biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
J. S. HENDERSON, M. D., druggist and pharmacist at Muchachinook, was born in West Virginia, Dec. 14, 1852, and is a son of R. H. and A. M. (Shanklin) Henderson, natives of that State. R. H. Henderson, until his removal from West Virginia to the West, was engaged in boating on the Ohio River, and followed that avocation all his life, filling about all the different positions and offices incident to steam-boating. The latter years of his life in that business were as Captain of one of the best boats upon the river. He has now retired from active labor and is living in Oskaloosa with his children. The subject of this sketch, Dr. J. S. Henderson, is a graduate of Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio, and is also a graduate of the Classical College at Marietta, Ohio, the course of which latter intitution he completed in 1877, and since which time has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in and near Muchachinock. In connection with his brother-in-law, Dr. J. C. Barringer, of Oskaloosa, our subject is Surgeon of the Consolidation Coal Company, of Muchachinock, and has officiated in that capacity for the past five years. The Doctor is Postmaster at Muchachinock. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Knights of Pythias. Though comparatively a young man in his profession, the Doctor is possessed of a very high oider of ability, and is making a very gratifying success in a professional way. With him a patient is a personal responsibility, and he takes great interest in their welfare, attending them faithfully and with the tenderest solicitude, and being possessed of a genial, sunny disposition, his very presence in the sick room is of itself a tonic. In the sterner duties of his profession, where the knife of the surgeon must be used, the Doctor is fearless, yet kind. The combination of all these qualities has established his reputation professionally beyond a question.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy