Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Gibson Henderson
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 July 1909
Died: 6 November 1949
Bio Notes: William Gibson Henderson was born on 17 July 1909, the son of Alexander Henderson, farmer and his wife Elizabeth Philip Geils. He was articled to George Watt of 214 Union Street, Aberdeen, from September 1927 until 1930, and attended evening classes at Robert Gordon's College. He passed the qualifying exam in June 1933 and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December 1934, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo, Robert Gordon Wilson and A H L Mackinnon.

Few jobs by Henderson are as yet known. His practice may have been quite low-key. He drew up plans for laying water and gas pipes in Old Meldrum in 1837 and one church designed by him is known.

Henderson stood for election to Inverurie Town Council in 1945 but was not successful.

He died on 6 November 1949 at his home in Inverurie (he was found dead in the kitchen). He was survived by his wife Barbara Dorothy Davidson whom he had married on 13 July 1939 at Peterhead Episcopal Church.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2102, High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate 1949 
Item 2 of 2Townhead, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1934 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1George WattSeptember 19271930Apprentice 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)3 December 1934for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11937St Anne Episcopal ChurchKemnay AberdeenshireScotland 

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Journal27 February 1937  p2
Item 2 of 2Aberdeen Journal7 November 1945  p3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5532 (combined box 85)