Jean Hamilton Henshaw

                                                     ┌── John Handy Henshaw
                                                     │    1850-1924 
                         ┌── Sidney Parker Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1885-1941              │
                         │                           └── Jessie Allen
                         │                                   ?-1886 
Jean Hamilton Henshaw ───┤
B: 1923                  │
D: 2012                  │
                         └── Margaret Hamilton
M: Richard John Metcalfe

Jean Hamilton Henshaw     [ID 14535] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 9 1923, New York, New York.1,2,3,4  

She married Richard John Metcalfe, about 1960.1,2  


Susan Hamilton Henshaw Metcalfe; [email: ].
William Hamilton Henshaw Metcalfe.

Jean Hamilton Henshaw died May 14 2012.1  

Jean's obituary was published in "The Daily Progress" (Charlottesville, Virginia) on July 29 2012:1

Jean Hamilton Henshaw Metcalfe

Jean Hamilton Henshaw Metcalfe passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012.  She was a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia.  

She was born on December 9, 1923, in New York City, and was the middle of three girls.  

As a child she attended Chapin and then Oldfields School in Maryland, as a boarder.  She graduated from a medical secretary school where she exceled at shorthand and typing.  

She worked in private practice and was affiliated with the Lenox Hill Hospital.  At her mother's urging, she applied for a job as secretary in the diplomatic corps and was assigned to the United States Embassy in Laos.  It was there that she met her husband, United States State Department employee, Richard J. Metcalfe, at a dinner party.  

In her married life, she lived in Jordan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Reston.  She had just celebrated 52 years of marriage.  She was fond of dancing, tennis, ocean swimming, and being a working girl.  She will be remembered for her sly wink, beautiful smile, and lovely singing voice; her pride in her children; her fondness for Old New York and Edgartown; her tendency to indulge dogs and her chocolate souffles.  She is survived by daughter, Susan MacKinnon Metcalfe of Alexandria, Virginia; son, William Hamilton Henshaw Metcalfe of Denver, Colorado; and a grandson, Colton Metcalfe Haney.  

Private services were held in Chilmark, Massachusetts.

Richard's email:


  1. Obituary of Jean Hamilton Henshaw; "Daily Progress", Jul 29 2012:
  2. Contribution from Richard John Metcalfe.
  3. 1930 census, Manhattan, New York County, New York; roll T626-1566, ED 547, page 2A, line #40, dwelling #3, family #93.
  4. 1940 census, Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York; roll T627-2655, ED 31-1349, page 64A, line #1, household #254.

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