Thomas West Henshaw

                                                       ┌── Edmund James Henshaw
                                                       │    1856-1926 
                       ┌── Edmund James Henshaw, Jr. ──┤
                       │    1902-1976                  │
                       │                               └── Vivian West
                       │                                    1872-?    
Thomas West Henshaw ───┤
B: c1934               │                               ┌── William R. Carries
D: 2014                │                               │
                       └── Dorothy Carrier ────────────┤
                           c1906-                      │
                                                       └── Daisy V. (Carries)
M: Doris Ellington
   └── Thomas West Henshaw, Jr.  1,2

Thomas West Henshaw     [ID 14614] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1934, Virginia.3  

He married Doris Ellington, about 1943.4,5  Doris, daughter of Thomas Curry Ellington & Annie Bell Taylor, was born about 1931.5,6,7  

Thomas West Henshaw died Oct 27 2014, age 80.4  

Tommie's obituary was published in the "Richmond Times Dispatch" (Richmond, Virginia) on October 29, 2014:4

HENSHAW, Thomas West Sr., 80, passed away on October 27, 2014, and is now resting peacefully.  Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Doris E. Henshaw; son, Thomas W. Henshaw Jr. and wife, Laurie E. Henshaw; brother, Edmund James Henshaw III (Bettie); nephew, Matt Henshaw; nieces, Marcia Powers (Ronny), Lois Shelton (Wayne), Gladys Bowen and Patricia Boles (Mark); granddaughters, Holly and Kristen Henshaw; great- grandchildren, Carter Henshaw and Ryin Elliott; stepgrandchildren, Billy Habansky, Bobby Habansky, Matt and Kerri Rae Myers.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy C. Henshaw and father, Edmund James Henshaw; a brother, William R. Henshaw (Joyce); nephew, Mark R. Henshaw; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Bowen.  Tommy was a member of Richmond East Moose Lodge since 1974 and a U.S. Navy veteran.  He was proudly employed by Perl Distributing of Richmond for 27 years.  The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 30, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Signal Hill Memorial Park.  Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to The American Stroke Foundation.

Doris died Dec 30 2014, age 83.5,8  

Doris' obituary was published as follows:5,8

HENSHAW, Doris E., 83, of Mechanicsville, passed away December 30, 2014, and is resting peacefully.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Thomas W. Henshaw Sr.; parents, Annie T. and Thomas C. Ellington; sister, Betty E. Bowen and husband, Harold; and her brother-in-law, William R. Henshaw and wife, Joyce.  Doris is survived by her son, Thomas W. Henshaw Jr. (Laurie); grandchildren, Holly M. Henshaw, Kristen H. Leigh (Stephen); great-grandchildren, Carter West Henshaw and Ryin N. Elliott; nieces, Lois B. Shelton (Wayne), Patricia B. Boles (Mark), Gladys Bowen, Marcia H. Powers (Ronnie); nephew, Matthew Henshaw and their families; brother-in-law, James E. Henshaw III (Bettie) and family; stepgrandchildren, Kerri M. Kyser (Quan) and family, Matthew Myers (Marlee), Billy Habansky (Amanda) and Bobby Habansky (Kaci).  A loyal employee of the C&P Telephone Company, Doris later retired from AT&T after 39 and a half years of service.  She was also a member of the Union of Telephone Workers of America.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Interment to follow at Signal Hill Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Doris E. Henshaw to the Mechanicsville Christian Center, 8061 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.


  1. Thomas West Henshaw obituary.
  2. Doris Ellington obituary.
  3. 1940 census, Richmond, Virginia; roll T627-4324, ED 118-135, page 10B, line #46, household #206.
  5. Obituary of Doris Ellington Henshaw; Bennett Funeral Homes:
  6. Obituary of Annie Bell (Taylor) Ellington; "The Bee" (Danville, Virginia), Jun 4 1956;
  7. Obituary of Thomas Curry Ellington; "The Bee" (Danville, Virginia), May 15 1972;

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