James Newton Henderson
James was born Feb. 18, 1874, at Richville, Morgan county, Utah, the son of Wm. J. Henderson and Alvira Aurelia Dickson. When about three years of age he moved with his parents to Cannonville, Iron (now Garfield) county, Utah, where he was raised and received a common school education. Here also he was baptized when about eight years old, ordained a Deacon and acted for some time as president of a Deacons' quorum. In 1889 he was ordained an Elder and acted as second counselor in the third quorum of Elders and also as president of the Ward Y. M. M. I. A. In December, 1889, he was ordained a High Priest by Mahonri M. Steele and set apart as second counselor to Bishop Wm. W. Willis of Cannonville. He held that position until Aug. 23, 1900, when he was ordained a Bishop [fifth one] by Apostle Francis M. Lyman and set apart to preside over the Cannonville Ward, which position he held for six and a half years, or until 1907, when he was honorably released. In 1912 he moved to Panguitch and filled a mission to the Eastern States in 19121914, laboring thirteen months as president of the Northwest Virginia conference and later ten months as president of the West Pennsylvania conference.
In 1894 (Dec. 11th) he married Harriet Ellen Dunning (daughter of John M. Dunning and Lydia Talbot), who was born May 16, 1878. She bore her husband one child, Lydia A., and died in childbed, Oct. 23, 1895 at Cannonville and was buried there the next day .
In the spring of 1900 Bro. Henderson married Cora Evans (daughter of John R. Evans and Mary Williams), who was born Dec. 24, 1876. This marriage has been blessed with six children, namely, Allie, Nellie, Wilma, Mary, Walter and Shirley.
James chief avocations in life have been those of farming and sheep raising.
His second wife died in Panguitch on 11 Nov 1924. He died 7 Feb 1967 in Salt Lake City. He was buried in Cannonville.