Biography of Andrew N. Henderson
Franklin County, NY Biographies

Andrew Nelson Henderson. - One of the most highly esteemed citizens of Franklin County was Andrew Nelson Henderson, who died at Malone, May 24, 1926. He was born at Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada, Sept. 14, 1870, the son of James and Eliza (Winters) Henderson.

James Henderson was a native of Scotland and settled in Canada when he was a young man. He was married in 1865 to Miss Eliza Winters, of Ormiston, Quebec. To Mr. and Mrs. Henderson were born two children: Isabel, married Arthur Herdman, who died in 1930, and they had a daughter, Gladys; and Andrew Nelson, the subject of this sketch.

Andrew Nelson Henderson was educated in Canada. He became a miller and in 1897 came to the United States and settled in Northern New York, being in the employ of Ladd & Smaliman, of Malone, for two years. He then became associated with the funeral home of George Nicholson, and in 1901 became a licensed embalmer. Mr. Henderson was located in business for one year at Saranac Lake and in 1902 returned to Malone, where he purchased the business of Donald Stewart, an undertaking business which had been established more than half a century ago. The business was removed from West Main Street to 202 East Main Street in 1906, and Mr. Henderson continued as the successful manager of the establishment until his death, May 24, 1926. He is buried in Morningside Cemetery, Malone.

On June 6, 1906, Mr. Henderson married Miss Ruby Dudley, the daughter of George Kilton and Sarah (Hall) Dudley. George Kilton Dudley was a prominent pioneer of Franklin County and now lives retired with his daughter at Malone. His wife, the daughter of Russel and Julia (Call) Hall, died Aug. 29, 1930, and is buried at Malone.

Ruby (Dudley) Henderson has continued the business which was established by her husband, and since Jan. 1, 1931, has been associated with Edward A. Cargill, the firm now being known as Henderson & Cargill.

Mr. Henderson was a Republican in politics, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree, Elks Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Chamber of Commerce. He also belonged to the Malone Fish & Game Club, and owned a fishing camp at Lake Titus.

Mrs. Henderson is a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church of Malone, and is eligible to membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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