Vernice O. Henshaw

                                               ┌── Granville Henshawc1842-1889 
                      ┌── William R. Henshaw ──┤
                      │    1866-?              │
                      │                        └── Julia Ann Snowden
                      │                            c1842-?    
Vernice O. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1890               │
                      └── Ida A. -
M: Mary -
   └── Verna Henshaw (c1914-) 1,2

M: Maggie M. Shane

Vernice O. Henshaw     [ID 12071] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Vernice O. Henshaw3,4 [Vernon O. Henshaw5, Vern Henshaw1,6,7].

Born Oct 21 1890, Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio.3,4,5,6  (c1892).1  

He married Mary -.1  Mary was born about 1888, Ohio.1  

On Jun 5 1917, Vernice O. Henshaw, age 26, registered for the World War I draft in Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio.  He declared his residence as 467 W. Franklin, Nelsonville, Ohio and his occupation as self-employed teamster.  He declared he had a wife and child.  He was recorded as medium build, medium height, light blue eyes, light brown hair.4  

Vern and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 7 1920), 453 West Washington St., Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio:1

Henshaw, Vern, head-of-household, age 28, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; rented home; teamster.
Henshaw, Mary, wife, age 32, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio.
Henshaw, Verna B., daughter, age 6 [unclear], born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; attended school.

The following article was published in the "Athens Messenger" (Athens, Ohio) on Friday, November 9, 1928:8


Street Car Hits Machine and it, in
Turn, Crashes Into Another
Auto; No One Is Hurt

NELSONVILLE, Nov. 9. -- One automobile was badly wrecked, it is reported, in a collision on East Columbus Street yesterday afternoon in which two machines and the street car were involved.  Cars driven by Edna Laughlin and Bernice [sic] Henshaw came together at Monroe and East Columbus streets, it is stated, just as the 4 o'clock traction car advanced around the Jefferson Street corner.  The street car struck the Henshaw machine, which in turn crashed against the Laughlin car, a Chevrolet coach, which was badly damaged, it is said.  No one was hurt.

Mary died before Apr - 1930.6  

Vern 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:6

Henshaw, Vern, son, age 39, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; widower; occupation: laborer, brick factory; not a war veteran.

The following article was published in the "Athens Messenger" (Athens, Ohio) on Sunday, March 22, 1931:2

Vern Henshaw is spending a few weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Lester Turner.

He then married Maggie M. Shane7 [Maggie M. Slotterbeck7].  Maggie was born Oct 15 1895.7,9  

In 1986 Maggie was living in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio.9,10  

Maggie died Mar 14 1986, Fostoria, Wood County, Ohio; age 90.7,9  

Maggie's obituary was published in the "Fostoria Review Times" (Fostoria, Ohio) and in the "News-Messenger" (Fremont, Ohio) on March 15, 1986 (page 2, column 7)7

Social Security information for Maggie M. Shane: 278-26-1828


  1. 1920 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T625-1348, ED 38, page #5B, line #93, dwelling #125, family #130.
  2. Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio), Mar 22 1931;
  3. 1900 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T623-1239, ED 22, page 4A, line #32, dwelling #64, family #69.
  4. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  5. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio; roll T624-1153, ED 43, page 245A, line #6, dwelling #162, family #191.
  6. 1930 census, Nelsonville, York Township, Athens County, Ohio; roll T626-1750, ED 32, page #4B, line #75, dwelling #102, family #118.
  7. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Obituary Index:
  8. Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio), Nov 9 1928;
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  10. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002;

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