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Henderson, Cora Louise Chapin, 1876
    Died 1960

Cora was born in St. Johns, Michigan, on February 7, 1876, the daughter of Charles and Helen M. Adams Chapin. In 1900, she married Dr. Louis M. Henderson, also a native of St. Johns.

The Hendersons resided in Homer for seventeen years before her husband moved his medical practice to Albion in 1917. One of their sons, Phillip, later joined his father in his practice.

Cora was a member of the First MethodistChurch, the E.L.T. Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the P.E.O. Sisterhood. At the time of her death in 1960, she was described as “possessing a charming and gracious personality, devoted to her family, yet interested in all good things for the community. While quiet and unassuming, she managed to hold to her convictions and be firm about what she believed to be right.”

Source: Journal of Albion, April 2, 1960

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.