Obit: Hendren, W.T. (1834 - 1920)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 04/01/1920

Hendren, W.T. (19 DEC 1834 - 20 MAR 1920)

Rev. W.T. Hendren was the son of Thomas C. and Mary Hendren, and was born near Columbus, Ohio, in the year 1834.

There he grew to manhood, graduating from the Baptist School at Granville, Ohio.

He then took a Theological Course of four years at Western Theological Seminary at Allegany, Pa., finishing in 1864.

So great was his interest in foreign missions that he was under appointment to serve as missionary to Africa, but owing to ill health physicians forbade his going.

However, last May he sent his watch and chain by a returning missionary to be used at that mission.

He then came west, locating at Caledonia, Minn., where he labored five and one-half years.

From there he came to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., where he was pastor nineteen years.

He then came to Greenwood, where he spent the remainder of his life.

Mr. Hendren was married to Miss Lounda Wright at Macomb, Ohio, in 1866.

He spent a long and useful life and his record of marriages and burials is remarkable, in as much as he not only married the grandmothers and children, but grandchildren and children as well.

It is safe to say he married and buried more people than any other minister in Clark Count, Wis.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, a sister, and one grandchild, whose mother preceded him in death seventeen years ago.

Also a host of friends who will miss his kindly help and counsel.

He was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery and his resting place is a portion of land which he formerly donated to the cemetery.

The Rev. Warneck of Marshfield Presbyterian Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Moats of Greenwood M.E. Church.

The Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member for a number of years, took charge at the cemetery.

Those who attended the funeral from away were: Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Peacock, Fennimore, Wis., Fred H. Ball and daughter Joyce, Stevens Point, Miss Kate Ball, Stevens Point, Mrs. Eliza Follett, Marshfield, Wis.



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