Person:Robert Henderson (6)

Robert Henderson
d.Bet 1888 and 1890
m. 26 Jul 1866
  1. Mary Henderson1867 - 1894
  2. Margaret Henderson1869 - 1869
  3. Robert Henderson1870 - Bet 1888 & 1890
  4. James Robertson Henderson1871 - 1963
  5. Thomas Davidson Henderson1872 - 1960
  6. Alexander Henderson1874 - 1957
  7. Elizabeth Davidson Henderson1875 - 1958
  8. John Johnstone Henderson1877 - 1877
Facts and Events
Name[1] Robert Henderson
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][4][5][6][8] 27 Feb 1870 Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandDistrict of St. George,
Death[1][7][9] Bet 1888 and 1890
Cause of Death[7][1][10]
Reference Number? 245

Died at 18 from typhoid fever, according to Alexander's insurance policy amendment, 1899.

Robert M. Henderson, letter 3 June 1987: "I remember Dad [Robert E. Henderson] and Aunt Bess briefly discussing him a couple of times -- she called him 'Bob' -- but neither seemed to know how he really ended up. There was some speculation he came West to work in some minefield (coal?) or another in B. C. and then died a victim of some plague or another like influenza or 'consumption.' I gathered he and his father had had a falling out (hardly unusual for a father and his oldest heir and assign) which led him to leave home."

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alexander Henderson. Request for Amendment of Contract, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Policy number 144878, Alexander Henderson, Informant Address: Amendment to life insurance policy.
  2. Thomas Henderson. Tom Henderson letters, Recipient: Aleck Henderson, Eleanor Henderson, Author Address: WA. (1950s)
    27 Feb 1955.
  3. Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail:
    11 May 2002 transcribing Hendersons in 1881 census & British Reference of the Family History Library, Fiche 6035516.
  4. Henderson Bible inscription, Family Info: Robert Henderson to son.
  5. Passengers' List, Anchor Line of Transatlantic Steam Packet Ships, Ship Name: Circassia, Series: FHL Microfilm number 295799. (25 April 1881).
  6. Births St. George Edinburgh, Number: via
    page 112, #334, Robert Henderson 1870;.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Alexander Henderson. Aleck Henderson Bankers Life Insurance Company of Nebraska Medical Examiner's Report, Interviewer: Herman Biersdorf, Informant Address: Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. (14 June 1910).
  8. Robert Henderson
    February Twenthy Seventh
    10h. AM
    46 Ann Street
    Robert Henderson
    Elizabeth Henderson
    M.S. Davidson
    1866 July 26th Edinburgh

    Inscription in leather boxed Bible: "Robert Henderson/from his Father/on his ninth birth-day,/27th Feb. 1879."
    Tom Henderson letter: "Sunday Afternoon Feb 27 (Bobs Birthday 1870) 1955"

    STB age 11 on 25 Apr 1881
  9. Aleck's 1900 Mass Mutual application: Died at age 18 of typhoid fever, "ill two weeks"
    Aleck's 1910 Bankers Life application: died age 20 of typhoid fever, ill 3 weeks.
  10. typhoid fever