Hendrick Home for Children

2738 Jeanette, Abilene, Taylor Co., Cemeteries of  Texas

Photos and Submitted by Cassie Jarrett

Hendrick Home for Children was founded in 1939 by West Texas pioneers, Thomas G. and Ida Nations Hendrick. After the Hendricks lost their only child, four-year old Joseph, they dedicated their lives and resources to caring for other children. The Hendricks established the Home to serve children who needed long-term quality care due to the Great Depression that left many families desperate and their children without proper care and nourishment.



Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments
Hendrick Thomas Gould 1862 1946 Foulder and h/o Ida Nations
Hendrick Ida Nations 1866 1946 w/o Thomas Gould