Age: 18, credited to UnknownVITALS
Birth: abt 1845, London, EnglandADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA
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Melancholy Suicide of a husband and Father in San Jose.
San Jose, June 2d -- Henry Roseblade committed suicide to-day by blowing the top of his head off with a Winchester rifle. The cause of the act was despondency and ill health. He was a native of England, aged 42, and leaves a wife and three small children in destitute circumstances. Before the deed he went into the house, kissed one of the children, and said: "Good-by, Jim; I am going on a long journey." He went out to a shed, and in a few minutes the report of a gun was heard. Deceased served in the Federal army during the war, and has a most excellent record. He will be buried by the G.A.R., although not a member of that organization.
(Unidentified newspaper clipping, 2 June 1885, quoting a California Associated Press release)
Submitted by Jim Mahoney, Henry's 2nd Great Grandson.
Jim also relates, after the Civil War, Henry traveled south to Chihuahua and Sonora Mexico, married Maria Garcia and settled finally in Santa Clara, California. Henry worked as a tree topper.