James Henderson

29 November 1853–1897 (Age 43)
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Henderson was born on 29 November 1853, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Henderson, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Allan, was 42. He married Elizabeth Simpson on 3 January 1878, in Linktown, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in North Leith, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881 and Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. He died in 1897, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henderson
Elizabeth Simpson
Marriage: 3 January 1878
Robert Henderson
Isabella Henderson
Elizabeth Henderson
Henry Henderson
James Henderson
Maggie Simpson Henderson
Henery Henderson
George Simpson Henderson

Spouse and Children

3 January 1878
Linktown, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Henderson


    Elizabeth Allan




    David Henderson


    Elizabeth Henderson


    Elizabeth Gourlay


    Elizabeth Henderson



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 1

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Henderson in entry for Mary Jane Henderson, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • James Henderson in entry for Maggie Booth, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • James Gourlay in household of Elizabeth Henderson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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