Henry Soladay Shryock Jr., a longtime resident of Southwest, died at home at Harbor Square just short of his 100th birthday. His wife, Pauline Le Marie, survives him and remains a resident of Harbor Square. She is 100.
A native of Baltimore, Henry died on Feb. 17. He was widely recognized in the field of demographics and worked for the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and the U.S. Census Bureau in overseas posts including India, Korea and Japan. He later taught at Georgetown University.
Henry also was a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) for a half century. He and Pauline led hikes into their 90s around the greater Washington area including along the C&O Canal.
Born on May 12, 1912, Henry grew up in Maryland. He was the oldest of three children. He received his bachelor of arts degree from St. John’s College before pursuing graduate studies at Duke University. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Wisconsin.
Henry was a member of the prestigious Cosmos Club for more than 40 years.
Henry’s first wife, Annie Francis Shryock, who was a talented artist, died. He and his second wife, Pauline, were married for 30 years. They traveled worldwide.
Henry is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Dickson Shryock; nieces Margaret H. Plummer and Mary Dickson Meraw; nephew Richard P. Shryock; great-nieces Carrie Plummer, Mary Meraw and Heather Meraw; great-nephews Christopher Plummer, Charlie Delph, Colt Meraw and Troy Meraw. He had no children of his own.
A memorial service was held at the Cosmos Club. Henry’s internment was Feb. 27 at his family plot, on the grounds of St. Thomas Church in Owings Mills, Maryland.