Thomas Edward Henshaw

                                                  ┌── Granville Henshawc1842-1889 
                         ┌── William R. Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1866-?              │
                         │                        └── Julia Ann Snowden
                         │                            c1842-?    
Thomas Edward Henshaw ───┤
B: 1883                  │
D: 1940                  │
                         └── Ida A. -
                              1865-1931 
M: Gertrude Brooks
   ├── Mervin Henshaw (c1902-) 1,2,3
   ├── Hellen Henshaw (c1905-) 1,2
   └── Garnet R. Henshaw (c1912-1929) 2

Thomas Edward Henshaw     [ID 12061] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 20 1883, Ohio.1,4,5,6  

He married Gertrude Brooks, about 1901.1,2,7  Gertrude, daughter of Archibald Brooks, Jr. & Anna Harbarger, was born about 1881, Ohio.1,2,7,8,9  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 22 1910), Madison Street, Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio:1

Henshaw, Thomas E., head-of-household, age 26, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; first marriage, married 9 years; occupation: miner, coal; rented home.
Henshaw, Gertrude, wife, age 28, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; first marriage, married 9 years; 3 children, 2 living.
Henshaw, Mervin, son, age 8, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; attended school.
Henshaw, Hellen, daughter, age 5, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio.
Living nearby in 1910 was the family of William R. Henshaw,10 who was probably Thomas' father.11  

On September 12, 1918, Thomas Edward Henshaw registered for the World War I draft in Athens County, Ohio.  He declared his residence as Nelsonville, Ohio and his occupation as coal miner.  He declared his nearest relative as Gertrude Henshaw of Nelsonville, Ohio.  He was recorded as medium build, medium height, blue eyes, brown hair.6  

It appears that William and Gertrude separated or divorced sometime before 1920.2,5,8,12  

Gertrude and children were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 1920), 309 Madison St., Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio:2

Henshaw, Gertrude, head-of-household, age 38, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; rented home; married; occupation: servant, hotel.
Henshaw, Marvin, son, age 18, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single; occupation: truck driver, grocery.
Henshaw, Hellen, daughter, age 15, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single; occupation: servant, hotel.
Henshaw, Garnett, daughter, age 8, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single.
Thomas was shown separately in the 1920 census, living with (or staying temporarily with) his parents at 468 West Franklin St., Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio:12
Henshaw, Thomas, son, age 36 [unclear], born in Ohio; married; occupation: miner, coal mine.

The following article was published in the "Athens Messenger" (Athens, Ohio) on Tuesday, June 14, 1927:13

HENSHAW SENTENCED

NELSONVILLE, June 14. -- After pleading guilty to non-support of a minor child upon arraignment before Mayor L. J. Eberle, Tom Henshaw, this city, was sentenced to six months in the workhouse and to pay the costs of the action.  He was taken to Dayton yesterday by Chief of Police Jack Pearson.

The following classified advertisement was published in the "Athens Messenger" (Athens, Ohio) on Wednesday, July 20, 1927:14

LIBRARY TABLE - for sale.  Mission library table, two rockers, cheap.  Call at 709 Walnut St.  Mrs. Gertrude Henshaw.

The following article was published in the "Athens Messenger" (Athens, Ohio) on Wednesday, July 11, 1928:15

MOTHER-IN-LAW
FILES PETITION
IN COURT HERE

Man Pleads Not Guilty to
Charge of Non-
Support.
  

Pleading guilty to a charge of failure to support minor children, Darl Huston, New Straitsville, was held to the grand jury under $500 bond, when arraigned before the court of Justice of the Peace Carl H. Porter yesterday.  The affidavit against Huston was filed by Mrs. Gertrude Henshaw, his mother-in-law.  The arrest was made by Constable Harry Dalton.  Huston said that he had been unable to obtain work, and had done all he could for the children.

Thomas was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 1930), living with (or staying with) his parents at 467 Franklin St., Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio:5

Henshaw, Thomas, son, age 45, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; widower; occupation: laborer, race track; not a war veteran.
Gertrude was shown separately in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), 620 Poplar St., Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio:8
Henshaw, Gertrude, head-of-household, age 49, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; divorced; rented home ($10 rent); no radio in home; occupation: servant, private home.

Thomas Edward Henshaw died Mar 27 1940, Athens County, Ohio.16  


Sources

  1. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio; roll T624-1153, ED 43, page 244B, line #90, dwelling #159, family #188.
  2. 1920 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T625-1348, ED 38, page #12A, line #22, dwelling #278, family #283.
  3. Contribution from David Robert Henshaw.
  4. 1900 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T623-1239, ED 22, page 4A, line #32, dwelling #64, family #69.
  5. 1930 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T626-1750, ED 32, page #4B, line #75, dwelling #102, family #118.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Posting Jun 25 2006 by Debbie Hodge () to OHVINTON-L.
  8. 1930 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T626-1750, ED 35, page #14A, line #26, dwelling #353, family #360.
  9. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by K. Haybron Adams ().
  10. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio; roll T624-1153, ED 43, page 245A, line #6, dwelling #162, family #191.
  11. Speculation.
  12. 1920 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T625-1348, ED 38, page #8A, line #23, dwelling #187, family #192.
  13. Athens Messenger and Herald (Athens, Ohio), Jun 14 1927; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. The "Athens Messenger", Jul 20 1927; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. The "Athens Messenger", Jul 11 1928; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.


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