From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Henderson, Louis B.

(born: 1904  -  died: 1977) 

Born in Maysville, KY, Louis B. Henderson grew up in Springfield, OH. He was a chemical engineering graduate from Case Institute of Technology [now Case Western Reserve University]. He had been employed in West Virginia at the Weirton Steel Company in the metallurgical department. He later moved to Steubenville, OH.

Henderson was a life-long Mason and in 1952 was awarded 33rd Degree by the United Supreme Council. In 1955 he was Grand Master.

Henderson died in Pittsburgh, PA, and is buried in Union Cemetery in Steubenville. He was the husband of Christina Wise and the son of Louis B. Henderson and Latitia Sanders Henderson. [Sources: Ohio, County Marriage Records, in Ancestry; and The Weirton Daily Times, 2/05/1977.]

For more see Chapter 16 of The History of Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Ohio, 1849-1960 by C. H. Wesley.  

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