Onslow County, NC
Hugh T. Henderson & Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Photo, 1910
This is a wedding picture circa 1910 Jacksonville, North Carolina, of
Elizabeth Taylor Henderson and Hugh Thomas Henderson. My Grandfather Hugh
Henderson would become one of Jacksonville's first full time Police Officers
who would serve in the highest position of Chief and with the highest rank
of Assistant Chief of Police serving Jacksonville for over forty five years. Many stories
have been told to me about Captain Hugh, of how strong he was, and how he
could hold two Marines up in the air breaking up fights. I have been told
he could hide behind a telephone pole, and also of his kindness. Before
becoming a Police Officer he was a stable boy at age 14 and in the years
that followed before the Police Department he would loan money to people to
earn the interest I assume. I know on many he lost as there are many deeds
at the Courthouse today where he never foreclosed on. My Dad told me that
Captain Hugh would go through his drawer on occasion and throw away deeds
that he had not collected on due to the fact he felt the people truly could
not pay him back. It is also interesting that he could not read. He signed
by his Mark.
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