Henry Levi Peck Bardshar (B: 6 Apr 1872, Clyde, Ohio) was the son of William Bardshar and Ruth Orelia Peck. He was christened in Margaretta, Erie County, Ohio (Ohio Birth Index; FHL Film #954135). Identified siblings were: Otis, Mary L., Bertha L., Nellie P., Sopherinia, Edward F., and William P. (1880 Census).
On 12 Sep 1896, Henry Bardshar was elected by the Yavapai Republican Convention to the Arizona Territorial Convention (Arizona Republic, 15 Sep 1896, 5).
On 1 May 1898, Henry Bardshar (B: 1871, Clyde, Ohio) enlisted with the 1 US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (The Rough Riders) at Whipple Barracks, Arizona Territory. On 17 May 1898, at a camp near San Antonio, Texas, Henry was mustered as a Private with Troop A. He was described as: single, 5 feet 11 inches, fair complexion, light blue eyes, dark brown hair, and a miner. His parent/guardian was recorded as William Bardshar of Clyde, Ohio. Henry was engaged in the Santiago Campaign in Cuba; the Battle of Las Guasimas on 24 Jun, the charge on the San Juan Heights on 1 Jul, and the Siege of Santiago de Cuba. From 1 Jul to 15 Aug, he was on special duty as an orderly. On 15 Aug 1898 he was absent due to sickness. Henry was still absent on sick furlough when he and his regiment were mustered out of service at Camp Wickoff, Montauk Point, Long Island, New York. He was recorded as a resident of Prescott, Arizona. On 18 Apr 1900, the Record and Pension Office of the War Department certified Henry's muster out date as 15 Sep 1898 (Muster Papers).
During the Spanish-American War, on the island of Cuba, Teddy Roosevelt reported that Henry Bardshar was at his side as they began their charge on San Juan Hill from Kettle Hill. Two Spaniards, in the light blue and white uniforms of the regular army, jumped from the trenches and fired on Roosevelt and Bardshar before the two Spaniards turned around and fled from the charging Rough Riders (The Arizona Republican, 30 May 1904, 2).
In 1900, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory; Henry Bardshar was enumerated as a gold miner (1900 census).
On 24 Jun 1903, Cherry Creek, Nevada; Henry Bardshar married Sylvia Frances DeKuhn (Yavapai County Marriage Book, Vol. 3, 414).
In 1905, Henry P. Bardshar was appointed as an Internal Revenue Collector for Arizona, Territory of New Mexico (Washington Post,
16 Dec 1905, 4).
In 1910, Santa Fe, New Mexico; US Revenue Collector Henry P. Bardshar and his wife Sylvia F. were enumerated as married 6 years (1910 Census). Some time between 1910 and 1914 Henry and Sylvia divorced. She passed away in Los Angeles 1n 1954.
In 1914, Yavapai, Arizona; Henry Bardshar married Ruth Shea Norton (Yavapai Marriages).
On 4 Oct 1920, Henry Peck Bardshar filed for his military pension in Arizona. His unit was recorded as "A, 1 U.S. V. Cav" (Pension Card).
On 7 Nov 1922, Henry P. Bardshar (B: ~1871, Ohio) was admitted to the Pacific Branch Soldier Home in Sawtelle, California. His disabilities were listed as chronic bronchitis, chronic pharyngitis, and chronic fleurisy. He was described as: married, fair complexion, grey eyes, black hair, 6 feet 1 inch, literate, Protestant, a mining engineer, and a resident of Prescott, Arizona. His wife was recorded as Ruth B. Bardshar of Prescott, Arizona. Henry's military service was recorded as enlisting on 5 May 1898 in Prescott, Arizona with Troop A of the 1st Volunteer Cavalry and mustered out as a Private on 15 Sep 1898. He was discharged on 17 Jun 1924 (Medical File).
On 20 Sep 1946, Henry Peck Bardshar (B: ~1872), of 332 Manhatten Place, passed away. He was survived by his widow Camilla Bardshar. Funeral services were at Jones and Hanrock's Mortuary. He had been active in many civic and business affairs. He was a mining and metallurgical engineer. Under Theodore Roosevelt and President Taft, he had also been a Collector for the Internal Revenue for many years in Arizona, New Mexico. and Alaska. He was interred in the Rosedale Cemetery with military honors (Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep 1946, Obituaries).
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