Orvill Mongo Henshaw

                                                ┌── George Henshaw
                                                │    1828-?    
                        ┌── Alonzo B. Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1864-<1935         │
                        │                       └── Mary Ann Fennell
                        │                            1839-?    
Orvill Mongo Henshaw ───┤
B: 1897                 │
D: 1935                 │
                        └── Nancy Evie Skaggs
                             1861-1900 
M: Blonnie Beatrice -
   ├── Jack A. Henshaw (1925-2012) 1,2,3
   └── James Edward Henshaw (1926-1973) 1,2

Orvill Mongo Henshaw     [ID 13465] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Orvill Mongo Henshaw4 [Orvil Mongo Henshaw4, Arvel Hinshaw5, Mongo O. Henshaw6, Mongo Hanshaw7].

Born Feb 16 18971,4,7,8 [Feb - 18955,9, Jan 15 18976], Grainger County, Tennessee1,4,7,8.  

On Jun 5 1918 Orvill Mongo Henshaw, age 21, registered for the World War I draft in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.  He declared he was born February 16 1897 in Grainger County, Tennessee, and his father was also born in Grainger County, Tennessee.  He was then residing at 128 S. Bertrand, Knoxville, employed by L.B. Henshaw of 1239 E. Main, Knoxville.  He declared his nearest relative was L.B. Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.4  

Orvill and uncle James were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 10 1920), living in (or staying in) a boarding house at 128 Bertrand St., Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee:7

Hanshaw, James O, boarder, age 37, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; single; occupation: laborer, railroad.
Hanshaw, Mongo, boarder, age 23, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; single; occupation: clerk sales, retail groceries.

He married Blonnie Beatrice -, about 1920.1  Blonnie was born Mar 12 1902, Tennessee.1,2,10  

Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1926 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11

Henshaw O Mongoe (Blonnie H) clk Henshaw & Co r 1217 E Main av
Henshaw & Co (L B Henshaw R F Haws) groc 1239 E Main av
Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1927 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11
Henshaw O Mongoe (Blonnie H) clk Henshaw & Co r 405 E Main av
Henshaw & Co (L B Henshaw, R F Haws) groc 1239 E Main av
Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1928 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11
Henshaw O Mongo (Blonnie H) groc 1219 E Main av r 1612 Dandridge av
Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1929 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11
Henshaw Orville M (Blonnie H) (Henshaw & Co) r 1647 Mabry av
Henshaw & Co (L B and O M Henshaw) groc 1219 E Main av and 800 E Magnolia av
Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1930 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11
Henshaw O Mongo (Blonnie H) clk Henshaw & Co r 1647 Mabry av
Henshaw & Co (L B Henshaw) groc 1219 E Main av and 800 E Magnolia av

Orvill and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), Mabry St., Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee:1

Henshaw, O. Mongo, head-of-household, age 33, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 23; owned home ($1500 value); no radio in home; occupation: clerk, retail grocery; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Blonnie B., wife, age 28, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 18.
Henshaw, Jack L., son, age 4, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee.
Henshaw, James E., son, age 3, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee.

Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1931 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11

Henshaw O Mongo (Blonnie H) clk Henshaw & Co r 1647 Mabry av
Henshaw & Co (L B Henshaw R F Haws) groc 800 E Magnolia av 1420 Dandridge av and 1219 E Main av
Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1932 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11
Henshaw O Mongo (Blonnie H) store mgr Henshaw & Co r 1647 Mabry av
Henshaw & Co (L B Henshaw, R F Haws) groc 800 E Magnolia av and 1219 E Main av
Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1933 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11
Henshaw O Mongo (Blonnie H) store mgr Henshaw & Co r 1547 Mabry av
Henshaw & Co (L B Henshaw, R F Haws) groc 800 E Magnolia av, 1245 E Main av and 306 Winona
Orvill and Blonnie were shown in the 1935 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11
Henshaw O Mongo (Blonnie H) (Henshaw & Co) r 1647 Mabry av
Henshaw & Co (O M and R P Henshaw, J J Grubb and R F Haws) groc 800 E Magnolia av (branches) 1425 E 5th av, 2534 E Glenwood av and 1245 E Main av and 306 Winona

Orvill Mongo Henshaw died Nov 9 1935, at his home, 1647 Mabry St., Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; age 38y 9m 25d.6,8  

Mongo died from pellagra6 (chronic niacin deficiency).12  

Widow Blonnie and sons were shown in the 1942 city directory of Knoxville, Tennessee:11

Henshaw Blondie [sic] H Mrs r 406 W Vine av (Apt 31)
Henshaw Jack clk A & P Tea Co r 406 W Vine av (Apt 31)
Henshaw Jas E student r 406 W Vine av (Apt 31)

Blonnie remarried to Clifford Austin Ford, Jul 21 1942, Anderson County, Tennessee.2,3,13  

Blonnie and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 10 1940), 1647 Mabry Ave., Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee:2

Ford, Clifford, head-of-household, age 27, born in Tennessee; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; owned home ($1400 value); occupation: salesman, retail grocery; worked 39 weeks in 1939; $819 wages in 1939.
Ford, Blonnie, wife, age 37, born in Tennessee; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: button hole machiner, knitting mill; worked 39 weeks in 1939; $546 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Jack, stepson, age 14, born in Tennessee; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Henshaw, James, stepson, age 13, born in Tennessee; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.

Blonnie died Aug - 1970.10  

Social Security information for Blonnie Beatrice -: 411-03-8542


Sources

  1. 1930 census, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; roll T626-2258, ED 29, page 13B, line #77, dwelling #269, family #294.
  2. 1940 census, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; roll T627-3957, ED 97-53, page 4B, line #76, household #76.
  3. Obituary of Jack A. Henshaw.
  4. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1900 census, Civil District 7, Grainger County, Tennessee; ED 22, page 77A, line #1, dwelling #24, family #27.
  6. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. 1920 census, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; roll T625-1749, ED 103, page 18B, line #65/67, dwelling #360, family #397.
  8. Burials in Union Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tn/knox/cemeteries/unionh-z.txt.
  9. 1920 census, 12th Ward, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; roll T625-1749, ED 101, page 4A, line #29, dwelling #79, family #84.
  10. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  11. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra.
  13. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.


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