Violet Alice Henderson, nee Gower. Her parents were William, a Hungarian-born British subject who in 1881 was a ”manager to iron merchant,” and Jane Gower (from Woodbridge, Suffolk). She had been born 6 June 1875 in London and had been christened on 30 July 1875 in the church of St. John the Baptist in Kentish Town, Camden, London, in the Church of England. Her parents seem to have been the William Gower and Jane Shaul who married 6 January 1874 in Kensington, Middlesex. In 1881, the family lived at Ambrose Villas in Tottenham, Middlesex (London). She was Cora Gower’s sister. In 1891, she lived at The Campsbourne in Hornsey, Middlesex, and was listed as a pupil, aged 15. Her (twin?) sister Lillian also lived at the same address. In 1901, she lived in Montreal, Canada, and belonged to the Church of England. She was connected with the Underfeed Stoke Company in Manchester, England. Her husband was a Harris Reginald Henderson who had been born in Quebec about 1876 and belonged to the Church of England. This gentleman lived in New York in 1905 with his wife Violet, 28, and son Harris R., an infant. She had been to England in 1908 and had returned to New York 21 February on the Adriatic, which had sailed from Southampton 11 February. She was bound for 65 Grove Street, Elmhurst, Long Island, where she and her husband lived (and their son Huntley). She was 5’ tall, had brown hair and brown eyes. Her husband passed away 19 October 1914 in Quebec, Canada. Mrs. Henderson survived the sinking of the Lusitania along with her son Harris Reginald.
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