Elmer Ellsworth Henry

14 March 1896–March 1974 (Age 78)
Jacksonville, Lynn Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elmer Ellsworth

When Elmer Ellsworth Henry was born on 14 March 1896, in Jacksonville, Lynn Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harrison A. Henry, was 33 and his mother, Telila Snyder Henry, was 29. He married Alma Bertha Kunkel on 10 January 1920, in Jacksonville, Lynn Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Albany, Albany Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Shillington, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died in March 1974, in Lititz, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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Elmer Ellsworth Henry
Alma Bertha Kunkel
Marriage: 10 January 1920
Anna M Henry

Spouse and Children

10 January 1920
Jacksonville, Lynn Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Telila Snyder Henry




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Elmer Henry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer E Henry in household of Harrison A Henry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer E Henry in household of Harrison A Henry, "United States Census, 1900"

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