Henry Nees

Henry Nees
birth: 18 Mar 1910, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana to William Thomas Nees and Mary Thomas
death: 5 Feb 1992, Clay County Health Center, Brazil, Clay County Indiana
burial: McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery, rural Cory, Clay County Indiana

marriage: 22 Dec 1939, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana
Carolyn Madella Scurlock
birth: 22 Dec 1921, Indianapolis, Marion County Indiana to Oscar Allison Scurlock and Myrle Elizabeth Lawrence
death: 24 Jun 2014, Meadows Manor East Nursing Home, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
burial: McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana

Henry was born in rural Cory, Clay County Indiana to William Thomas Nees and Mary Thomas on Mar 18, 1910.  He was raised by his maternal grandparents Marion & Lydia (Hardin) Thomas from the time he was 2 years old due to his mother’s 2nd marriage.  He has 1 half brother and 3 half sisters on his mother’s side and 1 half sister on his father’s side.  He went to school in the Old Jeffers School house in rural Cory Clay County, Indiana from 1st grade to 8th grade.  While living with his grandparents he farmed.  He worked on the railroad for a while.  He was a coal miner with Peabody Coal Company after married where he worked until he retired.  He and his wife Carolyn owned and operated Ike’s grocery and gas station in Saline City, Clay County Indiana for a short while in the early 70’s and they also owned Nees’ Greenhouse in Saline City, Clay County Indiana sometime during his life time.  He played drums in The Double Eagle Band which went to different nursing homes, and some other places like the Saline City Labor Day Picnic.  He could also play the violin.  He was an avid fisherman.  A man of many talents he worked as an electrician for the Saline City Labor Day Picnic Association of which he was a member for several years.  He could also do carpenter work, and work on mechanics some.  He became a born again christian in 1975.  Attended Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City for a while.

Submitted by:
Kay Katopodis
Email: kraftykaykat@frontier.com

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