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Henry, G. W., was born in Clayton, N. Y., September 6, 1847, a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Consaul) Henry, natives of Herkimer county, who both came to Clayton, being among the first settlers of the town. He was a Democrat and farmer. The family is of Holland descent, the great.grandfather coming from Holland. G. W. Henry was reared on a farm and educated in Belleville Union Academy. He followed teaching for four years, when he engaged with Holden & Tilden of Watertown as traveling salesman and continued with that firm for ten years, when he came to Theresa and engaged in the hardware business. He continued in that business until 1890, when he was burned out and erected his present block, known as the Henry block, and has added groceries and gents' furnishing goods. July 5, 1879, he married Alice S. Merrill of Alexandria, and they have one son, Charles Goodrich, born August 14, 1880. In 1892 Mr. Henry built a store at Point Vivian and in 1894 erected a hotel at the same place. He keeps a temperance house and also carries on general mercantile business. Mr. Henry began life for himself at the age of nineteen and has been very successful. He is a Democrat in politics, but not an aspirant to office. He is a member of Theresa Lodge No. 174, F. & A. M., and was made a Mason at Copenhagen, N. Y. He and his wife attend and support the Presbyterian church.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898