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Henry, John R. Jr.

John R. Henry U.S. Navy WWII
John R. Henry U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 10/30/1913
Died On: 2/1/1974 Last Residence: 10580, Rye, Westchester, New York
Street Address: Rye Methodist Church
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - USS Columbia

Veteran Code: USN-93

John R. Henry was born in New York in 1914. In Rye his family lived at Rye Methodist Church. John served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Name: John Henry Social Security Number: 059-12-5822 Birth Date: 30 Oct 1913 Issue Year: Before 1951 Issue State: New York Last Residence: 10580, Rye, Westchester, New York, USA Death Date: Feb 1974

USS_Columbia_(CL-56)Lieut. John R. Henry, Jr. . has been in the Solomons area for more than a year on the Cruiser Columbia. A recent hastily penned note from him said: Out of touch with mail for seven weeks. All we want from Santa Claus is sleep, for we have beenj at our stations for forty-six out of forty-eight hours. Have had plenty of luck and some fun but these babies sure can. take it. Friday, December 3, 1943 THE RYE CHRONICLE PAGE NINE


Retired eseeative services for John 'Henry of SI Gract Rye will be con-t S pm Wednesday at i Pfexbyterian Church 1 at Greenwood Union Cepetary Aged 60 be died SundaylMRht at hia home Henry ystired in 1971 as vice presidmtand corporate sec re-tar jf American Can Co of Greenwich Bora Oct 10 1011 in Brooklyn he was the son of the late Rev John Robertson Henry minister at the Rye Methodist Charch for many yean and the late Louise Mildred Tschetter Henry

He served M months with the US Navy during World War II retiring as full commander on the light cruiser USS Columbia A 1911 graduate of Phillip Academy in Andovtr Mara he was graduated from Yale University in IMS and from Law School three yean later He was a member of DKE and the Qihu Society at Yale the Yale Club ot New York City the A paw arris Chib the Rye Historical Society and the Society of Philatelists A member of the Rye Presbyterian Charch ha was also a former member of the Manutsing Island Onb aad was for some pi a district leader tor the lye Republicaa Club and secretary of Keep America Beau-tlfalia New York City At Yale he was on the varsity swimming and diving teams He started with American Can as an attorney rose to general counsel then secretary vice president and director before becoming vice president and corporate secretary

Henry is survived by his wife the former Evelyn Ear le two sons Peter Robert of Ithaca NY and Douglas of Milwaukee a daughter Susan Earle Henry of Denver a brother Donald W of Middle-bury Conn two sisters Mrs Eloise (Walter) Crandell of Hanover Nil and Mrs Mar garet (Griffith) Jones of Washington Depot Conn and a granddaughter in Ithaca

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