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Dr Osborne Henderson

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Dr Osborne Henderson

  • Birth 29 Apr 1813 Madison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 1897 Howard County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 5100027

Osborne Henderson was the son of Joseph Henderson and Lucy Collier. He was founder of Henderson's Drug Store 1841 located in Glasgow Missouri. The store is still in operation today under the 5th generation of Hendersons and holds the record for the oldest family owned drug store in the United States as of this writing.
The following was quoted by Walter Henderson, grandson of Osborne, son of Joseph S.:
Osborne Henderson -" My grandfather born April 29, 1813 in Madison Co. Kentucky died March 21, 1897 in Glasgow Missouri at the house of his son Joseph S. having been parlayed and bed fast for two years. He came to Missouri with his father and family in 1832. He told me that at that time there having been no schools near them in Kentucky that he did not know how to read and write. He worked on a farm for several years and the farmers wife taught him to read and write and he afterwards became a well educated man by his own study and effort. After he left the farm he clerked for a Dr. Olear , an old German who had a drug store in a log building in the town of Glasgow on the Missouri River about 1841. The old Dr wanted to return to Germany and told Grandpa if he could get the money to buy the store and stock he would sell it to him. Grandpa had no trouble it seems to obtain the necessary amount and took possession. He was named after his grandmother Nancy Osborne."

Current owner of Henderson's Drug Store being William Eugene Henderson provided photos, burials and genealogy collected over the years.

2 Children not listed in www.findagrave as of writing:

Infant Henderson (b 1851)
Susie Henderson (b 1869) died young

If anyone can provide more on their burial please advise. They are likley in this cemetery.



  • Created by: Anne Rupert
  • Added: 22 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5100027
  • Anne Rupert
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Osborne Henderson (29 Apr 1813–31 Mar 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5100027, citing Washington Cemetery, Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .