Farmer. Point Pleasant Township (postoffiee Raritan). lias made a notable success as a stockraiser, has long filled the office of Justice of the Peace and lias, for eighteen years, during most of which time he has been clerk of the board, been a school director.
He was born in Berrien County, Mich., August 30, 1852, and was given a common school education. His parents were Jacob and Caroline R. (Conradt) Henry. His father was born near Miamisburg, Ohio, March 13, 1818, and his mother in Germany September 18, 1833, a daughter of Andrew and Fredericka (Hagle) Conradt. Elizabeth Henry, his grandmother, was a native of Pennsylvania. Jacob Henry emigrated from Ohio to Indiana, thence to Michigan, and thence, in the spring of 1865, to Illinois. He farmed in Henderson County ten years, and then went overland to California and devoted himself to farming and fruit raiser ing in Yolo County.
George W. Henry began. life for himself at the age of twenty-one years, and :a 1880 bought his present farm in Section 30. Point Pleasant TowusMp, on. which he has resided sim:e the spring of 1882. He married, in Henderson County, March 15, 1874, Carrie Milliken, who was born In Dearborn County, Ind., December 29, 1881, a daughter of Wesley and Catharine (Powell) Milliken. natives of that State, who came to Illinois in 1869. and have since lived in Headerson County, where they are farmers. Mr. and Mrs. Henry have bad children as follows'. Edith E., who married George E. Patch: Robert D. 0., who married Alice Lahey; Marvin P.: Wesley J.; Greeley M and Orville B. E.
Mr. Henry is a Republican, and is not only influential in his party, but is a fan of much liberality and public spirit.
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