James Henderson1

(24 November 1839 - 29 May 1918)
FatherDavid Henderson1 (Jan 1796 - Apr 1876)
MotherIsobel Manson1 (cir. May 1803 - bet. 1847 - 1851)
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Henderson was born on 24 Nov 1839 Freswick, Par. of Canisbay, CAI, SCT.1,2 He was christened on 15 Jan 1840 Par. of Canisbay, CAI, SCT; s/o David and Bell (Manson.)1 Some sources believe James Henderson was born cir. Feb 1842 SCT as the informant for his dth gave his age as 76 in 1918, and the 1901 census has Feb 1842.3,4
     James Henderson married Margaret Wallace on 14 Nov 1873 Port Perry, Reach Twp, ONT, CAN.2
     James Henderson died on 29 May 1918 Vancouver, BRC, CAN, at age 78; reg #1918-09-152906 (age given as 76.)5,3

Migration

     James Henderson immigrated cir. 1869 to ONT, CAN; "jumped ship in the 1870s and came west with the CPR."6,5,4

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Henderson appeared on the census of 7 Jun 1841 Skirsa, Par. of Canisbay, CAI, SCT, in the household of David Henderson and Bel Henderson.7,8,9 James Henderson lived fr 1851 - 1861 Freswick, Par. of Canisbay, CAI, SCT, in the household of his father David.10,11
     James and Margaret Henderson appeared on the census of 1881 Springfield, Selkirk, MAN, CAN, as HENDERSON: James, 38, b SCT C Presb; Margaret, 28, b Ireland C of E; Mary, 6 b ONT; Isabella, 3 b ONT both C Presby.12 By 1889 James Henderson was living Whonnock, BRC, CAN, a station on the main line of the CPR, 33 miles from Vancouver, James a section foreman.13
     James Henderson appeared on the census of 1891 W 1 1/2 / 7, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, BRC, CAN, with Margaret Wallace, enumerated as HENDERSON: James 48 b SCT F/M b SCT section foreman; wife Margaret 37 b Ireland, F/M b SCT (I think. dittos); Children: Mary 16, Ella 13, both b ONT; Edith 7, Bessie 5 both b MAN; Gertrude 11/12 b BRC; Domestics: Sing SAM, Kay GEO, both b China F/M b China, railway labourers.14
     James Henderson appeared on the census of 1901 Dewdney, Dist of New Westminster, BRC, CAN, with Margaret Wallace, enumerated as HENDERSON: James 59 b Feby 1842 SCT emig 1868 ; wife Margaret b 25 Mar 1853 IRL; Dtrs: Edith 17 b 7 Feb 1884, Bessie 14 b 12 Aug 1887 both b MAN; Gertrude 10 b 23 Jun 1891 b BC.4 It is possible that James Henderson and Margaret Wallace were 2304 Cambridge St, Vancouver, BRC, CAN, in 1911 HENDERSON: James 67 b 6 Sep 1844, SCT retired; wife Margaret 57, b 1854 SCT both emig 1909 (although Margaret's entry might read 1904?); Dtr Bessie b 1 Aug 1886 MAN; (this data sort of fits Margaret but doesn't really fit the rest!)15

Family

Margaret Wallace (Mar 1853 - Mar 1938)
Children
  • Mary Henderson2 (Jan 1875 - Oct 1951)
  • Isabella Henderson2 (Dec 1877 - May 1955)
  • Edith Margaret Henderson2,4 (Feb 1884 - Nov 1955)
  • Bessie Henderson2,4 (Aug 1887 - Mar 1983)
  • Gertrude Matilda Henderson2,4 (Jun 1890 - Jul 1951)
ChartsGEORGESON
MANSON
Last Edited28 Mar 2009

Citations

  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), HENDERSON/MANSON births, batch C110356, extracted Aug 2003.
  2. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), rcvd Sep 2003.
  3. BDM British Columbia Archives, HENDERSON James, older than 29, Index search, Aug 2003.
  4. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1901 Vancouver, Sub Dist Dewdney, dist New Westminster BRC Dist 2 Sub Dist C-4 pg 7 family 82, hsehold of James & Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Oct 2007.
  5. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), From HENDERSON GenForum posting Oct 2002, extracted Aug 2003.
  6. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), rcvd Aug 2003.
  7. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), From 1841 Census Piece: SCT 1841/35 Place: Canisbay, CAI Enum Dist: 5 Civil Parish: Canisbay Page: 9, rcvd Aug 2003.
  8. Www CAI, SCT Two photos of Skirza Harbour, taken Dec 2000, from http://www.caithness.org/geography/harbours/skirzaharbour/…, extracted Aug 2003.
  9. 1841 Census, CAI, SCT, Canisbay Dist 5 Sched 9 (Mellor index) #53, extracted Aug 2003.
  10. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), 1851 Census film #1041493, Canisbay, rcvd Aug 2003 (p/copy held).
  11. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), From 1861 census Film # 103814 Enum District #2 #25, rcvd Aug 2003.
  12. MANSON www & Misc. Corres. LDS 1881 Canadian Census: FHL Film 1375918 NA Film Number C-13282 District 183 Sub-district E Page Number 27 Household Number 126 , extracted Sep 2003.
  13. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), ex http://dansmith049.tripod.com/SurnameInquiries02.html, extracted Jul 2004.
  14. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1891 Maple Ridge, New Westminster (2), BRC Roll T-6290, family of James & Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Mar 2009.
  15. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1911 Vancouver, BRC Dist 12 Sub Dist 22 pg 6, hsehold of James & Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Oct 2007.

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