James Henry was born in Pine Creek Township December 15, 1858 and died at Dixon, Ill., January 1, 1923 at the age of 64 years. He was the youngest son of Sarah Ann and Samuel Henry, and was the last of the family of seven children, three brothers and three sisters having preceded him in death. He was married in 1883 to Amanda Cox. One son, Charles Elmer Linn Henry, is left to mourn the loss of a devoted father. His entire life has been spent in the vicinity of Polo, and he will be missed in the community in which he has lived so many years. He was of a generous, good natured disposition and will be remembered as kind and home-loving by all who knew him. Funeral services were held January 3 at the home of C. D. Coffman, (near) the Henry homestead, and he was laid to rest at Mt. Morris.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (source unknown)

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