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Rev George Went Hensley
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Birth: May 2, 1881
Scott County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1955
Altha
Calhoun County
Florida, USA

Rev. George Went Hensley was an American Pentecostal minister best known for popularizing the practice of snake handling. A native of rural Appalachia, Hensley experienced a religious conversion around 1910. On the basis of a literal interpretation of Scripture, he came to believe that the New Testament commanded all Christians to handle venomous snakes.

Cause of death: snake bite
Resting place: Calhoun County, Florida
Occupation: evangelist
Religion: Church of God with Signs Following

Spouses:
Amanda Winniger
Irene Klunzinger
Inez Hutchinson
Sally Norman

Children:
By Amanda: Bessie Jane, Mae Marie, Katie Pearl, Rosa Francis, Jesse Franklin, James Roscoe, Esther Lee, and William Hilman.
By Irene: Faith Lilian, Loyal, Vinette, Emma Jean, and John.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Irene Louise Klunzinger Hensley (1904 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olive Cemetery
Altha
Calhoun County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 01, 2011
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Rev George Went Hensley
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