James Kenneth Henshaw

                                                 ┌── John Thomas Henshaw
                                                 │    1855-1900 
                         ┌── James Ila Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1883-1977          │
                         │                       └── Alodia Bell Dodge
                         │                            1859-1913 
James Kenneth Henshaw ───┤
B: 1921                  │                       ┌── Will Vancleve
                         │                       │
                         └── Ruth VanCleave ─────┤
                              1887-1947          │
                                                 └── Emma Dabins
M: Mary Ruth Griggs
   ├── James Kenneth Henshaw, II (1950-2014) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Pam Henshaw (1951-) 1,2,3
   └── Jerry Lee Henshaw (1956-) 1,2,3,4

James Kenneth Henshaw     [ID 10025] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

James Kenneth Henshaw5,6 [Kenneth Henshaw3,4].

Born Jul 6 1921, Union County, Kentucky.4,5,6  

He married Mary Ruth Griggs5 [Ruth Griggs2,4,5], May 30 19475, Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky5.  Mary, daughter of Bobbie + Ida Griggs, was born Jun 30 1924, Union County, Kentucky.2,5,7  

Mary died Aug 1 2003, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; buried Pythian Ridge Cemetery.2,7  

Ruth's obituary was published in the "Union County Advocate" on August 6, 2003:2,8

Ruth Griggs Henshaw of the Henshaw community, died at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2003 at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind., following open heart surgery.  

Mrs. Henshaw was a member of the Sturgis Church of Christ.  

Before marriage, she worked for the telephone company.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobbie and Ida Griggs, two sisters Willie Claire Griggs and Margaret "Mog" Wilkerson and a brother Benny Griggs.  

Survivors include her husband of 56 years Kenneth; two sons, J.K. and Bonnie of Louisville and Jerry and Marie of Henderson; and one daughter Pam and Vince Braddock of the Henshaw community; one sister Evelyn Schieber of Amarillo, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Daniel Askew officiating.  Burial was in the Pythian Ridge Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Henshaw Christian Church vision fund or to Union County St. Anthony's Hospice.

Social Security information for Mary Ruth Griggs: 404-26-1888


  1. Contribution from Jane Markham.
  2. Obituary of Ruth Griggs Henshaw; Posted Aug 11 2003 by Allen D. Tate () to KYUNION-L.
  3. James Kenneth Henshaw, II obituary.
  4. Contribution from Maureen Olivia Henshaw Delgado.
  5. Contribution from Sophie (Floyd) Henshaw.
  6. 1930 census, Raleigh District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T626-779, ED 5, page 14B, line #94, dwelling #300, family #300.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  8. Obituary of Ruth Griggs Henshaw; the "Evansville Courier" (Evansville, Indiana), Aug 3 2003:

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