George Gaston Dean Henshaw

                                                         ┌── Daniel Henshawc1817-1891 
                              ┌── James Gaston Henshaw ──┤
                              │    1844-1903             │
                              │                          └── Emily Merritt
                              │                              c1817-1892 
George Gaston Dean Henshaw ───┤
B: 1899                       │
D: 1966                       │
                              └── Malissa Mark
M: Olive Josepha Sickner
   ├── Lois Jean Henshaw (1923-) 1,2,3,4
   └── Doris Joan Henshaw (1929-1997) 1,2,3,4,5

George Gaston Dean Henshaw     [ID 12197] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

George Gaston Dean Henshaw6,7,8 [Gaston D. Henshaw2,9,10].

Born Dec 1 1899, Arizona.7,8,9,10,11  

George was adopted first by James Gaston & Melissa M. Henshaw,7 then by their daughter (and his adoptive sister) Grace Henshaw.8  His original name and birth parents is unknown.  Since the 1900 census showed that his mother had been born in Iowa,7 it seems likely he was probably an illegitimate son of one of the daughters of James Gaston & Melissa M. Henshaw,12 or he might have been the son of Grace Henshaw by her first marriage.12  

George was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6 1920), living (or staying) in a boarding/lodging house at 642 35th Place, Los Angeles, California:9

Henshaw, Gaston D., lodger, age 20, born in Arizona; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Iowa; single; occupation: draftsman, gas co.

He married Olive Josepha Sickner, about 1922.2,10  Olive, daughter of - Sickner & - Burroughs, was born Mar 7 1899, Kansas.2,3,10,11  

George and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 10-11 1930), 1309 West 58th Place, Los Angeles, California:2

Henshaw, Gaston D., head-of-household, age 30, born in Arizona; parents born in United States; first married at age 22; owned home ($6,000 value); radio in home; occupation: own account, radio & electric; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Olive J., wife, age 31, born in Kansas; parents born in New York; first married at age 22.
Henshaw, Lois J., daughter, age 6, born in California; father born in Arizona; mother born in Kansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Doris J. [initial unclear], daughter, age 4 months, born in California; father born in Arizona; mother born in Kansas.

George and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 8 1940), 1309 58 Place, Los Angeles, California:3

Henshaw, Gaston D, head-of-household, age 39, born in Arizona; completed 2 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($3000 value); occupation: radio technician, radio business; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $0 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Henshaw, Olive, wife, age 40, born in Kansas; completed 2 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, Lois Jean, daughter, age 16, born in California; completed 1 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Henshaw, Doris Joan, daughter, age 10, born in California; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.

George Gaston Dean Henshaw died Mar 29 1966, Los Angeles County, California; age 66.10,11,13  

Olive died Dec 14 1992, Los Angeles County, California; age 93.10,11,13  

Social Security information for George Gaston Dean Henshaw: 545-30-3754

Social Security information for Olive Josepha Sickner: 548-82-8417


  1. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  2. 1930 census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; roll T626-151, ED 495, page 13A, line #20, dwelling #206, family #212.
  3. 1940 census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; roll T627-425, ED 60-422, page 1A, line #11, household #4.
  4. California Birth Index, 1905-1995;
  5. California, Death Index, 1940-1997;
  6. Ancestry Family Tree data "Desc of Nathaniel Merritt, Rev. War soldier" posted by "stemather" (Stephanie Mather: ).
  7. 1900 census, Township 3, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory; roll T623-45, ED 26, page 1A, line #39, dwelling #8, family #10.
  8. 1910 census, Osborn Precinct, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T624-40, ED 68, page 130A, line #2, dwelling #232, family #238.
  9. 1920 census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; roll T625-112, ED 342, page 5A, line #32, dwelling #49, family #128.
  10. California Death Index, 1940-1997;
  11. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  12. Speculation.
  13. RootsWeb California Death Index:

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