Mary Edith Henshaw

                                                    ┌── Edwin Ruthvin Henshaw
                                                    │    1823-1907 
                      ┌── Theodore Custer Henshaw ──┤
                      │    1864-1947                │
                      │                             └── Sally Ann Root
                      │                                 c1828-1884 
Mary Edith Henshaw ───┤
B: 1903               │
D: 1984               │
                      └── Minnie -
M: Jay J. Coston

M: - Geer

Mary Edith Henshaw     [ID 13971] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Mary Edith Henshaw1,2,3,4,5,6 [Edith M. Henshaw7,8,9].

Born Jun 20 1903, Michigan.2,3,4,5,6,7,8  

She married Jay J. Coston, Dec 24 1948.9  Jay, son of Charles Wesley Coston & Hattie May Campbell/Canfield, was born Nov 22 1903, Greenville, Michigan.4,9,10  

Jay is known to not have had any children, but it is unknown if Edith might have had children9 (she might have been previously married).11  There are several photos of Edith & Jay in 1952 showing a young woman who appears to have been born about 1930-1935.9  

Jay died May 10 1954, Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; buried May 12 1954, Section S Lot 47 Grave 12, Riverside Cemetery, 1015 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.1,4,9,10,12  

Jay's death was noted in "The Herald Press" (St. Joseph, Michigan) on Tuesday, May 11, 1954:12


KALAMAZOO, (AP) -- Jay Coston was killed in nearby Augusta Monday when a cable used to pull railroad cars along sidings slipped off a big drum and struck him in the head.

She then married - Geer.6  

Mary Edith Henshaw died Sep 27 1984, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan; buried Oct 6 1984, Section S Lot 47 Grave 11, Riverside Cemetery, 1015 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.1,4,5,6  

Social Security information for Mary Edith Henshaw: 368-01-4168


  1. Riverside Cemetery (Kalamazoo, Michigan) burials:
  2. 1920 census, 21st Precinct, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T625-775, ED 167, page 9A, line #17, dwelling #192, family #228.
  3. 1940 census, 4th Ward, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T627-1771, ED 39-35B, page 4A, line #13, household #74.
  5. Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996;
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. 1910 census, 4th Ward, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T624-654, ED 147, page 8A, line #39, dwelling #161, family #161.
  8. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T626-997, ED 29, page 21B, line #93, dwelling #513, family #620.
  9. Contribution from Laura Elliott ().
  10. Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995;
  11. Speculation.
  12. "The Herald Press", May 11 1954;

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