Biography of Norman P. Henry
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Norman P. Henry. One of the popular young business men of Mansfield, and a member of one of the oldest families of Richland County, is Norman P. Henry, who is secretary and treasurer of the G. & H. Supply Company, 131 East 5th Street. He was born in this city, March 25, 1890, the son of Norman P. and Emma (Hipp) Henry.

Norman P. Henry, deceased, was a widely known and highly esteemed citizen of Mansfield. He was born in Monroe Township, Richland County, the son of Robert Henry, a native of Pennsylvania, who settled on a farm in Monroe Township Richland County during the early days. His son, Norman P., was reared and educated in Monroe Township and was a harness maker by trade. He engaged in business for many years with George W. Zeliner, in Mansfield. Mr. Henry died in 1916 and is buried in Mansfield. He was a Democrat and took an active and prominent part in local politics, having served as president of the city council. He was also a member of the school board. He belonged to the Knights of Pythias and was a Past Master of Mansfield Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 35. Emma (Hipp) Henry was born at Bucyrus, Ohio, and still lives in Mansfield. Three sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry; Norman P., the subject of this sketch; Harold and Robert L., both live in Mansfield.

Norman P. Henry obtained his education in the public and high schools of Mansfield, and began his business career with Roderick Lean Company, Mansfield, as a clerk. He later became manager of the credit and collection department, and in August, 1925, was active in the organization of the G. & H. Supply Company, jobbers in agricultural implements and supplies. Mr. Henry is secretary and treasurer of the Company and is associated with William H. Gugler as president and Ralph Hoffman vice president and sales manager.

On June 7, 1924 Mr. Henry married Miss Esther Farber, the daughter of Harry B. and Cornelia F. Farber, of Bellville, Ohio, now residents of Mansfield. Mr. and Mrs. Henry have two children: Marjorie G., born Nov. 16, 1927; and Norman P., III, born June 20, 1930.

Mr. Henry is a member of the Baptist Church, and is affiliated with Mansfield Lodge F. & A. M. No. 35, Mansfield Chapter R. A. M. No. 28, and Mansfield Council R. & S. M. M. No. 94. He is also a member of the exchange Club of Mansfield.

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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