George A. Henderson, 6 North 52 West


In 1870 Delaware County, New York, James Henderson is 47, Nancy 40, Wallie 18, Andrew 14, Emma 12, George 10, John 7, Jessie 5, James 3, and Irving three months.

In 1875 Delaware County, New York, James Henderson is 53, nancy 45, with Andrew 18, Emma E. 16, George A. 14, John H. 12, Jessie A. 10, James M. 7, Clark I. 5, and Martha F., 1.

April 1889 Willard, Colorado "F. J. Henderson had a fine heifer run over by the cars this week.
Mrs. F. J. Henderson was elected secretary of the Willard Sundy School, meeing every sundat at 2:30 p.m. upstairs at the section house.

March 30, 1889 Sterling

November 1890 Sterling

Phoebe Ann Corbin married George Adam Henderson on 24 January, 1894 in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri. They had two daughters.

October 1898 Sterling

March 1899 "Ben Whiteley is hard at work laying the stone foundation for Geo. A. Henderson's mammoth new warehouse."
1899 Sterling "Notice is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore existing in the hardware and lumber business, under the firm name of D. B. Delzell, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Said George A. Henderson has sold his one-third interest in said business to A. G. Sherwin and D. B. Dclzell."

In 1900 Sterling, George, born Sept 1860 in New York, is married six years to Phoebe August 1870 Missouri. Isabel C. November 1894 and Mldred November 1899 were born in Colorado.

May 4, 1900

In July of 1900 Miss Mattie Corbin, graduate of the American Shool of Osteopathy of Kirksville, Missouri, maintained office hours from 9 to 12, and 1 to 4 at the residence of G.A. Henderson.

Sterling Lumber opened its doors in 1909; one of the founding members was Vandemoer’s great-great grandfather George A. Henderson of Sterling.
Vandemoer has worked with the company for 34 years, 17 of them as the manager at Lafayette Lumber, which opened at 111 N. Harrison St. in 1926. The business moved to its current location at 1407. S. 120th Street in 1987.

The Proctor State Bank was organized in 1909 and the president was a Mr. George A. Henderson, who later established himself in Sterling. His name appears on a building at the corner of 3rd Street and Main.





The Journal-Advocate had a nice article in 1965 - the first page :



In the 1920's, George granted the Colorado Museum of Natural History "the sole possession of and the exclusive right and privilege of excvating and removing from his property, fossil skeletons of prehistoric anicmals" in return for monetary payment and a pledge "to avoid damaging crops, removing or damaging fencing" and to "fill up an grade all excvations."

 

All four of them are in Sterling in 1910 and 1920.  In 1920 George is a banker, and the girls don't have occupations.

William Lathrop Taylor married Mildred Henderson on 14 Sep 1922 in Sterling, Logan, Colorado. Divorced between 1930 & 1938. 

In 1939 Phoebe A. born at Kirksville Missouri Aug 14, 1870, is on a cruise ship arriving New York in 1939.  She lives on Third Street in Sterling.

Phoebe is a widow in 1940 Sterling, living with a servant.

George Adam Henderson, 1860-1928 and Phoebe Ann (Corbin) Henderson 1870-1961 have a massive family mausoleum in Denver Fairmount Cemetery. # 66175200


Kenneth Eugene Koch, 78 of Sterling, was born April 22, 1935 and died Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 in Sterling. At his request cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Kenneth was born to William Koch, Sr. and Bernice Burr in Casper, Wyo. He farmed for the George A. Henderson Company from 1961 until 1987. Mr. Koch was also a systems manager in cable television in Nevada, Arkansas and South Carolina from 1987 until his retirement in 1997.

The George A. Henderson Company purchased, in a Public Land sale, eighty acres in section 20, 6N 52W in 1970.

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