William W. Henshaw

                                                    ┌── Linus K. Henshaw
                                                    │    1800-1875 
                      ┌── William W. Henshaw ───────┤
                      │   c1832-1891                │
                      │                             └── Rachel -
                      │                                 c1802-1865 
William W. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1857               │
D: ?                  │
                      └── Caroline Ophelia Martin
                           1832-c1901
M: Grace Gould
   └── Helen Henshaw (c1913-) 1,2

William W. Henshaw     [ID 14968] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul - 1857, New York.3,4,5,6,7  

He married Grace Gould, Apr 18 1900, Buffalo, New York.8  Grace, daughter of Thomas Thompson Gould, was born Jul - 1872, New York.2,6,7,8  

William's marriage was announced in the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle" on Thursday, April 19, 1900.8

Henshaw-Gould

The marriage of one of Brooklyn's most noted clubmen and a very charming young society woman of Buffalo was solemnized at the latter city yesterday.  The clubman was William W. Henshaw of the Hill, who has long been a considerable factor in Brooklyn's life, and one of the borough's most distinguished bachelors.  His bride was a girl who, on the occasion of a long visit she paid to Brooklyn last fall, made many friends, and will be well remembered - Miss Grace Gould.  

As Mrs. Henshaw Miss Gould will be a young matron of much importance here, the Henshaws and Mr. Henshaw's sister, Mrs. Sidney Guyon, having for some years played a leading part in Brooklyn's social like.  Thus this bridal in Buffalo was possessed of much more than usual interest.  It was solemnized at the home of Miss Gould's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thompson Gould, 147 Lexington avenue, that city.  The men of the wedding party were all from Brooklyn.  Those who served as ushers were Wyllys Terry, George D. Provost, William M. Hoagland and F. Joseph Vernon, and E. Percy Walker was best man.  Little Miss Dorothy Guyon was the only one of Miss Gould's attendents from Brooklyn.  Representing Mr. Henshaw as his niece, she accompanied Miss Gould as a miniature maid of honor.  

The wedding was an exceedingly pretty one.  Miss Gould had as her further attendants Miss May Omens of the Burrough of Manhattan, Miss Alice Mulligan of Chicago, Mrs. Hale Whitney and Miss Cora Townsend of Buffalo.

William and Grace were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 7 1900), Queens, New York, New York:6

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 42, born July 1857 in New York; parents born in New York; married 1 year; occupation: fire ins underwriter; rented home.
Henshaw, Grace, wife, age 27, born July 1872 in New York; parents born in New York; married 1 year; no children.
Henshaw, Caroline, mother, age 68, born Feby 1832 in New York; parents born in New York; widow; 8 children, 3 living; [..occupation unclear..].
Guyon, Sidney, brother-in-law, age 46, born Mch 1854 in New York; parents born in New York; married 13 years; occupation: inspector, [..unclear..].
Guyon, Carrie, sister, age 36, born Jany 1864 in New York; parents born in New York; married 13 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Guyon, Dorothy, niece, age 5, born July 1894 in New York; parents born in New York.
[... plus two guests and five servants ...]

William and Grace were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), 171 West Seventy-First Street, Manhattan, New York, New York:7

Henshaw, William [..initial unclear..], head-of-household, age 52, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage; occupation: agent, fire insurance; rented home.
Henshaw, Grace G., wife, age 37, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 10 years; no children.
Alexander, Florence G., friend, age 39, born in Canada; parents born in Canada; single; [..occupation unclear..].
[... plus two servants ...]

William was shown in the 1915, 1916 and 1917 New York, New York city directories:9

Henshaw Wm W (Hall & Henshaw) h171 W71st
William was shown in the 1925 New York, New York city directory:9
Henshaw Wm W 90 John

William and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 13 1920), 171 West 71st Street, Manhattan, New York, New York:1

Henshaw, William W., head-of-household, age 40 [unclear], born in New York; parents born in New York; occupation: underwriter, insurance.
Henshaw, Grace, wife, age 32, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Henshaw, Helen, daughter, age 7 years [unclear] 8 months, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
[... plus four servants ...]
It is unknown why the ages for William & Grace in the 1920 census above are so inconsistent with other censuses, but it is possible that perhaps the data was provided to the census taker by one of the servants.  

William and Grace were divorced.2  

Widow Grace and daughter were shown in the 1930 census, 229 West 97th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York:2

Henshaw, Grace, head-of-household, age 57, born in New York; parents born in New York; divorced, first married at age 27; rented home ($200 rent); radio in home; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Helen, daughter, age 17, born in New York; parents born in New York; occupation: none.
[... plus four lodgers ...]


Sources

  1. 1920 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T625-1197, ED 552, page 9A, line #36, dwelling #46, family #341.
  2. 1930 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T626-1557, ED 459, page 20B, line #82, dwelling #34, family #609.
  3. 1860 census, 11th Ward, Brooklyn, 3rd District, Kings County, New York; page 575, line #34, dwelling #457, family #578.
  4. 1870 census, 20th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; roll M593-960, page 193, line #13, dwelling #686, family #718.
  5. 1880 census, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; roll T9-0853, ED 200, page 157D-158A, line #38, dwelling #246, family #256.
  6. 1900 census, 5th Ward, Queens, New York, New York; roll T623-1150, ED 690, page 8A, line #38, dwelling #123, family #128.
  7. 1910 census, 22nd Ward, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T624-1046, ED 1305, page 2B, line #90, dwelling #26, family #27.
  8. Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection; "Brooklyn Daily Eagle":
    http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle.
  9. New York, City Directories; http://www.ancestry.com.


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