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Charles C.2 Henderson  was born Scotland 1871.  Charles died July 06, 1904 Canandaigua, New York, at 33 years of age.[i]   [i]. City Clerk death record number 1870.

                             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  July 8, 1904  PAGE  3  COL  3  

                  Poor Health Led to Suicide   -   Charles Henderson Took Paris Green   Then Told His Wife

Charles C. Henderson, aged 32 years, died at his home on Chapel Street  about midnight on Wednesday from the effects of an immense dose of Paris Green. Henderson emptied a package containing almost a quarter of a pound of the poison, and when his condition became noticeable he told his wife what he had done. Several physicians were called but before one arrived Henderson was too far gone to be saved.

The young man was subject to, and since a fall from a car, suffered two weeks ago, they had afflicted him more frequently than before. On Wednesday afternoon he was using Paris Green on potatoes, and it was then the idea of ending his life with the poison seemed to seize him. Whether he took the dose all at once or in small quantities is unknown. Coroner Warner found that death was due to the poison.

He had lately been employed at the brick works, but had no regular occupation. Ahrens and Sleght, undertakers, were notified of the death and took charge of the body. Henderson leaves besides his wife, six children, the oldest of which is 13 years of age. The deceased was insured for 2000 dollars in the A O U W.

                          He married Catherine Hill.   Catherine was born Scotland 1868.  Catherine was the daughter of Michael Hill and Anne E. McGuyor.  Catherine died November 28, 1907 Canandaigua, New York, at 39 years of age.   

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday December 6, 1907  AGE  5  COL 7

HENDERSON At Canandaigua November 28, 1907, Mrs. Catherine Henderson, widow of Charles Henderson, aged 39 years.  

                              CANANDAIGUA  CHRONICLE December 4, 1907

                                OBITUARY       HENDERSON

Mrs. Charles Henderson, formerly Catherine Hill, died at her home in Chapin Street, Thanksgiving day, after an illness of only two days, aged 39 years.  Death was due to heart trouble. She was beloved by all who knew her, being a kind neighbor and loving mother. She will be greatly missed by all her friends.

She is survived by her father, Michael Hill, and six children, Anne, Alice, Emily, James, Charles and Louis. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Gaylord, pastor of the Episcopal Church officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery.          

          At 30 years of age Catherine became the mother of Charles Constant Henderson  Canandaigua, New York, October 27, 1898.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 1557.

                                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL November 4, 1898

   BORN  -   HENDERSON -    At Canandaigua, October 27, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henderson, a son. 

Charles Constant3 Henderson   was born Canandaigua, New York October 27, 1898.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 1557.

                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL November 4, 1898

BORN  HENDERSON  -  At Canandaigua, October 27, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henderson, a son. Charles died December 01, 1981 Canandaigua, New York, at 83 years of age.  

                              ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE   1981

Area Deaths  -  CANANDAIGUA - Age 83, of West Gibson Street, Canandaigua, died yesterday, December 1, 1981, at Thompson Hospital, after a long illness.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                    He married Josephine Agnes Fogarty Canandaigua, New York, June 04, 1923.[ii]  ii]. Ontario County Archives Record Volume 3 Page 32. At the Canandaigua City clerk office record number 699 shows that he is age 24, and she is age 21

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES   Wed. June 6, 1923  


 Miss Josephine Agnes Fogarty and Charles Constant Henderson, both of this city, were married at St. Mary's rectory Monday. Rev. William H Darcy, rector of the church performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives.

 The bride was attended by Miss Madeline Broderick, of this city, and Lewis Henderson, brother of the groom was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson left immediately for a trip to New York. They will spend the summer at the Lapham cottage East Lake shore.  

Josephine was born Canandaigua, New York February 25, 1902.  Josephine was the daughter of James Simon Fogarty and Sarah J. Phipps.  Josephine died May 16, 1987 Canandaigua, New York, at 85 years of age.   

                                       ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  

      Agnes Henderson, 85, of Elm Manor Nursing Home, died Saturday, May 16, 1987 at Thompson Memorial Hospital.          

                            ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday April 18, 1928 Front Page  

Canandaigua Police Force Pictured are eight members of the force which includes both Charles Henderson and Leo Breen. During the next few weeks the newspaper had separate articles for the men including their picture accompanying the articles. 

The following article is from the May 30, 1928 paper.  

                        CANANDAIGUA CITY'S   POLICE   FORCE  

                      Charles C. Henderson Youngest Man on the Force.

Charles C. Henderson, the subject of the Times sixth article on the Canandaigua police department, is the youngest member of the force. Charlie, as he is popularly known, stands 6 feet 1 inch, and weighs 240 pounds, and is considered to be one of the strongest men on the force. He is only exceeded in height and weight by Officer Benjamin Fuller.

Officer Henderson was born October 27, 1898. He was appointed to the force on September 27, 1924, and consequently is now in his fourth year of service. He has several first class arrests and stolen car recoveries, to his credit. He was the officer who planned with Officer Hogan the capture of Priano, the Geneva Italian, who was later sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Auburn for the murder of an Italian woman, two years ago.

He and Hogan took a Rochester and Eastern car from this city and met the next car from Geneva east of the city. A storm had delayed traffic for several hours and the car they met was the one where they found Priano in the front seat of the smoker and arrested him before he had a chance to flee.

Two years ago last fall, when bandits were robbing so many gas stations in this part of New York State, Officer Henderson, by assistant Chief Mulligan's orders, was on duty at night attempting to trace the bandits. Mulligan phoned Henderson on post, and told him Walter Garland's gas station east of the city had just been reported broken into. Henderson hurried out to the Marks gas station on Lake Street, placed his police car and another motorists car across the highway. and stopping the cars going west, he then halted the third and found the two robbers operating it. 

It developed on trial that the leader of the two had served time for a felony in a Connecticut prison, and had only shortly before been released.  This man is now serving a 7 years term in Auburn prison, following his incarceration in the local jail where he was halted from an attempted escape before he was sentenced. The other man was released on a suspended sentence.

Officer Henderson recalls two or three stolen cars he has recovered, the latest being only a week ago last Sunday. This one was owned by a resident of Rochester. Probably the most heroic action Henderson took, he being a married man with family, was two years ago in the summer, when he rushed in front of a motor car at the corner of Main and Phoenix streets and rescued the young child of John Sommers, who was in imminent danger of being struck by the machine. This rescue was widely noted in the press at the time.

Charlie, was too young for service in the world war, but the writer happens to know that with another local young man he tried to enlist in several different branches of the service, but was refused as far too young.  He, however, did his bit by securing a position in an ammunition factory near Watertown. He was there in the winter of 1917 and 18, the very cold winter with so many fueless and sugarless days which we all remember, as Officer Beeman spoke of in his interview, and Charlie says that it was plenty cold in Watertown that season also.

                                         ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES   July 25, 1928  


Becoming suspicious of a party of three men driving a car on the Geneva turnpike last night, Officer Charles C. Henderson took after them on his motorcycle.  The car speeded on up Main Street, then turned into the lane alongside Mark's Garage, where the car collided with a truck and stalled.  The three occupants scrambled out of the wrecked car and took to their heels. 

Officer Henderson captured one, but the other two escaped. The men are alleged to be road working convicts from Auburn prison who had stolen a car from their keepers.  The captured man is George Anson, New York city, given a term of 8 years for first degree burglary. He had only 30 days more to serve of his sentence. Officers from Auburn drove to this city after being notified by Chief Kinsella, and took Anson back this morning. The Auburn authorities did not know of the escape until they were notified by the Canandaigua department.  That the trio are bad actors, and that Officer Henderson's act is an outstanding piece of police work, is indicated by the records of these men.

Frank Sywertzynesk, Buffalo, committed in 1923 for second degree burglary for a term of ten years, and William Doedenia, Lancaster, committed in May 1923 for first degree burglary for a term of from 10 to 20 years, are the two men who escaped. A car disappeared from the parking space at Clifford Murphy's Tire Store on Niagara Street last night, and it is suspected that the escaped convicts appropriated this car and are headed in the direction of Buffalo. 

Charles Constant Henderson and Josephine Agnes Fogarty had the following children:

Betty4 Henderson   She married Jay L. Geise Canandaigua, New York, January 12, 1952.

         VICTOR HERALD  Thursday January 10, 1952 

Canandaigua Personals - Miss Betty Henderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Henderson, West Gibson Street, and Jay L. Geise, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Geise, Manchester, will be married in St. Mary's Church, Saturday.  

                           He married Joan M. Tillinghast Arlington, Virginia, March 02, 1946.   

                     ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday March 8, 1946

                        WEDDING BELLS       HENDERSON  -  TILLINGHAST

In South Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia, Saturday afternoon, took place the marriage of Cpl. Joan M. Tillinghast, Woman's Reserves, Marine Corps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allyn H. Tillinghast of Providence, Rhode Island, to Charles J. Henderson, son of Patrolman and Mrs. Charles C. Henderson of this city. The Rev. Joseph T. Heminghaus, chaplain, received the vows. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attended by Miss Frances Berry of Providence, RI, and Miss Eileen Segal of Buffalo. Jack W. Fox, this city, was best man, and ushers were Walter C. Tillinghast, brother of the bride, and Robert N. Wilson, of Canandaigua.  A reception to about 50 guests was held in the Burlington Hotel, Washington, DC. 

Out of town guests were from Providence, RI, Washington, Erie, PA, Buffalo and Canandaigua.  Mr. and Mrs. Henderson will reside at 103 West Gibson Street. Now associated with the Bausch and Lomb Company, Rochester, the bridegroom was in the service over three years, including a year in the Pacific, having been wounded on Saipan. He received his discharge last October.

He is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy. His bride was graduated from Aldrich High School, Providence, RI, and has been in the Marine Corps two and a half years, stationed in the paymaster's office in Washington.  Guests from Canandaigua included Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Henderson and daughter, Miss Lois Henderson, and Louis Frasca. 

                                                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday  April 27, 1945

Pvt. Charles J. Henderson, USMC, was one of four servicemen who stood guard over the remains of President Roosevelt in the East Room of the White House, Saturday, April 14.  Twice wounded on Saipan last summer, the young Marine is now on duty in the Congressional Library, Washington.  He is a son of Patrolman and Mrs. C. C. Henderson, West Gibson Street.

                                              ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday  November 2, 1945

Stationed in Washington, D. C. as an honor guard with the Fourth Marines since last December 1, after more than a year's service in the Pacific, Cpl. Charles J. Henderson received his honorable discharge in the nation's capital as of October 23, and has returned to his home here.

He is the son of Patrolman and Mrs. Charles C. Henderson, West Gibson Street. Promoted to corporal as of October 2, Henderson enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1942, soon after his graduation from Canandaigua Academy, and went overseas in August 1943.  He was the first local casualty in the Saipan campaign in July 1944, having been wounded twice within three weeks.

He returned to the States October 20, 1944, and was home a month before being assigned to the Marine Barracks in Washington. His decorations included the Asiatic Pacific ribbon with three battle stars, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Purple Heart. 

William Henry and Sophia Smith  had the following children:

Arttie M. Henry was born Naples, New York May 02, 1857.  Arttie died January 10, 1932 Canandaigua, New York, at 74 years of age.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office death record number 11, states that the informant was William J Hawley. 

         ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Wed Jan. 13, 1932  PAGE  4 COL  4

HAWLEY -  The death of Mrs. Lincoln H. Hawley aged 74 years, occurred at her home on Greig Terrace Sunday night. She had been ill for three months. She leaves one son William J. Hawley of Canandaigua, a grandson William H. Hawley of Sayre, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the home this PM with Rev. Charles N. St John, pastor of the Congregational church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. She married Lincoln Henry Hawley 1880.[ii] [ii]. 1910 Canandaigua Census states 30 years married.

Lincoln was born July 14, 1857.  Lincoln was the son of John W. Hawley and Hannah E. Lincoln.  Lincoln died April 26, 1923 Canandaigua, New York, at 65 years of age.   

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday April 27, 1923

HAWLEY -   The funeral services of Lincoln H. Hawley, whose death occurred at his residence on Greig Terrace last evening, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. He had recently retired from active business. He leaves his widow, one son, William J. Hawley, two sisters and a brother.                       

                                           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES      Wed. May 2, 1923

Lincoln H. Hawley -  The funeral services for Lincoln Henry Hawley, aged 65 years, who died Thursday evening after a long illness, were held from his home on Greig Terrace Saturday, Rev. L. L . Taylor of the Congregational church officiating. Interment in Woodlawn. Mr. Hawley was a lifelong resident of Canandaigua.

 He leaves his wife and one son William J. Hawley, of Rochester, two sisters and a brother, Miss Lois Hawley of Canandaigua, Mrs. Emma Clayton of Phelps, and Frank Hawley of Rochester. 

James Sidney1 Hickox  was born August 1830.  James died July 23, 1923 Canandaigua, New York, at 92 years of age.  His body was interred 1923 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.   

                        He married Mary A. Wolverton 1860.  Mary was born April 1839.  Mary was the daughter of Mr. Wolverton and Mrs. Wolverton.  Mary died February 07, 1901 Canandaigua, New York, at 61 years of age.  

                               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday February 8, 1901

 Obituary -   Hickox -   Mrs. Mary A. Wolverton Hickox, wife of James S. Hickox, died at her home west of the village at three o'clock yesterday morning, aged 61 years.  Mrs. Hickox had been an invalid for 20 years.

She leaves besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. P. T. Hartman, of Lyons, and Mrs. W. S. Titus, of Rochester, one son, J. Sidney Hickox, of this town, and three brothers, Jonas, Job, and Peter Wolverton, all of this town.  The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. J. Q. Adams, pastor of the church of which she is a member for over 30 years, will officiate.       [ Her body was interred 1901 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Section 7, picture of grave taken. ]


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