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
Mary Etta Clysdale
Lydia Belle Henry
Ardell Henry
Roy Lee Henry
Earl Ray Henry
Levi Otis Henry
Guy Otis Henry
Arthur Lloyd Henry
Chandler Gordon Henry
Elgie Diantha Henry
Sewell See Henry
Ardiel Henry

Spouse and Children



    Lydia Belle Henry



    Earl Ray Henry


    Levi Otis Henry


    Guy Otis Henry


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Chandler Henry






    Archie C. Henry



    Charles W. Henry


    Annie Nettie Henry


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


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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