John Alvin Henshaw

                                                    ┌── Albert Anderson Hinshaw
                                                    │    1842-1928 
                       ┌── Walter Jackson Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1891-1968               │
                       │                            └── Eliza Catherine Counts
                       │                                 1851-1929 
John Alvin Henshaw ────┤
B: 1911                │                            ┌── John L. Huskey
D: 1969                │                            │
                       └── Ruth Huskey ─────────────┤
                            1893-1990               │
                                                    └── Florence (Huskey)
M: Mary Lucille Gamble
   ├── Rubye Marie Henshaw (1936-) 1,2
   └── John Alvin Henshaw, Jr. (1941-2011) 1,2,3,4

M: Rubylea Nipper

John Alvin Henshaw     [ID 14445] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

John Alvin Henshaw3,5 [Webb Henshaw6, Pete Henshaw3].

(Commonly known as "Pete").3  

Born Mar 25 1911, Alabama.1,3,5,7,8,9  

John was shown in the 1920 census (Feb 18 1920), living with his mother and grandparents in Jackson County, Alabama:7

Huskey, John [middle initial unclear], head-of-household, age 65, born in Georgia; parents born in Alabama; owned home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Huskey, [..unclear..], wife, age 64, born in Tennessee; parents born in Alabama.
Huskey, Ruth, daughter [unclear], age 26, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama [sic]; divorced; occupation: servant in private family.
Huskey, John A., son [sic], age 9, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; attended school.

John was shown in the 1930 census (May 6 1930), living with his mother and grandparents in Franklin County, Tennessee:8

Huskey, John L., head-of-household, age 74, born in Georgia; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; first married at age 19; owned home; occupation: farmer, general farming; not a veteran.
Huskey, Florence, wife, age 66, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 21.
Huskey, Ruth, daughter, age 33, born in Alabama; father born in Georgia; mother born in Tennessee; divorced, first married at age 14; occupation: none.
[Hinshaw written then scracted-out and replaced with Huskey], John A., grandson, age 19, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; occupation: laborer, on farm.

He married Mary Lucille Gamble, Mar 30 1935.1  Mary was born Mar 20 1912, Tennessee.1  

Pete and Mary Lucille were divorced.  Both remarried.1  

He then married Rubylea Nipper9,10,11 [Rubylea Lowry10,11,12], Sep 15 19629,10,11, First Baptist Church, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois9,10,11.  Rubylea, daughter of George Greenville Nipper & Mary Elizabeth Counsil, was born Jul 23 1912, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois.5,6,10,13  (Crook Township, Hamilton County, Illinois).11  

Rubylea had been previously married to William McKinley Lowry, Apr 20 1941, Kankakee County, Illinois,10,12 who had died Jun 16 1958.10  

John Alvin Henshaw died Feb 25 1969, Union Hospital, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois; buried Boner Cemetery, south of West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois.1,3,5,9  

Rubylea died Mar 27 1989.5

(photo)Photo: John Alvin Henshaw "Southern Illinoisan" (Carbondale, Illinois) 9

Social Security information for John Alvin Henshaw: 410-26-4724

Social Security information for Rubylea Nipper: 351-07-4422


  1. Contribution from Laurel Henshaw.
  2. John Alvin Henshaw obituary.
  3. Posting 8/10/2002 by Laurel Henshaw to HINSHAW-L.
  4. Obituary of John Henshaw, Jr..
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. Ancestry Family Tree data "KellyCarterRotenShell" posted by "Charisse".
  7. 1920 census, Harmony Township, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T625-19, ED 39, page 12B-13A, line #99, dwelling #192, family #192.
  8. 1930 census, District 4, Franklin County, Tennessee; roll T626-2246, ED 6, page 12B, line #65, dwelling #231, family #242.
  9. Obituary of John A. Henshaw Sr.; "Southern Illinoisan", Feb 25 1969;
  10. Ancestry Family Tree data "Batteiger" posted by "ARBatteiger".
  11. Ancestry Family Tree data "STEELE~3" posted by "PatriciaBurger63".
  12. Kankakee County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1889-1962;
  13. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2;

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