Biography of H. J. Hensby
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

H. J. Hensby, general insurance, is one of the best known business men of Ogdensburg. He was born at Prescott, Ont., Sept. 1, 1888, the son of George E. and Ella C. (Henderson) Hensby.

George E. Hensby was born at Lynn, Ont., and his wife is a native of Ogdensburg. He came to this city in 1889, and until his retirement in 1924 he was identified with the St. Lawrence State Hospital as master mechanic. He and his wife still live in this city. Mr. Hensby is a member of the Congregational Church and belongs to the Elks Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. There were three children in the Hensby family: 1. H. J., the subject of this sketch. 2. Fanny B., lives at Ogdensburg. 3. Mrs. C. J. Kelleher, lives at Chicago.

H. J. Hensby is a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy, class of 1908. He spent four years in the employ of the New York Central Railroad as a clerk and during 1913 was identified with a local contracting firm. He then became interested in the general insurance business in Ogdensburg and since 1917 has conducted his own agency. He represents 15 nationally known companies, and is one of the city's most successful agents. He is secretary and treasurer of the Ogdensburg Association of Insurance Agents, and vice president of the St. Lawrence County Insurance Agents Association.

In 1919 Mr. Hensby married Miss Zaidee B. Maximer, of Gouverneur, N. Y., the daughter of C. J. and Luella (Storrin) Maximer. The former died in 1930 and the latter in 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Hensby have a daughter, Martha Jane, born in 1924.

Mr. Hensby is a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Ogdensburg Country Club. He has been secretary of the Rotary Club since 1924.


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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