Norman Ross Henshaw

                                                    ┌── James Elmer Henshaw
                                                    │    1867-1956 
                       ┌── Donald Gilmore Henshaw ──┤
                       │    1904-1978               │
                       │                            └── Ida Mae Combs
                       │                                 1877-1926 
Norman Ross Henshaw ───┤
B: 1933                │                            ┌── William O. Mitchell
D: 1983                │                            │
                       └── Daisy May Mitchell ──────┤
                           c1902-1971               │
                                                    └── Grace M. Wright
Norman Ross Henshaw     [ID 13938] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 10 1933.1  

The following article was published in the "Press-Citizen" (Iowa City, Iowa) on Friday, September 24, 1948:2

Two More Boys Get
Out of Iowa School

MARSHALLTOWN (AP) -- Two more boys escaped from the Eldora training school Thursday night, police here said today, after five who escaped Wednesday were caught and returned.  

The two latest escapees were identified by police as Norman Henshaw, 14, Ft. Madison, and Harry Clark, 13, Des Moines.  Details of how they escaped were not known by police.

The following article was published in the "Valley News" (Van Nuys, California) on Thursday, June 23, 1966:3

Preliminary Hearing Set in
Van Nuys Shooting Spree

A preliminary hearing for a Van Nuys plumber has been scheduled Tuesday in Division 68 of Van Nuys Municipal Court.  

Norman Ross Henshaw, 32, of 15341 Cohasset St., was arraigned earlier this week in Division 68 before Judge George B. Ross on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, after a shooting spree in which at least nine shots were fired, three allegedly at the suspect's roommate.  Bail was set at $1500.  

Henshaw was arrested Sunday at 9:30 p.m. after eight police officers surrounded the house and broke down the door of a room in which the suspect had barricaded himself.  

According to officers, the shooting occurred before they arrived on the scene.  

William A. Seaberry 26, who identified himself as Henshaw's roommate, escaped injury when three of the shots were fired at his car as he was leaving the home, police said.  

Seaberry told officers that he, Henshaw and another roommate, Howard Frye, were inside the home talking when the suspect went into his room and fired four shots.  

After the shots Frye left the home and Seaberry was leaving in his car when Henshaw shot at the vehicle, officers reported.  Two of the shots hit the car.  

At least two more shots were fired by the suspect before police were called to the scene and surrounded the house.  Officers said they found several weapons in Henshaw's room.  

Police also said several shots fired by the suspect struck the house of a neighbor.

In 1983 Norman was living in Walla Walla, Washington.4  

Norman Ross Henshaw died Jan 8 1983, Walla Walla, Washington; age 48.1,4  

Social Security information for Norman Ross Henshaw: 485-32-8675


  1. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  2. The "Press-Citizen", Sep 24 1948;
  3. The "Valley News", Jun 23 1966;
  4. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996;

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