Biography of Gregory C. Henley
North Central Ohio Biographies

Gregory C. Henley, retired, is a substantial and widely known citizen of Loudonville, where he has lived for many years. He was born at Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio, Oct. 25, 1843, the son of Gregory and Barbara (Boeshertz) Henley.

Gregory Henley was born in Germany and his wife was a native of France. He was a cooper by trade and also was an extensive farmer and stockman in Knox County for many years. He later lived in Ashland County. Mr. Henley died in 1887 and his wife died in 1860. Both are buried at Danville, Knox County. They were the parents of six children, four of whom survive, their ages ranging from 80 to 91 years.

Gregory C. Henley spent his boyhood on his father's farm south of Loudonville, and received his education in the district schools. He was a millwright and was employed at various times in Toledo, Mt. Vernon, and Loudonville. After several years he purchased a wagon shop in Loudonville, which he successfully conducted for several years. Later, he purchased an interest in Hissem Byers & Company, implement dealers, and after purchasing the interest of Mr. Hissem the firm was continued as Byers & Henley until 1908, at which time Mr. Henley retired.

In 1869 Mr. Henley married Miss Anna Jane Buckingham, of Mt. Vernon, who died Aug. 14, 1922. She is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Loudonville. Mrs. Henley was the daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (Decker) Buckingham, natives of Virginia and Ohio respectively. The former died in 1870 and the latter in 1879. Both are buried at Mt. Vernon. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Henley: 1. Charles, who died in 1884. 2. Albert, who lives at Danville, Ohio. 3. Bernard, who died in infancy. 4. Celsus, who lives in Columbus. 5. Clara Jane, married John W. Getz, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history.

Mr. Henley has taken a prominent part in local politics in Loudonville for many years, having served as mayor, justice of the peace, member of the board of public affairs, and member of the city council. He is a Democrat. He holds membership in the Catholic Church.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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