Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr.

                                                         ┌── Robert Hy Henshaw
                                                         │    1861-?    
                             ┌── Robert Edwin Henshaw ───┤
                             │    1900-1963              │
                             │                           └── Elisabeth Kalsch
                             │                               c1881-<1930
Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr. ───┤
B: 1922                      │                           ┌── Edwin Smith Meigs
D: 2010                      │                           │
                             └── Marion Isabelle Meigs ──┤
                                  1902-1977              │
                                                         └── Julia Margaret Allard
M: Ruth Simpson
   ├── Mary "Rainey" Henshaw (1945-) 1,2
   ├── Donald Eugene Henshaw (1946-2008) 1,2

M: Ruth L. Stronach
   └── Jon Robert Henshaw (1959-) 3

Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr.     [ID 15193] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 24 1922, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont.4,5,6,7  

On Mar 31 1943 Robert E. Henshaw Jr., born 1922 in New Jersey, enlisted at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He declared he had four years of high school and was single, without dependents.8  MAJ US AIR FORCE; KOREA7

He married Ruth Simpson.1  Ruth was born Oct 24 1926.6  

Robert left his family when the children were young.1  Ruth lived in/near Millport, Chemung County, New York.1,6,9  Ruth died Mar 4 1998.6  

He then married Ruth L. Stronach, Mar 3 1951, St. Stephans Episcopal Church, Coconut Grove, Dade County, Florida.10,11  

Robert and Ruth were shown in the 1955 city directory of Miami, Florida:12

Henshaw Robt E jr (Ruth L) slsmn D R Mead h8790 SW 96th st

Robert remarried and had several more children; one child is James/Jimmy Henshaw.1  

In 2000-2005 Robert was living in Athens, Pennsylvania.1,13,14  

Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr. died Mar 30 2010, age 87.6,7,11  

Bob's obituary was published in "The Miami Herald" (Miami, Florida) on April 18, 2010:11

HENSHAW, JR., ROBERT E., Major USAF Retired.  "Bob".  Bob volunteered US Army Air Corps WWII to become a pilot on B-24 bombers, and then was moved to the 435th troop carrier wing.  Bob graduated from the University of Miami with BA of Arts, 1 year of Law and major in Economics.  Robert was recalled in the Korean War and sent to Germany.  Wife Ruth was able to join him.  Bob finished his 20 years in the reserves as Major Robert Henshaw Jr.  Bob second life's work was in the insurance business.  He first started Kendall Insurance in South Dade County on South Dixie Hwy, after which he started personal service insurance in South Miami before merging with Packer & Co. To become Frank B Hall then merged with AON to finish his career in the insurance industry.  Bob met a nurse in Miami Beach in 1950 and was married to Ruth on March 3, 1951 at St. Stephans Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove.  As residents of Miami, Bob and Ruth became members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church that met in a tent.  Under Father Rantz Bob became Junior and Senior Warden and helped raise the money to build Rantz Hall.  Son Jon Robert was born in 1959.  Bob and Jon became members of The Sons of The American Revolution.  Bob was President of the Alman Flying Club for 10 years and a member for 20 years and enjoyed flying all the time.  Bob was also a member of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club and then the Miami Yacht Club and enjoyed many years of sail boat racing.  Bob and Ruth spent many of their summer months in Nova Scotia, Canada on the Bay of Fundy with relatives and friends for the past 20 years.  Never far away from the ocean waters which he loved.  In April 2003, Bob and Ruth retired to East Ridge Retirement Village where they settled in and met new friends.  Bob had been ill for over a year in the health center at East Ridge and passed away March 30, 2010 at age 87.  There is a Memorial Service at 10:00AM, Sat. April 24, 2010 in the Chapel at East Ridge Village. 19301 SW 87 Ave. Miami, Fla.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.  View this Guest Book at

(photo)Photo: Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr. birth record Washington County, Vermont 4

(photo)Photo: Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr. 1947 "Ibis" yearbook, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 15

Social Security information for Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr.: 263-26-6944

Social Security information for Ruth Simpson: 094-20-0436


  1. Contribution from Christin Marie Henshaw-Stenzel.
  2. Obituary of Donald Eugene Henshaw.
  3. Obituary of Robert Edwin Henshaw, Jr..
  4. Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008;
  5. 1930 census, North Plainfield, Somerset County, New Jersey; roll T626-1384, ED 20, page 18A-B, line #50, dwelling #382, family #437.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  8. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  9. 1994 Phone and Address Directory;
  10. Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001;
  11. Obituary of Robert E. Henshaw, Jr.; "The Miami Herald", Apr 18 2010:
  12. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta);
  13. 2000 Phone and Address Directory;
  14. 2002 Phone and Address Directory;
  15. U.S. School Yearbooks;

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