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Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry was born September 19, 1828, in Whitby Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and died Sunday, February 8, 1915, at his home, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 87. Buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth Co., KS. He is the son of Thomas Henery, Rev., of Drumbess Twp., County Cavan, Ireland, and Elizabeth "Betsey" Davis of Unknown

Harriett E. Mills was born November 15, 1833, in Havana, Schuyler Co., NY, and died October 24, 1892, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 58. Buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth Co., KS. She is the daughter of Phineas Mills of Catlin, Tioga Co., NY, and Catherine Cosper of Montour, Schuyler Co., NY.

Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry and Harriett E. Mills were married June 26, 1851, in Havana, Schuyler Co., NY.

Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry and Harriett E. (Mills) Henry had no children.

After Harriett E. (Mills) Henry died, Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry married Alice (Hook) Putney.

Alice Hook was born July 14, 1838, in Waldron, Sussex Co., England, and died December 30, 1911, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 73. She was the daughter of Richard Hook, and Alice Unknown.

David Putney was born January 24, 1836, in Stepney, Middlesex Co., England, and died January 19, 1886, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 50. He is the son of Michael Shephard Putney of England, and Hannah Talbot of England.

David Putney and Alice Hook were married April - June, 1859, in Brighton District, County Sussex, England.

David Putney and Alice (Hook) Putney had six children, including:

  1. David Henry Putney: Born December 9, 1859, in Brighton, Sussex Co., England; Died December, 1941, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS (about age 82). Married November 24, 1902, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, to Mary Eleanor Bierer: Born May 11, 1885, in Hiawatha, Brown Co., KS; Died June 28, 1976, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 91). Buried in Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Divorced September 10, 1908, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS. She then married February 15, 1909, in Hiawatha, Brown Co., KS, to Elmer Sanford Albritton: Born April 10, 1884, in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH; Died January 9, 1952, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA (age 67). Buried in Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

  2. Alice Putney: Born March 17, 1861, in Brighton, County Sussex, England; Died August 12, 1862, on the trail to Utah Territory (age 1).

  3. Madeleine W. Putney: Born about 1865 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, or Utah Territory; Died after 1920 in Connecticut. Married April 26, 1887, in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, to Wemyss Thompson Smith: Born May 5, 1862, in Allahabad, Bengal, India; Died February 6, 1908, in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT (age 45). Buried in Saint Paul's Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. Weymss Smith was a minister in the Episcopal church and served in Lincoln, IL, Cleveland, OH, Bloomington, IL, and finally in Norwalk, CT.

  4. Harrison "Harry" Putney: Born December 19, 1866, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Died December 28, 1950, at General Hospital No. 1, Kansas City, MO, (age 84). Married to Helena "Lena" Brennan: Born October 12, 1872, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS; Died February 13, 1952, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, MO (age 79). She is the daughter of Charles Brennan and Mary Blumann.

Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry and Alice (Hook) Putney were married October 10, 1893, in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry and Alice (Hook) (Putney) Henry had no children.




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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.


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Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry was born September 19, 1828, or August, 1828, in Whitby Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Harriett E. Mills was born 1834 in Dix, Chemung Co., NY.

David Putney was born January 24, 1836, in Stepney, Middlesex Co., England.

Alice Hook was born July 14, 1838, in Waldron, Sussex Co., England.

Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry and Harriett E. Mills were married June 26, 1851, in Havana, Schuyler Co., NY.

Wemyss Thompson Smith and Madeleine W. Putney were married April 26, 1887, in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO


Wemyss Thompson Smith and Madeleine Putney Marriage Record.


David Putney died January 19, 1886, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 50. Buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth Co., KS.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Thursday, January 21, 1886

DIED.

PUTNEY - Tuesday afternoon, at 4:10 P. M., of pneumonia, David Putney, aged fifty years. Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 710 Ottawa street. Friends of the family invited to attend.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Friday, January 22, 1886

CITY NEWS.

The funeral of the late David Putney took place yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The Knights of Pythias of which he is a member conducted the service accompanied by the Light infantry band escorted the remains to their last resting place.


Wemyss Thompson Smith and Madeleine Putney were married April 26, 1887, in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

Harriett E. (Mills) Henry died October 24, 1892, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 58. Buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth Co., KS.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Tuesday, October 25, 1892

SUDDEN DEATH.

Mrs. E. E. Henry Stricken with Paralysis Sunday and Dies Yesterday Morning.

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Henry will with extreme regret learn of the unexpected death of Mrs. Henry which took place at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at the family residence No. 209, North Explanade. Her death was due to the forming of a blood clot at the left side of the base of the brain causing paralysis of the right side. She retired as usual Saturday night and Mr. Henry arose Sunday morning; he left her in bed apparently healthy as usual. He went down stairs. While he was there, Mrs. Henry arose Sunday morning and began dressing, while thus engaged the stroke came and she fell senseless to the floor, where Mr. Henry found her upon his return to the bed-room. Mr. Henry laid her on the bed and promptly summoned medical assistance but the efforts of the most skillful physicians in the city were powerless. Mrs. Henry remained unconscious until yesterday morning when she died at the hour stated. Miss Harriet E. Mill was born in Havana, Schuyler county, New York, November 15th, 1833 and consequently was within a few weeks of 59 years of age. She was united in marriage with Mr. E. E. Henry at the home of her father and mother, in Havana. She was an aunt of F. E. Mills, Captain (retired) U. S. Army. Mr. and Mrs. Henry settled in Leavenworth a little more than 25 years ago and built around their comfortable home a circle of friends who will deeply sympathize with Mr. Henry, in the greatest loss in his life. She was his advisor, and his faith in her judgment was unbounded. Mrs. Henry was a woman of kind disposition, a good neighbor, and led an unblemished and pure life. The Art League yesterday passed the following resolutions.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Thursday, October 27, 1892

MRS. E. E. HENRY.

A Funeral Service at the House - The Body to be Cremated at St. Louis To-day.

The funeral services over the body of the late Mrs. E. E. Henry, which took place at the family residence at No. 213 North Esplanade, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, were attended by very many of the friends of the deceased. Rev. S. B. Pond of St. Paul's Episcopal church said the service for the dead, assisted by a choir who sang some impressive numbers. After the service the body remained at the house until time to be removed to the depot by J. B. Davis & Co., undertakers. At 8 o'clock accompanied by none but the grief stricken husband, the body, in a traveling case, was placed on board the Missouri Pacific and started toward St. Louis. At the request of Mr. Henry there were no pall bearers to escort the body from the Henry residence, to the depot. Mr. Henry remained in the waiting room until the train arrived being accompanied only by Capt. and Mrs. F. H. Mills. To a TIMES reporter, he said everything had been arranged for promptness at the crematory at St. Louis. THat the body would be taken in charge there by undertakers at 1127 Olive street and conveyed as soon as possible to the place of cremation. He would take a berth in a sleeper and rest as much as possible on the way. He said he felt that he had courage enough to go through with the undertaking. Though his manner was firm, it could be seen that he feels his loss deeply. One of the instructions telegraphed to J. B. Davis & Co. from the St. Louis undertakers was to leave no metallic substances, such as buttons, hooks or eyes, etc. among the clothing of the deceased.


Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry and Alice (Hook) Putney were married October 10, 1893, in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

David Henry Putney and Mary Eleanor Bierer were married November 24, 1902, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Sunday, November 30, 1902

CITY NEWS

Mr. David H. Putney and Miss Eleanor May Bierer were quietly married on Last Monday evening by the Rev. L. Hafner of St. Paul's Lutheran church. After the ceremony the bridal couple left for Hiawatha, Kansas, where they were the guests of Colonel E. Bierer and Mr. Samuel Bierer, grandfather and uncle of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Putney returned to Leavenworth on Friday and are at home at 710 Ottawa street.


David Henry Putney obtained a divorce from Mary Eleanor (Bierer) Putney on September 10, 1908, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Friday, September 11, 1908

CITY NEWS

David Putney yesterday obtained a divorce from his wife, Eleanor Putney, on the ground that she failed to take further interest in their family life and frequently put him to the extremity of cooking his own breakfast. In his petition he alleged that she was given to the habit of staying out late and leaving their three year old boy in the care of his father. William Dil was attorney for Putney.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Saturday, September 12, 1908

CITY NEWS

David Putney yesterday has been granted a divorce from Ellenor M. Putney and awarded custody of their only child, a little boy. Mrs. Putney was restored to her maiden name, Bierer. Gross neglect of duty was the charge of the plaintiff.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1910, shows Madelene Smith (age 40) born in California to England-born parents, is a widow, and with 2 of the 3 children born to her still alive, is living at 102 Main Street, City of Norwalk, Norwalk Twp., Fairfield Co., CT. Living with her are: her son, Seymour Smith (age 14) born in Ohio to India and California-born parents; her son, Theodore L. D. Smith (age 8) born in Illinois to India and California-born parents; and an unmarried Servant, Nora Devereraux (age 35) born in Ireland to Ireland-born parents, and having immigrated in 1889, a Servant.

Alice (Hook) (Putney) Henry died December 30, 1911, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 73.


The Leavenworth Post, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Saturday, December 30, 1911

ALICE P. HENRY DEAD

SUCCUMBED TO LINGERING ILLNESS THIS MORNING.

Had Been Resident of Leavenworth Many Years, and Was Well Known.

Mrs. Alice Putney Henry died at her home, No. 710 Ottawa street, at 7:30 o'clock this morning, after a lingering illness, aged 74 years. Funeral services probably will be conducted next Tuesday. Mrs. Henry was born in Brighton, Sussex count, England, but came to this country while still quite young. In 1871 she came to Leavenworth, where she had since resided. She was an ardent christian and became well known here for the interest she took in all church and charitable work. Some three months ago she was taken ill. At first her condition was not considered serious, but two weeks ago she became suddenly worse and gradually sank until death came. Other than her husband, E. E. Henry, two sons, David H. Putney and Harrison Putney of Leavenworth, and one daughter, Mrs. Wemyss T. Smith of Hartford, Conn., survive. It is the desire of the family to await word from Mrs. Smith before completing the funeral arrangements. It had always been Mrs. Henry's request that no flowers be sent her after death. Friends of the family, therefore, are requested observe.


Alice (Hook) (Putney) Henry died December 30, 1911, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 72.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Saturday, December 30, 1911

ALICE P. HENRY DEAD

SUCCUMBED TO LINGERING ILLNESS THIS MORNING

Had Been Resident of Leavenworth Many Years, and Was Well Known.

Mrs. Alice Putney Henry died at her home, No. 710 Ottawa street, at 7:30 o'clock this morning, after a lingering illness, aged 74 years. Funeral services probably will be conducted next Tuesday. Mrs. Henry was born in Brighton, Sussex count, England, but came to this country while still quite young. In 1871 she came to Leavenworth, where she had since resided. She was an ardent christian and became well known here for the interest she took in all church and charitable work. Some three months ago she was taken ill. At first her condition was not considered serious, but two weeks ago she became suddenly worse and gradually sank until death came. Other than her husband, E. E. Henry, two sons, David H. Putney and Harrison Putney of Leavenworth, and one daughter, Mrs. Wemyss T. Smith of Hartford, Conn., survive. It is the desire of the family to await word from Mrs. Smith before completing the funeral arrangements. It had always been Mrs. Henry's request that no flowers be sent her after death. Friends of the family, therefore, are requested observe.


Ebenezer Elijah "E. E." Henry died Sunday, February 8, 1915, at his home, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 87. Buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth Co., KS.


The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, Tuesday, February 9, 1915

DEATH OF E. E. HENRY.

Was Native of Canada and an Early Day Photographer.

E. E. Henry, 87 years old, who came to Leavenworth in the early days as a photographer, and before who many of the older residents of the city posed, died Sunday afternoon at his home, 710 Ottawa street. Mr. Henry was a native of Toronto, Canada, coming to Leavenworth in 1866. He established a gallery here and his fame as a photographer was widespread. For years he enjoyed a big business but of late he was incapacitated for active service. Funeral services are to be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Davis Chapel. Rev. R. K. Pooley of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will have charge. Interment will be at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Mr. Henry is survived by several brothers who live in Canada.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 2, 1920, shows Madelline W. Smith (age 50) born in California to England-born parents, is a widow,  and is living at 80 Wethersfield Avenue, 1st Ward, City of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Living with her are: her unmarried son, Seymour W. Smith (age 23) born in Ohio to India and California-born parents, a Newspaper Reporter; her unmarried son, Theodore L. Smith (age 17) born in Illinois to India and California-born parents, a Life Insurance Clerk; and an unmarried Servant, Nora Devereraux (age 40) born in Ireland to Ireland-born parents, and having immigrated in 1900, a Servant for a Private Family.

David Harrison Putney received an Bachelor of Science from the Kansas University School of Engineering Degree, Lawrence, KS, on June 5, 1922.

Seymour Wemyss Smith was born January 18, 1896, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, and died January 4, 1932, in Manhattan, New York City, NY, at age 35. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

Theodore Lionel David Smith was born about 1902 in Illinois.

Harrison "Harry" Putney died December 28, 1950, at General Hospital No. 1, Kansas City, MO, at age 84.


Harrison "Harry" Putney Death Record.