Henry Joseph Counsman

Brief Life History of Henry Joseph

When Henry Joseph Counsman was born on 22 September 1915, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John LeRoy Counsman II, was 25 and his mother, Mary Leocadia Miller, was 24. He died on 7 September 2000, in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 84.

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John LeRoy Counsman II
Mary Leocadia Miller
John LeRoy Counsman III
Henry Joseph Counsman
Eulalia Barbara ( Sis) Counsman
Russell Francis "Jack" Counsman
Edward Ralph Counsman
Charles William ( Chic) Counsman
Patricia Louise Counsman
James Richard Counsman
Shirley Ann Counsman
Mary Louise Counsman

Sources (3)

  • Henry Couresman in household of John L Couresman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Counsman, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Henry Counsman in household of Henry Miller, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)


"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


The infamous radio debut of War of the Worlds (an adaptation of the novel by Orson Welles) was broadcast from New Jersey. The drama program was framed as a news broadcast describing an alien invasion, which reportedly caused panic among a small subset of listeners that tuned in late. However, the newspaper industry exaggerated reports of the confusion to make it sound widespread. It's believed that the newspaper industry was attempting to take advantage of the situation to discredit the reliability of radio broadcasting.

Name Meaning

A perennially popular given name, of Continental Germanic origin, from haim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’. It was an Old French name, adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain. It has been borne by eight kings of England. Not until the 17th century did the form Henry (as opposed to Harry ) become the standard vernacular form, mainly under the influence of the Latin form Henricus and French Henri.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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