Rosetta Etta <I>McNally</I> Henry

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Rosetta "Etta" McNally Henry

  • Birth 10 Dec 1877 Drumlish, County Longford, Ireland
  • Death 3 Jun 1951 Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Mater Dolorosa, Lot 459, Space 4.
  • Memorial ID 82695349

Daughter of James and Bridget (Kennedy) McNally of Drumlish Ireland.
Came from Ireland and lived with her sister in New York City.
Worked at a hotel and met her husband Lawrence when they both worked in management at the hotel.
Moved to Westerville, Ohio where her husband's family had links to Otterbein College.
The Henrys were in a minority being of the Catholic Faith and were subjected to prejudices unimaginable and unheard of in subsequent generations. One of her sons in a basketball game for Otterbein College next door had dead fish thrown at him anytime he neared the opponent's goal. Etta retained her Irish brogue and ways and these kinds of slurs and rejections served only to bind the family together.

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

"But when ye come, and all the flow'rs are dying
If I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say
an Ave there for me.
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me."

Last verse of "Danny Boy" by Frederic Weatherly 1910




Family Members

Gravesite Details Date of burial - June 6, 1951.

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  • Maintained by: Robin Henry
  • Originally Created by: OurPast
  • Added: 30 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82695349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosetta "Etta" McNally Henry (10 Dec 1877–3 Jun 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82695349, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Robin Henry (contributor 46812501) .