Melvin Louis Henshaw

                                                      ┌── Arthur Edwin Henshaw
                                                      │    1864-?    
                        ┌── Percival Arthur Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1885-?                   │
                        │                             └── Jemima Cox Wheat
                        │                                  1862-1940 
Melvin Louis Henshaw ───┤
B: 1909                 │
D: 1991                 │
                        └── Mabel Eva Taylor
M: Barbara Lydia Spear
   ├── Ann Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Dee Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Glen Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Gary Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Larry Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Jean Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Jay B. Henshaw (1957-2016) 1,2
   ├── Ross Henshaw  1,2
   └── David Henshaw  1,2

Melvin Louis Henshaw     [ID 17017] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 27 1909, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.3,4,5,6,7,8,9  

On Nov 24 1942 Melvin Louis Henshaw enlisted in the U.S. Navy.9  Discharged Oct 13 1945, Shoemaker, California.9  

He married Barbara Lydia Spear, Oct 8 1943.10  Barbara, daughter of Roy Ferdinand Spear & Pearl Ethel Wheeler, was born Jul 23 1921.8,10,11  

Melvin was shown in the 1970-1976 city directories, Salt Lake City, Utah, residing at 2522 Skyline Circle.12  He was also shown in the 1970-1972 directories with a gas station at 1635 Foothill Dr., and a motel at 1637 Foothill Dr.  (apparently the owner)12 The 1972 Salt Lake City directory showed the following family members at 2522 Skyline Dr.:12

Henshaw, Melvin L (Barbara S) (Skyline Motel)
Henshaw, Gary, studt.
Henshaw, Glen, studt.
The 1978 Salt Lake City directory showed the following family members at 2522 Skyline Dr.:12
Henshaw, Melvin L & Barbara S; retd.
Henshaw, Barbara J., studt.
Henshaw, Gary, studt.
Henshaw, Jay B., studt.
Henshaw, Jean, exec sec.
Henshaw, Jeannie, studt.
Henshaw, Ross, studt.

Melvin Louis Henshaw died Oct 29 1991, St. George, Utah; buried Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.7,8  

In 1994 Barbara was still living in Salt Lake City, Utah.13  

Barbara died Apr 30 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah; age 91.10  

Barbara's obituary was published in "The Spectrum & Daily News" (St. George, Utah) on Thursday, May 2, 2013:10

Barbara Henshaw

St. George

Barbara Lydia Spear Henshaw, 91, passed away on April 30, 2013 in Salt Lake City.  Barbara was born July 23, 1921 to Roy Spear and Pearl Wheeler Spear.  She was the 4th of 9 children.  She is preceded in death by her siblings Roy, Aaron, Constance (Bentley), Melva (Sorensen), and Earl.  Survived by Iris (Smith), Faye (Lloyd Munson) and Carl (Nadine).  

Mom married Melvin Henshaw on October 8, 1943.  They are survived by nine children Ann, Dee, Glen (Roseanne), Gary (Jean), Larry (Sue Ellen), Jean (Rob Alvey), Jay, Ross and David.  Barbara was active in the LDS church, a loving a dedicated sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.  Mom and Dad owned and operated several businesses together including Little Mountain Ski Area, Mel's Service / Foothill Car Wash, Skyline Motel and the St. George Campground.  

Her viewing will be Friday May 3rd from 6-8 pm and grave side service will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm at Wasatch Lawn 3401 S Highland Drive in SLC.

(photo)Photo: Melvin Louis Henshaw military record 9

(photo)Photo: Melvin Louis Henshaw military record 9

(photo)Photo: Barbara Lydia Spear 10

Social Security information for Melvin Louis Henshaw: 528-07-3767


  1. Obituary of Barbara Lydia Spear.
  2. Obituary of Jay B. Henshaw.
  3. 1910 census, Mantua Precinct, Box Elder County, Utah; roll T624-1602, ED 8, page 131B, line #73, dwelling #124, family #128.
  4. 1920 census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; roll T625-1867, ED 171, page 5A, line #20, dwelling #91, family #99.
  5. 1930 census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; roll T626-242-, ED 94, page 11A, line #8, dwelling #176, family #196.
  6. 1940 census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; roll T627-4223, ED 30-28, page 3B, line #50, household #81.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  8. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Roy W. Spear ().
  9. Utah, Military Records, 1861-1970;
  10. Obituary of Barbara Lydia (Spear) Henshaw; "The Spectrum & Daily News", May 2 2013:
  11. Obituary of Melva Pearl (Spear) Sorensen; "Deseret News", Aug 17 2012:
  12. Utah City Directories;
  13. 1994 Phone and Address Directory;

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