Donald Henderson

1895–1953 (Age 58)
Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana, United States

The Life of Donald

When Donald Henderson was born in 1895, in Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana, United States, his father, Nelson Henderson, was 28 and his mother, Nelly Burk, was 22. He married Grenett Jones on 14 December 1923, in Monroe, Indiana, United States. He died in 1953, at the age of 58.

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Donald Henderson
Grenett Jones
Marriage: 14 December 1923

Spouse and Children


    Grenett Jones


14 December 1923
Monroe, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Nelson Henderson


    Nelly Burk




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Donald Henderson in household of Nelson Henderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Donald Henderson in household of Nelson Henderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Donald Henderson, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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