Walter T and Eliza Henson

Walter T Henson was born 1853 in England and was one of the 8 children of Thomas Henson and Martha Fear.  He was the first Henson to come to Canada, with his brother Aubrey arriving later. He was in Brockville

Walter T Henson

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in the early 1880s and his daughter Edith was born in Ontario in 1883.

Harold was born in Winnipeg in 1891, while Walter was running a store.  He also had a son Thomas, who died at a young age during a flu epidemic that swept the world. He settled in Lethbridge and opened up a General Store, and shows up in the 1901 census. Walter T Henson died in 1906. He married Eliza Thetford 1864-1957, who was his widow for fifty years.  During this time, she frequently travelled, including trips to Washington State to visit a sister of hers.  She kept the home in Lethbridge until her death, even during the time that she was in a nursing home.  They are both buried in the Mountainview cematery along with their son Thomas.

Walter T Henson

1? Walter T and Eliza Henson in their home in Lethbridge, AB

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