Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Price of Liberty-James M. Henington, World War I

Working on my various lines from the Hennington family, is a work in progress. I am always surprised at what I discover, as I uncover more, and work the many files that were generously given to me by my cousin Bryan Hennington. Bryan, and his parent's began their journey releasing the Hennington & Related Families book editions. A special thanks also goes to another dedicated researcher, who provided many hours of Hennington work, Jim Voss. Jim was a remarkable man who devoted long hours of archive and library work, and it is very much appreciated. He went out of his way to assist me and answer many questions.

This post is a focus on a cousin, James M. Henington. His family line was originally from one of the 'Alabama Hennington' family we refer to. His parent's were Robert Richard Henington and Sallie Nichols. He was a brother to Maude Henington. He was unmarried. There was some speculation by Jim Voss, that James' middle name was Nichols, his mother's maiden name. This is a copy of his Find a Grave memorial page. Our family thanks James for his ultimate sacrifice to our country. May you rest in peace. 

James M Henington
Born: Dec. 3, 1893 Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas
Died: 09 Oct. 1918 France

Fort Worth Star Telegram – Wednesday, December 11, 1918

The Price of Liberty
Brief Stories of Men Who Have Been Killed, Wounded or Have Died in Armed Service of U.S.

Corp. James M. Henington of Hereford, Texas, was killed in action, Oct. 8, the date of the Attigny attack of the Panther Division. He enlisted in the old Seventh Texas Infantry, later the One Hundred and Forty-second Infantry, and was trained at Camp Bowie. He was the son of R.R. Henington.
 (photo by 'soilsister'/France)