From a September 1897 supplement to the North Vernon Plain Dealer
A Popular General Merchant of Butlerville
The popularity of the store of Andrew Henderson is evidenced by the large amount of business he does, and the
handsome iron front building he occupies speaks louder than words of the success he has scored. Mr. Henderson is a native of Scotland,
having been born in Glasgow. After reaching man's estate he emigrated to America, and located in Jennings county. For a time he clerked
for the firm of Grinstead & Hutton, later he became interested with Mr. Hutton in the business, the firm name being Hutton & Henderson.
This firm did a very successful business, but as a great deal of the time of Mr. Hutton was consumed in various other enterprises in
which he was interested, he disposed of his interest in the business to his partner. Since that time Mr. Henderson has conducted the
business alone, and it is due to his energy and enterprise that it has reached its present proportions. There is to-day no store in
Jennings county where a man can get better treatment or more for his money than here. In addition to the business which is done at the
store, Mr. Henderson runs a huckster wagon which enjoys a good trade. He buys all kinds of country produce and makes a specialty of
buying clover and other field seeds. The building he occupies, and which is a source of pride to the citizens of Butlerville, was erected
buy him less than a year ago. It is one of the most substantial and attractive in the county, and is equipped with every convenience.
The structure is a large two story brick with iron front and plate glass windows. In the second story are living apartments, which are
occupied by Mr. Henderson and his family. The first floor, or store room, is stocked with the best of everything to be found in a modern
general store, and here every need can be supplied at a nominal cost. In politics Mr. Henderson is a Republican, and is recognized as a
party leader in this section. He has served as committeeman from the precinct in which he resides, and has been honored by election to
the position of township trustee of Campbell township. In which capacity he served for five years. The subject of this sketch has a
pleasing personality which has won for him many friends, and to this fact is largely due his success.
I was not familiar with Mr. Henderson so did some checking. On October 26, 1882 he married a young lady named
Iciphene (of various spellings) Hathaway, they were married by a Rev. Henry Morrow. In the 1900 census they have moved to Fordsville,
Ohio County,Kentucky. The census states they have had 8 children but only 3 are living. One daughter named Jessie, while they are living in Kentucky,
marries a fellow named Alfred Arthur Appling who also comes from a Jennings County family. They all end up in Orange County, California
with a short detour to South Dakota. Both Andrew and his wife die there as does their daughter Jessie Appling and her husband Alfred.
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