Anton Henderson came to America in 1873, at the age of 20, from Denmark. In 1880, he arrived in Victoria, on his way to Cache Creek, where he became an agent for Frank Barnard Sr’s BC Express and Stage Line.
That connection to Frank Barnard Sr would provide fruitful opportunities. By 1883, Henderson was back in Victoria as manager of Frank Barnard Jr’s Victoria Transfer Company.
He would go on to become a Victoria alderman for four years and a Saanich councillor for another four. He was also a past grand master of the BC Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Anton Henderson was the public face of the Victoria Transfer Company and was often quoted in the newspaper. He was a well-respected businessman.
Anton Henderson died in 1950, at the age of 97, and his James Bay home (522 Quadra St) stands as a tribute to an early resident with the courage, tenacity and foresight that have helped build BC.