John Jacob Henry

about 1 September 1865–20 December 1936 (Age 71)
Hartsville, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of John Jacob

When John Jacob Henry was born about 1 September 1865, in Hartsville, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, George O. Henry, was 27 and his mother, Ann K Stryker, was 26. He married Nellie Mae Barrette about 1886, in United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 20 December 1936, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Jacob Henry
1865–1936
Nellie Mae Barrette
1868–1955
Marriage: about 1886
Alma Flossie Henry
1887–1959
Pearl Henry
1903–
Blanche Ann Henry
1891–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1886
United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    George O. Henry

    Male1838–1865Male

    Ann K Stryker

    Female1839–1911Female

siblings

(3)

    Ambrosia Henry

    Female1859–Female

    Jennie Henry

    Female1863–Female

    Male1865–1936Male

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1886

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 (2)

  • John J Henry in household of Sameul J Feliff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John J Henry, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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