Willard Coleman Henry

15 February 1881–27 June 1925 (Age 44)
Sombra, Lambton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Willard Coleman

When Willard Coleman Henry was born on 15 February 1881, in Sombra, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Martin Nathaniel Henry, was 27 and his mother, Dorcas Brown, was 27. He married Elizabeth Jean Fraser on 27 September 1905, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 27 June 1925, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Coleman Henry
1881–1925
Elizabeth Jean Fraser
1884–
Marriage: 27 September 1905
Rella May Henry
1906–1972
Fraser Henry
1910–
Emily Henry
1912–
Elsie Henry
1918–
Jean Henry
1918–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 September 1905
Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

    Female1906–1972Female

    Fraser Henry

    Male1910–Male

    Emily Henry

    Female1912–Female

    Elsie Henry

    Female1918–Female

    Jean Henry

    Female1918–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · Largest Island Park in the Nation

Age 3

Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States, and it is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It's home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Center, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and numerous monuments.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Willard C. Henry in household of Martin Henry, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Willara C Henry in household of Mortin N Henry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willard Henry, "United States Census, 1910"

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