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Wysor, Henry C., 1847-1927


Biographical Note

Henry C. Wysor was born to George Washington and Margaret Ann Wysor in October 21, 1847, in Washington County, Virginia. During the American Civil War, Henry enlisted with the Confederacy at the age of 16 in 1864 with the 45th Infantry and later transferred to Company F of the 54th Infantry. He married Mary Elizabeth Shipp (1846-1922) in 1873, and the couple had six children, Mary S., William W., Henry, Cora R., Rufus J., and Davidson C. Mary S. was born in May 1876 in Dublin, Virginia, William W. in March 1878, Henry in April 1880, Cora R. in July 1881, Rufus J. in December 1885, and Davidson C. in November 1888. William later resided in West Virginia working for a coal company, and Henry resided in Pennsylvania as a professor.

Wysor primarily worked as a Life Insurance Agent who ran his own branch of the New-York Life Insurance Company in southwestern Virginia. He also owned an apple orchard and sold apples to people throughout southwestern Virginia and West Virginia. He died on August 7, 1927, in Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia.


U.S. Federal Census, 1880, 1900-1920.

"Henry Crockett Wysor",,, accessed April 26, 2024.

"Mary Elizabeth Shipp Wysor",,, accessed April 26, 2026.

"Henry C Wysor" in the U.S., Civil War Records and Profiles, 1861-1865,,, accessed April 26, 2024.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Henry C. Wysor Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-2023-012
Abstract This collection includes three series of papers of Henry C. Wysor and his family members. The first series comprises of personal correspondence sent to Henry C. Wysor, his wife Mary E. Wysor who is sometimes referred to as Mrs. Henry C. Wysor, and his daughter Mary S. Wysor. The second series consists of papers regarding Henry C. Wysor's two businesses, his Apple Orchard and Life Insurance Branch. The Apple Orchard papers include correspondences and ledger paper sheets. The Life Insurance...
Dates: 1869 - 1918

Samuel D. Jones Letter to Henry C. Wysor

Identifier: Ms-2024-051

The Samuel D. Jones Letter to Henry C. Wysor is a letter written on March 10, 1893, from Jones in Glade Spring, Virginia, to Henry C. Wysor in Dublin, Virginia. The letter details a payment for an insurance policy and is written on Southwest Virginia Institute for Young Ladies letterhead. Jones was principal of the institute.

Dates: 1893

F. P. Miles Letter to Henry C. Wysor

Identifier: Ms-2024-052

The F. P. Miles Letter to Henry C. Wysor was a letter written by Miles in Blacksburg, Virginia, on July 18, 1889, to Wysor, in Dublin, Virginia. The letter details an insurance payment to Wysor and is written on Virginia Agriculture and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) letterhead. Miles (1860-1890) was a professor of chemistry and geology at the college.

Dates: 1889

John C. Wysor Letter

Identifier: Ms-2024-056

The John C. Wysor Letter was a letter from John C. Wysor in Clifton Forge, Virginia to his brother Henry C. Wysor, in Dublin, Virginia, written on May 3, 1912. The letter details one of John C. Wysor's patient's medical payments.

Dates: 1912

Rufus J. Wysor Papers

Identifier: Ms-1968-008

The collection includes two letters from his father, Henry C., written in 1889 and 1904, as well as two forms from the VPI Military Department, dated 1905 and signed by Rufus J. Wysor.

Dates: 1889, 1904-1905