Richard Townsend Henshaw

                                                     ┌── Joshua Sidney Henshaw
                                                     │    1811-1859 
                            ┌── John Handy Henshaw ──┤
                            │    1850-1924           │
                            │                        └── Jane Handy
                            │                            c1820-1896 
Richard Townsend Henshaw ───┤
B: 1882                     │                        ┌── John T. Allen
D: 1938                     │                        │
                            └── Jessie Allen ────────┤
                                    ?-1886 
M: Clara Ambler Venable
   ├── John Handy Henshaw (1909-1998) 1,2,3
   ├── Richard Townsend Henshaw, Jr. (1912-1979) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Paul Carrington Henshaw (1913-1986) 1,2,3,5
   └── Clarissa Coventry Henshaw (1916-1986) 1,2,3

Richard Townsend Henshaw     [ID 12709] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 3 1882, New York, New York.1,2,3,6  

He married Clara Ambler Venable, Jul 29 1908, Litchfield, Connecticut.1  Clara, daughter of Charles Fountain Venable & Nannie Lewis Hocker, was born Sep 20 1884, Center Hill, Florida.1,2,3  

Richard was Rector of Christ Church in Rye, New York.4  

Richard attended Harvard University, and in 1913 was listed in the Harvard Alumni Directory with an occupation of "Ministry", address: Christ Church Rectory, Rye, New York.7  

Richard and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), Willow Road, Rye, Westchester County, New York:8

Henshaw, Richard T, head-of-household, age 28, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 2 years; occupation: clergyman, church; rented home.
Henshaw, Clara A., wife, age 25, born in Florida; parents born in Virginia; married 2 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Henshaw, John H. 2nd, son, age 8 months, born in New Jersey; father born in New York; mother born in Florida.
[.. plus three servants and one boarder ..].

The following article was published in the "Society" section of the "Washington Post" (Washington, D.C.) on Sunday, February 5, 1911:9

The Rev. Townsend Henshaw, rector of Christ Church, Rye, N. Y., and Mrs. Henshaw are visiting Mrs. Coventry Ambler, in Bancroft place.

Richard and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 18 1920), Rye, Westchester County, New York:2

Henshaw, Richard T, head-of-household, age 37, born in New York; parents born in New York; occupation: church minister.
Henshaw, Clara, wife, age 35, born in Florida; father born in Virginia; mother born in Florida.
Henshaw, John, son, age 11, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida; attended school.
Henshaw, Richard, son, age 8, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida; attended school.
Henshaw, Paul, son, age 6, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida; attended school.
Henshaw, Clarissa, daughter, age 3, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida.
Tabbra [unclear], Adia [unclear], servant, female, age 47. born in Ireland; private family nurse.
Johnson, Mary, servant, female, age 31. born in Poland; immigrated 1909; private family cook.

Richard and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 0 Milton Road, Rye, Westchester County, New York:3

Henshaw, R. Townsend, head-of-household, age 48, born in New York; parents born in New York; first married at age 26; radio in home; occupation: clergyman, Episcopal Church; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Clara A. V., wife, age 45, born in Florida; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 23.
Henshaw, John N., son, age 20, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida; attended school.
Henshaw, Richard T. Jr, son, age 18, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida; attended school.
Henshaw, Paul C., son, age 16, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida; attended school.
Henshaw, Clarissa C., daughter, age 14, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Florida; attended school.
Vörisalo, Seluia, servant, age 26, born in Finland; parents born in Finland; immigrated 1926; single; occupation: cook, private family.
Vörisalo, Gertrude, servant, age 23, born in Finland; parents born in Finland; immigrated 1926; single; occupation: chamber maid, private family.

Richard Townsend Henshaw died 1938.4  

Richard's death was noted in April, 1939 in the "New York Genealogical and Biographical Record".10  

Richard spent many years researching his family history and prepared a manuscript, "The Record of my Ancestry", which was published by his daughter Clarissa after his death as "Belcher-Henshaw and Other Ancestry of Richard Townsend Henshaw 1882-1938 of Rye, New York, with a Record of His Descendents".4  


Sources

  1. Ancestry World Tree GEDCOM file 'n4554r'; submitted by Bill Wilkins ().
  2. 1920 census, Rye, Westchester County, New York; roll T625-1278, ED 168, page 3B, line #91, dwelling #45, family #46.
  3. 1930 census, Rye, Westchester County, New York; roll T626-1664, ED 337, page 1A, line #1, dwelling #1, family #1.
  4. The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 73, book reviews, pg 2:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genbel/oct/nybelhenshaw.jpg.
  5. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  6. 1900 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T623-1114, ED 748, page 3A, line #14, dwelling #37, family #37.
  7. Boston, Massachusetts, 1913 Harvard University Alumni Directory; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1910 census, Rye, Westchester County, New York; roll T624-1092, ED 124, page 2A-B, line #48, dwelling #26, family #28.
  9. The "Washington Post", Feb 5 1911; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. PERiodical Source Index; http://www.ancestry.com.


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