1841–1903

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1841, Mal­ta, Ohio.

Died: De­cem­ber 5, 1903, Sta­ten Is­land, New York.

Buried: Foun­tain Ce­me­te­ry, West New Bright­on, New York.

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Biography

Henry was the son of Will­iam Had­ley and Jane Rid­dle.

In the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war, he en­listed in Com­pa­ny H, 90th Ohio In­fan­try. He rose through the ranks to Brev­et Lieu­ten­ant Col­o­nel, but in Ten­nes­see his leg was shat­tered and al­most am­pu­tat­ed, lead­ing to his dis­charge.

Hadley ad­mit­ted learn­ing to gam­ble and drink dur­ing the war, but after­ward, de­vot­ed him­self to ab­stin­ence and res­cue work with the Na­tion­al Chris­tian Ab­stain­ers Uni­on in New York.

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