Lydia Mahala Henshaw

                                                    ┌── Charles Irvin Henshaw
                                                    │    1859-1932 
                        ┌── William Riley Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1879-1936              │
                        │                           └── Marinda E. Cross
                        │                               c1861-?    
Lydia Mahala Henshaw ───┤
B: 1901                 │                           ┌── John Jackson Dunn
D: 1976                 │                           │
                        └── Martha Elizabeth Dunn ──┤
                             1881-1962              │
                                                    └── Nancy Mahala Reed
M: John Ralph Keneipp

Lydia Mahala Henshaw     [ID 13255] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Lydia Mahala Henshaw1,2,3,4 [Lidda Henshaw5].

Born Mar 23 1901, Stonefort, Illinois.1,2,4,5  

She married John Ralph Keneipp2 [Ralph Keneipp6,7,8], Harrisburg, Illinois2.  John, son of John Keneipp & Fannie Brockman, was born Jun 27 1897, Stonefort, Saline County, Illinois.3,6,7  


John Ralph Keneipp, born and died Oct 18 1922, Harrisburg, Illinois.
Lydia Marie Keneipp, born c1928, Illinois; married -- Glodo. 7
Marylee/Marilee T. Keneipp.

Lydia and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois:7

Keneipp, Ralph, head-of-household, age 32, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first married at age 24; owned home ($800 value); radio in home; occupation: laborer, at power plant; not a war veteran.
Keneipp, Lydia, wife, age 29, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first married at age 20.
Keneipp, Marie, daughter, age 2, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Living next door in 1930 was the family of cousin Charles E. Henshaw.9  

John died Oct 6 1953, at his home, Grand Tower, Jackson County, Illinois; age 57.2,3,8  

Ralph's obituary was published in "The Daily Register" (Harrisburg, Illinois) on Wednesday, October 7, 1953:8

Ralph Keneipp Dies
Rites Thursday
At Carrier Mills

Ralph Keneipp, 57, died at his home in Grand Tower at 10 a. m. yesterday, following an illness of six months.  Before his illness he was employed as foreman at the CIPS plant in Grand Tower.  

He is survived by his wife, Lydia Keneipp, who is the former Lydia Henshaw; two daughters, Lydia Marie, Grand Tower, and Marilee, Carbondale.  He is also survived by six sisters, Mrs. Grace Duncan and Mrs. Bertha Duncan, Carrier Mills, Mrs. Mary Barger, Pontiac, Mich., Mrs. Rosilee Barger, Harrisburg, Mrs. Martha Barger, Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Vivian Hancock, Harrisburg, and two brothers, Roscoe Keneipp, Roswell, New Mexico, and Charles Keneipp, Pontiac, Mich.  

The body was taken by the Gibbons funeral home to the home of his sister at 610 East Walnut street, Carrier Mills.  It will lie in state there until the funeral which will be Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Palestine Social Bethren [sic] church south of Carrier Mills.  The Rev. Joe Rose, assisted by Rev. Elmer Grisham, will officiate, and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  

Charles Owen, Tom Ingram, Barney Frazier, Esco, Ed, and Andrew Keneipp are serving as pallbearers.

In 1976 Lydia was still living in Grand Tower, Jackson County, Illinois.2,4  

Lydia Mahala Henshaw died Aug 26 1976, age 75.2,4  

Lydia's obituary was published in the "Southern Illinoisan" (Carbondale, Illinois) on Friday, August 27, 1976:2


Services for Lydia Keneipp, 75, of Grand Tower, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Palestine Church in Stonefort.  

Burial will be in Palestine Church Cemetery in Carrier Mills.  

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the Crawshaw Mortuary Chapel in Grand Tower, and from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. Saturday, when the body will be moved to the church.  

Mrs. Keneipp was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale Thursday, Aug. 26, 1976.  

She was born March 23, 1901, in Stonefort, to Riley and Martha Dunn Henshaw.  She was married in Harrisburg to John Ralph Keneipp, who died Oct. 6, 1953.  

Mrs. Keneipp was a member of the Jackson County Humane Society.  Memorials may be made to the society.  

Survivors include daughters, Marylee T. Keneipp and Lydia Marie Glodo, both of Grand Tower; brothers Lloyd Henshaw of Manteno and Loren Henshaw of Harrisburg; a sister, Louise Owen of Manteno and one grandson.

Social Security information for Lydia Mahala Henshaw: 326-56-1304


  1. 1910 census, Independence Township, Saline County, Illinois; roll T624-324, ED 107, page 14B, line #55, dwelling #255, family #255.
  2. Obituary of Lydia (Henshaw) Keneipp; "Southern Illinoisan", Aug 27 1976;
  3. "One World Tree";
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. 1920 census, Independence Township, Saline County, Illinois; roll T625-395, ED 134, page 8B, line #88, dwelling #148, family #150.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  7. 1930 census, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois; roll T626-554, ED 2, page 17B, line #96, dwelling #433, family #440.
  8. Obituary of Ralph Keneipp; "The Daily Register", Oct 7 1953;
  9. 1930 census, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois; roll T626-554, ED 2, page 17B, line #91, dwelling #432, family #439.

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