Henry was born at Richmond, near Nelson.
He married Agnes Trivillian in 1897.
They had four children of whom one died in infancy.
Henry started out as a blacksmith in Palmerston Nth. By 1900 he has started his own business, as a blacksmith on Oxford St West, Levin. This is now where the Unichem Pahrmacy is.
By 1914 he has moved to Masterton & is back in the family business as a baker. He moves to Wellington as a mechanic, then a baker & finally is back in Masterton as a blacksmith, again.
Henry signed the "Yes" petition in the 1905 Levin township petition.
His brother, Edward, also features in a profile.