Henry James Paul

by Bernard Paul

Henry James Paul was born Aug. 12, 1880 in Polk Co., Tennessee on his Grandfather’s farm. He was raised in Cleveland, Tenn., where he went to High School. He worked for a Grocery Store until 1905 when he moved to Baltimore, Maryland where his Mother’s sister (Mrs. George Studebaker) lived.

In 1906 he married Mary Louisiana Dooley (She was the foster daughter of the G. I. Studebaker’s, adopted at the age of 12 years old). They were married on June 9, 1906 at 4:00 P.M. in Washington, D.C. by Rev. T. E. Davis of Westminster Church.

Henry worked for the Maryland Rubber Co. until the U.S. Rubber Co. took it over and continued with the U.S. Rubber until 1929.

They lived on Lanvale St. 1600 block when his son, Bernard Henry Paul was born. Later they moved to 708 Gilmore St. and in 1919 built a very nice home at 414 Hawthorne Rd. Linthicum Heights, A.A.Co., Md. 200′ X 180′ lot with 8 rooms – attic and cellar.

In 1933, he became Postmaster of the US Post Office in Linthicum Heights, Md., and was there until he retired in 1953. In 1955 he took a position running the office of the Collison Lumber Co. in North Linthicum and stayed there until April 1963, when he decided to retire from his job. He was in good health, but decided he did not want so much responsibility. He went back to work for them in Aug. 1963 and continued unitl 1966.

He enjoyed working in his rose garden and growing a few vegetables. He liked to take trips to various places – such as Williamsburg, VA., Cape May, N.J. and Knoxville, Tenn. He loved to have his Great-Grandchildren visit him. His son, Bernard lived with him and they kept the place in excellent condition.

He was taken to the Lutheran Hospital, Baltimore, Md on Sept 15, 1968 operated on for hernia on Oct. 17, came through it fine but a week later had prostrate trouble. He was operated on for the prostrate gland on Sept. 27. Did very well until October 6, when he dad a heart attack from then on he made slow progress and finally died on October 27, 1968 at age 88. He was buried from Singleton’s Glenburnie to Meadowridge Cemetery, Washington Blvd and Dorsey Rd., A.A. Co. Maryland

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