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Henry Spencer Aiken
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1818
Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool
Merseyside, England
Death: Apr. 19, 1875
Clatsop County
Oregon, USA

Henry Spencer Aiken was born April 5,1818 at St. James Street, Liverpool, England. He was the son of Joshua Aiken and Jane Pinkerton and although his parents were residents of New Hampshire, they were visiting in England at the time of his birth.

His early years were spent in New Hampshire. Later, as a young man, he first settled in Illinois before joining the migration west. After his arrival in the Oregon country in 1843 he moved to Clatsop County where he is found residing in Astoria in the early census records. In 1854 Henry married Maria, a young native woman who resided in the area. The only known children for them were Jennie (1856-1878), Charlotte (1859-1881) and William (1870-). Charlotte was listed as "deaf and dumb" on at least one census and in Henry's obituary it is stated that she "is a promising student in the Mute school at Salem".

While residing at Astoria, Henry appears to have been a successful lumberman. He bought interest in a steam saw mill at Tongue Point (Marlin's mill) from Henry Marlin, March 13, 1851.

He also filled the position of Clatsop county clerk and was founder of Temple Lodge No 7, A.F.&A.M where he held numerous responsible positions. At the time of his death he was one of the executors of the last will of Cyrus Olney, deceased.

Maria died July 4, 1870 at Astoria and Henry died five years later on April 19, 1875. Probate records indicate that Hiram Brown was appointed administrator of his estate. Jennie, the oldest daughter, died at Good Samaritan hospital, Portland, in January 1878. Charlotte died at the same location in 1881.
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  Jane Pinkerton Aiken (____ - 1871)
  Maria Aiken (____ - 1870)
  Jennie Aiken (1856 - 1878)*
  Charlotte Aiken (1859 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Astoria Pioneer Cemetery
Clatsop County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Owlisnapp
Record added: Oct 16, 2011
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