Rodger Clancy HENDRICK

Male 1855 - 1937  (82 years)


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  • Name Rodger Clancy HENDRICK 
    Born 11 Jul 1855  London, Ontario, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Cen-Head 12 Jun 1900  Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1900 census at Saginaw, Saginaw, MI shows Rodger Hendrick, b. July 1856, 43, married 19 years, b. CANADA, parents b. IRELAND, mason; Alice, b. Jan 1861, 39, 3 children born / 3 living,b. NY, parents b. IRELAND; children b. MI: Edward, b. Jun 1882, 17, mason; Esther, b. July 1879, 10; Joseph, b. May 1882, 8.
      NOTE: A problem with the census-takers math for the birth years of Esther and Joseph, they are each 10 years off.
    Cen-Head 13 Jan 1920  Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1920 census at Saginaw, Saginaw, MI shows Roger C. Hendricks, 65, immigrated 1870, b.CANADA, parents b. IRELAND, mason contractor; Alice, 57, b.NY, parents b. IRELAND; Joseph, 27, son, b. MI, mason contractor.
    Cen-Head 12 Apr 1930  Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1930 census at Saginaw, Saginaw, MI, address 736 Owen Street shows: Roger Hendrick: male age 74, married at age 27, born Canada, parents born Ireland/Ireland. Came to US in 1864. Occupuation, building contractor. Alice, female age 64, married at age 19, born MI, parents born Ireland/Ireland.
    Reference Number 106.1.1 
    Reference Number 288 
    Died 03 Nov 1937  Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 7
    Buried 05 Nov 1937  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Memorial
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    Rodger C. Hendrick
    Father
    July 11, 1855
    Nov 3, 1937
    Person ID I288  mm
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2013 

    Father James HENDRICK,   b. 29 Sep 1834, County Wexford, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1863  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Ann CLANCY,   b. 1838, County Mayo, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Chicago, Cook, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married Abt 1852  The Cathedral, London, Ontario, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice COLEMAN,   b. 12 Jan 1862, Lewiston, Niagra, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1934  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1881  [1, 3, 5
    Children 
     1. Edward P. HENDRICK,   b. 23 Jun 1882, Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1953, Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Esther HENDRICK,   b. Jul 1889, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Joseph Phillip HENDRICK,   b. 30 May 1892, Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1972  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1855 - London, Ontario, CANADA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 12 Jun 1900 - Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 13 Jan 1920 - Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 12 Apr 1930 - Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Nov 1937 - Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 05 Nov 1937 - Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • HISTORY OF R. C. HENDRICK & SON
      Originating in 1876 from the ambitious drive of a young mason mechanic the firm of R. C. Hendrick & Son has grown and expanded over three generations.
      The founder, Rodger Clancy Hendrick, at the age of 21, came to Michigan and began his own business as Mason Contractor, doing work in Saginaw, Flint and Caro as well as other parts of Michigan.

      In those days the urge of the growing West was an attraction. Texas held its appeal for young Hendrick; accordingly, he set out for Fort Worth and is responsible for the construction of certain buildings in that city. Brownsville, Fort Griffin and Fort Smith also have traces of Hendrick's work. The present owners of the firm treasure a photograph of a brick Court House built by Rodger Clancy at Fort Smith, Texas in 1880.

      After five years in Texas, Mr. R. C. Hendrick returned to Saginaw and continued in the Mason Contracting business. In 1890 he took as partner Anthony Geisman and formed the partnership of Hendrick and Geisman, Mason Contractors. This partnership was dissolved some years later upon the death of Mr. Geisman. Rodger's sister, Tessie Hendrick, who later joined the Order of Sisters of Charity, was his bookkeeper. Sister Pelagia Hendrick died in September 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 93.

      It was in 1905 that the firm acquired the present name of R. C. Hendrick & Son. In that year Edward P. Hendrick, eldest son and a student of Architecture, joined the company. In 1915, however, Edward and his family moved to Detroit where he started in business with his son.

      At this time Joseph Phillip, youngest son of Rodger C. Hendrick returned from Chicago. Gaining experience of the business as a mason by day and nightly attending the classes in Architectural drafting at the Chicago Art Institute were part of a regular routine for young Joe. As a result, when he joined his father's business, he was a fully capable craftsman. From the beginning, Joseph took an active interest in the contracting business, which had expanded and developed into the General Contracting field and many structures were erected by the firm in various parts of central, eastern and northern Michigan.
      In November 1937 Rodger Clancy Hendrick died and Joseph assumed the responsibilities of the thriving business with a proficient hand.

      In 1946 William Arthur, second son of Joseph P., returned from Naval, Seabee and Radar duty in the South Pacific to join the company. William is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Notre Dame in the School of Engineering. Roger Joseph, eldest son, received an appointment to West Point Military Academy in 1940 while attending Notre Dame University. He graduated from West Point in 1944 with Engineering honors and was assigned to the South Pacific Theatre of War. He was with General MacArthur's forces when the United States Army entered Japan. In 1949 Roger Joseph returned to Saginaw as a Captain, retired from regular Army duty and joined his father's firm.

      Larry Francis, third son, is presently studying Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

      Over the past 80 years the R. C. Hendrick & Son company has weathered days of depression, war years of labor and material shortages, and endured past and present day competition.

      The business standards developed by Rodger Clancy Hendrick and steadfastly adhered to by his successors has always been to construct and turn over to the Owner a building which represents nothing less than the best in supervision, workmanship and materials. This reputation of honesty, sincerity and integrity could well be the slogan of the firm which has earned widespread respect as a pioneer in the building progress of our great State of Michigan and the United States of America. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S234] Hendrick, Ethel M., Letter, Hendrick, Ethel M., (6/5/1957).

    2. [S122] Mt. Olivet Cemetery Records.

    3. [S90] 1900 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1900, Ancestry Date, 2004).

    4. [S92] 1920 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1920, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    5. [S93] 1930 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1930, Ancestry Date, 2002).

    6. [S124] Hendrick & Son, R. C. Hendrick & Son, (R. C. Hendrick, Saginaw, Michigan, 1956).

    7. [S120] Saginaw Obituary Index, Compiler: Saginaw Public Libary.