Henry was born at Blenheim.
He married Annie Walker (born at New Plymouth in 1880) in 1902.
They had six children.
Annie died in the 1918 flu epidemic, leaving Henry with six young children aged from 15 to 2.
He remarried Isabel Petterson (born in 1906) in 1934. At this time his youngest was 18.
One son-in-law, Graham Blair, served in WW2.
Henry started working life as a labourer in Levin first showing up in 1905. He was made bankrupt in Sep 1908 but came out of this in Nov 1908. He was described as a settler in the court documents.
By 1928 he was shown as an overseer, living in Bath St, Levin.