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George Henderson
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson

1955 or 1957


     Auburn Man, 73, Partner in City Market for Nearly 20 years, Succumbs following  Lingering Illness.

     George Arthur Henderson, 75, a resident of Auburn for 29 years and a partner in the City Market in Auburn for nearly 20 years, died shortly after noon Wednesday in the Dr. Bonnell M Souder hospital in Auburn.

     He passed away at 12:10 p.m.

In failing health for five years, he had been bedfast for five months and a patient at the hospital for sixteen and one-half weeks.  His death was attributed to cirrhosis of the liver.  His home in Auburn was at 403 North Jackson Street. 

     The body was removed to the Gerig funeral home in Auburn for burial preparations.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday followed by burial in White City Cemetery at Spencerville.

     Mr. Henderson was born in Spencerville Nov. 24, 1880, son of the late John W. and Alice Henderson.  He was employed as a meat cutter in a Fort Wayne meat packing plant and later operated a wholesale meat distributorship at Spencerville before he moved to Auburn 29 years ago.

     He married Maude Culbertson Sept 26, 1901 at Spencerville.  Mrs. Henderson preceded him in death three years ago.

     Mr. Henderson was a partner with his son – law,  W. O. Beerbower of 403 North Jackson Street, Auburn, from 1927 to 1946 when he sold his interest to Mr. Beerbower.   The business was operated at 110 West Seventh Street for four years before it was moved to its present location at 140 West Seventh Street.

     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. O. Beerbower and Mrs. DuVern Graham of Phoneix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, James R. Beerbower, Eastern, Pa., Mrs. Frank Guthrie, Phoenix,  and Mrs. Clara Emerson, Toledo and three great-granddaughters.  Two brothers, William and Charles Henderson; preceded him in death.

     He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Spencerville.