Page 259 - Henry Hansen, vice president of Martin Stores Corporation, was born in Grand Rapids, February 4, 1892, a son of Neil C. Hansen, a native of Denmark, who came to Grand Rapids about 1882 and for over forty years was a patternmaker for W. A. Berkey Furniture company. His wife was Anna Katherine Hansen, whom it will thus be noted did not change her surname upon the occasion of her marriage. She came to Grand Rapids in 1883. Henry Hansen obtained his early education in the grade and high schools of Grand Rapids and later supplemented that work with study through correspondence schools. He began his business career with the Friedrich Music House, with which he remained two years, after which he took a course in McLaughlin’s Business College. He then accepted a position in the Kent State Bank, where he served ten years as a receiving teller. In 1919 he resigned his position with the bank and became associated with the Martin Stores Corporation, with whom he has since been identified and is now vice-president and manager of the consignment department at Grand Rapids. Mr. Hansen was married in 1915 to Miss Leona May Buchanan, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and they have two children, Evalyn Loraine, born August 29, 1917, and Gordon Loren, born August 2, 1925.
Transcriber: Nancy Myer
Created: 20 June 2003