Saturday, November 5, 2011

Henry Boggus Torry (1888-1977)


Henry Boggus Torry was born April 12, 1888 in Grant County, Louisiana.  He was the son of Lycurgus Eugene Torry and Lucy Anna Williamson. He was raised in Grant County, Louisiana.

Henry married Henrietta Octavia LaCroix on October 19, 1908 in Grant County, Louisiana.  He was 20 years old and she was 19 years.  Henrietta was born about 1890 in Louisiana.  Henry and Henrietta were the parents of five children:

            Vaunceil        born September 22, 1909
            Kreel               born April 9, 1912
            Kirk                 born October 26, 1914
            Whitey            born January 30, 1917
            LaVelle          born September 15, 1920

After their marriage, Henry and Henrietta settled their family in Bentley, Grant County, Louisiana, where Henry was employed at a lumber mill. 

On June 5, 1917, Henry registered for the draft for World War I in Grant County, Louisiana.  By that time, he and Henrietta had moved to a farm in Pollock, Grant County.  Henry was described as of medium height and slender build, with brown eyes and hair.  Henry did not serve in the war.

In 1920, Henry and his family were renting a home on Lake View Street in Pineville, Rapides County, Louisiana.  Henry was working as a barber in a hotel at that time.

Harry and Henrietta divorced sometime between 1920 and 1930.  In 1930, Henry was living in Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana, with his daughter, Vaunceil, and his son, Kirk.  Henry was employed as a barber in a barber shop.

Henry Boggus Torry died in February 1977 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.  He was 88 years old at his death.


Notes for Henry Boggus Torry
Birth, Military, Residence, Occupation & Physical Description in 1918:  Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Residence & Occupation in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Bentley, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T624_515; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0060; Image: 100; FHL Number: 1374528.
Residence & Occupation in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: T625_627; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 437.
Residence & Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana; Roll: 786; Page: 41B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 672.0.
Death:  Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

Notes for Henrietta Octavia Lacroix
Birth:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Bentley, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T624_515; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0060; Image: 100; FHL Number: 1374528.

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