Jun. 8, 1873 San Jose Santa Clara County California, USA
Nov. 8, 1954 San Francisco San Francisco County California, USA
US Senator. Served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1918 to 1921. Also served as a Member of the Nevada State Legislature.
Charles Belknap Henderson (1873-1954) — also known as Charles B. Henderson — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Washington, D.C. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 8, 1873. Grandson of Lewis Rice Bradley; son of Jefferson Henderson and Sarah W. (Bradley) Henderson; married 1901 to Ethel Smith. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1905-07; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1918-21; defeated, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1928, 1936. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Phi Kappa Psi. Died November 8, 1954. Interment at Elko Cemetery, Elko, Nev. See also: congressional biography.
From Congressional bio: (also a photo of son)
HENDERSON, Charles Belknap, (1873 - 1954) Senate Years of Service: 1918-1921 Party: Democrat
HENDERSON, Charles Belknap, a Senator from Nevada; born in San Jose, Calif., June 8, 1873; moved with his parents to Nevada in 1876; attended the public schools in Elko, Nev., the University of the Pacific, and Leland Stanford Junior University in California; graduated in law from the University of Michigan in 1895; admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Elko, Nev.; served as lieutenant in Torrey's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War; district attorney of Elko County 1901-1905; member, State house of representatives 1905-1907; regent of the University of Nevada 1907-1917; appointed on January 12, 1918, and subsequently elected on November 5, 1918, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis G. Newlands and served from January 12, 1918, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920; chairman, Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-fifth Congress); appointed a member of the board of directors of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1934, elected chairman in 1941 and resigned in 1947; retired from political activities; president and director of the Elko Telephone & Telegraph Co. and a director of the Western Pacific Railroad; died in San Francisco, Calif., November 8, 1954; interment in Elko Cemetery, Elko, Nev.
Update July 27, 2012: Death place: San Francisco County, CA Spouse Ethel
Nevada Genealogy Trails Elko County Charles Belknap Henderson Biography (Transcribed by Sandra Stutzman)
CHARLES BELKNAP HENDERSON, son of J. J. Henderson and Sarah Henderson, and a grand son of Governor Bradley, and a nephew of C. H. Belknap, for many years a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada, is one of the foremost men of Nevada in social, political, business and professional circles. He was born in the City of San Jose on June 8, 1874, and received his academic education, after having finished the public schools of Elko, Nevada, at the University of the Pacific at San Jose. In 1892 and 1893 he was a student at Stanford University and in the fall of 1893 he entered the University of Michigan, graduating from its legal department in 1895 with the degree of L.L. B. In 1896 he took post graduate work in the University of Michigan to fit him more completely for work in his chosen profession. After his graduation he commenced the practice of law in San Francisco and later moved to Nevada, where he soon became and still remains a prominent member of the Nevada Bar. As District Attorney of Elko County for four years he conducted and was identified with many important criminal cases, in addition to his civil practice. In 1901 Mr. Henderson was united in marriage to Miss Ethel B. Smith, the daughter of one of Elko County's most prominent and influential citizens. Two promising sons, Wellington and Charles B., Jr., have blessed the union. Mr. Henderson has always taken much interest in political and civic matters. He has represented Elko County in the Legislature and since 1906 has been a regent of the State University. When the Spanish War broke out he was commissioned a Lieutenant of Troop M of the Second Regiment of United States Volunteer Cavalry and was one of those who nearly succumbed to the typhoid fever in Florida and was invalidaded[sic] home. In addition to his professional work, Mr. Henderson has been actively engaged in business and has varied and substantial business interests. He is largely interested in the Henderson Banking Company and the Elko Water and Light Corporation. He has also large holdings in some of the largest ranching and stock raising corporations in the west, namely the Nevada Land and Live Stock Company, The Palo Alto Land and Live Stock Company and the Antelope valley Land and Cattle Company.
SOURCE: History of Nevada, Volume 2, Sam P. Davis, 1913