Henry Russell Handy

1927–20 November 2014 (Age 87)
Sprague, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Henry Russell

When Henry Russell Handy was born in 1927, in Sprague, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Grant Handy, was 30 and his mother, Ora Scott, was 25. He lived in Town Magisterial District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 20 November 2014, in Alamance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87.

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William Grant Handy
Ora Scott
Vada Elizabeth Rosabell Handy
Dorothy Handy
Dewey Lawrence Handy
Curtis Daniel Handy
Henry Russell Handy
Carl Edward Handy

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Handy in household of William Handy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Handy in entry for William Grant Handy, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Henry Russell Handy, "Find A Grave Index"

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