Harry Orvin Henshaw

                                              ┌── Adam Hinshaw
                                              │    1789-1861 
                       ┌── Benjamin Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1831-1882         │
                       │                      └── Sarah Wells
                       │                           1801-1860 
Harry Orvin Henshaw ───┤
B: 1870                │                      ┌── Nicholas Hutchins
D: 1899                │                      │
                       └── Rachel Hutchens ───┤
                            1838-1895         │
                                              └── Elisabeth Rhodes
M: Anna Henderson

Harry Orvin Henshaw     [ID 13755] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Harry Orvin Henshaw1 [Harry Hinshaw2, Orvin Hinshaw3].

Born May - 1870, Indiana.3,4,5,6  

Harry had blue eyes and blond hair.1  

Harry was shown in the 1890 directory of Detroit, Michigan, apparently living with his mother and siblings:7

Rachel Henshaw (widow Benjamin); address: 23 Wing Pl.
Henry O. Henshaw; address: boards 23 Wing Pl.
Herman O. Henshaw; address: boards 23 Wing Pl.
Mrs. Lottie Frederick; domestic; address: 23 Wing Pl.

He married Anna Henderson, Apr 12 1898, Marion County, Indiana.2,6  

Harry Orvin Henshaw died Oct 2 1899, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; buried Oct 4 1899, Section A, Lot 3844, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.5,8  

The following telegram was sent informing others of Harry's death (received at 1131 North 6th street on Oct 4 1899):1

Died of Injuries,
Harry A Henshaw, who was burned in a gasoline explosion.  
Harry Henshaw, a plumber, who was burned by a gasoline explosion in the basement of the post office building last Wednesday afternoon, died of his injuries at the City Hospital at 1:15 o'clock this morning of internal congestion, caused by having inhaled some of the flames.  Harry Henshaw lived at 928 South Meridian Street.  

Society Improved Order Red Men.  Members of Hiawatha Tribe, No. 75, are notified to assemble at 1:30 PM Wednesday, October 4 to attend the funeral of our late brother, Harry Henshaw, bring white gloves.  
Frank Jackson, Sachem, J.A. Robinson C of W.  

Harry A Henshaw 29 years
923 South Meridian St
accidental burns

The following note about Harry's death was inscribed on the back of a photograph:1

Burned in basement of post office where ladder slipped throwing uncle Harry holding a blow torch headlong into cans of turpentine and paint used to renew interior of office.  Harry was a steam fitter working on overhead pipes at time of accident.

(photo)Photo: Harry Henshaw 9


  1. Contribution from Rick Dahlgren ().
  2. Index to Marriage Records Marion County, Indiana 1896-1900
    Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1939; book 29, page 340.
  3. 1880 census, 23rd Ward, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; roll T9-0296, ED 129, page 721C, line #30, dwelling #213, family #239.
  4. 1870 census, Northern Depot P.O., Marion Township, Boone County, Indiana; page 181A, line #36, dwelling #245, family #245.
  5. Contribution from Rick Dahlgren () citing:
    burial permit for Harry O. Henshaw; Crown Hill Cemetery burial records.
  6. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Detroit, Michigan Directory, 1890; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 Vital Records; http://www.genealogy.com.
  9. Photo courtesy of Rick Dahlgren ().

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