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E L HENDRICKS 12161 - Hopkins Co

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E L HENDRICKS 12161 - Hopkins Co

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 7:38AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Hendricks, Hardin, Belmont, Morton
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.

E. L. HENDRICKS is a native of Johnson County, Ind. He is the only son and third child of a family of four children born to Dr. w. C. Hendricks and Sarah P. Hendricks, nee Hardin, both born in Shelbyville, Ind. The father’s early life was spent in the practice of his profession; he afterward became a very successful banker, but during the panic of 1873 his losses were so large that he was forced to close the bank; he then resumed the practice of his profession in which he is still engaged. Our subject received a good literary education in his youth, after which he took up the study of telegraphing, and soon became master of this profession; he then entered the Wabash Classical College, where he remained five years, and graduated with honors in the class of 1876. Being thrown upon his resources on account of his father’s failure, he was compelled to abandon the study of law, which it had been his intention to pursue, and accepted the position of operator for the general manager of the Gould system at Sedalia, Mo. Sometime later the general office was transferred to St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Hendricks accompanying the change, and after perfecting himself in stenography became secretary for the general attorney of the Gould system at that point, which responsible position he held about four years. He was married, in 1882, to Miss Mollie Belmont, a daughter of John G. Morton, of Madisonville, Ky.; this union has been blessed with one daughter, Helen E. Soon after marriage he settled at Madisonville, Ky., it not being agreeable for Mrs. Hendricks to reside elsewhere. He at once became proprietor of the Belmont House, which is first-class in all its appointments; the gas used for this hotel is manufactured on the premises, and the sleeping apartments are large, airy and well furnished. While at college Mr. Hendricks pursued the study of music with marked success being endowed by nature with extraordinary talent in that direction; he soon became proficient in both vocal and instrumental music and is a composer of no ordinary ability; he is also a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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