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Harry Henley

Harry Henley, elected Circuit Clerk of Jackson County at the recent election, was born in the town of Independence a little over thirty years ago.  The story of his life is one of struggle against adverse circumstances, adversity cheerfully borne, obstacles overcome, and duty done.  Before he had even had the advantages of a public school education, he commenced to earn his livelihood, and ease, as a friend, has never known him from that day.  There were few things that the boy did not do -- he sold papers in the street and carried them from house to ho use, worked in a woolen mill from dawn till dark, served as helper in a painter's trade -- and every change he made was one of advancement.

     Knowing everybody, and making a friend of every acquaintance, it came around that influence secured him a place in the Circuit Clerk's office at Independence.  Commencing as an office assistant, he worked himself up to the position of deputy, and finally came to have sole control of the Independence office.

     Mr. Henley studied law at night, and has been admitted to the bar.  He lives with his parents, and belongs to the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen.
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