Henry Crockett Wallace, Sr

Henry Crockett Wallace, Sr

Birth
Woodford County, Kentucky, USA
Death 24 Oct 1901 (aged 78)
Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 97097625 · View Source
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City attorney of Lexington 1849-1853.
Lawyer
Originally studied law with brother-in-law, F.C. Sharp,ESQ., afterward being a prominent lawyer of the St. Louis bar.
Member of the First Baptist church of Lexington.
Elected to the constitutional convention for the 17th senatorial district, which met in 1875.

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Lexington Intelligencer, October 26, 1901

DEATH OF THE HONORABLE HENRY C. WALLACE
The Aged Citizen Passed Away at His Home in Lexington Early Thursday Morning
His was a Life of Great Activity and Usefulness
Bar Association Took Action--Services at First Baptist Church

Friday Afternoon--Interment at Machpelah

The Hon. Henry C. Wallace, Sr., one of Lexington's oldest and most highly respected citizens, a man whose name was a synonym for honesty and integrity, died at his home in Lexington at fifteen minutes after twelve o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Wallace had been gradually failing since the 19th of August and the end was not unexpected.
With him at the time of his death were his devoted wife and children, who witnessed his passing with the consoling knowledge that in the beyond he had implicit faith in the loving care and protection of a never failing Savior.
The children who survive this honored citizen are Henry Crockett Wallace, of Lexington; Fidelio Lee Wallace, of Lexington; Mrs. Bertie Wallace McDonald, of St. Joseph; Maxwell Sharp Wallace, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Florence Wallace Cooper, of Kansas City, all of whom were with their father at the time of his death.
Hon. Henry C. Wallace descended from most illustrious families. He was born August 18, 1823, in Woodford county, Ky., and was a son of Henry and Elizabeth Wallace. His mother was a daughter of George Carlisle, a soldier in the revolutionary war, and his father was a soldier in the war of 1812. The elder Wallace was born in Kentucky soon after the admission of the state and is supposed to have been the first male child born in Kentucky after its admission into the union. During the war of 1812 he served with distinction under Gen. William H. Harrison. He removed with his family to Missouri in the spring of 1844, settled in Lexington and remained here until his death, May 27, 1875.
The grandfather of Lexington's dead citizen, Caleb Wallace, was a member of the convention that framed the first constitution of Kentucky, at Danville, in 1792, as well as a member of the convention that framed the second constitution for that state at Frankfort in 1797. He was one of the first judges of the court of appeals of Kentucky, having been appointed in 1792 and serving for twenty years in that capacity. He was also a member of the electoral college that chose John Adams as president of the United States.
Hon. Henry C. Wallace began his educational work in school of Kentucky, and at the time his father emigrated to Missouri was a student at Center college, at Danville, that state. A severe attack of typhoid fever at about that time precluded further collegiate work. After coming to Missouri Mr. Wallace pursued his studies in the schools of Lexington and in 1847 he became a teacher at this place. After spending a year and a half as a pedagogue he began the study of law with his brother-in-law, F.C. Sharp, who afterwards became a prominent member of the St. Louis bar. In the year 1849 Mr. Wallace was admitted to practice, but afterwards completed his legal education at a law school in Louisville, Ky., from which he graduated in 1851. He there upon returned to Lexington, resumed the practice of his profession and continued to reside here up to the time of his death.
Mr. Wallace was married June 4, 1863, to Miss Lizzie Sharp, a sister to the distinguished lawyer mentioned above, and daughter of Absolem M. Sharp, of Christian county, Kentucky. The wife of his bosom for so many years and the five children who survive the deceased are mentioned in an initiatory paragraph of this sad story.
Although often urged to allow his name to be used in connection with candidacy for office, Mr. Wallace chose rather not to yield. Hence, with the exception of having served as justice of the peace and city attorney for Lexington his only political preferment was election to the Missouri constitutional convention which met in 1875, from the district then composed of the counties of Lafayette, Pettis and Saline. He bore an important part in framing the splendid organic law of this state.
In religion Mr. Wallace was a Baptist, having been a consistent member of that church for the past sixty-two years. He was prominent in church work and for twelve years successively was moderator for the Lafayette and Johnson county association. Politically Mr. Wallace was a whip, but after the demise of that organization he became an earnest member of the democratic party.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 97097625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Crockett Wallace, Sr (18 Aug 1823–24 Oct 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97097625, citing Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by k75evad (contributor 47379698) .