House Albert Henry

Male 1862 - 1936  (73 years)


Personal Information

  • Name House Albert Henry 
    Born 3 Nov 1862  Allendale, Fletchall, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID KFGY-FMP 
    _UID 7E036B12883E4B25ACB0C57A8E12983B421F 
    Buried May 1936  Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 May 1936  , Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth: 1870 Federal Census for year; obituary (below) for month, date & year.
      Death: Albert H. House obituary (below). Ancestry.com
      Marriage: A.H. House obituary (below)
      Albert was familiarly known as Hedge.

      Obituary of Albert H. House, found in "The Heart of the Nation," page 273, by
      Pansy Rinehart (in possession of Gary Petranek):
      "Albert H. House, whose life and character are the subject of this sk etch, was
      born on a farm 3-1/2 miles southwest of Allendale, located on what us ed to be
      the Allendale-Denver public road, in Worth County, Mo., on November 3 , 1862.
      He spent his entire life on this farm, a remarkable record which demo nstrates
      his tireless patience, his tenacity of purpose and his great continui ty. He
      was the son of Archibal Monroe and Mary Jane House, who were pioneer settlers
      in Gentry County (now Worth County, Missouri), emigrating to this country from
      North Carolina in 1856, traveling with an ox team and covered wagon , over wild
      country, with very poor roads or none at all, and no bridges. They were people
      of limited means, with very little education, but of good character , with
      strong common sense and a great deal of will power. They took a home stead when
      they arrived in Worth County, and occupied it during all the remaining years of
      both of their lives, never having moved after they were once located . They
      made a good farm out on the wild prairie, improved it, and were eminently
      useful in their day and generation. They trained their children to habits of
      morality and Christian virtue, but at the same time taught them to labor with
      their hands and earn their bread by the sweat of their brow.
      Their son, Albert, was obedient and faithful to his parents; he labored
      hard to aid his father. He received his education in the Amity Distr ict
      school. At the age of twenty, being anxious to improve the educatio n he had
      obtained in the country school by taking a course at the Stanberry No rmal
      school, he made that his next effort. He had no difficulty in keepin g up with
      his class at the Stanberry Normal; but it being his first experienc e away from
      home, he was afflected with home sickness, and at the end of two week s he gave
      up his ambition for further education and returned to the farm, wher e he ever
      after remained. On Dec. 29, 1887, he was married to Jennie Dane Dewi tt, who
      was also a member of one of the pioneer families of this country. T o this
      union four children were born: Mrs. Nona thel Lockart, Mrs. Ruth Martin of
      Tucson, Arizona, John L. and Kathryn. All were with him during his last
      hours, except Mrs. Lockhart [note variance in spelling of name] whose untimely
      death occurred on June 13, 1927. The mother of these children depart ed this
      life on March 18, 1932.
      "Hedge" as he was familiarly known, was married a second time t o Mrs. Isa
      Freeland on October 4, 1934, who survives him. He always followed fa rming and
      enjoyed his occupation; was industrious, frugal and persevering; raised a
      successful family and accumulated 280 acres of good farmland, well st ocked,
      well farmed, which he leaves to his family free of indebtedness. I d eem it
      proper for the writer to say that he has known the deceased for a lit tle more
      than 57 years, since he was a boy of a little more than sixteen. Th e writer
      had undertaken to teach the Amity school, beginning in the fall of 1878, and
      boarded with the House family -- Hedge attending school. He was a st udent of
      good ability, with courage and fairness which prompted him always t o side with
      the right. His feelings, actions and language were always under perf ect
      control. His quiet and unassuming example, studious habits, consiste nt and
      friendly advice to his associates and his loyalty to the writer wer e great
      influences in making the school a success. His funeral was conducte d in the
      same house in which the family lived 57 years ago. The writer could
      distinguish no changes in the appointments, except new shingles on th e roof.
      The old kitchen stove had been replaced by a new one, but occupied th e same
      place. No changes had been made in the doors, windows or stairs - al l remained
      the same.
      From the time that we first met until his death, we were alway s friends
      and of late years we had many interesting visits, discussing events o f long
      ago. We had many points in common - we were both native Missourians , the sons
      of pioneer parents, both Democrats, both conservative, and what a mod ern world
      now considers old-fashioned. He played the violin with great skill a nd gave
      the writer his first lessons on that famed instrument. Hedge had n o ambition
      to shine in public places, always giving way to others who, many time s had far
      less ability and judgement. He was always interested in politics, bu t never
      aspired to public office himself. He was very conservative and slo w to form an
      opinion, but when once he had taken a position, believing it to be ri ght, he
      never surrendered. All of his transactions were conducted with fidel ity and
      good conscience. He was firm in his convictions, but tolerant of th e views of
      those who disagreed with him. His unfaltering integrity and fairnes s of mind
      made him an outstanding figure in his community. He was always court eous, just
      and fair to all, loving and faithful to his family. As a citizen an d neighbor,
      he discharged every duty to them and diligently protected the right s of
      everyone in business transactions in which he took part.
      He had been for many years a member of the Freeland Church, foll owed its
      precepts and died in the faith. For his moral worth and his high cha racter, he
      received all the honor and respect the community in which he lived ca n give.
      Death comes to all men. It is the great leveler and regards nei ther rank
      nor condition. The old and the young alike receive its withering tou ch and
      pass from our sight. His demise was unexpected and sad. We must fee l that it
      came in the full fruition of his labors, without a spot or blemish fr om
      decaying years; there is not a smirch upon his record, nor a stain up on his
      character. He had lived beyond his alllotted time, and on May 6, 1936, with a
      full realization that the end had come and his work was done, he peac efully
      passed to his eternal rest. --O. B. Hudson"
    Person ID I335  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2012 

    Father House Archibald Monroe,   b. 10 Mar 1826, , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1905, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Carner Mary Jane,   b. 26 Apr 1832, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1906, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1847  Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ordinance work completed by Gary & Carol Petranek.
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Dewitt Jennie Dane,   b. 29 Apr 1865, Mt. Ayr, Ringgold, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1932, Denver, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1887  , Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. House Nona Ethel,   b. 23 Sep 1888,   d. 13 Jun 1927  (Age 38 years)
     2. House Kathryn Marie,   b. 23 Sep 1892, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1994, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     3. House John Leo,   b. 8 Feb 1897,   d. 21 Oct 1974  (Age 77 years)
     4. House Emily Ruth,   b. 2 Nov 1901,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Freeland Isa 
    Married 4 Oct 1934  Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet


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