The Henry Family — Rachel McRae

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The Henry Family — Rachel McRae

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From Rachel McRae

A great picture of my family, left to right: Jim Henry, my great grandpa Jack Henry (brothers), my grandma Laurabell Burns Henry, my grandpa David Henry in the back, my great grandma Maggie James Henry, my great aunt Marion McDiarmid Henry and my great uncle Arnold Henry

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And this is Liz Thom and Ephraim Henry with their son William James, who is uncle Jim in the first photo I sent you. Ephraim died a young man, and his wife Liz had something along the lines of a stroke, so Jim and Jack had to farm and work as very young men to survive, without a father. They used to clear fields, build fences, farm, and they hauled gravel out of the quarry to help build roads. They bought the farm we live on now, which was owned by the Prices, who had no children, and moved down to milk cows. Jim never married, Jack married Maggie James from Hopetown, they had two sons, and I am going to be the 4th generation to farm on the property they bought. My sisters and I are the 6th generation of Henry’s on quarry road.

Thanks Rachel- we really appreciate it.

where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

 

relatedreading

 

Genealogy of Florence May McIlquham –“Edwards Estate Scam”

The Lea Family of Almonte — Genealogy Snippets

Did You Know the History of the Frog and the Mug? Tippins Genealogy

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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