Class of 1914

Alfred Henriksen

April 10, 1895 – September 5, 1933

Alfred Henriksen was born at Lamars, Iowa, April 10, 1895. Died at Ponca City September 5, 1933.

He graduated from Perry high school in 1914. After having taught two years in the public schools of the county, he entered the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1920. Completing a four year course in 3 1/2 years and at the same time earning most of his expenses.

After graduation he went to work for the Marland Oil Company as assistant chemist. In about a year he was promoted to the position of chief chemist. With the consolidation of the Marland Oil company and the Continental Oil company he was retained as head of the chemistry department and held this position at the time of his death.

Mr. Henriksen was married to Miss Ellen Margaret Bowles of Perry, June 14, 1931 at Oklahoma City. They at once made their home at Ponca City.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. Ellen Henriksen, his two brothers, Henry Henriksen of Ponca City and Andrew Henriksen of Perry, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Jones of Glendale, California, besides a host of relatives and friends.

In his short life Alfred Henriksen reached a high place in his chosen field of chemistry. He was not only loved and respected by those who knew him as a friend, he was held in the highest esteem by those who had the privilege of working under him.

Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church of Perry on Friday afternoon, September 8th, with Rev. David Thomas and Rev. Merritt LaCrone officiating. The music was furnished by the Continental octette of Ponca City. Interment was made at Grave Hill cemetery.