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 Henry Lee Torrey

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Henry Lee Torrey

Birth
Montague, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1966 (aged 84–85)
Burial Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 33165974 View Source
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Quoted excerpts from Ted Torrey's informal family history. After the vital statistics his says. Following a grammar school education and a stint in a tool factory at Millers Falls, he migrated to Woodbine, Iowa, where a distant relative worked a farm. He and Pansy were married and I was born the following January. At the time, m y father was clerking in a Woodbine general merchandise store. Enter Emma and Edmund Shumway. Although coal companies continue to this very day to operate mercantile stores as adjuncts to their mines, in the early 1900's, antedating Kroger and Safeway, chains of company stores unrelated to coal mines were a common phenomenon. So it wa s with the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company of which Edmund Shumway was then president. Through " Cousin Emma's" influence, Pansy and Lee Torrey, with their infant son, moved west to Carbondale, Colorado, where Lee was assigned the management of the fuel company's store. This must h ave been in late 1907 or early 1908. Two years later there was a move to Eagle, Colorado, t o manage another company store. The stay there was to last approximately six years and to ca rry me through the first three grades of school. Two circumstances prompted a move to Glenwood Springs circa 1915. A bout with some variety o f rheumatism sent my father briefly to Glenwood to seek relief in the hot springs baths. Th e baths must have helped, for he soon improved. More compelling, the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company began to liquidate its stores. The Eagle store was sold and my father was out of a job . Wishing to avail himself of the hot springs in Glenwood anyhow, he landed a post as a clerk in the B. T. Napier department store, then the largest establishment of its kind for several counties around. At the close of World War I, he left Napier's and joined with Charles Howard in the purchase of the Schwartz Furniture Company (minus the adjunct funeral parlor). Ho ward and Torrey operated between the two world wars, selling out to the Brockway Furniture Co company shortly after the close of World War II. Thereafter, my father lived in retirement. (Provided by findagrave member Joy)


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  • Created by: Kelly G
  • Added: 23 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33165974
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/33165974/henry-lee-torrey : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Lee Torrey (1881–1966), Find a Grave Memorial ID 33165974, citing Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Kelly G (contributor 46972315) .