Maj. Henry Brush Lacey, (USA)

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Maj. Henry Brush Lacey, (USA)

Birthplace: Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, United States
Death: November 12, 1902 (74)
Harrison County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Deersville, Harrison County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stinson Lacey and Anna Janette Lacey
Husband of Frances Rebecca Lacey and Mary Ann Lacey
Father of Sallie Frances Johnston; William Hadley Lacey; Louis Schabel Lacey; Robert Henry Lacey; Anderson Beardsley Lacey and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Lacey; William Bernard Lacey, Sr.; Jesse Hoyt Lacey; John S. Lacey; Maj. Robert Stinson Lacey, (USA) and 3 others

Occupation: Lawyer, Farmer
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About Maj. Henry Brush Lacey, (USA)

"The Cadiz Republican" Thu 18 Sep 1902

Major Henry B. Lacey, one of the best known citizens of Harrison County died at his home at Laceyville, on Friday, Sept. 12, 1902 of stomach disease, after an illness of several months. His age was 73 years. He was born in Cadiz, and lived in this county most of his life.

Early in his life Mr. Lacey had mapped out for himself a professional career. He received his education at Franklin College, graduating with the highest honors of his class, and delivering the Greek oration at Commencement.

After finishing his college course, he studied law, and engaged in the practice of legal profession, first in Tuscarawas county, and afterward at McArthur, the county-seat of Vinton county, Ohio and was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Vinton County. While he held this office, in 1861, the war of the rebellion came on, and giving up business affairs, he enlisted as a soldier in the Union army, remaining in service for over four years, and being mustered out in December 1865.

Mr. Lacey was mustered into army service October 20th, 1861, as First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster of the 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving in that position until the Milroy campaign of 1862, when he went on the staff of General Nat. C. McLean, commanding the Ohio Brigade. For gallant duty under heavy fire at the second battle of Bull Run he received his brevet of Major, and commission as Captain and assistant quartermaster, Sept. 12, 1862. In March, 1863, he was stationed in Washington City, under General D. H. Rucker. When the Confederate forces under General Early made their dangerous movement against Washington City, early in 1864, even threatening the capture of the city, Major Lacey put into the defences a battalion of men, and commanded them until the siege was raised by the arrival of the Sixth Army Corps.

After more than four years of army service, including much hardship and exposure, Major Lacey found that his hearing had been greatly impaired, and on returning home from the army he decided to give up the practice of law and engage in agricultural pursuits. With this object he returned from Vinton County to the old homestead at Laceyville, Harrison County, and settled down to the life of a farmer.

Major Lacey's home life, as one of the citizens of our county, was an ideal life. His farm was managed with skill, his farm and garden products being always among the finest and first in market, and his flower-gardens always beautiful with the rarest blossoms. But it was in his home and his social conversation that he appeared at his best. He knew how to receive and entertain his friends, and the Lacey mansion was known far and wide as a social Mecca where every pilgrim guest was sure of a cordial greeting, and a welcome that was unobstructive and sincere.

Major Lacey was a scholar, a man of wide information, always well informed on matters of public interest, a patriot, a lover of his country and a lover of all that is great, and generous, and noble, in ideals of human life. The community is happy that it has such men as its citizens, and we all feel the loss when they pass beyond our hand-clasp at the stern call of fate.

Mrs. Lacey survives her husband also their sons, Robert and William, who reside in the State of Washington, Louis S. of Los Angeles, California, Anderson B. of Washington City and John S. at the old homestead; and their daughter Mrs. S. Lacey Johnston, of Washington City.

The funeral was held from the Lacey home on Sunday morning, the burial being in charge of the J. S. McCready Post, G.A.R. of Cadiz, the beautiful ceremony of the Grand Army being used with much feeling by the members of the Post. Religious services were also conducted by Rev. J. G. Gamble, pastor of the M.E. Churches of Deersville and the Valley.

A short address was also made by Mr. W. H. Arnold, editor of the Cadiz Sentinel, on the life and character of the deceased, Mr. Arnold having been both a relative and friend of Major Lacey. The burial was at the church-yard of the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church, where Lacey's father and mother, his grandfather and other relatives are buried. The funeral had an attendance that has seldom been equaled in the history of our county. Major Lacey had a wide acquaintance and his friends by scores and hundreds were present from almost every part of the county. It was a beautiful Sabbath morning, with bright sunshine and blue sky, and the presence of great company, silent and thoughtful, the feeling remarks by the speaker touching a responsive chord in every heart, the thrilling and appropriate music by a choir of trained singers, and the impressive burial ceremony by the Grand Army Post, all combined to make a scene that will linger long in the memories of those who were present, and which fittingly mirrored the noble character and loving heart of the soldier, citizen, friend, whose memory all had come to celebrate.

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Maj. Henry Brush Lacey, (USA)'s Timeline

November 11, 1828
Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, United States
January 10, 1856
Harrison County, Ohio, United States
November 12, 1902
Age 74
Harrison County, Ohio, United States