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Judge Henry Clay McWhorter

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Judge Henry Clay McWhorter

Birth
Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Apr 1913 (aged 77)
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Old Circle, Sec 8, Lot 6
Memorial ID 123042746 View Source
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Civil War service: enlisted 16 Sep 1861 as private in 9th WVA INF Co B (with brother, Walter Fields McWhorter)
Commissioned an officer: 30 Sep 1861 2nd Lt. 9th WVA INF Co B
Became a Captain: 1 Mar 1862 9th WVA INF Co G
Mustered out: 1863

After the war, Henry McWhorter resumed his law studies and was admitted to the bar in 1866. He served as city solicitor of Charleston, WVA, prosecuting attorney for Kanawha Co WVA, a deputy clerk of U.S. district court, a Charleston WVA councilman, served in the WVA legislature, was postmaster at Charleston and Spencer (Roane Co), president of the board of trustees for WVA Wesleyan College (Buckhannon), and member of the Knights Templar (Free Mason), Eastern Star & Shriner degrees. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention from WVA, 1868; Supreme Court Justice for the Court of Appeals of WVA, 1897-1908.

Married 1st: 16 Dec 1857 Mary L Hardman
Married 2nd: 8 May 1879 Eliza Florence McWhorter, Lewis Co WVA
Married 3rd: 8 Jan 1885 Lucy Clark
Married 4th: 1904 Caroline Matilda (Hutchins) Gates

From Beckley Post-Herald The Raleigh Register (Beckley, WVA)
21 Apr 1963
50 YEAR AGO
From the 1913 Files of The Raleigh Register -
Judge Henry C. McWhorter, one of the state's most prominent jurists and statesmen, died at his home in Charleston last week at the age of 77 years. He was born in Marion County, Ohio, February 20, 1836, a great-grandson of Henry McWhorter, a Revolutionary War veteran, as was also his maternal grandfather, Joseph Kester.


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