Hendren,Lorinda M (1841-1935)






----Source: Scrapbook - Greenwood Gleaner / /1935

From the scrapbook of Mrs. Andrews, former librarian of the Greenwood Public Library, Greenwood, Wisconsin

Mrs. Lorinda Hendren, nee Wright, passed away at the Willis Peacock home, Lancaster, after a brief illness, being at her demise 94 years, 8 months, and 25 days old.

Lorinda Wright was a twin born to John and Jane Wright in Jefferson County, Ohio, on February 9, 1841. The family came in an early day to northwestern Ohio, and located at McComb where she attended school. Later she was sent to a Ladies Boarding school at Glendale, Ohio.

Oct 9, 1866, ate the age of 25, she was united in marriage with Rev. W. T. Hendren at the home of her twin sister in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Directly they went to Caladonia, Minnesota, where Rev. Hendren was a Presbyterian Minister and remained there six years.

In 1872 Mr. Hendren was called to Neillsville where he and his wife labored in the master's service for 19 years. a church was built during this time and much good was done by them at Neillsville, as well as throughout the country side organizing congregations of which Greenwood was one, where under their guidance a church was built which they served for 24 years.

While in Neillsville they adopted a daughter, Emma, whom they raised to womanhood but who preceded her foster parents in death. Because of her great love for her pastor's wife, a young mother at her death asked Mrs. Hendren to take into her home her daughter, Edith MacIntyre, (Mrs. Willie Peacock) and to Mrs. Hendren became as dear as a mother to Mrs. Peacock who in turn became a faithful and loving daughter, sparing no effort to making her happy.

When the call came to serve at Greenwood, the Hendrens and the two girls became a very helpful ministry. Soon the little Chapel was too small and a church of God was then erected much to the delight of the Hendren's.

Mr. Hendren was called home March 20, 1920 while still active in Greenwood. In 1930 Mrs. Peacock took Mrs. Hendren into her home where she lived until she passed away. With her gentle Christian philosophy she endeared herself to the Peacock family and they all moved and cared for her as a dear mother and grandmother.

April 16, 1933, Mrs. Hendren became a member of the Lancaster Presbyterian Church of which she was a truly sincere member.

At her death she leaves to mourn the Willis Peacock family, one grand daughter, Mrs. Joyce Brown of Madison and one great grandson, John Brown, also one sister, Mrs. Nannie Lynn and children at McComb, Ohio, one niece, Mrs. Eva Kisinger of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, two nephews, Mr. Elson and Mr. Grant Needles of Mt. Vernon, Iowa and a host of friends.



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