Henry Varney

about 1862–before 1905 (Age 43)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry

Henry Varney was born about 1862, in Illinois, United States. He married Martha Alvera Mayberry on 18 August 1891, in Piatt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died before 1905, in his hometown, at the age of 42.

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Henry Varney
Martha Alvera Mayberry
Marriage: 18 August 1891
William Everette Varney

Spouse and Children

18 August 1891
Piatt, Illinois, United States


World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 9

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 13

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Paul-du-Vernay in Calvados or any of various other places in northern France named with Vernay, from the Gaulish element vern ‘alder’ + the locative suffix -acum.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Henry Varney in entry for Varney, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Henry Varney in entry for William Everette Varney, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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