, at Port Oshawa, on the evening of the 29th. inst. Polly Abby, in the 92nd year of her age. The deceased was one of the first settlers of the Township of Hope. She has left two sons and four daughters, and a large number of grandchildren. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon, at the residence of Elder Thomas Henry, where a sermon will be delivered by Elder J.P. Nelson or the Rev. A. Hunt. The deceased was the mother (in-law) of Elder Henry."


Port Hope Guide, October 3, 1879: "On Saturday, 20th. ultimo, Elder Thomas Henry died at his residence, Post Oshawa. The Vindicator says: Elder Henry was born in Drumless in the County of Cavan, Ireland, on the 2nd. of February, 1798. He came to America with his parents in 1811. From New York, the family came to Toronto, then Little York. During the War of 1812, he volunteered and served to its close. At the close of the war, he came with his parents to Port Oshawa, settling on the same farm on which he died. The country was then a wilderness and he had to go to Port Hope to get a grist ground. At the age of 18, he married Elizabeth Davis (sic), and bought the farm on which his son, J. G. Henry, now lives, paying therefor $400 which he saved while in the army. He built a log cabin and afterwards helped to saw the lumber to build the first frame house built in this vicinity. He lost his first wife in 1829 and was married to Miss Laurinda (sic) Abby, of Port Hope, his present wife in 1830. He has been an active member and Elder of the Christian Church during his life."


WILLIAM HENRY:
CHRISTIAN CHURCH MINISTER
WATERLOO TOWNSHIP COUNCILLOR
FARMER

By Rosemary Willard Ambrose

Mrs. Ambrose has recently published Waterloo County Churches: a research guide to churches before 1900.

In the early years of Waterloo county there were numerous preachers, missionaries, evangelists and circuit riders who traveled throughout the area preaching the word of God, each according to the tenets of his own faith. These educated, energetic churchmen included James Sim, Baptist; Benjamin Eby, Mennonite; Charles Freshman, German Wesleyan Methodist; and Fredrich Wilhelm Binderman, who is credited with organizing many early Lutheran congregations. In addition to preaching and ministering to their people, early ministers were often farmers, teachers and members of local governments.

One less well-known minister was Elder William Henry of the Christian Church, who first ministered to members of his faith from his base at the Christian Church east of Kossuth in Waterloo Township from 1853-1869. He then moved to Minto Township, Wellington County, in 1869 where he founded Jerusalem Christian Church near Greenbush, between Harriston and Clifford.

William Henry, the youngest son of John Henry and his wife Nancy Biggers, was born in New York City “just after landing of parents from shipboard being emigrants for Ireland,” in June, 1811. The family from Drumless, County Cavan, had experienced a difficult seven weeks and three days sailing from their home country. From New York City the Henry family traveled north and west via the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, then overland to Lewiston on the Niagara River, and thence by boat across Lake Ontario to York. The family remained in York until 1816 when John Henry purchased a farm at Port Oshawa in Whitby Township.  

William Henry and his wife, the former Dorcas Abbey to whom he was married in 1834, may have moved to Waterloo Township as early as 1837; the 1837 Gore District Census for Waterloo Township lists a William Henry living on one acre of New Hope. A son, John Henry, was born there on June 25, 1838. Five years later, on April 28, 1843, William Henry purchased 162 acres of part Lot 91, Upper Block, German Company Tract. A small parcel of this land, on present-day Kossuth Road near Wellington County line, was to become the site of the Waterloo Township Christian Church.

According to the biographer of his brother Thomas Henry, William Henry apparently “embraced religion among the Methodists, and was a number of years a member of that body, though [later] loyal in sentiment and life to the Christians.” The “Christians” refers to the Christian Church, which was founded in the United States in 1792 by James O’Kelly as the result of a schism in the American Methodist Episcopal Church. Missionaries of the Christian Church arrived in Upper Canada in the mid 1820s. William Henry’s brother, Elder Thomas Henry, a well-known Christian Church minister who was ordained in 1829, was pastor to the Christian Church in Oshawa for many years. It is possible that Thomas’ guidance led his brother, William, to exchange his Methodist association for that of the Christian Church. This conversion would have occurred sometime after the spring of 1851 as William Henry and his family were recorded in the census for Waterloo Township for that year as being of the Methodist faith. Elder William Henry was ordained a minister in the Christian Church on July 1, 1853.  

The first record of William Henry’s involvement in local government was his appointment as assessor for Ward One of the Waterloo Township Council at the council meeting on January 17, 1853. He was to remain associated with the council in one capacity or other until the end of 1868. In addition to the duties of assessor in 1853, 1854, 1857, 1858, and 1861, he was appointed fence viewer in 1857 and 1859, overseer of highways in 1857, pound keeper in 1862 and collector in 1862 and 1863. Remuneration from these positions assisted him in providing funds for his mission work, as well as for maintenance of this farm. William Henry was a duly elected Waterloo Township councillor for the years 1864 through 1868, receiving payment for this position as well. The Dumfries Reformer of January 15, 1868, reported that his payment for service as councilor during the year 1867 was $36. It is interesting to learn that Mrs. P. A. Henry described him as being “active and business-like in his habits, and earnestly devoted to the cause of liberal Christianity.”

William Henry was a landowner and farmer in Waterloo Township from 1843 to 1869, and subsequently in Minto Township, Wellington County, from 1869 until 1873. He sold his farm in 1873 to his son, James, and moved to Harriston.12 Through many years he was in charge of District Six of the Christian Church which included Waterloo and Wellington Counties as well as the area around Drayton where a Christian Church was erected in the summer of 1869.

The Waterloo Township Christian Church was located east of Kossuth on part of William Henry’s own farm, part of Lot 91, Upper Block, German Company Tract. The exact location of the church, as shown on Tremaine’s 1861 map of Waterloo Township, would have been on the north side of the road, about a quarter of a mile west of the intersection with present-day Highway 24. Tremaine’s map also shows a Wesleyan Methodist Church, just west of the Christian Church, on the same side of the road, on a corner of the David Ellis farm, part of Lot 92, Upper Block, German Company Tract. The fate of the Christian Church is unknown; the former Wesleyan Methodist Church remains in use as a drive shed on the Ellis farm.

Waterloo Township’s Christian Church congregation was organized by Elder E. B. Rolf on July 1, 1853, with 18 charter members. Elder Rolf was assisted by William Henry until 1856 when the latter became the only pastor. The last report from the Christian Church in Waterloo Township, as tabled at the annual conference of the Christian Church in September, 1861, stated “members removed 3, disowned 2, present number 5. Pastor: William Henry.” Membership in the church had posted a steady decline from the date of the congregation’s organization. However, Elder Henry continued to serve as preacher and pastor, although the congregation was too small in number to merit inclusion in the statistics of the church. He remained in this capacity until February, 1869, when he moved to Minto Township. William Henry sold his Waterloo Township farm on February 9, 1869, and purchased another in Minto Township one week later, on February 16.

A congregation of Christian Church members was organized by Elder William Henry in Minto Township in early 1869. A short time later a church building was erected on a southerly corner of his farm, Lot 26, Concession 14, Minto Township,15 on a ½ acre parcel of land which he later, in 1873, donated to the Christian Conference.16 This frame church was replaced with a brick church toward the end of the century. Regular services in the church, called the Jerusalem Christian Church, continued until 1911; occasional services were held after that date and Sunday Schools were organized in the summer. Union of the Christian Church with the United Church of Canada - some church members referred to it as “absorption”—occurred in 1928. The church building was sold in 1929 by the United Church conference to the Greenbush Women’s Institute. The brick was removed from the building which then was moved to a site on present-day Highway 9 between Harriston and Clifford. It was refaced with white-painted cedar shingles and was used as a community hall until 1970 when it was once again sold.

William Henry combined well and conscientiously his duties as church minister, township councillor and farmer, although not without some danger in the latter occupation. The Christian Magazine of July, 1869, contained a news item to the effect that Elder William Henry had “met with an accident on Wednesday, June 30th, whereby he was deprived of two fingers of his left hand, and probably another will have to be removed.”

William Henry and his wife, Dorcas Abbey, had a family of nine children, many of whom moved with their parents to Minto Township. Some members of the family are reported to have moved to North Dakota after the death of their mother in 1885.

Elder William Henry continued to minister to his people until his death at the age of 69 at Harrison on September 4, 1880. Cause of death was “chronic gastritis and ulcer of the stomach.” When visited by Elder John H. Shoults on April 6, 1880, he was described as being “quite poorly,” yet on July 12th he was well enough to travel with Elder Shoults to visit several other ministers in the area. Perhaps something of the character of William Henry can be appreciated from an item in the Christian Magazine of February, 1869: “Eld. William Henry, shortly removes [from Waterloo] to Minto. We pray that this self-sacrificing minister of the gospel may find a pleasant home, and be as useful in the district as he desires.” William Henry was buried in the small cemetery behind the Jerusalem Christian Church; his remains were reinterred in the Harriston Cemetery in 1884 after the farm was sold by his son, James. Dorcas Henry died August 2, 1885 and was buried in the Harriston Cemetery.


See Thomas Pallister. In April 1997, received the Pallister information from the Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, ON. Thomas Pallister research files at the cemetery listed his daughters Clara (Mrs. O. Henry) and Emily (Mrs. D. Henry).

August 2002: Information from Shirley Aabjerg in BC. Orrin Henry and Clara Pallister. Orrin Henry, fifth child of William and Dorcas, b. 1841, d. May 17, 1911; m. Clara Pallister (1841-1900), father Thomas Pallister (1614-1893) sic and Eliza (Unknown) (1820-1893).

Thomas Pallister Sr., Anna's great grandfather, was born in Yorkshire (Huddersfield). A note from a member of the family states she was told the Pallister family fled England for Holland before the ascendancy of Mary and William to the throne. From there he apparently immigrated to the new world, and possibly lived in Pennsylvania before moving to Canada. By 1815, when their son Thomas was born, they were living in Guelph, Ontario where he was a master tailor at a store on Market Square. His wife's name is unknown and his son Thomas (1815-1893) married Eliza whose surname is also unknown. Clara was their oldest daughter. Her younger sister Emily married David Henry. Thomas Jr. operated the Commercial Hotel in Guelph. William Henry sold his land in 1863 to Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Henry who in turn sold it in 1866 to William Henry, Jr. Orrin Henry is listed in the Ontario Census of 1871 as a farmer, age 28, living in Waterloo, South Township. His religion was New Connexions (This church was a Methodist offshoot established in Ontario in l837. It merged with the Methodist Church in l884, and became a part of the United Church of Canada in l920). Sometime after 1871 the family moved to Guelph where Orrin owned and operated the Commercial Hotel located on Market Square which had been the property of his father-in-law, Thomas Pallister. Either at this or another location he later ran a general store. An existing picture shows the varied merchandise handled in the store. My grandmother Anna had two sets of china from her father's store and I believe worked in the store prior to her marriage.

Orrin and Clara (Pallister) had a family of six girls:

1. Emily (1863-1936) Emily was unmarried. In the early part of the twentieth century she worked in the YWCA in Regina, Sask. and in fact, she and her sister Nell were trapped in the clothes closet of their room in the Y during the Regina cyclone of 1912. The rooms next to theirs were demolished. The two sisters later moved to California where Emily died in 1936. She is interred with her parents in Woodlawn Cemetery in Guelph.

2. Eliza Dorcas (1866-1915). She was born in Guelph where she married Jeremiah Joseph Fox (1852-1936), the son of Edward Theophilius Fox and Mary Sherwood Hughes. They had two children: John Henry Fox (1894-1976) m. Janet Holmwood. Their sons are William John, born 1923 who married Muriel Lether (both still living Kitchener, ON). Bill and Muriel have daughter Louise Ann, b. 1952 (married Douglas Beaton), and son Paul William and all are still living; Charles James 1896-1977. Eliza Dorcas and her husband Jeremiah Joseph Fox are buried in Guelph.

3.  Clara (Clara Rosanah Robina) (1872-1915), m. John Donaldson (1864-1956). Clara was born in Guelph, Ontario. Her husband, John Donaldson was the son of Peter Donaldson. John's brother, Peter Jr. married Clara's sister, Edith Henry. John was a general merchant and postmaster in Grand Forks, N. Dak. He was 50 yrs. in the United Church choir and 50 years a Mason. Their family was:
i.  Bruce (1895-1945), m. Doris Kennedy in 1921. He was a director of the YMCA in Long Beach and General Secretary of the YMCA in Miami, Arizona. He served as a Private in the 68th battalion in WW I. His children were Bruce (who died age 21)
ii John (1879-1999(
iii  Vera Anna (1901-1931), drowned in New Westminster, BC;
iv  Bernice (1913-1978) (Mrs. Lester Brown)
v  Clarence Henry (1907-1972);

4.   Anna (Mary Anna)  (1873-1973) m. John A. Mooney (l873-1945) (Anna christened Mary Anne). Anna and John Mooney's Family:
i    Henry (1902-1902) 
ii   Flora Eunice Clara (Feb 2, 1904-1980) was born in Guelph, m. Steele Sifton (deceased)
iii  Orrin Renwick (December 17,1906 - November 11, 1979) m. Jean Berneldine McCaw (deceased)
iv  Grace Edith (1909-1987) m. James T. Wilson (deceased)
v  Jean Dorothy (1910-2002), unmarried.

5.  Nellie (Ellen Florence Priscilla) Married Frank Wiseman  No issue

6.  Edith (Sarah Edith Isabella) married Peter Donaldson with family of
   
               i  Jean Helen Donaldson 1911- May 24, 1933 at age 22.

ii.   Effie Charlotte Donaldson 1913- She married Edgar Bailey (1912-1977) Daughter Linda Bailey born 1949. married Larry Balano. One son Cory Balano.

iii. Dorothy Edith Donaldson Born Grand Forks in 1916. Married Jack T Johnson (1913-1982) on September 7, 1939 in Montana. Both gave their residence as Trail. They had two children Terry and Debbie Johnson.

iv. Alexander Donaldson 1921-1998 Alexander married and had four children: Peggy, Susan, Barbara and Peter

v. William Donaldson 1923-1995. His wife was Margaret and they had a family of William Jr. and Kathy
 

 

December 2003: Familysearch.com. Orrin Henry, married, male, Irish, 38, ON, salesman, Baptist;
Clara Henry, married, female, English, 36, England, Baptist; Eliza D. Henry, female, Irish, 14, ON, Baptist; Emily I. Henry, female, Irish, 12, ON, Baptist; Clara A. R. Henry, female, Irish, 9, ON, Baptist;
Mary A. Henry, female, Irish, 6, ON, Baptist; Ellen F. P. Henry, female, Irish, 3, ON, Baptist; Sarah E. I. Henry, female, Irish, 1 Born: Aug; 7/12; ON, Baptist. Source Information: 1881 Census; Guelph, Wellington South, ON. Family History Library Film: 1375894; NA Film Number: C-13258; District: 151;
Sub-district: C; Division: 4; Page Number: 45; Household Number: 230.


Cecil Ewert Gladstone Henry was born January, 1898, in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC.

Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" (Hilborn) Henry died August 24, 1900, in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, at age 42. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.


The Asheville Register, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, Friday, August 24, 1900

MRS. LIZZIE HENRY DIES AT AGE OF 39

SHE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF ASHEVILLE SEVEN YEARS.

Mrs. Lizzie Henry died this morning at 4:30 at her home in Nellie Park. She was in the 39th year of her age. Mrs. Henry came to Asheville about seven years ago from Canada for her health, which had been impaired for a long time. She was a most devout christian, and her many friends in Ashevllle will hear of her death with deep regret. Her husband, Thomas N. Henry, utility clerk at the postoffice and two children - Roy, 11 years old, and Cecil, two years old - survive. The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The interment will be at Riverside cemetery.


The Asheville Register, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, Friday, August 31, 1900

MRS. LIZZIE HENRY DEAD.

Mrs. Lizzie Henry, wife of Thomas Henry, utility clerk at the Asheville post office, died Friday morning at her home in Nellie Park. The funeral was held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock and interment made at Riverside. Mrs. Henry came from Canada about seven years ago, for her health. During her residence here she has made many friends. Her husband and two children, Roy aged 12 and Cecil 2, survive her.


Dorcas Rosanah "Rosa" (Henry) (Kilgour) Van Allen died December 29, 1906, at 5033 Moffit Street, Saint Louis, MO, at age 48 Years and 6 Months.


Dorcas Rosanah "Rosa" (Henry) (Kilgour) Van Allen Death Record.


Pvt Cecil Ewert Gladstone Henry died October 3, 1918, on Mount Blanc, France. Buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France. Private, 96th Company, 6th Regiment US Marine Corps; 2nd Division; American Expeditionary Forces. Killed in action.


The Asheville Citizen, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, Wednesday, November 13, 1918

CECIL HENRY SAID TO HAVE BEEN KILLED

T. N. Henry, clerk in the Glen Rock post office, received a letter yesterday telling of the death of his son, Cecil, supposed to have been killed in action about October 4, though the circumstances leave the matter in some doubt. The letter was addressed to the mother of Cecil Henry, but Mrs. Henry is dead. The letter was sent to another address by Mr. Henry and now with the letter returned to him he is wondering if it means his boy is dead. The letter is as follows: "dear Mrs. Henry: "You have doubtless been informed by the war department of the death of your son, Cecil, killed in action. I went through the recruit camp with him at Paris Island and we were in the same battalion here in France. "We went over the top the same morning, October 3, and dug in near each other, his company being behind mine. We moved our position several times and I never saw him again but found his grave. I inquired of the other men in his company, but they knew nothing. As near as we can figure he was killed by shell fire to which we were subjected and the date was probably the 4th. I did not hear of his death until a week later. His grave is on the summit of Mt. Blanc in the Champagne district, between St. Etienne and Somme-py. The French pronounce them something like San Eden and Som-pee. "His comrades join with me in extending our sympathy in your bereavement. He was a 'bon compagnon' and we miss him greatly." The letter was written by Private Bruce H. Mills, 75th company, 4th regiment marines.


The Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, Monday, December 2, 1918

DEATH OF CECIL HENRY IN FRANCE CONFIRMED

ASHEVILLE BOY KILLED IN ACTION OCTOBER THIRD.

Father Receives Official Telegram Confirming Earlier Report of Young Marine's Death

Official confirmation of the death in action of his son, Cecil, on October 3, in France was received by T. N. Henry, 12 Pearl street, on Saturday, the telegram confirming the earlier report by letter from a letter from a member of the Asheville boy's company. The telegram was as follows: Deeply regret to inform you message from abroad states Private Cecil Ewart Gladstone Henry, marine corps, was killed in action on October 3. No particulars are available, but see general information mailed you today. Accept my heartfelt sympathy in your loss of one who nobly gave his life in the service of his country. Charles G. Long, Brigadier General" Cecil Henry was one of the youngest Asheville men in service at the front having enlisted in the marines last February when only twenty years of age. He had grown up in Asheville, was an active member of the boy scouts and of the local Y. M. C. A., a student of the Asheville High school, and had many friends in the city who will mourn his going. Anxious to get into the action at once, he joined the famous fighting corps and was promptly shipped to France. Letters received by his father and friends told enthusiastically of his first days in the trenches, first over the top, and of the experience in subsequent battles, always with a high courage and confidence of ultimate victory. One of his letters told of a battle in which his division captured many Germans and guns without suffering any casualties, a charge presumably that in which Mount Blanc was captured. This was the last fight he described, and shortly afterwards, by a strange coincidence, came the letter from a friend and member of his company, stating that Ccecil Henry had been killed by shell fire, and had been buried on the summit of Mount Blanc, the height which he had helped to conquer. The soldier is survived by his father, T. N. Henry, clerk in the Glen Rock post office, and by a brother, Leroy, living in Seattle, Washington.


Charles Howard Van Allen Crossed the U. S. - Canadian border at Detroit, MI, on October 3, 1932.


   

Charles Howard Van Allen 1932 Border Entry Information.


Thomas Nathaniel Henry died February 23, 1937, in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo Co., CA, at age 82. Buried in Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.


The San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA, Tuesday, February 23, 1937

Death Takes Atascaderan

Thomas Nathaniel Henry, a resident of Atascadero for the past 16 years, passed away Tuesday in Atascadero at the age of 82 years, having been born May 22, 1854. Surviving Mr. Henry is one son, Dr. Lee Roy Henry, of Atascadero. Christian Science services were held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Gray Funeral Chapel in Atascadero.


The San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA, Tuesday, February 23, 1937

Deaths

HENRY - Thomas Nathaniel. Born May 22, 1854; died at Atascadero, February 23, 1937. Survived by one son, Dr. Lee Roy Henry, of Atascadero. Christian Science services Saturday February 27, at Gray's Funeral Chapel in Atascadero.


The San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA, Saturday, February 27, 1937

Funeral Rites Held Saturday For Atascaderan

Funeral services for Thomas Nathaniel Henry, who passed away at Atascadero, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gray Funeral Chapel in Atascadero. Mrs. Clem Reavy, Christian Science reader, had charge of the services. Interment was in Pine Mountain cemetery at Atascadero.


The San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA, Wednesday, March 3, 1937

Thomas Henry Estate Estimated at $3,000

Estate of the late Thomas N. Henry, who died Feb. 23, is valued at approximately $3,000, according to a petition for letters of administration on file in superior court Wednesday. Lee Roy Henry, of Templeton, son of the deceased, is listed in the petition as sole heir to the estate which consists principally of cash and real property in Atascadero and near Pismo.


Lee Roy Henry Birth Certificates


   

Lee Roy Henry Birth Certificates