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Edward Hensley (?-1938)

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The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, September 23, 1938

Late Edward Hensley Buried In Accordance With Masonic Rites

    On Friday last Mr. Edward Hensley, a member of the section crew at Log Cabin, died in the Skagway hospital from the results of injuries sustained in an accident which occurred at noon time the previous day about a quarter of a mile south of Log Cabin. The remains where brought to Whitehorse and on Sunday were laid to rest in the Masonic plot at the local cemetery alongside his wife who pre-deceased him about three years ago.

    At the request of Atlinto Lodge No. 42, A. F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member, the funeral and burial services were conducted according to Masonic rites by Whitehorse Lodge No. 46, A. F. & A. M. and were attended by a number of local residents and out of town friends of the deceased besides a number of the local Masonic fraternity.

    The late Mr. Hensley left England during the gold rush days and crossed over the famous Chilkoot Pass in '98. For a number of years he located at Atlin, B.C. and left there in 1927 for Francois, Lake, about 360 miles east of Prince Rupert, where he remained for about six years. He then left for Dawson and in 1933 came to Whitehorse where he remained for a few months when he left to work on the section at Log Cabin where he remained until his untimely death.

    He leaves to mourn his loss a son, William Edward Hensley, who has been in the employ of the Consolidated Smelter and Mining Co. Ltd. at Atlin, B.C.

    We extend to him and to the sorrowing friends of the deceased our sincerest sympathy.

    Mr. H. F. Glassey, government agent there, made a hurried trip to Log Cabin latter part of last week to ascertain particulars about the fatal accident which caused the death of the late W. Hensley.

    The late Mr. Hensley was a member of Atlinto Lodge No. 42 A. F.& A. M. which Lodge arranged with Whitehorse Lodge No. 46 A. F. & A. M. to conduct the Masonic funeral services in Whitehorse on Sunday.


    Mr. W. E. Hensley takes this opportunity of expressing to the officers and members of the Atlinto and Whitehorse Masonic Lodges and to all others who, in one way and another, were of such valuable assistance and so sympathetic toward him in his great distress, his sincerest and heartfelt thanks and appreciation.