JOHN W. HENDERSON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey Co., KS.
Died: Dec. 11, 1920
John W. Henderson, formerly a well known citizen of Burlington, died at Madison and the body will be brought to Burlington tomorrow for burial. A brief service will be held at the grave in Mt. Hope cemetery. Mr. Henderson was a veteran of the civil war, and a member of the A. O. U. W. The plan is to reach the cemetery at 11:30, roads permitting, and the Burlington friends may join the funeral procession.
The body of John W. Henderson who died at his home in Madison Saturday was brought to Burlington Tuesday and laid to rest in Mt. Hope cemetery beside the body of his wife and son. Funeral services were conducted at the home in Madison by Rev. Mr. Lantz of the Brethern church and Rev. C. W. Odom of the M. E. church of Burlington conducted a short service at the grave.
John Wesley Henderson was born in Tuscaroras county Ohio, June 11, 1834 and departed this life at his home in Madison, December 11, 1920 aged 86 years and 6 months. When a small boy, he came with his parents to Fairfield Iowa, making the trip down the Ohio river on a flat boat. He was married September 9, 1858 to Jennie Sheafor and to this union five children were born, one son and four daughters. His wife preceeded him to the Beyond on October 7, 1913. Two daughters survive him, Mrs. Harry E. Kelley of Ft. Smith, Ark. and Mrs. S. D. Johnson of the home address. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. M. E. Vate of Denver Colo. and two brothers W. C. Henderson of Portland Ore. and R. B. Henderson of Eugene City Ore. seven grand children and even great grand children.
Mr. Henderson came with his family to Burlington, Kansas in June 1869, where he lived until December 1909, when failing health caused his removal to Madison to be near his daughter.
He enlisted in Co. E, 19th Iowa Infantry in August 1862 and served until February 1865, when he was discharged on account of disability.
He was a charter member of the A. O. U. W. lodge at Burlington also a member in early life of the Odd Fellows.
Those here from out of town for the burial were Mrs. S. D. Johnson and daughter Jean of Madison, and Mrs. Chas. Gilman and daughter Esther of Quincy, and Harry E. Kelley of Ft. Smith Ark.