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Delaware County, Iowa


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Charles W. Henderson


Adams Twp.



     Charles W. Henderson, a representative and enterprising agriculturist of Delaware county, operates a well improved farm of two hundred acres on sec­tions 35 and 36, Adams township. His birth occurred in Jackson township, Linn county, Iowa, in 1876, his parents being Henry and Hannah (Blodgette) Henderson. The father, a native of Canada, was born twenty five miles north of Quebec, while the mother's birth occurred in Jackson township, Linn county, this state. Their marriage was celebrated in Linn county in February, 1876, and there they still reside. Throughout his entire business career Henry Henderson has devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits. To him and his wife have been born two children, namely: Charles W., of this review; and Lester, who is married and lives in Waterloo, Iowa.
    Charles W. Henderson supplemented his early educational training by a high school course at Coggon. Since putting aside his text-books he has given his time and energies to agricultural pursuits and now operates a valuable farm belonging to his wife's father, which comprises two hundred acres south of Ryan, on sections 35 and 36, Adams township. He cultivates the cereals best adapted to soil and climate and also devotes considerable attention to stock raising, this branch of his business adding materially to his annual income.
    On the 21st of June, 1899, Mr. Henderson was united in marriage to Miss Louise Patton, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. James Patton of Coggon, the former a native of Ireland. Our subject and his wife have two children, Bertha and James Wilbur Henderson. Fraternally Mr. Henderson is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Coggon and Manchester and also with the Modern Woodmen of America. His life has been such as to merit the respect, of his fellowmen, and by his honesty, uprightness and industry he has contributed much toward the upbuilding of the community of which he is a representative citizen.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 258 -259.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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