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Henry Torry
Millville Twp.

Henry Torry was born in Oakfield, Genesee County, N.Y., June 25, 1841, and in 1851 he came West, locating in Boone County, Ill., where he resided thirteen years, then settled on the Big Turkey River, Millville Township. In 1869 he settled on section 17, his present location. He owns 267 acres of finely improved land. He was married Oct. 12, 1864, to Emma L. Springer, born near Melville, Clayton County, Sept. 19, 1848. Six children have been born unto them, viz.: George M., born Nov. 29, 1865; Della Nettie, April 9, 1867; Minerva, born March 9, 1869; died Aug. 23, 1871; Henry Eddie, born Nov. 20, 1871; and died the same day; Edward, born Aug. 17, 1873, and Earl, June 1, 1877. Mrs. Emily Torry died June 24, 1881, leaving her family and a large concourse of friends to mourn her loss. Mr. Torry enlisted in the Fourth Wisconsin Battery, and served six months, physical disability rendering him unfit for service. Politically he favors the Republican party.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1020


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