William Henry Gary

William Henry Gary

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 18 May 1934 (aged 88)
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Salt Rock, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 95374809 · View Source
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The Herald - Dispatch Saturday May 19, 1934 Huntington W.Va.
W. H. GARY, 89,
CIVIL WAR VET,
TAKEN BY DEATH
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Soldier of Union Army
Succumbs After Illness
Of Five Days
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After an illness of five days, W.H. Gary, 89 years old, veteran of the Union Army, successful businessman and ernest exhorter of the Methodist Church, died at his home, 1828 Marshall avenue, at 6 o'clock last night.
Mr. Gary spent the last 17 years of his life in blindness. Even after he lost his eyesight, he continued for several years his activity as a personal worker and lay preacher at his home at Ames and elsewhere in Lincoln County.
Born in the Teays valley in Putnam county, he grew up there, going from his fathers home to answer President Lincoln's first call for volunteers. He served throughout the war.
Returning to civilian life, he became a timber manufacturer, operating sawmills in the mountains of southern West Virginia.
He lived at Ames until his removal to Huntington 12 years ago.
Twice married, he is survived by his widow and numerous decendants.
Two daughters by the first marriage are Mrs. Harry Smiley of Detroit and Mrs. Charles Arix of Branchland.
Surviving children of the later marriage are E.M. Gary, Mrs. Ralph Palmer and Mrs. Grady Yeager of Detroit, and Mrs. Leon Mandell of Chicago. There are also 25 grandchildren and 10 great grand children.
Also surviving are two brothers, Joe Gary of Detroit and Dr. James L. Gary of Joliet, Ill.

The Herald Advertiser Sunday May 20, 1934
Funeral services for W.H. Gary, 89 years old, Civil war veteran and lay minister of the Methodist church, who died last night at his home, 1828 Marshall avenue, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Enon church at Salt Rock, with Rev. G.L. Oxley officiating. Burial will be in the Enon cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Everett Zimmerman, Clarence Hundley, Joe Ashworth, N.B. Lucas, Cline Williams, and C.W. Napier.
Mr. Gary was born in Teays valley in Putnam county living there until he enlisted in the Union army at the outset of the Civil war. For a number of years after he returned to civilian life, he successfully operated several sawmills in the southern West Virginia mountains.
He continued active as a personal worker and lay preacher of his church at Ames and elsewhere in Lincoln county, despite the fact that he was blind the last 17 years of his life.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harry Smiley of Detroit, Mrs. Charles Arix of Branchland, Mrs. Ralph Palmer and Mrs. Grady Yeager of Detroit, and Mrs. Leon Mandell of Chicago, a son, E.M. Gary of Detroit, and two brothers, Joe Gary of Detroit and Dr. James L. Gary of Joliet, 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.




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  • Created by: John Elliott
  • Added: 14 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95374809
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Gary (25 Jul 1845–18 May 1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95374809, citing Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John Elliott (contributor 47901853) .