Allen
M.
Henry


 

ALLEN M. HENRY was born in Camden NJ around 1877 to John J. and Sarah Henry. His father was a Civil War veteran. At the time of the 1880 census the family lived at 921 South 4th Street in Camden NJ, where John Henry worked as a laborer. The family included three older children, Lizzie, Willie, and Kate. By 1887 the family had moved to 923 South 4th Street. John J. Henry became a stevedore in 1888, and by 1890 was working as a "boss stevedore", akin to being a foreman. The family had moved to 346 Mechanic Street, which appears to have been a new house, the address not appearing in Camden Directories prior to 1890.

Allen Henry married Anna B. De Maris at the age 20, and soon moved to Philadelphia. When the census was taken in 1910 he was living in Philadelphia and working as a hosiery finisher. At that time the Henry family included four three daughters, Annie, Florence, and Augustie, their first child, Sarah having died. 

Anna Henry passed away on December 18, 1912 in Pennsylvania. Allen Henry later remarried and moved to Camden, where he passed away on January 10, 1928. He had been active in several fraternal organizations in Camden, the Jefferson Council No. 126, Junior Order of American Mechanics; Theodore Crocker Camp No. 236, Sons of Veterans; Washington Camp No. 25, Patriotic Order Sons of America, and other societies.


Camden Courier-Post - January 11, 1928

ALLEN M. HENRY

Allen M. Henry, husband of Amelia K. Henry, died yesterday at his home, 2409 Howell Street. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from his late residence. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Henry was a member of the Jefferson Council No. 126, Junior Order of American Mechanics; Theodore Crocker Camp No. 236, Sons of Veterans; Washington Camp No. 25, Patriotic Order Sons of America, and other societies. Lodges will conduct their funeral services on Friday evening at seven o’clock. 


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