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Andrew Fitch Hensey

Birth
Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Apr 1951 (aged 70)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 34353629 · View Source
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Andrew Fitch Hensey,D.D., husband of the late Alice (Ferrin) Hensey, brother of Vincent, Mrs. H.C.Mitchell of Bermuda, and Mrs. Hilda Hoopes, died April 21, 1951, in Lexington, Kentucky. Services were held at the Ebersold Funeral Home, 40 Tarbell St., Bedford, Ohio, Tuesday April 24.
The Rev. Mr. Hensey was born and raised in Bedford, Ohio. His career included many years as a missionary in the Belgian Congo. He was twice commended by the King of Belgium for his work with Congolese tribes. He returned to America and was a professor of African studies. He was noted for translating the New Testament into four Congo dialects.

His wife, Alice (Ferrin)Hensey, was a nationally known poet and French translator who served as a missionary with him. They married in Africa in 1907. (Bedford Cemetery Past and Present, Ralph Bell & Janet Caldwell, Bedford Historical Soc., 2007)


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  • Created by: MHB
  • Added: 2 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34353629
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Fitch Hensey (1 Jun 1880–21 Apr 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34353629, citing Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by MHB (contributor 46895766) .