Robert Henry Henshaw

                                                       ┌── George A. Henshaw
                                                       │    1829-?    
                           ┌── George Ernest Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1859-<1910             │
                           │                           └── Zuriah Edwards
                           │                               c1836-<1900
Robert Henry Henshaw ──────┤
B: 1890                    │                           ┌── John Van Bon
D: 1974                    │                           │
                           └── Lillie Venvill ─────────┤
                                1860-?                 │
                                                       └── Emma E. Clutterback
M: Mabel Gertrude Faitoute
   └── Douglas V. Henshaw (1920-2012) 1,2,3

Robert Henry Henshaw     [ID 11206] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 6 1890, Manhattan, New York, New York.4,5,6,7  (c1892).2  

On Jun 5 1917 Robert Henry Henshaw, age 26, registered for the World War I draft in Union County, New Jersey.  He declared he was born June 6 1890 in New York City, New York, and was then residing on Chestnut St., Union, New Jersey where he was single and a clerk employed by the Turkish Leaf Dept., Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co., 212 Fifth Ave., New York.  He declared his only dependent was his mother.  He was recorded as medium height, slender, light blue eyes, light hair.6  

He married Mabel Gertrude Faitoute, about 1920.1,2  Mabel, daughter of Theodore Clark Faitoute & Jennie Florence Baker, was born Dec 30 1891, New Jersey.1,2,5  

Robert and his cousin were shown in the 1923 city directory of Elizabeth, New Jersey:8

Henshaw Robert h 223 Mellon pl
Henshaw Robert E h 839 Livingston rd
Robert was shown in the 1926 city directory of Elizabeth, New Jersey:8
Henshaw Robert H mgr NY h 223 Mellon pl
Robert was shown in the 1927 city directory of Elizabeth, New Jersey:8
Henshaw Robert H mgr NY h 223 Mellon pl
Robert was shown in the 1930 city directory of Elizabeth, New Jersey:8
Henshaw Robert H mgr NY h 223 Mellon pl

Robert and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), 223 Mellon Place, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey:2

Henshaw, Robert H., head-of-household, age 38, born in New York; parents born in New York; first married at age 27; rented home ($60 rent); no radio in home; occupation: manager, tobacco co.; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Mabel G., wife, age 37, born in New Jersey; parents born in New Jersey; first married at age 26.
Henshaw, Douglas V., son, age 9, born in New Jersey; father born in New York; mother born in New Jersey; attended schoo.

Robert and Mabel were shown in the 1947 city directory of Elizabeth, New Jersey:8

Henshaw Robert H (Mabel G) rem to Union

Mabel died Sep - 1972.5  

In 1974 Robert was living in/near Summit, Union County, New Jersey.5  

Robert Henry Henshaw died Jan - 1974.5  

Social Security information for Robert Henry Henshaw: 090-03-5534

Social Security information for Mabel Gertrude Faitoute: 141-54-3771


  1. "History of Union County, New Jersey, 1774-1923", Volume III; New Jersey Historical Society, A. Van Doren Honeyman, editor;
    1923, Lewis Historical Publishing Company Inc., New York;
  2. 1930 census, 11th Ward, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey; page 7B, line #90, dwelling #130, family #162.
  3. Obituary of Douglas V. Henshaw.
  4. LDS IGI.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  7. 1900 census, 1st Ward, Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York; roll T623-1175, ED 80, page 1B, line #78, dwelling #12, family #13.
  8. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta);

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