Horace Russell Henkle

Horace Russell Henkle
b. 1 November 1870, Jasper County, Indiana, to Lemual Wesley and Lucinda (Russell) Henkle
d. 11 October 1949, Paonia, Delta County, Colorado

m. 5 September 1895, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Effa Hope Phelps
b. 20 October 1875, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana
d. 15 March 1952, Paonia, Delta County, Colorado

Children with Effa Hope Phelps:

  • Herman Henry (1900–1987)
  • Lydia (1902–1982)
  • Margaret (1904–1983)
  • Esther (1911–1987)
  • Charles Van (b. 1914)

Horace Henkle taught school in Jasper County, Indiana, for a time but chose to escape the fate of most tuberculosis sufferers by “going west” to work and live in the sunny, dry climate of Colorado. He emigrated from Indiana in 1895 to Colorado Springs, Colorado. After teaching there for a few years, he became a life-long farmer and fruit grower, pioneering a new planting of fruit trees in Mesa County, Colorado.

Copies of a pictorial family history, Ancestors and Descendants of Horace Russell and Effa Hope Phelps Henkle, have been donated to the Allen County Public Library, the historical library of Hamilton County, Indiana, and other genealogical libraries by four of their children.

Submitted by:
Charles Van Henkle
Lincoln NE

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