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Malinda Jane (Allen) Henry (1933)

ALLEN, EVANS, HENRY

Posted By: Treva Patterson
Date: 7/14/2006 at 14:06:00

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 26, 1933

Mrs. Malinda Henry Dies

Mrs. Malinda Henry, pioneer resident of Jackson township died at her home Friday, January 20th, at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Henry had lived on the home farm for the past 63 years, with the exception of a short time, which she spent at the home of her son Benjamin Henry in Winterset.

The deceased was a daughter of James and Margaret Allen and was born at Pinhook, in Lawrence county, Indiana, December 6, 1848. She was married to Emanuel P. Henry, March 4, 1869. They were the parents of four children, all of whom reside in Madison county. Lucinda and John at home, Charles of Earlham and Benjamin of winterset. Mr. Henry died February 18, 1903. She leaves a sister Catherine Evans of Stillwater, Oklahoma and a brother, Elijah B. Allen of York, Nebraska. Seven brothers and sisters have preceded her in death.

Mrs. Henry migrated to Iowa with her parents in 1853. They settled on a farm near Earlham, known as the Charles Haxton farm. She was married to Mr. Henry, the day that General U.S. Grant was inaugurated president of the United States. They lived near Booneville for a short time, and then moved to the farm that has since been her home.

While she lived in Winterset, she was baptized by Asa E. Smith of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mr. Smith conducted her funeral services which were held at the Worthington church, Sunday morning, January 22, at 11 o'clock. Burial was in the Worthington cemetery.

Mrs. Henry had been in poor health for a number of years, but she was able to sit in a chair and death came, while she was in a chair in her home.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 26, 1933
Page 1, Column 1

Mrs. Malinda J. Henry

Services for Mrs. Malinda Jane Henry, 84, a resident of Iowa since 1853, who died Friday afternoon at her home in Jackson township, were held Sunday morning at eleven o’clock at the Worthington church with burial in the church cemetery. Asa E. Smith of the Latter Day Saints church, was in charge of the services.

Mrs. Henry was the daughter of James and Margaret Allen and was born at Pinhook, Indiana, December 6, 1848. Her marriage to Emanuel P. Henry took place March 4, 1869, the day General Grant was inaugurated as president.

In 1853 the Allen family settled on a farm near Earlham, now known as the Charles Haxton place. After her marriage she lived a short time near Booneville, the family returning to make their home on the farm south of Earlham where her death occurred and where she lived continuously sixty-three years with the exception of a short time spent with her son, Benjamin, in Winterset.
She was a member of the church of the Latter Day Saints. Mr. Henry died February 18, 1903.

Surviving are four children, Lucinda and John at home; Charles of Earlham, and Benjamin of Winterset; a sister, Catherine Evans of Stillwater, Oklahoma; a brother, Elijah B. Allen of York, Nebraska; two grandchildren and three Great grandchildren.

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