Homer Samuel Henshaw

                                                       ┌── George Washington Henshaw
                                                       │    1852-1924 
                        ┌── James Washington Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1882-1953                 │
                        │                              └── Rebecca Caladonia "Callie" Hartline
                        │                                   1865-1946 
Homer Samuel Henshaw ───┤
B: 1919                 │                              ┌── Benjamin Franklin Rainwater
D: 1976                 │                              │
                        └── Mary Saphronia Rainwater ──┤
                             1882-1956                 │
                                                       └── Amanda Wood
M: Johnnie Yarbrough

Homer Samuel Henshaw     [ID 11401] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Homer Samuel Henshaw1,2 [Sam Henshaw1,3,4].

Born Dec 13 1919, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.1,4,5,6,7  

He married Johnnie Yarbrough, May 19 1951.1  Johnnie was born Jan 28 1919.5  

In 1953 Homer was living in Fort Worth, Texas.8  

Homer Samuel Henshaw died Jun 9 1976, at his home, 1007 Usher Street, Benbrook, Tarrant County, Texas; age 56.1,2,5,7,9  

Homer's obituary appeared in a local newspaper:1

Homer Samuel (Sam) Henshaw, 56, died June 9 at his home in Ft. Worth from an apparent heart attack.  Funeral services were held June 10 at Baumgardner Chapel with Rev. Donald Johnson officiating.  Internment was in Greenwood Memorial Park directed by Baumgardner Funeral Home.  

Mr. Henshaw was born Dec. 13, 1919 in Haskell County.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Henshaw, one of thirteen sons.  

He served overseas with the Paratroopers during World War II.  He was an outstanding athlete in Haskell High School and Decatur Jr. College.  He married the former Johnnie Yarbrough of Rule. May 19, 1951.  

Survivors include his widow, six brothers, Otis and Bill of Seymour, R.C. of Tulsa, Wallace and Archie of Ft. Worth, and Jack Speer of Haskell, along with several nieces and nephews.

Johnnie died Mar 16 1986, Tarrant County, Texas.2,5,9

(photo)Photo: Homer Samuel Henshaw death certificate 7

Social Security information for Homer Samuel Henshaw: 465-16-1876

Social Security information for Johnnie Yarbrough: 466-34-3094


  1. Contribution from Colleen (Scott) Young () citing:
    obituary of Homer Samuel Henshaw, 1976.
  2. Texas Deaths, 1964-1998; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Contribution from Colleen (Scott) Young () citing:
    obituary of Carl Henshaw.
  4. 1940 census, Justice Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T627-4059, ED 104-4, page 4B-5A, line #75, household #78.
  5. "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
  6. 1920 census, Precinct 3, Haskell County, Texas; roll T625-1816, ED 133, page 4B, line #73, dwelling #58, family #73.
  7. Ancestry Family Tree data posted by Bobbi Lynn Hall-Rodgers ("juviemom") [].
  8. Obituary of James Washington Henshaw.
  9. Rootsweb Texas Death Records 1964-1998: http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi.

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