Walter Raymond Henry

24 November 1927–3 November 2011 (Age 84)
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Walter Raymond

When Walter Raymond Henry was born on 24 November 1927, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Joseph Henry Sr, was 24 and his mother, Mary Rose Brown, was 23. He married Shirley Joy Leedom on 19 February 1948, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 3 November 2011, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Walter Raymond Henry
Shirley Joy Leedom
Marriage: 19 February 1948

Spouse and Children

19 February 1948
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Joseph Henry Sr


    Mary Rose Brown




    John J. Henry Jr.


    Mary Helen Henry


    William Edward Henry



    Helen Henry


World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 6

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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)

  • Walter R Henry in household of John J Henry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Raymond Henry, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Walter R Henry, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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