Saturday, November 16, 2019

Alice Finley Johnston Henderson (1852-1932)

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Henderson -- Died, Mrs. Archibald E. Henderson at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. C. Nevitt, 257 28th Street [Atlanta]. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons, Mr. W. F. Henderson, Mebane, N.C., and Mr. T. J. Henderson, Yanceyville. N.C. The remains will be take to Yanceyville, N.C., this (Thursday) afternoon, January 7, 1932, for services and interment. H. M. Patterson & Son.

Source: The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia), 7 January 1932, Thursday, Page 18.

People Mentioned

1. Mrs. Archibald E. Henderson is Alice Finley Johnston (1852-1932) who in 1879 married Yanceyville lawyer Archibald Erskine Henderson (1843-1918). She is a daughter of Thomas Donoho Johnston (1800-1883) and Adaline Hannah Williamson (1820-1885). As a child she lived in "Clarendon Hall" in Yanceyville, North Carolina.

2. Mrs. D. C. Nevitt is Rebecca Lea Henderson (1885-1969) who in 1908 married Doddridge Chichester Nevitt (1876-1942). She was a founding member of the Caswell County Chapter #1152 United Daughters of the Confederacy.

3. W. F. Henderson is William Farrar (Will) Henderson (1880-1974). He never married, eventually lived in Yanceyville, was a "tobacco buyer," and had substantial agricultural lands in Caswell County.

4. T. J. Henderson is Thomas Johnston (Tom) Henderson (1883-1959) who was twice married: (1) 1912 to Alice Cleveland Slade (1884-1928); and (2) 1929 to Annie Bethel Chandler (1895-1970). Tom Henderson was a Yanceyville newspaper owner (The Sentinel), author, insurance agent, and a Republican in a heavily Democratic county.

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