John Henshaw B: 1837 D: 1914 M: Ann Hilton ├── Jane Henshaw 1 ├── Tilly Henshaw 1 └── John E. Henshaw (1867-?) 1,2,3,4,5
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Born 1837, Manchester, Lancashire.1,2,3,5,6 (Aug - 1836).4 (1839).7
He married Ann Hilton, Mar 13 1859, Manchester, Lancashire.1,2,3,7 (1860).1 (c1857).4 Ann, daughter of George Hilton, was born Aug 14 1839, Manchester, Lancashire.1,2,3,6 (Aug - 1838).4 (1841).7
John and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 22 1870), Hamtramck Township, Wayne County, Michigan:2
John and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 9 1880), Harker St., Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan:3
John and Anna were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), living with son John and his wife at 221 Monrow St., Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas:4
Ann died Aug 3 1901, buried Maple Park Cemetery, 300 W. Grand St., Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.6
Widower John was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23 1910), living in the household of son John Jr., 817 Pacific Street, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri:5
John Henshaw died Oct 3 1914, buried Maple Park Cemetery, 300 W. Grand St., Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.6
A biographical sketch of son John E. Henshaw was published in the c1914 "Past and Present of Greene County, Missouri", which included this on John & Ann:1
He is a son of John and Ann (Hilton) Henshaw, both natives of Manchester, England, the birth of the father having occurred in 1837, and the mother was born in 1839. There they grew to maturity, were educated in the common schools and were married in 1860. When only a little over nine years of age the father of our subject began working in the mines in his native land, helped to shoe horses, and finally became an expert blacksmith which trade he followed until he left England for America in 1861. He and his wife located first in New York, and he secured employment in the Brooklyn navy yard, and worked on the old Alabama, which warship was brought there for repairs during the Civil war. In 1866 he left New York for Michigan, and went to work in a marine shop, but later worked for George F. Pullman in the first Pullman car shops built in that state. In 1870 he secured employment with the Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway in Port Huron, that state as hammer man and blacksmith. In 1881 he removed with his family to Detroit where he again secured employment with the Pullman company, with which he remained there for about ten years, then worked for the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee Railroad in its shops at Detroit until 1891. In 1897 he moved to Topeka, Kansas, where he went to work for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company as blacksmith. In December, 1900, he came to Springfield and worked as spring maker in the Frisco shops, and remained in charge of that department in the north side shops until he retired from active life July 1, 1904, and is now living in quiet in his cozy home in this city. He gave eminent satisfaction, in all the positions he held, for he was regarded by his employers as an expert in his trade and a man that could always be relied upon implicitly, who was faithful and conscientious in all his work. He became a well-read man and still keeps well up with the times on current topics. He is one of the oldest members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Missouri, if not in the United States, having joined that order when twenty years old in 1857, in Manchester, England, the lodge being known as the Manchester Unity. Politically he is a Democrat and has long been active in political matters. His wife was called to her eternal rest on August 3,1902. To these parents three children were born, namely: Jane is deceased; Tilly is also deceased, and John E. of this review.
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