• Henry Holcomb Bennett

    1863 - 1924

    Henry Holcomb Bennett (1863 - 1924)

    Author, Journalist, Poet. Author of the patriotic poem, “Hats Off– The Flag Goes By.”  Family links:  Parents:  John Briscoe Henry Bennett (1821 – 1903)  Eliza Jane McClintick Bennett (1829 – 1913)

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  • Henry Hugh Armstead

    1828 - 1905

    Henry Hugh Armstead (1828 - 1905)

    Artist. Born in Bloomsbury, London, he trained first under his father, then at the Government School of Design at Somerset House and afterwards at private art schools. He also studied with Edward Hodges Baily. At the age of eighteen he went to work for the silversmiths Hunt and Roskell. His works included “Kean Testimonial”, a […]

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  • Henry Hull

    1890 - 1977

    Henry Hull (1890 - 1977)

    Henry Hull was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of William Madison Hull and Elinor Bond Vaughn. Early in his career, Hull appeared frequently on Broadway; he created the role of Jeeter Lester in the long-running play Tobacco Road (1933), based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Hull appeared in 74 films between 1917 and 1966, often […]

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  • Henry Huttleston Rogers

    1840 - 1909

    Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840 - 1909)

    Businessman and philanthropist.  He amassed a fortune so large he was listed in a 1996 study as one of the 25 most wealthy individuals in US history.  He was a major holder in John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust, and had numerous investments of his own in copper, steel, natural gas, coal, and railroads.  Rogers […]

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  • Henry II of England

    1133 - 1189

    Henry II of England (1133 - 1189)

    Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle (French: Court-manteau), Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes, King of England (1154–89) and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and […]

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  • Henry J. Heinz

    1844 - 1919

    Henry J. Heinz (1844 - 1919)

    Founder Henry John Heinz began packing foodstuffs on a small scale at Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1869. There he founded Heinz Noble & Company with a friend, L. Clarence Noble, and began marketing horseradish. The company went bankrupt in 1875, but the following year Heinz founded another company, F & J Heinz, with his brother John […]

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  • Henry John “Hank” Aguirre

    1931 - 1994

    Henry John “Hank” Aguirre (1931 - 1994)

    Nicknamed “Mex” because he was of Mexican descent, Aguirre was born on January 31, 1931, in Azusa, California to Jenny Alva and Joseph Aguirre. Joseph was born in Jalisco, Mexico in 1902 and emigrated with his family during the time of the Mexican Revolution. Joseph and Jenny had seven children. Henry (Hank) Aguirre worked in […]

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  • Henry John Heinz

    1844 - 1919

    Henry John Heinz (1844 - 1919)

    Business Magnate. The son of German immigrants, he was the founder of the H.J. Heinz Company that grew into one of the largest food processers in the United States. As a youth, his father ran a brickyard and part of that property was used by his mother as a garden. By the age of 14 […]

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  • Henry John Kaiser

    1882 - 1967

    Henry John Kaiser (1882 - 1967)

    Industrialist. A native of Canajoharie, N.Y. He left school at age 13 and became a photographer’s apprentice and later bought the business at age 20. In 1907 he worked for a construction company in Spokane, Wash., in 1914 started his own construction company in Vancouver, Canada and began a career of government funded projects, including […]

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  • Henry Koster

    1905 - 1988

    Henry Koster (1905 - 1988)

    Henry Koster, who was in the midst of directing a film, had already been the subject of antisemitism, and knew he had to leave. He lost his temper at an SA officer at his bank during lunch hour, and knocked the officer out. He went directly to the railroad station and left Germany for France, […]

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  • Henry Larcom Abbott

    1831 - 1927

    Henry Larcom Abbott (1831 - 1927)

    Henry Larcom Abbot was born in Beverly, Massachusetts. Abbot attended West Point and graduated second in his class (which included Jeb Stuart and G. W. Custis Lee) with a degree in military engineering in 1854. Initially he had wanted to join the Artillery, but shortly after graduation, a classmate convinced him to choose the Engineers. […]

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  • Henry Leland

    1843 - 1932

    Henry Leland (1843 - 1932)

    Henry Leland was born to Leander and Zilpha, the youngest of 8, in Vermont in 1843. Sources differ on the town of his birth (Danville versus Barton); he grew up in Barton. He learned engineering and precision machining in the Brown & Sharpe plant at Providence, Rhode Island. He subsequently worked in the firearms industry, […]

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  • Henry Léon-Gustave-Charles Bernstein

    1876 - 1953

    Henry Léon-Gustave-Charles Bernstein (1876 - 1953)

    Author. Principle works include “Le Marché” (1900; “The Market”), “Frère Jacques” (1904; “Brother Jacques”), “La Rafale” (1905; “The Whirlwind”), “La Griffe” (1906; “The Claw”), and Samson (1907), Isräel (1908; “Israel”), “Après moi” (1911; “After Me”), “Le Secret” (1913; “The Secret”), “La Galerie des glaces” (1924; “The Gallery of Mirrors”), “Mélo” (1929), “Le Voyage” (1937; “The […]

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  • Henry Livemore Abbott

    1842 - 1864

    Henry Livemore Abbott (1842 - 1864)

    Henry Livermore Abbott, the third of eleven children, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 21, 1842, the son of Josiah Gardner Abbott, a successful lawyer and judge. In 1876, Josiah Gardner Abbott was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was a prominent member of the Democratic Party. Henry’s mother, Caroline, was […]

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  • Henry Lomb

    1828 - 1908

    Henry Lomb (1828 - 1908)

    Businessman. Co-Founder of Bausch And Lomb, Incorperated.  Family links:  Spouse:  Emilie Klein Lomb (1844 – 1940)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Henry Lomb

    1828 - 1908

    Henry Lomb (1828 - 1908)

    Businessman. Co-Founder of Bausch And Lomb, Incorperated.  Family links:  Spouse:  Emilie Klein Lomb (1844 – 1940)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Henry Mancini

    1924 - 1994

    Henry Mancini (1924 - 1994)

    Mancini was born in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, and was raised near Pittsburgh, in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. His parents emigrated from the Abruzzo region of Italy. Mancini’s father, Quinto (born March 13, 1893, Scanno, Italy) was a steelworker, who made his only child begin piccolo lessons at the age […]

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  • Henry Massie Rector

    1816 - 1899

    Henry Massie Rector (1816 - 1899)

    Sixth Governor of Arkansas from 1860-1862 and State Supreme Court Associate Justice.  Born at Fontaine’s Ferry near Louisville, Kentucky, to Elias Rector and Fannie Bardell Thruston. He was the only one of their children to survive to maturity. Henry received the rudiments of an education from his mother, but his formal schooling was limited to […]

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  • Henry Mather Greene

    1870 - 1954

    Henry Mather Greene (1870 - 1954)

    Architect during the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. Working with his brother, Charles, they designed what came to be known as “ultimate bungalows”, the most famous of these being the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA. They designed not only the house, but also the furniture, light fixtures, carpets, picture frames, linens […]

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  • Henry Mayo Newhall

    1825 - 1882

    Henry Mayo Newhall (1825 - 1882)

    Western Pioneer. He was businessman whose extensive land holdings became the California communities of Newhall, Saugus, Santa Clarita and Valencia. In 1850, he came to California to search for gold but when he arrived many of the good mining sites had already been claimed. Settling in San Francisco, he opened the H.M. Newhall & Company, […]

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  • Henry Menasco Wade

    1914 - 2001

    Henry Menasco Wade (1914 - 2001)

    Kennedy Assassination Figure. The long time Dallas County District attorney, he was the chief prosecutor in the trial of Jack Ruby, killer of President John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. While a student at the University of Texas, he campaigned for Lyndon Baines Johnson in his 1937 bid for the United States House of […]

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  • Henry Methvin

    1912 - 1948

    Henry Methvin (1912 - 1948)

    Henry Methvin was born in Louisiana on April 8, 1912, to Ivan “Ivy” T. Methvin and Avie Stephens. He was serving a 10-year prison sentence at the Eastham prison farm in Huntsville, Texas when Bonnie and Clyde came to break out Raymond Hamilton on January 16, 1934; one guard was killed and another wounded in […]

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  • Henry Newell Cady

    1849 - 1935

    Henry Newell Cady (1849 - 1935)

    Artist, Author. He was an 1869 graduate of Brown University and briefly attended the National Academy of Design in New York. Largely self-taught, his paintings were mostly New England coastal scenes. Among the places they were seen during his lifetime were the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, and the Expostion […]

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  • Henry Nicolaus

    1850 - 1938

    Henry Nicolaus (1850 - 1938)

    Henry was the son-in-law of brewer Louis Schlossstein of the Old Uhrig Brewery. After an apprenticeship in Bavaria, at the age of 18, Henry came to St. Louis in 1867 & worked at the Becker & Hoppe malt house, St. Louis’ largest. He later worked at the National Brewery & Anheuser-Busch before returning to Europe […]

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  • Henry Osborne Havemeyer

    1847 - 1907

    Henry Osborne Havemeyer (1847 - 1907)

    Businessman. A wealthy sugar magnate, his art collection was the largest single donation to the Metropolitan museum of art in New York City.  Family links:  Spouse:  Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer (1855 – 1929)*  Children:  Adaline Havemeyer Frelinghuysen (1884 – 1963)*  Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888 – 1960)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Henry Peter Bosse

    1844 - 1903

    Henry Peter Bosse (1844 - 1903)

    Photographer. As a draughtsman for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, he took many photographs of the Mississippi River. These photos were discovered in 1990, and a collection was sold by Sotheby’s for $60,000. In Sotheby’s 1995 photographic catalogue, the discovery of his work was proclaimed the most important discovery of 1990. His photos […]

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  • Henry Peters Gray

    1819 - 1877

    Henry Peters Gray (1819 - 1877)

    Artist. While still a young man he developed an interest in art and showed great skill in his technique. He became a student of renown artist Daniel Huntington, accompanying Huntington to Europe in 1838 to continue his studies. During that time he visited the great art centers of Europe including Milan, Rome and Florence in […]

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  • Henry Petring

    1826 - 1888

    Henry Petring (1826 - 1888)

    Wholesale grocer in St. Louis for over 25 years with various partners before organizing the Henry Petring Grocery Company. He eventually began making a speciality of coffee & built up a mammoth trade in that commodity. He was also intrested in banking & was a director of several different banks in St. Louis. He became […]

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  • Henry Richards Luard

    1825 - 1891

    Henry Richards Luard (1825 - 1891)

    Historian and Registrar of Cambridge University. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Henry Robinson Luce, II

    1898 - 1967

    Henry Robinson Luce, II (1898 - 1967)

    Magazine Magnate. Publisher of Sports Illustrated, Life and Time Magazine.  Family links:  Parents:  Henry Winters Luce (1868 – 1941)  Spouse:  Clare Boothe Luce (1903 – 1987)*  Children:  Henry R Luce (1925 – 2005)* *Calculated relationship

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