Glen Cooper Hinshaw

                                               ┌── William Hinshaw
                                               │    1808-1876 
                       ┌── Andrew Hinshaw ─────┤
                       │    1839-?             │
                       │                       └── Mary Key
                       │                           c1811-1897 
Glen Cooper Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1880                │
D: 1946                │
No Issue               └── Mary Ellen Cooper
                           c1850-1881 
M: Olive M. Galencia

M: Carolyn Hastings

Glen Cooper Hinshaw     [ID 10329] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Glen Cooper Hinshaw1,2 [Glen Cooper Henshaw3,4,5,6, Glenn C. Henshaw7,8, Arthur Glenn Hinshaw9].

Born Aug 9 18806,9,10,11,12 [Aug 8 188013], Windfall, Tipton County, Indiana6,9,10,11,12.  

Born Arthur Glenn Hinshaw, by 1905 he had dropped "Arthur", taking his mother's maiden name "Cooper" as his middle name.  About 1912 he started using "Glenn Cooper Henshaw", and shortly after World War I shortened his name to "Glen Cooper Henshaw".9  

Glen was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 9 1900), living with (or staying with) his aunts Eliza and Jennie in Fall Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana:10

Hinshaw, Eliza A., head-of-household, age 56, born Feb 1844 in Indiana; parents born in Tennessee; single; owned home (free).
Hinshaw, Mary J., sister, age 54, born Jan 1846 in Indiana; parents born in Tennessee; single.
Hinshaw, Glen, nephew, age 19, born Aug 1880 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; single; occupation: portrait artist.

On May 10 1905 Glenn arrived in the Port of New York (Ellis Island) on the ship S.S. Rotterdam, having departed from Rotterdam, Holland:8,14

Hinshaw, Glenn, age 24; unmarried.

He married Olive M. Galencia, Aug 24 1905, Manhattan, New York, New York.2,7,15  Olive, daughter of Thomas Roberto Galencia & Austice Whiting2,7,14,15, was born Dec 27 18892,7,14,15 [Dec 27 188814,16, Dec - 188114], Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts2,7,14,15.  

On Oct 14 1907 Olive Hinshaw arrived in the Port of New York (Ellis Island) on the ship S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, having departed from Boulogne on Oct 5 1907:8,14

Hinshaw, Olive, age 30; artist; U.S. citizen.

On Jul 18 1909 Olive Hinshaw arrived in the Port of Philadelphia on the S.S. Friesland, having departed from Liverpool, England on Jul 7 1909:17

Hinshaw, Mrs. Olive; U.S. citizen; final destination: New York, New York.

On Jul 26 1911 Glenn Hinshaw arrived in the Port of New York (Ellis Island) on the S.S. Caroline, having departed from Le Havre, France:8,14

Hinshaw, Glenn, age 30; sculptor; married; U.S. citizen; destination: 120 E. Market St., Indianapolis, Ind.

Glen was shown in the 1912 city directory of Indianapolis, Indiana:18

Hinshaw Glenn, artist 45 Union Trust bldg.

On Sep 7 1913 Olive arrived in the Port of New York on the S.S. New York, having departed Aug 30 1913 from Southampton, England:14

Henshaw, Olive, age 31, born Dec 1881 in Boston, Massachusetts; married; address in the U.S.: 234 West 56 St., New York.

Glen was shown in the 1917 city directory of New York, New York:18

Henshaw Glenn C artist 17 E14th

On Sep 12 1918 Glenn Cooper Henshaw, age 38, registered for the World War I draft in Manhattan, New York City.  He declared he was born Aug 9th 1880 and was then residing at 4 E. 85th St., second floor, New York, New York, where he was a self-employed artist.  He declared his nearest relative was Olive Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as tall, slender, brown eyes, black hair.11  

Glenn & Olive were shown in the 1920 census living at 1186 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York, New York:7

Henshaw, Glenn C., head-of-household, age 38, born in Indiana; parents born in United States; renter; occupation: portrait artist.
Henshaw, Olive M. [middle initial unclear], wife, age 30, born in Massachusetts; father born in New Hampshire; mother born in Massachusetts.

On Sep 17 1921 Olive Henshaw was issued a U.S. passport.  She declared she was born December 27 1888 in Boston, Massachusetts, and was married to Glen Cooper Henshaw, born in Windfall, Indiana, then both residing at 732 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City.  She declared she had previously resided outside the U.S.  in Paris, France (Feb 1903 to May 1905), and Paris, France (August 1905 to 1908).  She declared she intended to depart from the port of New York on the S.S. Orbita on September 24 1921, intending to return to the U.S. within 2 years, intending to visit England to "teach sculpture" and France to "study".  She declared, for her last passport, "I never had one".16  

On May 1 1922 Olive arrived in the Port of New York on the S.S. Panhandle State, having departed Apr 20 1922 from London, England:14

Henshaw, Olive, age 33, born Dec. 27th 1889 in Boston, Massachusetts; married; address in the U.S.: 732 Amsterdam Ave, New York City.

On Sep 11 1923 Olive Henshaw was issued a U.S. passport.  She declared she was born December 27th 1888 in Boston, Massachusetts, and was married August 2? [unclear] 1905 in New York City to Glenn Henshaw, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, then both residing at 74 West 92nd Street, New York City.  She declared she had previously resided outside the U.S.  in England, France, Italy (September 1921 to April 1922).  She declared she intended to depart from the port of New York on the President Van Buren on September 26 1923, intending to return to the U.S. within 8 months, intending to visit France and Italy for "Health and travel".  She declared her last passport was issued September 17 1921, cancelled.16  

On Feb 7 1924 Olive arrived in the Port of New York on the S.S. Providence, having departed Jan 18 1924 from Monaco:14

Henshaw, Olive, age 36, born Dec. 27 1888 in Boston, Massachusetts; married; address in the U.S.: 74 W. 92 st., New York City.

On Nov 28 1925 Glenn Henshaw arrived in the Port of New York on the S.S. Providence, having departed Nov 10 1925 from Marseilles, France:8,14

Henshaw, Glenn, age 44, native of Windfall, Indiana; married; address in the U.S.: 74 West 92 St., New York.

Olive died Nov 3 1927, at her home, 78 West 82nd Street, New York, New York; age 58.19  

Olive's death was reported in the "New York Times" (New York, New York) on November 4, 192719 (see scan below).  

Glen was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), widowed (declared as single), living at 66 92nd Street West in Manhattan, New York, New York:20

Henshaw, Glen, head-of-household, age 49, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; single; rented home ($85 rent); no radio in home; occupation: painter, artist; not a veteran.
In the same dwelling in 1930 was:21
MaEntes [unclear], James F., head-of-household, age 53, born in New York; parents born in Ireland North; single; occupation: treasurer, theater.
" , Margaret, sister, age 56, born in New York; parents born in Ireland North; single; occupation: none.
Henshaw [unclear], Bryant [unclear], cousin, age 21, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: clerical, news company; World War I veteran.

He then married Carolyn Hastings, Dec 31 1933, Manhattan, New York, New York.3,9,22  Carolyn, daughter of Richard C. Hastings & Minnie Truax.23  

No children.1  

On Apr 27 1942 Glen Cooper Henshaw, age 61, registered for the World War II draft in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana.  He declared he was born Aug 9 1880 in Windfall, Indiana, and was then residing in Nashville, where he was self-employed.  He declared his family contact was Carolyn Henshaw of Nashville.  He was recorded as 5'10" tall, 150 lbs., brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.12  

Glen was a very well known painter, having sometimes been called Indiana's greatest artist.5  

As a young boy, Glen had no place in which to develop his talent, until he was granted permission by Dr. Joseph Weeks to use the upper room of his office (which is still standing just west of the old Weeks home in Mechanicsburg, Indiana).  In Dr. Weeks' office Glen sketched and dabbled in paints, and made crayons of many of the villagers.  The doctor encouraged him to take lessons, and it is largely through his encouragement and assistance that Glen was able to pursue his studies.6  

Glen became a highly successful artist in Baltimore and New York City.4  In 1940/1941, Glen set up a studio in Nashville, Indiana.4,5  With a remarkably prolific genius, he created hundred of swirling, dark, mood works (see link to samples below).  

Sometimes, in earlier days, he had signed his paintings "Hinshaw",5 later "Henshaw".  

Glen Cooper Hinshaw died Apr 5 1946, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; age 61.3,13,24,25,26,27,28  Medical: Glen died from pneumonia following an operation25

Glen's death was reported in the "New York Times" (New York, New York) on April 7, 194628 (see scan below).  Glen's obituary was published in the "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana) on April 6, 1946.27  

After Glen's death in 1946, Carolyn founded the "Henshaw Memorial Trust" to promote his art, and in the process left her entire estate to fund the trust.4  Glen Cooper Henshaw's work is memorialized in a permanent museum maintained at the Brown County Art Gallery at East Main and Artist Drive in Nashville, Indiana.5  

Carolyn died 1959.9

(photo)Photo: Glen Cooper Henshaw about 1918 29

(photo)Photo: Glen Cooper Henshaw about 1918 30

(photo)Photo: Glenn Cooper Henshaw World War I draft registration 11

(photo)Photo: Glen Cooper Henshaw World War II draft registration card 12

(photo)Photo: Glen Cooper Henshaw death "New York Times", Apr 7 1946 28

(photo)Photo: Glen Cooper Henshaw gravestone Elwood City Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Olive M. Galencia death "New York Times", Nov 4 1927 19

(photo)Photo: Samples of the art of Glen Cooper Henshaw 31


Sources

  1. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  2. LDS IGI, citing: New York marriage record extractions.
  3. Library of Congress, National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/rliname.html
  4. http://www.browncountyindiana.com/arch/99/02/03-artnews.html.
  5. Brown County, Indiana: http://www.browncountyindiana.com/art.html.
  6. Posting Jul 2 2000 by Joann Jameson () to INHENRY-L citing:
    "The New Castle Courier", Saturday, October 4, 1924: article "Happenings of Other Days",
    By Clarence H. SMITH, Curator of The Henry County Historical Society.
  7. 1920 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T625-1213, page 2B, line #79, dwelling #11, family #36.
  8. Ellis Island Foundation manifest database: http://www.ellisisland.org.
  9. Contribution from Jared Carter, Indianapolis.
  10. 1900 census, Fall Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll T623-377, ED 57, page 5B, line #73, dwelling #104, family #105.
  11. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. http://www.findagrave.com.
  14. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. New York, Marriages, 1686-1980; http://www.familysearch.org.
  16. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. "New York Times", Nov 4 1927; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. 1930 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T626-1557, ED 453, page 30A, line #7, dwelling #41, family #285.
  21. 1930 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T626-1557, ED 453, page 30A, line #8, dwelling #41, family #286.
  22. Italian Genealogical Group, New York City Groom Index:
    http://www.italiangen.org/NYCMarriage.stm.
  23. Obituary of Anna Lucretia Hastings; "The News" (Frederick, Maryland), Apr 8 1957.
  24. Madison County Area Cemetery Database; Anderson, Indiana Public Library:
    http://www.and.lib.in.us/cemetery/.
  25. Letter from Carolyn Hastings Henshaw, Oct 13 1946; courtesy of Shirley & Lee Graham ().
  26. Department of History, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne:
    http://www.ipfw.edu/ipfwhist/indiana/sketches.htm#henshaw.
  27. Obituary of Glen C. Henshaw; "Anderson Daily Bulletin", Apr 6 1946;
    Madison County Area Obituary Database; Anderson (Indiana) Public Library:
    http://www.and.lib.in.us/cemetery/obituary.asp.
  28. "New York Times", Apr 7 1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  29. Photo courtesy of Dick Ellis (), from
    Letsinger-Miller, Lyn 1994 "Glen Cooper Henshaw (1880-1946)". In "The Artists
    of Brown County", pp. 166-76. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  30. Photo courtesy of Dick Ellis ().
  31. Courtesy of Shirley & Lee Graham ().


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