Biography - W Ury
W. H. URY, merchant, Jonesboro, was born September 10, 1857, in Union County, Ill. He is a son of John Ury, born in North Carolina, who came to this county in 1818, where he followed farming, owning a large tract of land south of Jonesboro. His son, Thomas Ury, was born in 1829 in this county, where he died in 1878. He was a farmer by occupation, and was married here to Leah Cruse, who was born in this county. She is the mother of six boys — Walter H., John W., Warren, James, Absalom and Sidney. Our subject, Walter H., was educated in this county, and in early life was a tiller of the soil. In 1880, he bought out the stock of A. H. Crowell and started a clothing store. February 25, 1883, he was joined in matrimony, in Jonesboro, Ill., to Miss Lena Snider, born September 4, 1863, in Jonesboro. She is a daughter of Charles and Theresa Snider, who came from Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Ury are members of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, Flora Lodge, No. 596. In politics, Mr. Ury is identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 115.