Harry Thomas Henshaw

                                                         ┌── Henry R. Henshawc1834-1909 
                             ┌── Jared Richard Henshaw ──┤
                             │   c1860-1939              │
                             │                           └── Anna B. Percival
                             │                               c1836-<1900
Harry Thomas Henshaw ────────┤
B: 1888                      │                           ┌── George W. Shanks
D: 1971                      │                           │
                             └── Susan Francis Shanks ───┤
                                 c1869-1944              │
                                                         └── Jane (Shanks)
M: Mathilda Anna Stuhlmacher
   ├── Viola Frances Henshaw (1918-c2006) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Matilda A. Henshaw (c1921-) 1,4,5
   ├── Virginia Henshaw (c1923-) 1,4,5
   ├── Marjorie Henshaw (1925-2015) 1,4,5
   ├── Harry Thomas Henshaw, Jr. (1928-) 1,4,5
   └── Jared Richard Henshaw, III (1931-1999) 1,5,6

Harry Thomas Henshaw     [ID 10940] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 5 1888, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.3,4,5,7,8,9,10  

As a teenager Harry worked at the St. Louis World's Fair.  At the opening day ceremonies a parade was held.  President Teddy Roosevelt's daughter, riding in a carriage in the parade, tossed a bouquet into the crowd.  Harry caught the bouquet, presented it to his mother, and it was preserved as a family trophy for many years.  Harry also worked as an usher at the old Garrick Theater during its Vaudeville days.  Other employment included jobs at a livery stable, a mortuary and work on the railroad.8  

He married Mathilda Anna Stuhlmacher, Mar 27 1917.1,8,11  Mathilda, daughter of Frederick + Wilhemna Stuhlmacher, was born about 1891, Missouri.3,4,5,8  Harry and Mathilda first met at a military funeral service at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery for Harry's grandfather Shanks.8,11  

Mathilda's father had died in an automobile accident in 1891 before she was born.  Her mother had married again, but her new husband (name unknown) had been abusive.  In 1896 her mother died of consumption, leaving her an orphan.  Mathilda had then been raised by a step-aunt and a step-grandmother living in Hog Hollow, Missouri.8  

After their marriage Harry took a job in the maintenance department of Saint Lukes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where he remained until his retirement about 1966.8  

On Jun 5 1917 Harry Thomas Henshaw, age 29, registered for the World War I draft in St. Louis, Missouri.  He declared he was born November 5 1888 in St. Joseph, Missouri, and was then residing at 6200 Suburban, St. Louis, Missouri where he was married and employed as a switchman for United Railway.  He claimed a exemption due to a "lame leg".  He was recorded as tall, slender, brown eyes, brown hair.10  

Harry and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 26 1920), 5457 Helen Ave., Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri:3

Henshaw, Harry T., head-of-household, age 31, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; owned home; occupation: machinist, railroad roundhouse.
Henshaw, Matilda, wife, age 28, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Viola, daughter, age 1 year 4 months, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee.

In 1924 Harry and Mathilda moved to Buchanan County.  About 1927 they moved with their four girls to a small home, built by Harry on an acre of land in Afton, St. Louis County, Missouri.  Little by little the size of the home was increased to meet the needs of their growing family.  The family were all members of the St. Louis Bible Fellowship Church.8  

Harry and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), Staley Ave., Carondelet Township, St. Louis County, Missouri:4

Henshaw, Harry, head-of-household, age 41, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; first married at age 28; owned home ($1500 value); no radio in home; occupation: maintenance, hospital; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Matilda, wife, age 38, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; first married at age 25.
Henshaw, Viola, daughter, age 12, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school.
Henshaw, Matilda A., daughter, age 9, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school.
Henshaw, Virginia, daughter, age 7, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school.
Henshaw, Marjorie, daughter, age 4, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Harry, son, age 1, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.

Harry and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 19 1940), 5819 Staley Avenue, Gravois Township, St. Louis County, Missouri:5

Henshaw, Harry, head-of-household, age 51, born in Missouri; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; owned home ($1800 value); occupation: engineer, hospital; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1560 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Matilda, wife, age 48, born in Missouri; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Viola, daughter, age 22, born in Missouri; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Matilda, daughter, age 19, born in Missouri; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Virginia, daughter, age 17, born in Missouri; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Henshaw, Margery, daughter, age 14, born in Missouri; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Henshaw, Harry, son, age 11, born in Missouri; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Henshaw, Jared, son, age 9, born in Missouri; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Henshaw, Susan Frances, mother, age 71, born in Missouri; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; widow.

In 1971 Harry was living in St. Louis, Missouri.7  

Harry Thomas Henshaw died Jul - 1971.7,8  

Social Security information for Harry Thomas Henshaw: 490-36-4848


Sources

  1. Contribution from Patricia Waterman Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Ann Leone.
  3. 1920 census, Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri; roll T625-946, ED 129, page 27B, line #96, dwelling #526, family #551.
  4. 1930 census, Carondelet Township, St. Louis County, Missouri; roll T626-1223, ED 144, page 8B, line #87, dwelling #202, family #202.
  5. 1940 census, Gravois Township, St. Louis County, Missouri; roll T627-2150, ED 95-139, page 18A-B, line #80, household #369.
  6. Contribution from Patricia Waterman Henshaw.
  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. Contribution from Harry Thomas Henshaw, Jr..
  9. 1910 census, 19th Ward, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri; roll T624-820, ED 303, page 136A, line #10, dwelling #147, family #210.
  10. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Contribution from Ann Leone.


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