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Hester Ann HENRY

On Tuesday morning, December 21, 1915 at eight o’clock, occurred the death of Hester Ann Henry at her home near Stratford, after a short illness. Hester Ann Henry was born at Concord, Penn. on July 30th 1841, and came west with her parents in 1843. Her parents settled at the Henry homestead, where she has resided continuously ever since until her death. Hence she settled here over seventy-two years ago, making her one of the oldest settlers in Ogle County at the time of her death.

She was a member of the M. E. Church of Polo for over fifty years. Miss Henry leaves to mourn the loss of a loving and indulgent sister her brothers, Dr. Wm. Henry of Harmon, Ill.; Hugh Henry of Edgerton, Kansas, and John and James Henry who resided with her, and her sister, Mary Jane Woolhizer of Mills, Nebraska.

The funeral services were held at the home of the deceased by Rev. J. E. Fluck and the body laid to rest beside her parents and grandparents in Mt. Morris.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (source unknown)

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