21 April 2012

Mrs. H. Ellis & her Cousin, Mr. H. P. Henderson

Found in the "Chronicling of America" set of newspapers, specifically the Deseret Evening News (Great Salt Lake, Utah):
11 December 1909
--Mrs. H. Ellis of Michigan spending a few days with her cousin, Mrs. H. P. Henderson....

This H.P. Henderson???  Probably.

United States Census, 1880
residence: Mason, Ingham, Michigan
occupation: Attorney
 William A. Stewart M 67
   Henry P. Henderson M 37
Josephine Henderson F 33
[et al]

United States Census, 1900
name: Henry P. Henderson
residence: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
birth date: Sep 1843
birthplace: New York
 Henry P. Henderson M
spouse Florence J. Henderson F [b. Oct 1851 in NY]
Harriett N. Turner F [mother-in-law, b. Dec 1822 in NY]
Nora Erickson F

Harry P. Henderson married Josephine Turner in Michigan in 1868.  Harriett N. Turner, Henderson's mother-in-law was living with them in 1900 in Utah.

The Deseret News, on July 28, 1886, reported that President Cleveland nominated Henry P. Henderson of Michigan to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah.  The Salt Lake Telegram reported information about the funeral of Henry P. Henderson on June 6, 1909.  More information about Judge Henderson can be found here and here.
Josephine Florence Turner was the sister of Stanley W. Turner and daughter of Nelson and Harriett (Sutton)   Turner.  Josephine's sister, Emma, married Montgomery A. Reynolds.

...was born in North Fairfield, Ohio, July 15, 1843. In 1852 he removed to Reading, Mich.,
and...was a student at Hillsdale college. During the war he enlisted as a private in the first Michigan sharpshooters. At the close of the war he was promoted to captain, but was never mustered in. In 1865 he went to Mason, Mich., and entered the law office of H. P. Henderson.
Now in business at Roscommon, Michigan. 

Mrs. Josephine Turner Henderson died in Los Angeles on April 21, 1929, while visiting her niece, Mrs. William F. Reynolds.  It was expected that her body would be sent to Mason, Michigan, for burial.

Note:  I'm not related to these people, but noticed the Michigan connection while browsing the Deseret newspaper.

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