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Robert Henry
Bob Henry
Bob Henry on his 109th birthday.
Birth: 29 December 1907
Lincoln City, Ohio, USA
Death: 16 October 2017
San Bernardino, California, USA
Age: 109 years, 292 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Robert Alonzo Henry (29 December 1907 - 16 October 2017) was an American centenarian.


Henry worked at the family farm. He finished school with an 11th grade education.

In 1928, he headed for California with a friend with $75 in hand. He traveled through the Berthound Pass and forded the Colorado River on a barge, ultimately ending in Los Angeles.

During World War II, Bob built B-17 and P-38 fighter aircraft for Lockheed Martin. In 1950, he moved to Yucaipa with his wife Irene and was employed as a mechanic and a service manager at the DeSoto/Plymouth car dealership in Redlands.

Robert Henry passed away in 16 October 2017 at the age of 109 years and 292 days.