Francis Leroy Henry

23 November 1858–30 August 1929 (Age 70)
Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Francis Leroy

When Francis Leroy Henry was born on 23 November 1858, in Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, James Chandler Henry, was 26 and his mother, Mary Diantha Hurley, was 20. He had at least 9 sons and 2 daughters with Mary Etta Clysdale. He lived in Clyde Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 August 1929, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Francis Leroy Henry
1858–1929
Mary Etta Clysdale
1871–1959
Lydia Belle Henry
1890–
Ardell Henry
Roy Lee Henry
1891–1961
Earl Ray Henry
1894–1962
Levi Otis Henry
1895–1895
Guy Otis Henry
1895–1959
Arthur Lloyd Henry
1899–1970
Chandler Gordon Henry
1902–1970
Elgie Diantha Henry
1903–1978
Sewell See Henry
1907–1967
Ardiel Henry
1910–1968

Spouse and Children

children

(11)

    Lydia Belle Henry

    Female1890–Female

    Male1891–1961Male

    Earl Ray Henry

    Male1894–1962Male

    Levi Otis Henry

    Male1895–1895Male

    Guy Otis Henry

    Male1895–1959Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Chandler Henry

    Male1832–1891Male

    Female1838–1889Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1858–1929Male

    Archie C. Henry

    Male1868–1928Male

    Male1870–Male

    Charles W. Henry

    Male1872–Male

    Annie Nettie Henry

    Female1875–1876Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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)

  • Leroy Henry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis L Henry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Francis Henry in entry for Guy Otis Henry and Ethel Rose, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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