Milton John Henry

Brief Life History of Milton John

When Milton John Henry was born on 17 January 1840, in Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Chester Henry, was 25 and his mother, Sarah E Jenny, was 16. He married Harriet E. Knibloe on 18 March 1866, in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Douglas Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States for about 50 years. He died on 10 July 1927, in Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Gilman Cemetery, Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Milton John Henry
Harriet E. Knibloe
Marriage: 18 March 1866
Hubert Knibloe Henry
Myrta Josephine Henry
Orie Adelle Henry
William E. Henry

Sources (20)

  • Milton Henry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Milton J. Henry, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Milton J. Henry, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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Name Meaning

English, French, Walloon, and West Indian (mainly Jamaica and Haiti): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic 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. 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. German Heinrich , and also their derivatives, e.g. Swedish Henriksson (see Henrikson ). Compare Henri .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.

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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