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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
William R. Henderson

Banking in its most progressive and modern aspects finds a worthy representative in William R. Henderson, manager of the Bank of Montreal at Raymond. He was born at Fallaws, Dundee, Scotland, on the 8th of May, 188, a son of Robert and Mary Ann Henderson, both natives of Scotland. The father engaged in farming for many years in his native country and is now living there, retired. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson have six children: D. H., who is engaged in the plumbing business in Cleveland, Ohio; James F., who is chief assistant to the city engineer of Manchester, England; F. H., who is likewise a successful plumber in Cleveland; William R., whose name introduces this review; Nettie, who is living in Scotland; and Lizzie, who is a teacher of domestic science in a hospital in Coventry, England. The father is a consistent communicant of the Presbyterian church, in which he has been an elder for years. He has been a member of various school boards and chairman of the boards and has also served oil city councils.

William R. Henderson received his education in the public schools of Scotland and attended the Morgan Academy at Dundee. At the age of fourteen years he entered the banking business, accepting a position as clerk with the North of Scotland Bank at Friockhein. He remained with that institution five years and during that time won several promotions. In 1910 he joined the Bank of Montreal in London, England, and came to Alberta, and for some time was clerk in the bank at Suffield. Later he was sent to Lethbridge as clerk and thence to Calgary in the same capacity and for the same institution. He was assistant accountant of the bank at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and subsequently was sent to Magrath as an accountant. In March, 1921, he came to Raymond as manager of the Bank of Montreal and is enjoying well-merited success in this important position. He devotes his entire time and attention to banking and such prosperity as has come to him is the result of hard work and persistent efforts, unremitting diligence and tenacity of purpose.

On the 3d of January, 1917, was celebrated the marriage of Mt. Henderson and Miss Edna Kathleen Smith, a native of Saskatchewan, and a daughter of Robert S. Smith. To their union one child has been born: Nora Kathleen, who is living at home.

Mr. Henderson is a consistent communicant of the Presbyterian church and he is a zealous worker in its interests. He has been chairman of the board of managers of the church at Raymond and while a resident of Magrath he was secretary-treasurer of the church there. Mr. Henderson is a man of high integrity and well controlled ambition and is accounted among the most representative citizens of this section.


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