Donald Cowper Henderson1

(29 April 1850 - 18 July 1912)
FatherArchibald Henderson2,3,4 (Sep 1815 - Jan 1869)
MotherMargaret Aitken Cooper2,3,4 (cir. 1817 - Mar 1869)
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Donald Cowper Henderson was born on 29 Apr 1850 West Calder, MLN, SCT.2,3,5 He was baptized on 24 May 1850 West Calder, MLN.2
     Donald Cowper Henderson married Margaret Brown, daughter of David Brown and Annie Morrison, on 21 Nov 1871 7 Park Pl, Stockwell St, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, (day after sister Janet) cert. 644/5 #166 shows Donald Cowper as a 21 yr old Provision merchant living 25 East Clyde St, Glasgow, s/o Archibald Henderson, provision merchant, and Margaret m.s. Cowper, both dec. and Margaret as a 17 yr old living 7 Park Pl, Glasgow, d/o David Brown, ironmonger and Annie m.s. Morrison. Wit: William Henderson and Margaret Cainbridge.6,1,4
     Donald Cowper Henderson died on 18 Jul 1912 Barstow, San Bernardino Co., CA, USA, at age 62.5,7
     Anyone know where Donald and Margaret were in 1910? No doubt in plain view somewhere but I've not yet been able to find them.
Love to hear from any descendants of Donald, or of any of his siblings for that matter.8

Migration

     Donald Cowper Henderson immigrated in Mar 1884 to NY, USA; 1883 by 1900 census, Mar 1884 by naturalization declaration of Intention.9,10
     Donald Cowper Henderson and Jean Frost Henderson immigrated on 17 Sep 1894 on the "Furnessia", New York, NY, USA; passenger list shows HENDERSON: D C , 44 citizen of USA, Jane 10 citizen of SCT, dest. Cal.11,12,13

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     The census of 1851 showed Archibald and Donald and their sister Janet in the household of their parents Archibald and Margaret Aitken Cooper on Merchant Lane, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, enumerated as HENDERSON: Archibald 35 grocer & provision merchant b Lecropt, PER; wife Margaret 34 b Dunfermline, FIF (next page) Children: Archibald 8, Janet 6 both scholars b Auchterderran, FIF; Donald C 11mths b W Calder MLN; Lodger: William M COWPER unm 22 grocer & provision merchant b Dunfermline, FIF (there was no place detail on the page for Archibald and Margaret, the next entry, after their children on the next page, was at Merchant Lane 9 - this address being very close to both Clyde St and Stockwell St on a modern map.)3
     The census of 1861 showed Archibald, Donald, William and James and their sister Janet in the household of their parents Archibald and Margaret Henderson 127 Bridgegate St, Clyde, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, enumerated as HENDERSON: Archibald 45 grocer emp 1 boy, b Lecropt, STI; wife Margaret A 44 b Dunfermline, FIF; Children: Arch'd 18 grocer, Janet 16 both b Auchterderran, FIF; Donald C 10 scholar b W Calder Edinburghshire; Wm 7, James C 3 both b Glasgow, LKS; Boarder: Andrew? Gillespie 21 marine engineer b Kirkaldy, FIF.14 Donald Cowper Henderson appeared on the census of 1871 25 East Clyde St, Clyde, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, in the household of Janet Henderson as brother of Janet.15 Donald Cowper Henderson was a provision merchant in Nov 1871 of 25 East Clyde St, Clyde, Glasgow, LKS, SCT.4
     Donald C Henderson appeared on the census of 1881 7 Park Pl, Stockwell St, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, with Margaret Brown, enumerated as HENDERSON: Donald C 3 provision salesman b W Calder MLN; wife Margaret 27 b Glasgow, LKS; Children (all b Glasgow, LKS): Annie F 8, Archibald 6, both scholars; Margaret 3; Donald 1; Servant PRINGLE.6 Donald Cowper Henderson lived on 3 Aug 1898 Daggett, San Bernardino Co., CA, USA, voter list shows Donald Cowper H. as 48, 5' 11 1/2" light complexion, blue eyes and light hair, merchant, b. SCT, naturalized 21 Oct 1895 Los Angeles.16
     Donald Cowper Henderson appeared on the census of 16 Jun 1900 Belleville Twp, San Bernardino Co., CA, USA, with Margaret Brown, enumerated as HENDERSON: Donald b Apr 1850 50, mar. 29 yrs 8 children 6 living b SCT as were both parents, emig. 1883 in states 17 yrs naturalised, occ ?? hand; wife Margaret b Feb 1854 (sic) 46 marr. 29 yrs 8 children 6 living b SCT as were both parents, emig 1895 in US 5 yrs, machinist; Son ?Hinckley? b Jan 1896 California.9 Donald Cowper Henderson and Margaret Brown were not found in the census of 1910 USA.

Names

     As of 1850, Donald was also known as Donald Couper.2

All the other info

     Donald Cowper Henderson was the informant for the death of his father Archibald Henderson on 11 Jan 1869 25 East Clyde St, Clyde, Glasgow, LKS, SCT.7
     Donald Cowper Henderson was the informant for the death of his mother Margaret Henderson on 19 Mar 1869 Clyde, Glasgow, LKS.17,7,3 Donald Cowper Henderson was naturalized on 21 Oct 1895 at the Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Declaration of Intention 18 Mar 1893 shows Donald Cowper HENDERSON as 42, native of Scotland, embarked Glasgow for NY, March 1884; voter list 1898 shows Donald as naturalized 21 Oct 1895.10,16

Family

Margaret Brown (Feb 1855 - Dec 1921)
Children
  • Ann Brown Henderson6 (Oct 1872 - aft. 1940)
  • Archibald Henderson6 (Aug 1874 - bet. 1891 - 1900)
  • Margaret Henderson6 (Oct 1878 - Feb 1952)
  • Donald C Henderson Jnr6 (Feb 1880 - Sep 1963)
  • Charlesina Brown Henderson9,18 (Apr 1881 - bet. 1881 - 1883)
  • Jean Frost Henderson19 (May 1883 - aft. 1940)
  • Hinckley aka James Cowper Henderson9,20,21 (Jan 1896 - Dec 1975)
ChartsHENDERSON
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited10 Dec 2012

Citations

  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 1871 Donald Cowper HENDERSON and Margt BROWN, batch M119261, extracted Sep 2006.
  2. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 29 Apr Bap. 24 May 1850 Donald Couper to Archibald HENDERSON and Margaret COUPER, West Calder, MLN (sic), from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C117014 film 1067793, extracted Sep 2006.
  3. Census image, SCT, 1851 Census: Glasgow, LKS Dist 644/1 ED 309 Folio 2 Pg 11 hsehold of Archibald & Margaret HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  4. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marr. 1871 Donald Cowper HENDERSON and Margaret BROWN, Dist 644/5 #166, Glasgow, transcr by Stuart H, rcvd Oct 2006.
  5. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Ancestral File entry Donald Cowper HENDERSON, AFN: 2XDV-SX), extracted Sep 2006.
  6. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, Glasgow, LKS: FHL Film 0203652 GRO Ref Volume 644-7 EnumDist 2 Page 7, hsehold of Donald C & Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Sep 2006.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 1869 Archibald HENDERSON, Glasgow, LKS, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  8. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2012.
  9. 1900 Census images, USA, Belleville, San Bernardino, California; Roll: T623 97; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 233, hsehold of Donald and Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Sep 2006.
  10. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Declaration of Intention 18 Mar 1893 Donald Cowper HENDERSON, Los Angeles, CA, from Naturalization Records in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, California, 1876-1915; Microfilm Serial: M1614; Microfilm Roll: 8, extracted from image Nov 2012.
  11. USA Immigration Records ex Ancestry "Furnessia" 17 Sep 1894 D C & Jane HENDERSON, arr. New York, from Glasgow, from New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, extracted Nov 2012.
  12. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Apr 1924 Jane F FAYLE, resid. Los Angeles, b. 23 May 1883 Glasgow, emig Sep 1894, from Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 2466; image online in U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, extracted Nov 2012.
  13. 1891 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Govan, Dist of Kinning Park, Glasgow, LKS Reg. 644/14 ED 10 Pg 18 Sched 91, hsehold of Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Mar 2007.
  14. Census image, SCT, 1861 Census Clyde, Glasgow, LKS Dist 644/5 ED 28 Folio 2 Pg 72, Sched 34, hsehold of Arch'd & Margaret HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  15. Census image, SCT, 1871 Census Clyde, Glasgow, LKS Dist 644/5 ED 20 Folio 2 Pg 18, Sched 67, hsehold of Janet HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  16. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, 1898 Donald Cowper HENDERSON, Daggett, San Bernardino Co., from California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898, extracted Nov 2012.
  17. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 19 Mar 1869 Margaret Aitken HENDERSON nee COOPER, Glasgow, LKS 644/5 #227, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  18. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 12 Apr 1881 Charlesina Brown d/o Donald Cooper HENDERSON & Margaret BROWN, Blythswood, LKS, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C01900-9 film 232673, extracted Nov 2012.
  19. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Ancestral File entry Donald Cowper HENDERSON, AFN: 2XDV-SX) and Margaret BROWN (AFN: 2XDV-T4), extracted Sep 2006.
  20. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 12 Jan 1896 James Cowper s/o D C HENDERSON & Margaret BROWN, Hinckley Stn, San Bernadino, CA, from California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988 batch C74616-7 film 1290185, extracted Nov 2012.
  21. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Mar. James HENDERSON & Della HAUCK, from Ancestral File entry Donald Cowper HENDERSON, AFN: 2XDV-SX) and Margaret BROWN (AFN: 2XDV-T4), extracted Sep 2006.

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