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Memorable Manitobans: John Clarke Henderson (1861-1943)

Printer, editor.

Born at Hollen, Ontario on 4 February 1861, son of Walter and Johan Henderson, brother of James B. Henderson, he came west as a young man and learned to set type working for the Pembina Pioneer at Pembina, North Dakota. He was later the editor of the Deloraine Times. Still late he worked on the Winnipeg Sun and the Manitoba Free Press. On 8 February 1882, he married Julia Louise Waldo (?-?) at Bovismount, North Dakota. They had two children: Mrs. Harold W. Daly and Walter R. Henderson. He was a member of the IOOF (Hiawatha Lodge) for over 50 years, and served as the Lodge’s Grand Master. He died on 11 February 1943 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“J. B. Henderson is dead after long career in west,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1934, page 11.

“John Clarke Henderson, oldest Odd Fellow, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1943, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2009

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