Oliver Ernest Hensley


PPG Death Records

Oliver Earnest Hensley, Coroner


1910 Jefferson Co. MO Census Joachim Twp Dist 31 April 18, hh 33/40

Hensley Oliver E. head 35 md1 MO United State United States

Lilyle wife 24 m1 MO   Germany Germany


WWI Draft Registration Indexed as

Oliver Ernest Hensley Born 7 Oct 1874 Pevely, Jefferson, MO  

Age 43, White

Occupation: physician, St. Joseph Lead Co., Mo Pac RRd Co. Pevely Jeff MO

Nearest relative Lilian Hensley same address

signed Oliver Earnest Hensley

Medium height, stout, gray eyes lt. brown hair.



Doctor’s Permits to Prescribe Ethyl Alcohol and Wine 1922-33

Jefferson College 790 II D-R

Oliver E. Hensley, Herculaneum


State Board of Health Certificates

Jefferson College 787 II D R

Oliver E. Hensley 1903 Marion Sims College of Medicine at St. Louis


1920 Jefferson Co MO Census, 27th Jan Joachim twp. Dist 32, 160/372

Hensley, Oliver E head 45 Physician General Practice

Lilian K wife 34 md MO Germany MO

Bloecher Mina mother-in-law 65 wd MO Germany Germany


1930 Jefferson Co. MO Census Joachim Twp Herculaneun Town, hh# 321/321

Hensley, Dr. Oliver E rent $18. 55 md at 31 MO MO MO

Lillian K. wife 44 md at 21MO Germany mo

Janet niece 28 single MO MO MO Telephone operator Private EX


He was the physician for St. Joe Lead Co. in Herculaneum, MO for many years.


History of Southeast Missouri page 1147-1148

Oliver E. Hensley, M.D. During a number of years past Dr. Oliver E. Hensley has been engaged in the practice of medicine at Pevely, Missouri, and he is accorded a place among the leading representatives of the profession in Jefferson County. He comes of a family well known and highly regarded hereabout, and he is bound to the section by the strong ties of birth and life-long residence. Dr. Hensley was born October 7, 1874, at Pevely, Missouri. His father, Joel M. Hensley, was born in St. Louis county, April 4, 1832, and there passed the first few years of his life. As a child, in 1839, he removed to Sandy Valley, Jefferson county. His father was Fleming Hensley, who located in the early days in St. Louis county, near the present town of King's Highway. In his youth Joel Hensley taught school and then, following strong natural inclinations, he took up his study for the ministry of the Baptist church. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits and managed a farm in the county. He passed the busy, strenuous life of the circuit riding minister, and throughout his life conducted services in Jefferson, Franklin and Saint Francois counties.


As early as 1853 his name appeared on the records of Sandy Baptist church as an active member, and he was licensed to preach in December, 1867, and ordained in January, 1869. He was an able and earnest man, and his services were marked by the grace and solemnity which it is not within the ability of every minister to bestow. Among his numerous charges were the Baptist churches at Lebanon, Glade Chapel, House Springs, Bethlehem, Swashin, Hillsboro, Sulphur Springs, Festus and Sandy. This worthy gentleman was married September 24, 1856, to Miss Alice M. Williams a member of an old Virginia family, and their offspring were seven in number, five surviving at the present time, namely: Alfred J., Felix A.., Dr. Oliver E., Annie, wife of J. H. Brown, and Murilla, wife of F. J. Adams. The Rev. Mr. Hensley was called to his reward while at Pevely, September 17, 1909, but the memory of his pleasant and uplifting personality and the influence of his good deeds will not soon be lost. He was in harmony with the policies and principles of the Democratic party and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. His admirable wife survives, making her home upon the old farm near Sandy.


The early education of Dr. Hensley was secured in the public schools at Sandy and he was graduated from its higher department at the age of eighteen years. He attended the Baptist college at Farmington for a short time and then entered the Kirksville Normal School, with whose portals he pursed his studies for one year. His next step was to teach school for two years, the scene of his pedagogical endeavors being at Cedar Hill and a school in the vicinity of Henrietta. At the same time he devoted a share of his energies to the great basic industry and while thus engaged in some fashion found time also to begin his professional studies. He completed his preparation for the practice of medicine at the Marion Simms College, where he finished in 1903. With the well-earned degree of M.D. After his graduation he came to Pevely and opened an office for general practice, and here he is still located. He is affiliated with those organization tending to further the unity and progress of the profession, namely; The Jefferson County and the Missouri State Medical Associations, of the former of which he is secretary.


Dr. Hensley was married January 16, 1907, the young woman to become his wife being Lillian M. Bloecher, of St. Louis, Missouri. They have no children. Their home is a hospitable abode and they are identified with the best activities of the community. In addition to the excellent practice of Dr. Hensley he also holds the office of county coroner, to which he was elected in 1906. He gives sympathy and support to the men and measures of the Democratic party; is a consistent member of the Baptist church; and enjoys affiliation with a quartet of lodges--the Masonic, the Knights of Pythias, the Modern Woodmen of American and the Woodmen of the World.


Obit; St. Louis Post Dispatch, September 17, 1943

Herculaneum, Mo., Wed. Sept. 15, 1943, beloved husband of Lillian K. Hensley, dear brother of Alfred Hensley, brother in law and uncle. Interment Sandy Cemetery. Member of Moolah Temple, St. Louis, Mo., President Herculaneum Temple Association and member Herculaneum school board.


Wife, Lillian K. Bloecher was born 31 Oct 1885, died 05 Feb 1966