Orla Henshaw

                                                    ┌── William Henry Henshaw
                                                    │    1856-1937 
                          ┌── Freeman Henshaw ──────┤
                          │    1885-1978            │
                          │                         └── Mary Ann Burns
                          │                              1861-1950 
Orla Henshaw ─────────────┤
B: 1916                   │                         ┌── James Alexander Howerton
                          │                         │
                          └── Nancy Jane Howerton ──┤
                               1888-1935            │
                                                    └── Susan Elizabeth Lucretia Emmeline Meredith
M: Mildred Louise Hankins
   ├── Nancy Louise Henshaw (1946-) 1
   ├── William Orla "Cy" Henshaw (1948-) 1
   ├── Rhonda Kay Henshaw (1952-) 1
   └── Rhoda Fay Henshaw (1952-) 1

Orla Henshaw     [ID 11041] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Orla Henshaw1,2,3 [Orlie Henshaw1,4].

Born Sep 14 1916, Williamson County, Illinois.2,3,4,5  

He married Mildred Louise Hankins, Sep 14 1945, Williamson County, Illinois.1  Mildred was born Jul 1 1924, Williamson County, Illinois.1,3  

The following article was published in "The Daily Register" (Harrisburg, Illinois) on Monday, September 24, 1945:6

Household Shower

A household house [sic] was given Thursday in honor of Mrs. Orla Henshaw of Marion, formerly Miss Mildred Hankins, daughter of Mrs. Ed Harper of Harrisburg.  Each package contained a lovely gift for the newlyweds and was accompanied by the good wishes of those present and several who could not be present.  

Mrs. Rita Schwartz and Mrs. Della Moore were winners of prizes in the games which were played.  Sandwiches, sodas and cookies were served.  

Those present were: Mrs. Bessie Harper, Mrs. Madge Fowler and daughter, Mrs. Della Moore, Mrs. Lois Dowdy and daughter, Mrs. Cassie Boatright, Mrs. Daisy Pyle,

Mrs. Laura Cash, Mrs. Mary Dooley, Mrs. Nellie Fox, Mrs. Emma Palmer, Mrs. Anna Thompson, Mrs. Imo Boatright, Mrs. Lena Morse, Mrs. Agnes Travelstead, Mrs. Janice Peyton, Mrs. Rita Schwartz and daughter, Mrs. Eva Hamilton, Mrs. Netta Moore, Mrs. Lizzie Hankins, Mrs. Belle Deaton, Mrs. Lora McIlrath, Mrs. Anna Locklar, Mrs. Elsie Schwartz, Mrs. Alma VanHoy and son, Mrs. Leo Hall, Mrs. Lillian Hankins, Mrs. Lucille Harper, Mrs. James Duncan, Mrs. Anna Dobrey, Mrs. Kate Moore, Mrs. Janet Allen, Mrs. Joe Gates, Mrs. Freeman Fife, Mrs. Mable Scronce,

Mrs. Asa Kennedy, Mrs. Flora Boatright, Mrs. John Maynard, Mrs. Gladys Rahm, Mrs. M. Lane, Mrs. Mary Boatright and sons, Mrs. Blanche Williford, Mrs. John Dobrey, Misses Ruby Lane, Josephine Fox, Pansy Thompson, Loudean Hastings, Marilouise Moore, Mrs. Earl Thompson and son, Mrs. Pearl Butler, Mrs. Everett Henshaw, Mrs. Joe Shaw, and Mrs. Mae Pulley and Harvery Moore.  The last four women were from Marion.

Orla & Mildred currently (1993-2006) reside in Marion, Illinois.3,7,8  


  1. Contribution from Mike Howerton ().
  2. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Marion, West Marion Township, Williamson County, Illinois; roll T626-570, ED 27, page 11B, line #98, dwelling #294, family #301.
  3. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. 1920 census, Stonefort Township, Williamson County, Illinois; roll T625-418, ED 179, page 13A, line #35, family #290.
  5. Contribution from Mike Howerton () citing:
    phone conversation with Orla Henshaw Aug 7 2000.
  6. "The Daily Register", Sep 24 1945; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Obituary of Hattie May (Henshaw) Pulley.
  8. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.

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