NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Barney Henry was born in the north of Ireland, Sept. 6, 1838. He was educated in his native place and followed the occupation of farmer. In religion he was a Roman Catholic, in politics a Democrat. He came to this country and settled in Copenhagen, N.Y. Have these webpages helped you?
He married Elizabeth, born at Copenhagen, N.Y., Jan. 30, 1850, daughter of Robert and Jane (Wilson) Wilson, of Scotch-Irish ancestry.
Children, born at Copenhagen:
1. Florence Elizabeth, Oct. 30, 1876.
2. Frank Wilson, Dec. 16, 1878.
3. Harry John, mentioned below.
(II) Harry John, son of Barney Henry, was born at Copenhagen, Nov. 26, 1880. He attended the public schools of his native town and was graduated in the class of 1898 from the Copenhagen high school and Copenhagen training class. From 1898 to 1905 he taught school in the county in various public schools. He was elected school commissioner of the second district of Lewis county, N.Y., in November, 1905, and re-elected in Nov. 1908. He is a member of Copenhagen Lodge, No. 831, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Copenhagen; of Orient Lodge, No. 238, Free and Accepted Masons, of Copenhagen; of Carthage Chapter, No. 259, Royal Arch Masons, of Carthage; and of Copenhagen Grange, No. 90, Patrons of Husbandry. He has been noble grand of Copenhagen Lodge, and is now secretary and treasurer of the district grand committee of Jefferson District, No. 3, Odd Fellows. He has served one year as senior deacon, three years as senior warden, and one year as worshipful master of Orient Lodge. He is a member of Copenhagen Club.
He attends Grace Methodist Episcopal church, of which his wife is a member. Mr. Henry has had a typical American career. By his own native ability and efforts he has won his way, starting as an unknown boy in a country town with no advantages of birth, wealth or influence, to a position of large influence in the community in social and political affairs.
His ancestors were honest, thrifty and industrious people. His career is an inspiration to the youth and a source of pleasure and satisfaction to his many friends. His influence in educational matters has been inspiring and he was well known throughout the state among educators.
He married, June 30, 1909, at Copenhagen, Emma Florence, born at Lowville, Dec. 17, 1877, daughter of Henry L. and Marion E. (Stoddard) Roberts. Her father was a prosperous farmer, now retired. Children of Henry L. and Marion E. Roberts: 1. Bertha, married C. Leon Ryel of Copenhagen. 2. Elva, married W. J. Stoddard of Lowville. 3. Glenn, conducts the homestead. 4. Emma Florence, mentioned above.
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