Etc. -- Thomas Henry's 1900 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 5 Apr 1900 issue of the Waterford Star. Also see his wife's obituary

Death of Mr. Thomas Henry

The death occurred on Saturday last of Mr. Thomas Henry, one of the oldest residents of this place. 
Though not unexpected, the event was nonetheless sad.

Mr. Henry had been poorly for some time and had on two or three occasions rallied from a serious illness. His death was caused from a complication of troubles.

He had an operation performed on his side some nine years ago and had been troubled ever since. He had also been a great sufferer from kidney disease and rheumatism.

Some of the facts in connection with his history, and successful though modest and unassuming career, may be mentioned and will be of interest to the very large circle of friends in this and other sections by whom the deceased and his family circle have been held in the highest possible esteem.

Mr. Henry was born in the township of Pislinch, Wellington County, in the year 1831. At the age of 19 he joined the Free Will Baptist church in Waterloo township, and was baptized by Elder Wm. Henry, his uncle. He came to Waterford in 1856, shortly after he was married. 

After coming here he united with the Free Will Baptist church, which is now Trinity church. He was a prime mover in the erection of the church and also contributed very literally to the Bloomsburg and Round Plains churches.

Mr. Henry had a brick yard after he first came here, then he ran a temperance hotel and livery stable, afterwards a bakery, and for the last 12 years had been engaged in the lumber business.

Mr. Henry was one of those men whom a country may justly feel proud to recognize as a truly representative citizen. In modest and unassuming attention to his business, in unswerving integrity and loyalty to the country and his Maker, he stood out among the residents of this section as a worthy citizen.

The hospitality of his home were extended to all comers in a free-hearted manner which betokened his character, and which was evinced by  the kindly and liberal manner in which he contributed to the support of churches, and to the needs of the poor. He never refused to assist a worthy person or object.

He leaves to mourn their loss a widow, four sons and two daughters: James, Judson and Dufferin of this place, Lewis of Chicago, and Mrs. Geo. Doughty of this place and Mrs. W. L. Wilson of Brantford.

With the esteemed lady who shared his life's experiences, and the family who survive him, are the warmest sympathies of a large circle of friends, the respect surrounding them and the friend that has joined the majority, finding expression on the occasion of the funeral held Tuesday afternoon in the Baptist church by an usually large gathering of friends and neighbors to pay the last tokens of regard.

Rev. Chas. Deacon, Ph.B., assisted by Revs. W. H. Haviland and F. C. Elliott, conducted the services, after which the interment took place in Greenwood cemetery.

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