Robert Tracy Henshaw

                                                   ┌── Benjamin Monroe Henshaw
                                                   │    1849-1903 
                        ┌── Tracy Daniel Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1887-1953             │
                        │                          └── Ada Jane Bathrick
                        │                               1856-1914 
Robert Tracy Henshaw ───┤
B: 1918                 │
D: 2006                 │
                        └── Susan Elliott
M: Ella May Dailey
   ├── Stephen Henshaw (?-<2006) 1
   ├── Carolyn Henshaw  1
   ├── James Henshaw  1
   ├── Veronica Henshaw (1945-) 1
   ├── Neil Henshaw  1
   └── Robert A. Henshaw  1

Robert Tracy Henshaw     [ID 14518] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 7 1918, Thurston, Steuben County, New York.2,3,4,5  

He married Ella May Dailey, 1939, Thurston, New York.5  Ella, daughter of Marion Dailey & Mabel Strait, was born Oct 27 1923, Corning, New York.6,7  

Robert Tracy Henshaw died Dec 27 2006, at his home, near Campbell, Steuben County, New York; age 88.4,5,8  

Robert's obituary was published as follows:9

Robert Tracy Henshaw, age 88, of County Route 12, Campbell passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 27, 2006.  

Robert was born January 7, 1918 in Thurston, NY the son of the late Tracy and Susan (Elliott) Henshaw.  He married Ella May Dailey in 1939 and built their home in 1940.  

He retired in 1982 from forty years with Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post where he was a machinist.  He also worked for a short time at Pollio cheese factory which later turned into Polly-O.  

He is survived by his loving wife of Ella May Dailey; Children: Carolyn Phillips, James (Carol) Henshaw, Veronica (Richard) Learn, Neil (Peggy) Henshaw, Robert A. (Roxanna) Henshaw; Grandchildren: Christine (Kenneth) Caward, Nancy (Daryl) Ellis, Teresa (Terry) Campbell, Sr., Timothy (Tammy) Giardina, Patricia (Michael) Frankenberger, Jonathon (Stacy) Henshaw, Charles Pecor, Richard Pecor, Andrew (Michele) Cupp, Matthew Cupp, Tammy (Brian) Scott, Tracy (Lori) Henshaw, Gregory (Bridget) Henshaw, Corey (Julie) Henshaw, Ashley (Dan) Henshaw; Great Grandchildren: Chad (Jessica) Caward, Sara Caward, Alexander Caward, Eric (Jasmine) Heffner, Vincent Carlineo, Terry Campbell, Jr., Tara Campbell, Timothy Giardini, Isabella Frankenberger, Anthony Frankenberger, Nicholas Frankenberger, Christopher Pecor, Andrew Cupp, Jr., Samantha Cupp, Jacob Cupp, Connor Cupp, Hunter Cupp, Taryn Taft, Trevor Scott, Ethan Henshaw; Great-Great Grandchildren: Morgan Caward, Kera Heffner, Ian Heffner, Caidence Campbell; Nephews: Richard Henshaw and William Henshaw; Niece, Verna Jaynes.  He was predeceased by his son, Stephen Henshaw; grandson, Michael Henshaw; and brothers, Monroe and Vernon Henshaw

The memorial service will be held at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning Monday January 1, 2007 from 2-4 with a service to follow at 4pm with Rev. Richard Hurd officiating.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery of Campbell.  

Memorial Donations may be made to the First Responders of Thurston, P.O. Box 281, Campbell, NY 14821

Ella died May 30 2015, Taylor Health Center, Bath, New York; age 91.6  

Ella's obituary was published in "The Corning Leader" (Corning, New York) on June 2, 2015:6,10

Ella May Henshaw, age 91, of Thurston, NY went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY.  Ella was born on October 27, 1923 in Corning, NY to Marion and Mabel (Strait) Dailey.  She married Robert T. Henshaw in 1939 in Thurston, NY.  

Ella loved to play the piano and organ during family get-togethers and on the holidays.  She enjoyed watching the birds and always looked forward to sugar maple time in the spring.  Ella worked at Westinghouse/Philips for over 30 years, retiring in 1986.  She was the Thurston Town Clerk for over 20 years and was a member of both the Thurston Christian Church and the Risingville United Methodist Church.  

Ella is survived by her children, Carolyn Phillips of Thurston, NY, James (Carol) Henshaw of Thurston, NY, Veronica (Richard) Learn of Bath, NY, Neil Henshaw of Thurston, NY and Robert (Roxanna) Henshaw of Thurston, NY; sisters, Lucille (Claude) Partridge of Bath, NY and Barbara Merrill of Painted Post, NY.  She also has numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

Ella was predeceased by her husband, Robert T. Henshaw, on December 27, 2006; son, Stephen Henshaw; grandson, Michael Henshaw; and sister, Irene Clark.  

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY with a memorial service immediately following at the funeral home, Pastor David Peck officiating.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery of Campbell.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Responders of Thurston, P.O. Box 281, Campbell, NY 14821.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

(photo)Photo: Robert Tracy Henshaw 5

Social Security information for Robert Tracy Henshaw: 054-10-6304


  1. Obituary of Robert Tracy Henshaw.
  2. 1920 census, Thurston, Steuben County, New York; roll T625-1267, ED 135, page 4A, line #36, dwelling #84, family #86.
  3. 1930 census, Thurston Township, Steuben County, New York; roll T626-1649, ED 68, page 2A, line #25, dwelling #27, family #27.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. Obituary of Robert Tracy Henshaw;
  6. Obituary of Ella May Henshaw; "The Corning Leader", Jun 2 2015:
  7. U.S. Public Records Index;
  8. Contribution from Chris Caward ().

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