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Lester Perry Hensinger
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Birth: 1864
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 28, 1947
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Lester P. Hensinger, 83, who twice served the village as mayor and was one of the town's first business men, died Wednesday night of last week in Madison hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He had been making his home for a year with his daughter, Mrs. M. G. Mason there. An attack of pneumonia left complications that made necessary a major operation Monday of last week. Until his last illness he enjoyed exceptional health and until a few days before he was taken sick, drove his car about Nashville in the heaviest traffic. Mr. Hensinger came to Willard from Lodi when 29, 54 years ago, and built the towns first flour and feed mill, founding what is now the Willard Farmers Exchange elevator. He was a man of unusual ability and was successful in many lines of business. He was the town's first real estate dealer. He operated resturants, owned the old Arlington and Franklin hotels, had a confectionery, at one time operated an ammunition plant here and loaded shells, and owned and operated several farms. He owned the Franklin hotel on Motson-st when it burned down 20 years ago. OPERATED PARK-One of his unusual ventures was the development of an amusement park 45 years ago on the east side with a dance hall, bowling alley, merry-go-round, artificial lake and other attractions. The park was a popular amusement center and was well known throughout this section and drew a large attendance. He also traveled with a carnival a season or two as manager. In 1921 he retired and went to California for his health but later returned and resumed his business activities, traveled for a time and when past 80 and beyond the time when most men think of new ventures, opened a store here. His two terms as mayor of the village were in the early 1900's. In more recent years he was induced to be a candidate for mayor again but was unsuccessful. In politics he was a Democrat. For almost 50 years, Mr. Hensinger held prominent place in the community. He conducted his varied business enterprises in such a manner that he had the highest esteem of all. His ability to get acquainted and win friends was shown by the fact that several floral pieces for his funeral came from Nashville where he had only lived for a short time. Mr. Hensinger was born near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was confirmed in the German Reformed church but after coming to Willard joined the Methodist church where he retained his membership till his death. He was first married to Miss Laura Norris of Tiffin who died in 1922. In 1925 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Nettie Hedden of Willard who died in 1945. ILL FOUR WEEKS-When Mr. Hensinger became seriously ill four weeks ago, his daughter, Mrs. George Cochran of Willard, went to Nashville and remained until his death. Surviving are five children-Mrs. Mason of Nashville, Mrs. Cochran, Mrs. James Rapin and Mrs. A. C. Chapman of Willard; a son, D. N. Hensinger of New Castle, Pa.; and two brothers, Otto Hensinger of Clyde and T. T. Hensinger of Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. Jane Garman of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two children, Ernest and Bernice, died in infancy and Eula LaBounty in 1925. All of his children were by his first wife. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Fink funeral home with Rev. J. F. Herion officiating and burial was in Greenwood cemetery. From the Willard Times June 5, 1947*********************** Lester Perry Hensinger, "Tennessee, Death Record, 1914-1955"

Lester Perry Hensinger
Event date:
28 May 1947
Event place:
Madison College, Davidson, Tennessee
Marital status:
Estimated birth year:
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Laura Norris Hensinger
John Hensinger
Hattie Nei Kirk
Furniture Business
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
Fink And Co. Funeral Chapel
Burial place:
Willard, Ohio
Burial date:
29 May 1947
Family links: 
  Laura Sarah Norris Hensinger (1866 - 1922)
  Mabel Hensinger Cochran (1890 - ____)*
  Hazel Hensinger Chapman (1891 - 1951)*
  Bernice Hensinger (1894 - 1895)*
  Eula E. Hensinger LaBounty (1895 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Huron County
Ohio, USA
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