• Henry Bacon

    1866 - 1924

    Henry Bacon (1866 - 1924)

    Architect. Raised in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, where his father was a civil engineer, Henry spent a year at the University of Illinois. Beginning in 1885 as a draftsman, briefly in Boston, and then in the office of McKim, Mead and White in New York City. After four years, a fellowship enabled him to […]

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  • Henry Bacon

    1866 - 1924

    Henry Bacon (1866 - 1924)

    Architect. Raised in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, where his father was a civil engineer, Henry spent a year at the University of Illinois. Beginning in 1885 as a draftsman, briefly in Boston, and then in the office of McKim, Mead and White in New York City. After four years, a fellowship enabled him to […]

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  • Henry Baldwin

    1780 - 1844

    Henry Baldwin (1780 - 1844)

    Descended from an aristocratic British family dating back to the seventeenth century, Baldwin was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Michael Baldwin and Theodora Walcott. He is the half-brother of Abraham Baldwin. He attended Hopkins School, and received a B.A at age 17 from Yale College in 1797, he attended Litchfield Law School […]

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  • Henry Baldwin Hyde

    1834 - 1899

    Henry Baldwin Hyde (1834 - 1899)

    Business Magnate. Founded Equitable Life Insurance Co. in 1859, and built it into one of the country’s largest. (bio by: Ginny M)  Family links:  Spouse:  Annie Truesdell Hyde (1845 – 1922)*  Children:  James Hazen Hyde (1876 – 1959)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Henry Bergman

    1868 - 1946

    Henry Bergman (1868 - 1946)

    Actor. American film figure who had a long career spanning from the 1910s to the 1940s. He had roles in many of Charlie Chaplin’s films. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Henry Bessemer

    1813 - 1898

    Henry Bessemer (1813 - 1898)

    The invention from which Henry Bessemer made his first fortune was a series of six steam-powered machines for making bronze powder, used in the manufacture of gold paint. As he relates in his autobiography, he examined the bronze powder made in Nuremberg which was the only place where it was made at the time. He […]

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  • Henry Billings Brown

    1836 - 1913

    Henry Billings Brown (1836 - 1913)

    Brown was born in South Lee, Massachusetts, and grew up in Massachusetts and Connecticut. His was a New England merchant family. Brown entered Yale College at 16, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree there in 1856. Among his undergraduate classmates were Chauncey Depew, later […]

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  • Henry Blight “Toby” Halicki

    1940 - 1989

    Henry Blight “Toby” Halicki (1940 - 1989)

    Movie Producer. He was killed in 1989 in a stunt accident during the re-making of the film “Gone In 60 Seconds” (released in 2000). He and his wife, wrote, produced and directed the film.

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  • Henry Branch “Hank” Bell

    1892 - 1950

    Henry Branch “Hank” Bell (1892 - 1950)

    Actor. He is remembered by his trademark handlebar mustache, that drooped well below his chin. A veteran of silent and sound B-Western films, his career spanned three decades from 1920 to 1950, appearing in over 370 films, most of them uncredited, with actors like John Wayne, Gabby Hayes, Paul Fix, and Noah Beery. He performed […]

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  • Henry Brintell Bounetheau

    1797 - 1877

    Henry Brintell Bounetheau (1797 - 1877)

    Painter. Became known as painter of miniature portraits. He painted subjects including Charles C. Pinckney, Nathanael Greene, William Ravenel, and Charles A. Pringle. (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Henry Brooks Adams

    1838 - 1918

    Henry Brooks Adams (1838 - 1918)

    Author, Historian.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts  to one of America’s most prominent families, his father was American Diplomat and scholar  Charles Francis Adams, his grandfather was 6th United States President John Quincy Adams, and his great-grandfather was 2nd United States President John Adams. He graduated from Harvard University in 1858 and later attended lectures at […]

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  • Henry Calvin

    1918 - 1975

    Henry Calvin (1918 - 1975)

    Henry Calvin hosted a 1950 NBC radio show and appeared on Broadway (most notably in Kismet as the Wazir of Police). In 1952, he portrayed Big Ben on the children’s TV series Howdy Doody. and made his film debut in Crime Against Joe as Red Waller four years later. His character in Zorro, Sergeant Demetrio Lopez […]

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  • Henry Cele

    1949 - 2007

    Henry Cele (1949 - 2007)

    Actor. Cele was widely known for his portrayal of the title role in SABC’s “Shaka Zulu” miniseries. Born in Durban, South Africa, Henry “Black Cat” Cele was a goalkeeper for several professional soccer clubs prior to acting. He then landed the role of Shaka Zulu after playing Shaka in a South African stage production. Cele […]

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  • Henry Chadwick

    1824 - 1908

    Henry Chadwick (1824 - 1908)

    Henry Chadwick was one of the prime movers in the rise of baseball to its popularity at the turn of the 20th century. A keen amateur statistician and professional writer, he helped sculpt the public perception of the game, as well as providing the basis for the records of teams’ and players’ achievements in the […]

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  • Henry Charles Carey

    1793 - 1879

    Henry Charles Carey (1793 - 1879)

    Economist. One of the most prominent economists of the 19th century, he is best know for influential his work “The Harmony of Interest”, which compared and contrasted free trade capitalist systems and developmental capitalist systems. His earlier work, “Principles of Political Economy”, which detailed American economic thought, was a standard on the subject well into […]

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  • Henry Charles Grawemeyer

    1912 - 1993

    Henry Charles Grawemeyer (1912 - 1993)

    Businessman, Philanthropist. Best known for creating the Grawemeyer Awards – international awards in music composistion, world order, education, psychology and religion. The $200,000 each recipient recieves make these awards among the largest world wide. Winners have included former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlan Brundtland. (bio by: Mike Maloney)  Family links: […]

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  • Henry Clay Caldwell

    1832 - 1915

    Henry Clay Caldwell (1832 - 1915)

    Civil War Union Army Officer. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 3rd Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. He led the cavalry forces that caotured Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 10, 1863. The next year, President Abraham Lincoln appointed the native Iowan to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District […]

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  • Henry Clay Frick

    1849 - 1919

    Henry Clay Frick (1849 - 1919)

    Businessman. He made his fortune in the coke making business and was known as the “Coke King.” He merged his vast coke and railroad interests with those of Andrew Carnegie the “Steel King”  to form the Carnegie Corp which later became the United States Steel Corp.  Family links:  Parents:  John Wilson Frick (1822 – 1888) […]

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  • Henry Clay Pierce

    1970 - 1927

    Henry Clay Pierce (1970 - 1927)

    Founder & President of Waters-Pierce Oil Company, Pierce was considered one of the four richest men in the country. Later the company became a subsidy of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. Pierce was found guilty of violating anti-trust laws through his relationship with Standard Oil & resulted in the state of Texas bringing its best-known suit […]

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  • Henry Clews, Jr

    1876 - 1937

    Henry Clews, Jr (1876 - 1937)

    Noted Artist, Sculptor. Between the years 1903 and 1914, seven exhibitions of Clews paintings and sculptures were held in New York City. In 1918 he bought a medieval fortress located on a promontory overlooking the Cote D’Azur, just west of Cannes, in Southern France and devoted the next 18 years to restoring the castle and […]

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  • Henry Coleman Baskerville

    1905 - 1969

    Henry Coleman Baskerville (1905 - 1969)

    Architect. The son of architect Henry Eugene Baskervill, he added an “e” to the family named after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and joining his father’s firm, which was reorganized as Baskervill and Son. His professional work was interrupted in World War II when he entered the United States Navy as a Lieutenant and […]

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  • Henry Coleman Baskerville

    1905 - 1969

    Henry Coleman Baskerville (1905 - 1969)

    Architect. The son of architect Henry Eugene Baskervill, he added an “e” to the family named after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and joining his father’s firm, which was reorganized as Baskervill and Son. His professional work was interrupted in World War II when he entered the United States Navy as a Lieutenant and […]

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  • Henry Condell

    1568 - 1627

    Henry Condell (1568 - 1627)

    Elizabethan actor. Henry Condell was a fellow actor and friend of William Shakespeare, who in 1623 together with John Heminge published the world famous First Folio, seven years after William’s death. It was the first time that all of Shakespeare’s works were accurately published. Earlier cheap Quarto prints had been made of some plays, which […]

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  • Henry Corden

    1920 - 2005

    Henry Corden (1920 - 2005)

    Corden was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Henry Cohen to Max and Emma Cohen. His father was a meat curer who had been born in Romania; his mother was originally from Russia. The family moved to the Bronx, New York when Corden was a child and he arrived in Hollywood in the 1940s. A […]

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  • Henry Cowell

    1897 - 1965

    Henry Cowell (1897 - 1965)

    Born in rural Menlo Park, California, to two bohemian writers—his father was an Irish immigrant and his mother, a former schoolteacher, had relocated from Iowa—Cowell demonstrated precocious musical talent and began playing the violin at the age of five. After his parents’ divorce in 1903, he was raised by his mother, Clarissa Dixon, author of […]

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  • Henry Crabb Robinson

    1970 - 1970

    Henry Crabb Robinson (1970 - 1970)

    Journalist, Diarist. His diaries provided information on contemporary poets William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Blake. He was the founder of University College in London.

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  • Henry Curtner

    1830 - 1917

    Henry Curtner (1830 - 1917)

    Businessman. He arrived in California on October 20, 1852 with $20.00 in his pocket and worked for farms wages. Later he bought land in Centerville and quickly began to achieve his status as a millionaire, vast land owner and one of The Valley’s greatest philanthropists. A successful land owner, in 1868 he purchased Rancho Tularcitos […]

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  • Henry Daniell

    1894 - 1963

    Henry Daniell (1894 - 1963)

    In April 1921, Henry Daniell appeared at the Empire Theatre in New York City, as Prince Charles of Vaucluse in Clair de Lune, and subsequently toured for the next three years, reappearing in London at the Garrick Theatre in August 1925 as Jack Race in Cobra. He again went to New York for the first […]

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  • Henry Darger

    1892 - 1973

    Henry Darger (1892 - 1973)

    Folk Artist. Henry Darger was a Chicago artist best known for the illustrations to his 15,000-page novel, “The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion.” Raised in a brutal orphanage, he spent most of his adult […]

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  • Henry Edward Kendall

    1970 - 1885

    Henry Edward Kendall (1970 - 1885)

    Architect.  His father was an architect as well with the same name. Together they laid out the Esplanade and Tunnel, Kemp Town, Brighton, Sussex 1828 to 1830. He and his father also helped to found the Institute of British Architects. Henry built the house for Sir Thomas Longman, the publisher, in 1863. Among Henry’s other […]

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