Biography of Reuben E. Henderson
Westmoreland County, PA Biographies

REUBEN E. HENDERSON. The father of Reuben F. Henderson, of New Kensington, was William E. Henderson, who spent his life in Westmoreland county. He married Susan, daughter of Solomon Fink, of Armstrong county, and their children were: Reuben F., mentioned hereafter; Sherman, a miner at Hillville, Pennsylvania; John. Mack, Harry, Rose, widow of Horace Curtis; Hattie, Katie, Annie and Emma. All the sons, with the exception of Sherman, are residents of New Kensington and all the daughters are at home.

Reuben E. Henderson, son of William E. and Susan (Fink) Henderson, was born January 4, 1875, at South Bend, and received his education in the common schools of his native county. At the age of eighteen he began life for himself by working in a mill, and in 1893 went to New Kensington, where he obtained a position in the Pittsburg tin plate mill and where he has remained ever since. In March, 1901, he was elected fourth burgess of New Kensington borough for a term of three years. He belongs to Lodge No. 644., P. O. S. of A., and has passed all the chairs in Lodge No. 1048, I. O. O. F., both of New Kensington. His political principles are those of the Republican party, and he is a member of the Lutheran church. Mr. Henderson married Inez, daughter of James and Margaret Billetter, and they have three children: Howard F., Paul S. and Elmer R.


From:
History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Vol. 3
By: John N. Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company
New York - Chicago, 1906

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