Walter Henshaw

                                                     ┌── Charles Alonzo Henshaw
                                                     │    1865-1948 
                         ┌── Charles LeRoy Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1884-1956              │
                         │                           └── Mary Jane Benbow
                         │                                1868-<1930
Walter Henshaw ──────────┤
B: 1919                  │
D: 1981                  │
                         └── Pearl E. Shouse
M: Elsie Irene Alexander
   ├── Ernest Leon Henshaw (c1939-) 1,2
   ├── Larry Henshaw  1
   ├── Jerry Henshaw  1,3
   ├── Lula Mae Henshaw  1
   ├── Linda Fay Henshaw  1
   ├── Walter Star Henshaw (1944-1995) 1
   └── Harvey Dean Henshaw (1950-) 1,3

Walter Henshaw     [ID 12738] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 7 1919, Oklahoma.2,4,5,6  

He married Elsie Irene Alexander.1,3,7  Elsie, daughter of Floyd E. Alexander & Zelma Hurst, was born Feb 11 1921, Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma.3,7,8  Elsie had been Walter's next-door neighbor - her parents and family8 lived next door to Walter's parents and family.6  

Walter and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 12-13 1940), living with his parents, Blackstone [street], Fresno County, California:2

Henshaw, Walter, son, age 20, born in Oklahoma; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Creek County, Oklahoma; occupation: laborer, farm.
Henshaw, Elsie, daughter-in-law, age 18, born in Oklahoma; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Creek County, Oklahoma.
Henshaw, Ernest, grandson, age ? months [unclear], born in Oklahoma.
The 1940 census taker made a comment next to this family: "son + family just arrived from Okla".  

Walter and Elsie were shown in the 1941 city directory of Fresno, California:9

Henshaw Theo E (Nova) lab h427 Fedora av
Henshaw Walter (Elsie) lab r427 Fedora av

In 1981 Walter was living in Springdale, Arkansas.4  

Walter Henshaw died Jun - 1981.4  

In 1994-2005 Elsie was still living in Springdale, Arkansas.10,11  

Elsie died Oct 11 2009, Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Arkansas; buried Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, Creek County, Oklahoma.3  

Elsie's obituary was published as follows:3

SPRINGDALE -- Elsie Irene Henshaw, 88, of Springdale died Oct. 11, 2009, at Northwest Medical Center.  She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Drumright, Okla., to Floyd and Zelma Hurst Alexander.  

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Henshaw of Springdale and Harvey Henshaw of Huntsville; a sister; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.  

Services will be at 9 a.m. today at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale.  

Burial will be at 3 p.m. today at Shamrock (Okla.) Cemetery.

Social Security information for Walter Henshaw: 445-03-1729


  1. Obituary of Walter Star Henshaw.
  2. 1940 census, Fresno County, California; roll T627-202, ED 10-66, page 4A, line #23, household #81.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. 1920 census, Shannon Township, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T625-1460, ED 50, page 7B-8A, line #100.
  6. 1930 census, Olive Township, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1900, ED 35, page 5B, line #68, dwelling #84, family #84.
  7. Obituary of Zella Cockrell; the "Valley Morning Star" (Harlingen, Texas), Jun 7 2003;
  8. 1930 census, Olive Township, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1900, ED 35, page 5B, line #63, dwelling #83, family #83.
  9. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989;
  10. Obituary of David L. Henshaw.
  11. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002;

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