Melville Holt Henshaw

                                                      ┌── George Hayward Henshaw
                                                      │    1826-?    
                         ┌── George Hayward Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1849-1928               │
                         │                            └── Catherine Margaret Anderson
                         │                                 1824-1890 
Melville Holt Henshaw ───┤
B: 1888                  │                            ┌── Albert Parker
D: ?                     │                            │
                         └── Clara Emily Parker ──────┤
                              1861-1926               │
                                                      └── Henrietta Lucy Jennings
M: Myrtle D. Stearns
   └── Melville Holt Henshaw (1912-) 1,2

Melville Holt Henshaw     [ID 17060] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Melville Holt Henshaw3,4,5 [Mellville Holt Henshaw2].

Born Jul 29 1888, St. Hyacinth, Quebec.3,6  (c1892).2  

He married Myrtle D. Stearns, Apr 15 1912, Oxford, Maine.4,7,8  Myrtle, daughter of Charles H. Stearns & Isadora Adella Bonney, was born 1894, Maine.2,8  

At the time of their marriage Mellville was a resident of Hollis, Maine, and Myrtle was a resident of Oxford, Maine.4  

On Jun 5 1917 Melville Holt Henshaw, age , registered for the World War I draft in Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine.  He declared he was born July 29 1888 in St. Hyacinth, Quebec, and was then an alien citizen of Great Britain residing at 10 Fitch, Westbrook, Maine where he was an automobile mechanic employed by Westbrook Garage in Westbrook; dependent wife and one child.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair.3  

Mellville and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), 540 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine:2

Henshaw, Mellville H., head-of-household, age 28, born in Canada; parents born in Canada; immigrated 1910 (alien); rented home; occupation: repairs man, automobile.
Henshaw, Myrtle C., wife, age 26, born in Maine; parents born in Maine.
Henshaw, Hayward M.H., son, age 7, born in Maine; father born in Canada; mother born in Maine; attended school.

Melville was shown in the 1920-1921 city directories of Portland, Maine; Residence:5

Melville H. Henshaw, 540 Washington Avenue (at Galvin street).
Henshaw Melville H (Myrtle) mach 86 Oak h 540 Washington av
Melville was shown in the 1922 city directory of Portland, Maine; Residence:5
Melville H. Henshaw, 540 Washington Avenue (at Galvin street).
Henshaw Melville H (Myrtle) auto mechanic 101 Clark h 540 Wash av

See: George Hayward Henshaw and Joshua Sands Henshaw who lived in St. Hyacinth, Quebec.  


  1. Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922;
  2. 1920 census, 9th Ward, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine; roll T625-640, ED 61, page 5B, line #87, dwelling #16, family #24.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  4. Maine Marriages, 1892-1996;
  5. Maine City Directories;
  6. Ancestry Family Tree data posted by Chris Smyth, citing:
    Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967;
  7. Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922;
  8. Ancestry Family Tree data posted by Chris Smyth.

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