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David Albert Henderson

David Albert Henderson was born in Brookville on September 27, 1844, one of the sons of Joseph W. and Nancy (Wilson) Henderson.   He was educated in the local schools of that time and early in his life learned the printing trade.   On July 23, 1863, he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Battalion, Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Capt. Charles McLain, and was discharged on January 21, 1864,

After several years of the printing profession he went to work for Mark Rodgers in his store, then moved to Tionesta where he was a store manager.  He returned to Brookville the next year, and formed a partnership with Mr. Rodgers for two years.   In 1880, he began an association with Gray, Guyther and Co., remaining with them for 16 years, when he bought the business and established Henderson's Store. 

On April 27, 1880, he married Miss Emma L. Newcome.  They became the parents of six children, Anna, who married F. C. Deemer; Paul D., Joseph N.; D. Albert, Jr.; Herbert L; and Walter. 

David Albert Henderson died July 4th, 1926, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 7 days, and was buried in the Brookville Cemetery.   Emma Newcome Henderson died in 1942, and was buried beside her husband.

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