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Matthew Alexander Henson
Birth: Aug. 8, 1866
Nanjemoy
Charles County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1955
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA

Matthew Henson accompanied Commander Peary on all expeditions to the Arctic for 18 years, culminating when they reached the North Pole April 6, 1909. Henson became a distinguished member of the Explorers Club in New York, his biography written in 1947, met President Eisenhower in the White House in 1954. He died in 1955 but his Inuit descendants live on today in Greenland and the USNS Henson sails the world performing oceanographic exploration. (bio by: Verne Robinson) 
 
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  Lucy Ross Henson*
 
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Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 8 Lot 15 Grid X-8.5
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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