Dr. E. B. Henderson, who since 1897 has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Marengo, was
born in Indianola, Iowa, on the 23d of June, 1872, a son of J. H. Henderson, whose birth occurred in Ackworth,
Iowa, on the t6th of September, 1846. The father is an eminent lawyer of the state and for fifteen years was judge
of the district court. He is now commerce counsel for the Iowa state railway commission and resides in Des Moines.
He married Miss Nannie J. Spray, who was born in Darken county, Ohio, on the 10th of December, 1848, and died on
the 8th of February, 1902. She was the mother of five children: Alfred, deceased; E. B.; Frank P., a lawyer residing
at Indianola; Inez, now Mrs. C. D. Proudfoot, also of Indianola; and Dwight F., of Spokane, Washington, who is
superintendent of motors for the Washington Water, Light & Power Company.
Dr. E. B. Henderson entered Simpson College at Indianola, after completing the public school course there and in
preparation for his professional career became a student in the medical department of the State University of Iowa,
from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D. In 1897 he located in Marengo for the practice of his profession
and in the years that have since intervened has built up an enviable reputation for ability and conscientiousness.
His patients come from quite a wide territory and have the utmost confidence in him as a physician and surgeon,
a confidence that is shared by his colleagues in the profession. He is also connected with the financial interests
of Marengo as a stockholder and director of the First National Bank and as secretary of the local telephone company.
On the 7th of June, 1898, was solemnized the marriage of Dr. Henderson and Miss Effie Busselle, a daughter of William
W. and Tamzen Anne (Reece) Busselle, both natives of Lucas county, Iowa. They were highly esteemed in their community
and both have passed to their final rest. Dr. and Mrs. Henderson have two living children, Brenton B. and Harriet,
and have lost a son, Luther H.
Dr. Henderson casts his ballot in favor of the republican party. His religious adherence is given to the Methodist
church, in the work of which he takes a helpful interest. Fraternally he is well known, belonging to the Masonic
lodge; the Order of the Eastern Star, the Knights of Pythias, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Modern Woodmen
of America and the Modern Brotherhood of America. Professionally he is a member of the Iowa County and Iowa State
Medical Societies and of the American Medical Association. He is very progressive and wideawake and keeps in close
touch with the latest developments in the field of medical research, realizing that only by so doing can he maintain
his standing as an able member of his profession.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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