Archibald Henderson

Archibald Henderson (1883 - 1952)

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Archibald "Archie" Henderson
Born in Enfield, Oamaru, Otago, New Zealandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Dunedin, OTG, NZmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Biography

Archibald Henderson

Born 9 Jan 1883 Teaneraki, nr Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand

Birth cert. shows: Father William, blacksmith, aged 37, b. Carnwath Lanarkshire; Mother Ellen Sinton Wight, 34, b Maxton, Roxburghshire, who married 21st Apr 1876 Oamaru. Inf. Wm Henderson, father, Enfield, Registered 19th Feb 1883. Dtr Millie, in a 1957 letter says his birthplace was Teaneraki, Oamaru. [1]

Occupations

Archie owned a bullock team in Leith Valley, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. He and the team featured in the Otago Witness in 1918 in what looks to be part of a series on waning occupations, and reads like the team was brought out of semi-retirement to show how it was done. A relative reports that he and the team had transported her x great grandparents' house to its current place in Leith Valley. An impressive set of bullock horns still adorns my house (well relegated to the garage) but as a child they hung in the hallway of my childhood home. Henderson-2297 16:57, 15 March 2018 (EDT)

From 1920 he was "Lineman for the county" moving to Roxburgh, Central Otago to bring the telephone lines through from Milton, and maintained the lines around the district thereafter.

After retiring from the Post Office, Archie occasionally worked at Robb's Garage in Roxburgh.

Buried 09 Jan 1952 Roxburgh Cemetery, Otago, New Zealand

DNA

Paternal relationship confirmed by DNA via several predicted 1st/2nd to 3rd cousin matches between granddaughter Lorna (T087062) and descendants of Archie's siblings, eg 388cMs to Bill (T340674), 315cMs to R J (T439654), 200cMs to W (T310402). All sharing Archie's father William Henderson as their common ancestor. Throw in the more distant 3rd/3C1R cousins sharing Archie's paternal grandparents James Henderson & Amelia Millar as their common ancestors, to prove the DNA is the Henderson side, with Archie's granddaughter Lorna: Predicted 2nd to 3rd cousin: 161cMs - Ronnie Barrie(A229226) Predicted 2nd to 4th: 65cMs Gaye Ruru (A259786); 83cMs - T028132); 94cMs - R V Pittar (T489526)


Sources

  1. NZ Birth cert.: Birth 9 Jan 1883 Archibald s/o William HENDERSON & Ellen Sinton WIGHT, reg. Oamaru, OTG, folio 798
  • WikiTree profile Henderson-2301 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.


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Archie Henderson with bullock team
Archie Henderson with bullock team

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