┌── John Henshall │ c1805-1880 ┌── George Henshall ─────┤ │ 1848-1918 │ │ └── Fanny Percival │ 1810-1868 Benjamin Harold Henshall ───┤ B: 1886 │ ┌── Joseph Bramell D: 1969 │ │ └── Ida Medora Bramell ──┤ 1850-1918 │ └── Margaret (Bramell) M: Pearl Seavers M: Hilda Mae Benson ├── Benjamin Harold Henshall, Jr. (1919-1986) 1,2,3,4 └── Mary Bramell Henshall (1921-) 1,2 M: Quincy Meredith Smith
|Benjamin Harold Henshall [ID 11013]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born May 29 1886, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey.2,4,5,6,7,8,9
He married Pearl Seavers.1 Pearl was born about 1886.1
Benjamin left New Jersey in 1912 and went to Washington, D.C. where he worked in the War Department until the end of World War I.1
No children from this marriage.1
Pearl died Apr 23 1917, age 31.1
He then married Hilda Mae Benson, Jun 29 1918, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland.1 Hilda, daughter of J. William Benson, was born Oct 14 1892, Montgomery County, Maryland.1,2,4,10
Benjamin & Hilda's marriage was announced in "The Washington Post" on June 23, 191810 (see scan below).
On Sep 12 1918 Benjamin Harold Henshall, age 32, registered for the World War I draft in Washington, D.C. He declared he was born May 29 1886, and was then residing at 125 Rock Creek Church Road, Washington, D.C., employed by the federal government as a "clerk, freight rate + transportation". He declared his nearest relative was Hilda Mae Henshall of the same address. He was recorded as medium height, slender, light brown eyes, brown hair.8
After World War I, Benjamin worked for Southern RR. Later he started his own business, American Short Line RR Bureau of Tariffs, located in the Union Trust Bldg. and later in the building across the street at 15th and H, NW.1
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 17 1920), 125 Rock Creek [..unclear..] Road, Washington, D.C.:4
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), 7227 Blair Road, Washington, D.C.:2
Hilda died Jul 28 1960, University Park, Prince Georges County, Maryland; buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.1
He then married Quincy Meredith Smith, Jun - 1962.1 Quincy was from College Park, Prince George's County, Maryland.1 Quincy was born Nov 13 1908, near Waynesboro, Wayne County, Tennessee.1,11
Benjamin retired in 1966 and moved to Sebring, Highlands County, Florida.1
Benjamin Harold Henshall died Apr 18 1969, Sebring, Highlands County, Florida; buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.1
Quincy died Dec 24 1980, Sebring, Highlands County, Florida; cremated.1,11
Photo: Benjamin Harold Henshall about age 5, Bridgeton, New Jersey 12
Photo: Benjamin Harold Henshall World War I draft registration card 8
Photo: Benjamin Harold Henshall & Hilda Mae Benson marriage announcement "The Washington Post", Jun 23 1918 10
Social Security information for Quincy Meredith Smith: 412-32-8241
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