Solomon Prince Henshaw

                          ┌── Solomon Hanshaw
                          │    1833-?    
Solomon Prince Henshaw ───┤
B: 1885                   │
D: 1958                   │
                          └── Kasiah -
   [Mary -]
   └── Earl Lee Henshaw (1903-1970) 1

M: Mary Ellen -

Solomon Prince Henshaw     [ID 12692] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 13 1885, Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky.1,2,3,4,5,6  (May - 1887).7  


Solomon was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23 1910), living in (or staying in) a rooming house at 1570 S. 13th St., Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana:2

Henshaw, Solie, roomer, black, age 25, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; single; occupation: agent, real estate.
Son Earl was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 18 1910), living with a Jesse & Mary Adams (apparently Solomon's first wife/partner)8 in Union County, Kentucky:9
Adams, Jesse, head-of-household, black, age 28, born in Tennessee; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Kentucky; second marriage, married 2 years; occupation: laborer, farm; rented home.
Adams, Mary, wife, black, age 28, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; first marriage, married 2 years; 1 child, 1 living; occupation: cook, farm.
Henshaw, Earl, son, black, age 6, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.

He married Mary Ellen -.6  Mary was born about 1899, Ohio.1,6  

On Sep 12 1918 Solomon Prince Henshaw, age , registered for the World War I draft in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.  He declared he was born May 13th 1885, and was then residing in Dayton, Ohio, a self-employed real estate broker.  He declared his nearest relative was Mary Ellen Henshaw of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.  He was recorded as negro, medium height, medium build, brown eyes, black hair.3  

Solomon and Mary were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6 1920), Springfield, Clark County, Ohio:6

Henshaw, Solomon, head-of-household, black, age 34, born in Kentucky; parents born in United States; rented home; occupation: agent, real estate.
Henshaw, Mary E., wife, black, age 21, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio.

Solomon and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 18 1930), 1274 Broadway, Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan:1

Henshaw, Solomon P., head-of-household, negro, age 44, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; first married at age 33; rented home ($18 rent); radio in home; occupation: interior decorator, public; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Mary E., wife, negro, age 31, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; first married at age 20.
Henshaw, Earl L., son, negro, age 24, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; widower; occupation: handy man, iron foundry; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Mary Lee, granddaughter, negro, age 3 years 9 months, born in Michigan; parents born in Kentucky.
Henshaw, Lila Mae, granddaughter, negro, age 1 year 6 months, born in Michigan; parents born in Kentucky.

On Apr 25 1942 Solomon Prince Henshaw, age 56, registered for the World War II draft in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  He declared he was born May 13 1885 in Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky, and was then residing at 798 Mich. Ave., Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, a self-employed interior decorator.  He declared his relative/contact was Mary E. Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as negro, 5' 7 1/2" tall, 186 lbs., brown eyes, black hair, dark brown complexion, and "mole on left cheek".4  

In addition to being an interior decorator, Solomon was also a Baptist preacher.10,11,12,13,14,15  

Solomon Prince Henshaw died Nov 21 1958, Sacramento County, California.5  

Social Security information for Solomon Prince Henshaw: 300-16-7098


  1. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan; roll T626-976, ED 11, page 21A, line #13, dwelling #526, family #562.
  2. 1910 census, 3rd Ward, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; roll T624-385, ED 149, page 7B, line #92, dwelling #161, family #164.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  4. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942;
  5. California Death Index, 1940-1997;
  6. 1920 census, Springfield, Springfield Twp., Clark County, Ohio; roll T625-1354, ED 101, page #3B, line #65, dwelling #28, family #19.
  7. 1900 census, Gold Hill Township, Union County, Kentucky; roll T623-301, ED 40, page 12A, line #40, dwelling #217, family #221.
  8. Speculation.
  9. 1910 census, Raleigh District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T624-504, ED 118, page 2A, line #32, dwelling #25, family #23.
  10. Benton Harbor (Michigan) "News-Palladium", Dec 16 1929;
  11. Benton Harbor (Michigan) "News-Palladium", Jan 22 1930;
  12. Benton Harbor (Michigan) "News-Palladium", Jan 25 1930;
  13. Benton Harbor (Michigan) "News-Palladium", May 11 1930;
  14. Benton Harbor (Michigan) "News-Palladium", Jul 9 1930;
  15. Benton Harbor (Michigan) "News-Palladium", Oct 13 1930;

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