Alexander Henderson

William John Henderson


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1. Margaret Elizabeth Stephen

2. Eileen Richardson Harris

William John Henderson

  • Born: 27 Apr 1904, Dingwall, Ross-Shire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Elizabeth Stephen on 1 Jun 1937 in West Church of St. Andrews, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Marriage (2): Eileen Richardson Harris on 21 May 1949 in Port Credit, Ontario
  • Died: 6 Feb 1962, Aberdeen, Scotland aged 57
  • Buried: Fodderty Cemetery, Dingwall, Scotland

bullet   Cause of his death was Renal Failure - Complications from Diabetes.

bullet   Another name for William was Jack.


bullet  Research Information:

William John, better known as Jack, was an Ironmonger/Seedsman by trade. He and his brother worked with their Father, Alexander Henderson, in the family business in Dingwall, Scotland. The business was known as "The Ironmonger Store Hendersons.

After Jack's Father died, he and his brother carried on the business.

Jack used to go to Holland regularly to buy all the bulbs for the store.

The Following Excerpt Was Printed in a 1955 Edition of the "Press & Journal" Newspaper; As Follows:


"In 1955, after reading that oatmeal was the first solid food eaten by President Eisenhower, since his illness, a well known Ross-Shire businessman, Mr. Jack Henderson, has sent him a pound of Black Isle oatmeal. He also sent a porridge recipe for the President's cook. In a letter he told the President that the stones used for milling the meal have been used for that purpose for over 300 years."

"You may be interested to know that a few of your fellow-countrymen get supplies from us from time to time and if you enjoy porridge and you are allowed to take it we feel sure that you will enjoy this Highland product", Mr. Henderson wrote."

"Just in case the cook is not quite sure how to make porridge in the right way, we enclose a recipe card. With our best wishes for a speedy recovery.." "It was just a little gesture", was the only comment Mr. Henderson would make to a reporter of "The Press & Journal" last night."


*** The above article/information was found among the effects of Eileen (Harris) Henderson by her daughter Mary (Henderson) Finnegan who has graciously conveyed it to this writer.

*** Information regarding the Henderson business in Dingwall is also courtesy of Mary (Henderson) Finnegan - 2007.


William married Margaret Elizabeth Stephen on 1 Jun 1937 in West Church of St. Andrews, Aberdeen, Scotland. (Margaret Elizabeth Stephen was born on 20 May 1909 in Conglass, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, died on 4 Oct 1947 in Ben View, Conon Bridge, Scotland and was buried in Urquhart Cemetery, Conon Bridge, Scotland.) The cause of her death was Toxemia/Heart Failure.


William next married Eileen Richardson Harris, daughter of James Harris and Ada Florence Wagstaff, on 21 May 1949 in Port Credit, Ontario. (Eileen Richardson Harris was born on 31 Oct 1911 in Toronto, Ontario, died on 8 Nov 1998 in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland and was buried in Fodderty Cemetery, Dingwall, Scotland.) The cause of her death was Gastro-Intestinal Bleed & Right Foot Ischaemia.

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