Linus Henshaw

Linus Henshaw
B: c1843
D: ?    
M: Frances Matilda Topping

Linus Henshaw     [ID 11698] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Linus Henshaw1 [Lynus K. Henshaw2].

Born about 1843, New York.1  

He married Frances Matilda Topping, Nov 5 1867, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.3,4  Frances, daughter of Stephen Howell Topping & Nancy Matilda Clark, was born Jan 6 1813, New York, New York.3  (c1845).1  

Linus' marriage was noted in the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle" (Brooklyn, New York) on Wednesday, November 6, 1867:5

HENSHAW-TOPPING. -- On Tuesday evening, Nov. 5th, at the house of Truman S. Brown, by the Rev. J. M. Buckley, of the Summerfield M. E. Church, L. K. Henshaw to Miss Frances M. Topping, both of this city.

Linus and Frances were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 18 1870), living in the household of Sarah (Henshaw) Charlotte (probably Linus' sister)6 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York:1

Sharlotte, John, age 39, born in New York; saleman dry good.
Sharlotte, Sarah, age 39, born in New York.
Sharlotte, Irving, age 18, born in New York.
Sharlotte, Flora, age 16, born in New York; attended school.
Sharlotte, Grace, age 9, born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Linas, age 27, born in New York.
Henshaw, Frances, age 25, born in New York.
Bedell, Hewlett, age 50, born in New York; dry good.
Bedell, Angeline, age 40, born in New York.
Bedell, Emma, age 20, born in New York.
Myers, Anne, age 23, born in Ireland; parents foreign-born; servant.

Frances died Jan 16 1897, East Orange, New Jersey; age 85.3,7,8  

Frances' obituary was published in "The New York Herald" (New York, New York) on Monday, January 18, 18977 (see scan below).  

See also: Linus K. Henshaw #11503 of Brooklyn, New York, who might have been the father of this Linus.6  Note that Frances is buried in the very same plot with Linus K. Henshaw #11503 and family.8

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Frances Matilda Topping "The New York Herald", Jan 18 1897 7

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  1. 1870 census, 20th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; roll M593-960, page 192, line #9, dwelling #672, family #706.
  2. LDS IGI.
  3. LDS IGI, citing: member submission.
  4. New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1880 (Barber Collection);
  5. Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection; "Brooklyn Daily Eagle":
  6. Speculation.
  7. "The New York Herald", Monday Jan 18 1897; New York State Digital Library:
  8. Green-Wood Cemetery burials:

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