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Elam Henderson Elam Henderson
Full Name: Elam Henderson, Sr.
Date of birth: February 20, 1873
Date of death: March 26, 1947

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 59 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Henderson, Navarro
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituaries and photo, "Elam Henderson, Sr. Dies, Was Leading Mason Here," 3/26/1947, p. 6, and "Henderson Rites Set for This Afternoon," 3/27/1947, p. 20. "Mr. Henderson, a native of Rusk County, came to Fort Worth in 1917 from Athens, where he was in the grocery business." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Brief biographical sketch, Elam Henderson, p. 203. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Elam Henderson, Smith County, age 7, father Hugh Henderson, mother Mary E. Henderson.
    Census of 1900 - Elam Henderson, Athens, Henderson County, age 27, born February 1873 in Texas, school teacher, mother Elizabeth Henderson, brothers Emmett and Watson Henderson.
    Elam Henderson, marriage to Lela [Leila] Parker 6/30/1901 in Henderson County.
    Census of 1910 - Elam Henderson, Athens, Henderson County, age 36, merchant/retail grocery, spouse Linda I. [Leila I.], son Elam, Jr., daughter Mary E.
    Census of 1920 - Elam Henderson, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 37 [sic], clerk, spouse Leila, son Elam, Jr., daughter Elizabeth.
    Census of 1930 - Elam Henderson, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 55, clerk/grocery, spouse Leila.
    Census of 1940 - Elam Hendesson, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 67, clerk/grocery, spouse Leila. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • Elam Henderson, Sr., birth date 2/20/1873 in Rusk County, death date 3/26/1947 in Fort Worth, Leonards Dept. Store clerk, father Hugh Henderson, mother Betty (Elizabeth) Stevens. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Elam Henderson, birth date 2/20/1873, permanent home address in Fort Worth, laborer, nearest relative Mrs. Lelia Henderson, draft registration 9/12/1918 in Tarrant County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Elam Henderson, Sr., birth date 2/20/1873, death date 3/26/1847, burial in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Find a Grave.
  • Elam Henderson, general manager of Leonards Department Store in Fort Worth, born in Athens and moved to Fort Worth in 1915. Texas Merchant: Marvin Leonard and Fort Worth, pp. 129-130, 137-138, 140, by Victoria Buenger, Walter L. Buenger, 2008. Google Books.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - Elam Henderson, postoffice Athens, age 28 (born circa 1873), teacher and farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Elam Henderson, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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