Roy Knikelbine Henshaw

                                                        ┌── Frederick Eugene Henshaw
                                                        │    1843-1914 
                          ┌── Raymond Stevens Henshaw ──┤
                          │    1879-?                   │
                          │                             └── Ella M. Stevens
                          │                                  1850-1910 
Roy Knikelbine Henshaw ───┤
B: 1911                   │                             ┌── Augusta Knikelbine
D: 1993                   │                             │
                          └── Lilla J. Knikelbine ──────┤
M: Jeannette -

Roy Knikelbine Henshaw     [ID 13245] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 29 1911, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11  

Roy attended the University of Chicago.8  

Roy was a major league baseball player from Apr 15 1933 to Sep 10 1944.6,8  He was a pitcher with the Chicago Cubs in 1933 and again in 1935-36; on Dec 4 1936 Roy was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers;12 in 1937 he went from the Dodgers to the Cardinals in the trade for Leo Durocher;4 St. Louis Cardinals, 1938;13 Detroit Tigers, 1942-1944;14,15,16 The Cubs team roster shows he was 5'8" tall and weighed 155 lbs.3,8  

He married Jeannette -.11  Jeannette was born about 1912, New York.11  

Roy and Jeannette were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 16 1940), Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey:11

Henshaw, Roy, head-of-household, age 28, born in Illinois; completed 4 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Chicago; rented home ($58/month rent); occupation: ball player, baseball; worked 22 weeks in 1939; $3500 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Jeannette, wife, age 28, born in New York; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1993 Roy was living in Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois.2  

Roy Knikelbine Henshaw died Jun 8 1993, LaGrange, Cook County, Illinois; buried Mount Hope Cemetery, 11500 South Fairfield, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.2,3,5,6,7,8

(photo)Photo: Roy Knikelbine Henshaw 17

(photo)Photo: Roy Knikelbine Henshaw 1936 Cubs, team photo 17

(photo)Photo: Roy Knikelbine Henshaw 17

Social Security information for Roy Knikelbine Henshaw: 133-01-0655


  1. Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922;
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  8. "Professional Baseball Players, 1876-2004";
  9. 1920 census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625-310, ED 341, page 3B, line #57, dwelling #25, family #48.
  10. 1930 census, 7th Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T626-425, ED 282, page 1A, line #29, dwelling #4, family #8.
  11. 1940 census, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey; roll T627-2408, ED 24-231, page 5B, line #60, household #150.
  17. eBay listing.

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