[p. 883] a prominent citizen of Mahoning Township, in which is situated his valuable farm of eighty-eight acres, was born October 24, 1864, in Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of John and Angelina (Brown) Henley.
The father of Mr. Henley was born in Herefordshire, England, and the mother in Lawrence County, the former about 1827, the latter about 1837. John Henley was brought to America by his parents in his boyhood. The paternal grandfather settled at Hillsville, Pa., where he took part, with other pioneers, in the development of the country. John Henley, who died in 1906, was a man of considerable prominence in Lawrence County and held many township offices. At one time he was the candidate on the Democratic ticket for membership in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Although not elected, he was a man whose personal character would have reflected honor on that body. He was a worthy member and liberal supporter of the Baptist Church, and was one of the founders and charter members of the church at Hillsville. Of his children, the following survive: John W., residing at Lowell, Ohio; Lizzie A., widow of Samuel Paden, residing at New Castle; George, Brown, residing in Mahoning Township; Thomas J., living at Struthers, Ohio; Reese, residing at Hillsville, and Jane, wife of Samuel Gilmore, residing at Cleveland, Ohio.
George Henley grew to manhood on the home farm and obtained his education in the public schools of Hillsville and at Poland Seminary, Poland, Ohio. His interests have always been connected with farm matters and he is recognized as one of the representative farmers of his township. On February 29, 1888, he was married to Aurie C. Miller, who was born near Hillsville, in Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, and who is a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Miller. The mother of Mrs. Henley, who still survives, has two other children—Harry B., residing at New Castle, and Maggie, the wife of C. A. Stewart, residing in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County. Mr. and Mrs. Henley have had five children—Irvin M., Margaret, John R., Carl and Mabel, the last three mentioned being deceased. The family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church at Edenburg. Mr. Henley is a Democrat in his political sentiments.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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