Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Henthorn, Roy Lee & Norma Louise (Latham)

Roy Lee Henthorn

Birth: 18 DEC 1922, Grimes,Roger Mills,OK
Death: 15 JAN 1997, Bethany,Oklahoma,OK
Burial: 18 JAN 1997, Oklahoma City,Oklahoma,OK,Resurrection Cemetery

RESIDENCES: 1959 Address: 319 S.W. 7th; Bethany, OK
RESIDENCES: 1970 Address: 6905 N.W. 32nd; Bethany, OK 73008
RESIDENCES: 1992 Address: 6905 N.W. 32nd; Bethany, OK 73008. Roy Lee Henthorn always lived at the same address. Both addresses, listed above, are for the same place. The name was changed when the city was annexed.

MILITARY: Served in the South Pacific during WWII.

OCCUPATION: Roy Lee Henthorn worked for AT&T. He retired in Oct 1987 after 30 years with the company (AT&T Tech).

Roy L. Henthorn, 74, of Bethany, OK, died Jan. 15, 1997 at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was a member of the IBEW and was employed by the AT&T for over 30 years, retiring in 1987.

Roy served his country in the South Pacific during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Louise Henthorn in Oct. of 1992 and a daughter, Barbara Jeanne Sanderson in Jan 1992.

He is survived by sons: Paul Douglas Henthorn and his wife Jeanine of Nashville, TN and James Robert Henthorn and his wife Keda [Kendra] of Oklahoma City, OK; four daughters: Janet Kathryn Brake of Bethany, OK, Lee Ann Riggs and husband Michael of Bethany, Betty Suzanne Henthorn of Bethany, Margaret Ellen Valenzuela and husband Paul of Spokane, WA; 2 sisters, Grace Church and Georgia Neal; as well as 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18th, 1 p.m., in the Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel, Bethany, [OK], 6201 NW 39th.
(Source: The Daily Oklahoman, Friday, 17 Jan 1997 - furnished by Bill Henthorn)

CEMETERY: The Resurrection Cemetery is located on Northwest Highway in Oklahoma City, OK.


Norma Louise (Latham) Henthorn

Birth: 13 MAY 1924, Kerrville,Kerr,TX
Death: 18 OCT 1992, Oklahoma City,Oklahoma,OK
Burial: 21 OCT 1992, Oklahoma City,Oklahoma,OK,Resurrection Cemetery

RESEARCHER: Over the years Norma Louise (Latham) Henthorn was one of the people most interested in gathering and sharing of information about the Henthorn family. She corresponded with people from all over the country who were doing research on this surname.

REFERENCE: Norma and her husband, Roy, wrote, "History and Descendants of Amos and Elizabeth Sharp Henthorn, 1816-1959," in 1959 while living in Bethany, OK.

REFERENCE: In 1990, Norma and Raymond M. Bell wrote, "The Henthorn Family - Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia - with notes on Cresap and Quinn

COMMENT: The two documents, cited above, served as an inspiration to Richard E. Henthorn and Mary Josephine (Henthorn) Bolerjack. The data from these two documents is included in the Henthorn/Bolerjack work.

DEATH: It was a great loss to anyone doing Henthorn genealogy when Norma Henthorn passed away on 18 Oct 1992 while undergoing tests at a hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.

OBITUARY: Norma Louise Henthorn

Norma Louise Henthorn, died Sunday, October 18, [1992] in Oklahoma City, [OK] after a brief illness. She was born May 13, 1924, in Kerrville, Texas. She made numerous friends across the country in pursuing her genealogy hobby.

She is survived by her husband, Roy L. Henthorn, of Bethany; two sons, Paul Henthorn of Nashville, TN, and Jim Henthorn of Tuttle, four daughters, Kay Brake, Bethany, Lee Ann Riggs, Bethany, Suzie Henthorn, Bethany, and Margaret Henthorn, Colorado Springs, CO; her mother, Nora Hunter Latham and her sister, Betty Rankin, both of Oklahomas City; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. October 21 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
(Source: The Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday, October 20, 1992 - furnished by Bill Henthorn)

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