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 | Last significant change: 28 Dec 2018
22:12: Lorna Henderson edited the Biography for Archibald Henderson (1883-1952). (added link to disambiguation note) [Thank Lorna for this]
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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]


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


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)


There are TWO Archibald Hendersons born Jan 1883 in New Zealand.

This one, my grandfather, born 9th Jan, Teanaraki, nr Oamaru, Otago, South Island, New Zealand to William and Helen/Ellen (Sinton) Henderson ref name='NZ Birth cert.'>NZ Birth cert.: Birth 9 Jan 1883 Archibald s/o William HENDERSON & Ellen Sinton WIGHT, reg. Oamaru, OTG, folio 798</ref> [2]

The other born 24th Jan 1883 to Archibald and Emma, registered Palmerston North. [3] [4]

In the 1919 electoral rolls, my granddad is shown as an elector living in Woodhaugh, Dunedin North with wife Agnes Manson Henderson, the other Archibald is living in Te Kuiti, Waikato with (2nd) wife Minnie Jane, later moving to Cambridge, where his father's obituary places him in 1921. Henderson-2297 11:25, 28 December 2018 (UTC)


  1. NZ Birth cert.: Birth 9 Jan 1883 Archibald s/o William HENDERSON & Ellen Sinton WIGHT, reg. Oamaru, OTG, folio 798
  2. Archifold (sic!) HINDERSON, reg. Oamaru, New Zealand, folio #798, from New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950, fiche index collection available
  3. Birth 24 Jan 1883 Archibald s/o Archibald & Emma HENDERSON, ref. 1883/2591 from the NZ Historical BDM index, Dept Internal affairs (see also
  4. Archifold (sic!) HINDERSON, reg. Palmerston North, New Zealand, folio #302, from New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950, fiche index collection available
  • 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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