John Hoover Henshaw

                                                   ┌── James Steuben Henshaw
                                                   │    1802-1872 
                       ┌── Delno Chancey Henshaw ──┤
                       │    1866-1937              │
                       │                           └── Almira Evans
                       │                               c1832-?    
John Hoover Henshaw ───┤
B: 1902                │
D: 1994                │
                       └── Mary Elizabeth Hoover
M: Rena Bestervelt
   ├── Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw (1933-2012) 1,2
   ├── Linda Kay Henshaw (c1938-) 1,2
   └── Margaret E. Henshaw (c1939-2014) 1,2,3,4

John Hoover Henshaw     [ID 11805] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 9 1902, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.2,3,5,6,7,8,9  

He married Rena Bestervelt, 1926.1,3,8  Rena was born Oct 22 1903, Michigan.2,5,8,9  

John and Rena were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan:8

Henshaw, John, head-of-household, age 27, born in Illinois; parents born in Michigan; first married at age 24; owned home ($4500 value); radio in home; occupation: carpenter, own account; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Rena, wife, age 26, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Holland; first married at age 23; occupation: clerk, grocery store.
Living nearby in 1930 were John's parents.10  

John and Rena were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 20 1940), Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan:2

Henshaw, John H, head-of-household, age 37, born in Illinois; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned farm ($2500 value); occupation: carpenter, building; worked 36 weeks in 1939; $0 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Henshaw, Rena, wife, age 36, born in Michigan; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, Fredric, son, age 6, born in Michigan; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Henshaw, Linda Kay, daughter, age 2, born in Michigan.
Henshaw, Margaret E., daughter, age 1, born in Michigan.

Rena died Mar 16 1988, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.5,9  

In 1994 John was living in/near Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.9  

John Hoover Henshaw died Oct 20 1994, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.5,9  

Social Security information for John Hoover Henshaw: 366-10-7962

Social Security information for Rena Bestervelt: 368-68-7037


  1. Obituary of Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw.
  2. 1940 census, Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T627-1770, ED 39-13, page 10B, line #53, household #203.
  3. Contribution from Margaret E. Heath.
  4. Contribution from Margaret Heath.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. 1910 census, 24th Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T624-265, ED 1002, page 26B-27A, line #99, dwelling #44, family #68.
  7. 1920 census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T625-775, ED 160, page 9B, line #54, dwelling #139, family #205.
  8. 1930 census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T626-997, ED 24, page 17A, line #16, dwelling #289, family #333.
  9. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996;
  10. 1930 census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T626-997, ED 24, page 17A, line #1, dwelling #285, family #327.

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