ED K. HENRY, formerly one of the proprietors and publishers of the Rising Sun, now the Blairstown Press, was born in Peru, Ind., June 16, 1863, and is the son of Milton and Clara Henry. He came to Blairstown with his parents in 1866, was educated in the city schools, and learned his trade in the office of the Independent, formerly of this place, now of Belle Plaine. He also worked in various other offices, in Chicago, Tama City and Belle Plaine, Iowa. In September, 1885, he started the Rising Sun, but subsequently consolidated it with the Loyalist, and formed a partnership with Mr. Hayden. In April, 1886, the paper was sold to H. L. Bassett, who changed the name to Blairstown Press. The Rising Sun was a weekly eight-column folio paper, independent in politics, and devoted to the local interests of the city and county.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 341.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 18th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.