John Lee Henshaw, Jr.

                                                    ┌── John Rawling Henshaw
                                                    │    1867-1954 
                         ┌── John Lee Henshaw ──────┤
                         │    1897-1945             │
                         │                          └── Ida Lee Boueware
                         │                               1870-1929 
John Lee Henshaw, Jr. ───┤
B: 1923                  │                          ┌── John Maile
D: 1996                  │                          │
                         └── Ethel Gertrude Maile ──┤
                              1899-1966             │
                                                    └── Martha Ann Richardson
M: Gladiola E. Belcher
   ├── Glenn Howard Henshaw  1
   ├── Delores Ann Henshaw  1
   └── Dorothy Charlene Henshaw  1

John Lee Henshaw, Jr.     [ID 14561] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 25 1923, Virginia.2,3,4,5  

John and family were shown in the 1950 city directory of Petersburg, Virginia:6

Henshaw Calvin L (Hazel) atndt Camp Lee h114 Elm
Henshaw Elmer Mrs slswn West End Barbecue r715 High
Henshaw Glenn L (Elmer T) pntr L A Bowman r715 High
Henshaw Harry R (Zelma P) pntr h403 Elm
Henshaw Harry R jr emp Am Novelty Furn r403 Elm
Henshaw John L jr pntr L A Bowman r Matoaca Va
John and family were shown in the 1952 city directory of Petersburg, Virginia:6
Henshaw Calvin L (Hazel A) emp Ft Lee h114 Elm
Henshaw Elma T Mrs waitress West End Barbecue r715 High
Henshaw Glenn H (Elmer) pntr Leslie A Bowman r715 High
Henshaw Harry R (Zelma P) pntr h403 Elm
Henshaw John L jr pntr Leslie A Bowman r Matoaca Va
Henshaw Otis E lab r403 Elm

He married Gladiola E. Belcher.7  Gladiola, daughter of Harvey Lee Belcher & Lois Johnson Petters, was born Jul 7 1924.4,7  Gladiola was born Jul 7 1924.3  

In 1945 John was living in Petersburg, Virginia.8  

John Lee Henshaw, Jr. died Sep 5 1996, buried East Matoaca Cemetery, Matoaca, Chesterfield County, Virginia.3,4  

Gladiola died Apr 26 2005, at her home, McKenney, Dinwiddie County, Virginia; buried East Matoaca Cemetery, Matoaca, Chesterfield County, Virginia.3,4,7  

Gladiola's obituary was published in "The Progress-Index" (Petersburg, Virginia) on April 27, 2005:7


Gladiola E. Henshaw, 80, formerly of Matoaca, Va., died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at her residence in McKenney.  She was the daughter of the late Harvey Lee Belcher and Lois Johnson Petters, and the widow of John L. Henshaw Jr.  She was member of Matoaca Baptist Church.  

Mrs. Henshaw is survived by her son, Glenn Howard Henshaw of Chesterfield; two daughters, Delores Ann Hyder of Sutherland, and Dorothy Charlene Reynolds of McKenney; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2005, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. R. Roland Powell officiating.  Interment will follow in East Matoaca Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(photo)Photo: John Lee Henshaw, Jr. & Gladiola E. Belcher gravestone East Matoaca Cemetery 4

Social Security information for John Lee Henshaw, Jr.: 230-12-5964

Social Security information for Gladiola E. Belcher: 230-18-6452


  1. Obituary of Gladiola Henshaw.
  2. 1930 census, Ward 5, Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia; roll T626-2473, ED 17, page 13B, line #68, dwelling #279, family #299.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. 1940 census, Namozine Magisterial District, Dinwiddie County, Virginia; roll T627-4258, ED 27-5, page 2A, line #23, household #22.
  6. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989;
  7. Obituary of Gladiola Henshaw; "The Progress-Index", Apr 27 2005:
  8. Obituary of John Lee Henshaw, Sr..

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