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 Alexander Hay Henry, Jr

Alexander Hay Henry, Jr

Birth
Scotland
Death 8 Jan 1917 (aged 80–81)
Burial Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 17309892 · View Source
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Alexander Hay Henry, Jr., husband of Isabella (Sherriffs) Henry. They were married in 1863 in Glasgo, Scotland. Their children included Margaret T. (Henry) Bailey, who married Clarence D. Bailey.

Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, January 23, 1917, p. 5

Alexander Henry

Alexander Henry died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. [lifton] R. Chamberlain, Monday morning, January 8, 1917, aged 81 years, 11 months and 21 days. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, January 10, conducted by Rev. C. W. Proctor, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Gravity. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.

Alexander Hay Henry, son of William and Margaret Henry, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Jan. 16, 1835. He was a member of a family of 8 children, none of whom survive him. His parents having died during his childhood he made his home with near relatives in Scotland until he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss Isabella Sheriffs of Banff, Scotland, September 7, 1863. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom survive. They are: Arthur Sinclair Henry of Geneva, Ill.; Miss Isabella Henry and Miss May Henry of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Maggie Bailey of Stuart, Nebr.; Mrs. Lillie Chamberlain of Bedford; Alexander Henry, Jr., of Kincaid, Kans.; Walter Sheriffs Henry of Laws, Cal.; and William George Henry of Stuart, Neb. One daughter died in infancy and Mrs. Henry died September 3, 1901. Mr. Henry came to the United States shortly after the Rebellion and followed the business in which he had been engaged in Scotland, the railroad business. He was employed first at Muscatine, Iowa, later at Racine, Wis., Batavia, Ill., Afton, Iowa, and from there he moved to Taylor County, locating on a farm near Bedford in 1880, where the family resided until in the fall of 1898, when they moved to Bedford. They resided in Bedford until the death of his companion in 1901, since which time Mr. Henry had lived with his children. He was converted early in life and united with the Baptist church in Scotland, continuing in that fellowship until coming to Taylor County, where he united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Gilead, and remained a faithful member until his death. He was a loving husband and father, a good citizen and an ardent Christian man. He arose on the morning of Jan. 8th in apparently good health, but suddenly he expired almost without a struggle.


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  • Created by: Dave Margritz
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Hay Henry, Jr (1836–8 Jan 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309892, citing Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Dave Margritz (contributor 46820767) .