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Torrey, William 'Henry' 1841-1929


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 10/3/2022 at 16:50:02

Henry Torrey, one of Clayton county's highly regarded pioneer residents and Civil War veterans, passed away at his farm home in Millville township on last Thursday afternoon, December 19, 1929, at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 24 days, after an illness of a long duration.

Deceased was born in Potava, Genesse county, New York, on June 25, 1841.

In the year 1860 he enlisted in the Fourth Wisconsin Battery, serving his country faithfully and well for six months, when he was discharged owing to total disability.

On October 12, 1864, he was united in marriage with Miss Emily A. Springer, who preceded him death June 24, 1881. To this union were born six children, of whom two died in infancy and two sons, Edward dying three years ago, and Milo dying on September 17, 1929. The two living children are Mrs. Nettie Wathen of Morrill, Nebraska and Carl Torrey of Dubuque, Iowa.

On July 4, 1882, he was married to Miss Louise Herbolsheimer, of Millville, who also preceded him in death on March 22, 1914. To this union were born four children, all living, namely, Fred Torrey and Mrs. Lizzie Schrunk, of Millville township, and Mrs. Mae Miller and Mrs. Barbara Wilson, of Colesburg.

On September 1, 1916, he was married to Mrs. Julia Woodworth, of Cedar Rapids, who survives him.

Mr. Torrey left New York in 1851, going to Boone county, Illinois where he lived for thirteen years, then coming to Millville township, Clayton county, Iowa, where he settled on a farm and spent the remainder of his ambitious and Christian life. For many years he was successfully engaged in stock farming.

Mr. Torrey was a kind and true husband, father and friend, loved and respected by all who knew him, and in his death this community loses a most worthy citizen.

During his illness he was a patient sufferer. All that loving hands could do and medical knowledge could suggest, was done for him, but all failed when the Angel of Death called him to the Great Beyond on last Thursday.

Besides his aged widow and six children, forty-one grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends deeply mourn his death, and he will be sadly missed by all. He was the last of his family to be called.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.C. Cleveland of Manchester, at the Torrey home in Millville township on last Saturday afternoon at one o'clock. The body was laid to rest in the Friedlein cemetery in Millville township. At the cemetery funeral services were in military form, World War veterans of Millville and Guttenberg being in attendance in a body. Six World War veterans acted as pallbearers. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near.

Card of Thanks
We hereby wish to heartily thank all neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness shown us during the illness and death of our beloved father, Henry Torrey. We also wish to thank the World War Veterans, Choir, Rev. J.C. Cleveland, and for the many beautiful floral offerings.
The children - Fred Torry, Earl Torrey, Mae Miller, Barbra Wilson, Lizzie Schrunk, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Wathen.

~Guttenberg Press, Thursday, December 26, 1929; pg 1
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Wm. Koehn attended the funeral of Henry Torrey, Civil War veteran, in Millville township on Saturday. Mr. Koehn is also a Civil War veteran, the only one amongst us now. He was the only civil war veteran present at Mr. Torrey's funeral.
~Guttenberg Press, Thursday, December 26, 1929; pg 4


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