Henry Grandkids – William James Henry

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Coordinator William James Henry was the first-born son of Thomas Simon Henry and his wife Christine. He only lived to be 31 years old before succumbing to typhoid fever just before Christmas in 1882. William married Cora Atkins in Watson, Michigan on December 25, 1879. According to the marriage register, … Continue reading “Henry Grandkids – William James Henry”

Henry Grandkids – Edwin and Marshall Henry

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Edwin, the first son of James O. Henry and his wife Adelaide, pursued a law degree through Osgoode Hall in 1881. He is listed as studying law in the 1881 Census as well as “matriculant of university,” or enrolled, in the Canadian Law Journal on March 15, 1881. It … Continue reading “Henry Grandkids – Edwin and Marshall Henry”

Henry Grandkids – Thomas Eben Blake Henry and “The Great Desire”

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Originally, I intended this blog post to be about the life of Thomas Eben Blake Henry, the next in the planned series about Thomas Henry’s grandchildren. Initial research online confirmed all of the things we already knew from old family group sheets in the Oshawa Museum archival collection, coincidentally … Continue reading “Henry Grandkids – Thomas Eben Blake Henry and “The Great Desire””

Henry Grandkids – Rollin, Channing & George Henry

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Coordinator Rollin, Channing, and George Henry were the three oldest sons of George and Polly Ann Henry. They seem to have been very close and were the first to continue with family trends of working in photography and fruit cultivation/agriculture. The three boys were born in East Whitby when the … Continue reading “Henry Grandkids – Rollin, Channing & George Henry”

Celebrating Henry House During COVID-19

By Melissa Cole, Curator While editing our latest issue of Historical Happenings (our quarterly newsletter for Oshawa Historical Society Members) which is dedicated to celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Henry House as a museum, I began to reflect on my time here at the museum.  My career at the Oshawa Museum started 20 years ago.  … Continue reading “Celebrating Henry House During COVID-19”