Tom Bernard Henshaw

                                                      ┌── Ferrie Henshaw
                                                      │    1853-1922 
                           ┌── Ferrie Mil Henshaw ────┤
                           │    1893-1973             │
                           │                          └── Nellie Miller
                           │                               1864-1938 
Tom Bernard Henshaw ───────┤
B: 1922                    │                          ┌── - Borquist
D: 2006                    │                          │
                           └── Ellen Marie Berquist ──┤
                                1891-1971             │
                                                      └── Christine (Borquist)
M: Katherine Jane Robinson
   ├── Robert Thomas Henshaw (1955-) 1
   └── Richard Norman Henshaw (1956-) 1

Tom Bernard Henshaw     [ID 14415] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 28 1922, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.2,3,4  

He married Katherine Jane Robinson, 1948.3,4  Katherine was born Nov 29 1923.5  

Katherine died Apr 17 2001.3,4,5  

Tom Bernard Henshaw died Aug 27 2006, age 84.3  

Tom's death was noted in "The Oregonian" (Portland, Oregon) on August 29-30, 2006:3,6

Tom Bernard Henshaw

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, in Hinson Memorial Baptist Church in Portland for Tom Bernard Henshaw, who died Aug. 27 at age 84.  

Mr. Henshaw was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Portland, where he lived all his life.  He graduated from Grant High School and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Oregon State College.  He was a chemical engineer for Rhone-Poulenc for more than 20 years.  He served on the West Slope Water District Board of Directors.  In 1948, he married Katherine Jane Robinson; she died in 2001.  

Survivors include his sons, Robert T. and Richard N.; and six grandchildren.  

Remembrances to Phi Gamma Delta at Oregon State University.  Arrangements by Ross Hollywood.

Tom's obituary was published in "The Oregonian" (Portland, Oregon) on September 6, 2006:4

Tom Bernard Henshaw

HENSHAW, TOM BERNARD 1922-2006.  Tom Bernard Henshaw was born on Feb. 28, 1922, in Portland.  His father, Ferrie, was a dentist, his mother, Ellen, a homemaker.  Tom graduated from Grant High School in 1940, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oregon State College in 1940 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and was graduated from Oregon State University in 1947 with a master's in chemical engineering.  Tom was the house manager for Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and socialized with his Fiji brothers his entire life.  In 1948 Tom married Katherine Jane Henshaw and enjoyed 53 years of marriage.  Tom's career as a chemical engineer started with Standard Oil of California, moving to Northwest Natural Gas and Chipman Chemical, retiring in 1982 as chief engineer for Rhone-Poulenc.  After his retirement, Tom and Jane traveled the world.  Mexico, Hawaii, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East were all ports of call.  An avid sportsman, Tom especially enjoyed fishing and hunting.  His "Just The Guys" fishing trip to the Middle Dean River in British Columbia and deer hunting in Central Oregon were his yearly highlights.  He enjoyed down-hill skiing, water skiing, photography, model building, astronomy and stamp collecting.  Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Jane in 2001, and is survived by sons, Robert Thomas Henshaw of Eugene, Richard Norman Henshaw of Portland, and the six grand children he chased all over Disney World: Alex, Samantha, Madeline, Maxwell, Megan and Molly.  A loving husband and father, a loyal friend, and a guy who could figure out how to fix anything.  We'll all see you in Heaven.

(photo)Photo: Tom Bernard Henshaw 4

Social Security information for Katherine Jane Robinson: 542-26-2155


  1. Obituary of Tom Bernard Henshaw.
  2. 1930 census, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; roll T626-1953, ED 402, page 2A, line #1, dwelling #40, family #41.
  3. Death of Tom Bernard Henshaw; "The Oregonian", Aug 29-30 2006:
  4. Obituary of Tom Bernard Henshaw; "The Oregonian", Sep 6 2006:
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. Posting Aug 31 2006 by Paula Heick () to the Henshaw message board:

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