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William Eugene Henderson
Birth: Aug. 17, 1852
Glasgow
Howard County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1928
La Mesa
San Diego County
California, USA

Obituary: THE SAN DIEGO UNION: Saturday Morning, June 9, 1928

GIDEON WORKER 75, VICTIM OF PARALYTIC STROKE
William, E. Henderson, 75, known through his work for many years as secretary of the Gideon society, died here Thursday. The last five years were spent in San Diego as assistant to Dr. John Bunyan Smith at the First Baptist church and as the First Presbyterian church.
He spent many years of his life visiting the sick and unfortunate. Hundreds of local citizens acknowledge the cheer he brought to their sickrooms, and when it becam known that he himself was ill many went to his door. He was denied their company, however. A paralytic stroke made it impossible for him to receive them.
Mr. Henderson was born in Missouri in 1852. At an early age he entered Y.M.C.A. work in Cincinnati, later becoming general secretary there and at St. Louis. He became affiliated with the Gideon society, and was advanced to the post of national secretary, which he held for many years. It is estimated he distributed more that 60,000 Bibles throughout the country.
He suffered a stroke of paralysis a year ago, and apparently recovered. A month ago suffered another and sank rapidly. he is survived by his wife Rebecca nee Pritchartt Henderson three daughters, Mrs. (Edith) C.K. Voorhees, and Mrs. (Lucille) Herbert Rose, living here: Mrs(Eva May) W.W. Baxter, Cincinnati: two sons, William Bryan Henderson, Chicago: and John Cassell Henderson, Indianapolis. Friends are invited to the funeral services to be held this afternoon at the Johnson-Saum chapel at 2:30 o'clock. The Reverend Verner A Olson will officiate.

Photographs compliments of Mary Baxter Richards and Eric William Decamp.

Grandaughters Annabelle Henderson Rupert and Mary Baxter Richards provided a grave marker in 2001 as grave never marked. 
 
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 Parents:
  Osborne Henderson (1813 - 1897)
  Lucy Elizabeth Sterne Henderson (1829 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Mary Pritchartt Henderson (1858 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Edith Lois Henderson Voorhees (1879 - 1965)*
  Edwin Harrison Henderson (1881 - 1923)*
  William Bryan Henderson (1883 - 1969)*
  Lucille Henderson Rose (1888 - 1978)*
  John Cassell Henderson (1893 - 1984)*
  Eva May Henderson Baxter (1894 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Sterne Henderson (1847 - 1916)*
  John Francis Henderson (1848 - 1898)*
  William Eugene Henderson (1852 - 1928)
  Amna Henderson Liggett (1856 - 1923)*
  Lucy May Henderson Finley (1858 - 1893)*
  May Collins Henderson Orear (1860 - 1926)*
  Osborne Lester Henderson (1865 - 1933)*
  Charles Henderson (1867 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Masonic Lot 23 #3
 
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: Nov 22, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5100106
William Eugene Henderson
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William Eugene Henderson
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William Eugene Henderson
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- GeekyGraveGirl
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014

- JUDY L.
 Added: Aug. 7, 2009
William, everyone should have at least one flower.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 9, 2001
 
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