Spencer Henry Handy

was born to George and Eliza Handy.

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He married Sarah Ann Kaler in 1873.

Source Information Ancestry.com. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
Source Citation Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1918; Roll: 04 Source Information Ancestry.com. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Henry Spencer Handy, son of George and Eliza Handy, was born Sept. 12, 1852 at Ray, Ind., and departed this life Feb. 22, 1918 at the home of Dr. and and Mrs. B. F. Chapin, in Fremont, Ind., aged 65 years, 5 months, and ten days. His mother died when he was six years old, but he found the mother love in the heart of his step mother, who raised him as her own son. Early in life he gave his heart to God and united with the Baptist Church at Clear Lake, IND., and a few years ago, he changed his membership to the M.E. Church at Ray and was faithful to the end.

He was married to Sarah Kaler on Oct. 19, 1873, and to them were born three children, Mrs. Carrie Chapin, Mrs. Bertha McNaughton, of Fremont, and Mrs. Gertrude Brott, of Jackson, Mich., who together with their husbands, his faithful wife and two sisters ministered unto him during his illness, which took a critical form about a month since. Everything that loving hands and willing hearts could do was done to stay the ravages of a disease which made its appearance about two years ago, but to no avail. During the last few days, he told the watchers at his bedside that he was just waiting for the end, that he was ready and willing to go. He said all was joy and peace and how nice it would be when we were all done with Earth, calmly and peacefully he fell asleep in Jesus - "blessed sleep which none ever wake to weep."

He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a kind and affectionate son and brother, and a friend to all. The family ties are severed and he has gone to his reward, the silent grave and the voice that is still echo sounds of glad rejoicing and he is not dead but gone before. He leaves to mourn, the wife, three children, their husbands, eleven grandchildren, his aged father, two sisters, and their families, besides other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the R.P. Church at Ray Monday, at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Karl Thompson, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating minister, assisted by Rev. Mr Kemper, of Fremont, Ind. The M.E. choir sang sweet songs of consolation and the floral tributes were beautiful, bearing their mute testimony of the love and esteem of departed one. The body was laid to rest in Ray Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

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Photo taken 5-16-2019 by Susan Straw
Photo taken 5-16-2019 by Susan Straw

Henry is buried in Ray Cemetery
Fremont, Steuben County, Indiana, USA