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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Extra Info from Wedding Anniversary

Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec 1965, Page WS 14

Wedding Anniversary Will Be Celebrated
VENICE--Mr. and Mrs. Ira Henderson will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at an open house at their Penmar Ave. home from 1 to 5 o'clock this afternoon.
Hosts will be their daughters, Mrs. Raymond Downard and Mr. Downard, of Simi; Mrs. Wilton Robison of Montrose, and Mr. Robison; a son, Homer Henderson, of Inglewood, and his wife, and Mrs. Harold Hunt of Culver City.
Another son, Fred, is coming with his family from Oregon for the party. Floyd, also of Oregon, and Ira Jr., in Roseville, will send congratulations to their parents on the anniversary occasion, which they are unable to attend.
The Hendersons have 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Married in Memphis, Tex., they have lived in Venice since 1943. He retired from Douglas aircraft in 1961, and is also a retired Baptist minister.

Every once in a while, you just get lucky. While doing my customary trawling for info, I happened upon this wedding anniversary announcement. Pieces from newspapers are invaluable because they frequently give you a snap shot of exactly where everybody is on or about a given date. That is true of this wedding announcement. For example, I didn't know that son Floyd had lived in Oregon. Here are the family details.

Ira Henderson
b. 18 May 1896 Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas
d. 21 Ju 1974 Simi Valley, Ventura County, California (FAG memorial 46526701)
m. 23 Dec 1916 Memphis, Hall County, Texas
Eula Vivian Higgins
b. 20 Dec 1898 Tennessee
d. 9 May 1983 Simi Valley, Ventura County, California (FAG memorial 46922285)

Child 1: Winfred "Fred" Eugene Henderson
b. 9 Sep 1916 Texas
d. 28 Feb 1976 Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
m. 27 Dec 1934 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Bertha Agnes Briggs
b. 19 Sep 1915 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
d. 7 Jan 2008 Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Child 2: Floyd Alton Henderson
b. 9 Mar 1918 Hall County, Texas
d. 18 Feb 1976 King County, Washington
m. Found no record of a marriage. Do you know?

Child 3: Kathryn Louise Henderson
b. 15 Jun 1920 Missouri
d. 14 Mar 2010 Wolfeboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire
m. Where? When?
Wilton Washington Robison
b. 12 Nov 1922 Kansas
d. 17 Feb 1995 Tustin, Orange County, California (FAG memorial 59339473)

Child 4: Ira Henderson
b. 30 Aug 1923 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
d. 1 Mar 2004 Roseville, Placer County, California
m. Where? When?
Imogene Living
b. 23 Jun 1924 Where?
d. Not yet!

Child 5Living Henderson
b. 17 Sep 1929 Missouri
d. Not yet!
m. Where? When?
Donnanae Living
b. 30 Sep 1943 Where?
d. Not yet!

Child 6: Living Henderson
b. 28 Aug 1931 Missouri
d. Not yet!
m. Where? When?
Raymond Hunter Downard
b. 28 Mar 1921 Potter County, Texas
d. 20 Jul 1970 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

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