Daniel Smith Henshaw

                                                           ┌── Silas Smith Hanshawc1839-<1910
                             ┌── Joseph Franklin Hanshaw ──┤
                             │    1877-1960                │
                             │                             └── Elizabeth Ann Pierson
                             │                                  1837-1929 
Daniel Smith Henshaw ────────┤
B: 1922                      │
D: 2004                      │
                             └── Martha Elizabeth Hoover
M: Myrtle Katherine Thornton
   ├── Daniel Henshaw  1
   └── Randy Henshaw  1

Daniel Smith Henshaw     [ID 15664] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 27 1922, Kanawha County, West Virginia.2,3,4,5  

During World War II Daniel served in the U.S. Army.3,4  On Nov 21 1942 Daniel S. Henshaw, born 1922 in West Virginia, enlisted in Clarksburg, West Virginia as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had three years of high school, and was single, with dependents.6  

He married Myrtle Katherine Thornton, Jan 13 1952, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia.2,3,7  Myrtle was born about 1930, Kanawha County, West Virginia.2  

The following article was published in the "Charleston Daily Mail" (Charleston, West Virginia) on Tuesday evening, December 8, 1942:8

Fort Hayes, O., army reception center on Tuesday reported these assignments:


To Camp Beale, Calif. -- McDaniel Igo, R.F.D. 6, Charleston; Daniel S. Henshaw, 115 Cora St.; ...

Daniel Smith Henshaw died Mar 3 2004, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; buried Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, West Virginia.3,4  

Daniel's obituary was published in the "Charleston Gazette" (Charleston, West Virginia) on March 4, 2004:3

Daniel S. Henshaw

Daniel S. Henshaw, 81, of Charleston passed away March 3, 2004, in CAMC Memorial Hospital.  

Daniel was retired from Armco Company as a heavy equipment mechanic.  He was a life member of International Engineers Union Local 132 and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  

Daniel is survived by his wife of 52 years, Myrtle Thornton Henshaw; sons and their wives, Daniel and Cheryl Henshaw of Charleston, Randy and Melannie Henshaw of St. Albans; grandchildren, Joseph, Aaron, Justin, serving in the Army National Guard in Kuwait, Kristen and Ashley; brother, David A. Henshaw of Scott Depot; and sister, Marjorie Parsons of Washington.  

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Don Young officiating.  Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.  

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

(photo)Photo: Daniel Smith Henshaw & Myrtle Katherine Thornton marriage record Kanawha County, West Virginia 2

(photo)Photo: Daniel S. Henshaw 3


  1. Obituary of Daniel S. Henshaw.
  2. Daniel Smith Henshaw & Myrtle Katherine Thornton marriage record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
  3. Obituary of Daniel S. Henshaw; the "Charleston Gazette", Mar 4 2004:
  4. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1940 census, Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio; roll T627-3072, ED 27-25, page 5A, line #36, household #79.
  6. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. The "Charleston Daily Mail", Dec 8 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.

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