Johnson Frederick Henshaw

                                                               ┌── Fayette Henshaw
                                                               │    1824-1881 
                                       ┌── Frederick Henshaw ──┤
                                       │    1871-<1920         │
                                       │                       └── Clarissa Ruth Holden
                                       │                            1834-?    
Johnson Frederick Henshaw ─────────────┤
B: 1915                                │                       ┌── George Robert Johnson
D: 2006                                │                       │
                                       └── Susan W. Johnson ───┤
                                            1881-1965          │
                                                               └── Eliza Johanna Roberts
M: Kathleen Elizabeth "Cass" McCampant
   ├── James F. Henshaw (1951-) 1,2
   └── Jube C. Henshaw (1955-) 1,2

Johnson Frederick Henshaw     [ID 17086] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 31 1915, Novum, Madison County, Virginia.3,4,5  

He married Kathleen Elizabeth "Cass" McCampant6 [Kathleen "Cass" McCamant3,4], 19486.  Kathleen was born Jan 11 1917, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.6  

Kathleen died Nov 10 2005, Novum, Madison County, Virginia; buried Novum Baptist Church Cemetery, Novum, Virginia.6  

Kathleen's obituary was published in the "Norridge and Harwood Heights News" (Park Ridge, Illinois) on November 24, 2005:6

Kathleen Henshaw

Kathleen "Cass" Elizabeth (nee McCampant) Henshaw, 88, formerly of Park Ridge, died Nov. 10 in Novum, Va., where she made her home.  

Mrs. Henshaw was a retired vice president with the O'Hare International Bank of Chicago, which later became a part of Northern Trust O'Hare.  

She was born Jan. 11, 1917 in Chicago, and attended the University of Chicago.  

Mrs. Henshaw began her work career with the Montgomery Ward stores and became an executive account manager.  Her job with Ward's took her to Denver, Colo. during World War II.  There she trained new account managers while attending the University of Denver part time.  

After the war, she returned to Chicago where she met her future husband, Johnson F. Henshaw of Novum, Va.  They married in 1948.  In 1957 they settled in Park Ridge, where they raised their family.  

They were among the founding members of the First Baptist Church of Park Ridge.  Mrs. Henshaw became active in church affairs, serving a term as president of the Chicago Area Baptist Womens Mission Society.  She ws also a board member of the Baptist Retirement Home in Maywood.  

Other activities included service as president of the PTA, a Cub Scout Leader, and a member of the PEO.  

She reentered the workforce in 1969 as a part-time employee with O'Hare International Bank.  She retired from the bank as a Vice President in 1977.  

In 1979, she and her husband moved to the old Henshaw homestead in Novum, Va.  The Henshaws became active members of Novum Baptist Church.  Mrs. Henshaw was an active member of the Culpeper Hospital Women's Auxiliary, the Culpeper Garden Club and the Madison County Homemakers Club.  

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Johnson F. (Fred) Henshaw of Novum, their sons, James F. (Lynn) of Troy, Mich. and Jube (Jonita) of Culpeper, Va.; and three grandchildren.  

Graveside services were held at the Novum Baptist Church Cemetery Nov. 12, followed by visitation at the Henshaw home.  Memorials would be appreciated to Novum Baptist Church, 1629 Novum Church Road, Reva, VA 22735.  Funeral arrangements were by the Clore-English Funeral Home in Culpeper.

Johnson Frederick Henshaw died Apr - 2006, buried Novum Baptist Church Cemetery, Reva, Virginia.3,7  

Johnson's obituary was published in "The Culpeper StarExponent" (Culpeper, Virginia) on Sunday, April 16, 2006:3

John Frederick Henshaw [sic]

Johnson Frederick Henshaw was born in Novum, Va. on July 31, 1915.  Along with his two sisters he was raised and schooled in Novum by his widowed mother, Mrs. Susan Johnson Henshaw, who was a school teacher.  At age 14, he went to live with his uncle Julian Johnson in Spartanburg, SC where he attended high school.  Mr. Henshaw enrolled at Va. Tech in the class of 1938 and worked his way through college and graduated in 1940 with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  He worked for Duke Power Co. up to the outbreak of WWII when he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.  His WWII service included setting up anti-submarine defense of New York Harbor and service in the Pacific as E. Div. Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard.  After the war, Mr. Henshaw continued his service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring with the rank of Commander.  Mr. Henshaw had a career with the Canada Corp. from 1946-1967.  Retiring as midwest operations manager.  He continued his working career in real estate retiring in 1979.  Mr. Henshaw met his wife, Kathleen McCamant in Chicago, where they married in 1948.  They raised their family in Park Ridge, IL. and were among founding members of the First Baptist Church of Park Ridge.  Mr. Henshaw served on the Chicago area missions board and as a director of the Maywood Baptist Retirement Home.  The couple returned to Novum, Va. in 1979 becoming active members in the Novum Baptist Church where Mr. Henshaw was a deacon and served as a moderator for the Shiloh Baptist Assoc.  Mr. Henshaw was preceded in death by his wife, Cass Henshaw.  He is survived by two sons, James F. Henshaw and wife, Lynn of Troy, MI and Jube Henshaw and wife, Jonita of Culpeper; and three grandchildren, Camden, Johnson and Jim.  Services will be held graveside at Novum Baptist Church Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 17.  Visitation will follow the service at Mr. Henshaw's home in Novum.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Novum Baptist Church, 1629 Novum Church Rd. Reva, VA 22735.  Arrangements by Clore-English Funeral Home in Culpeper.

Johnson's funeral was announced in "The Culpeper StarExponent" (Culpeper, Virginia) on Monday, April 17, 2006:7

Johnson Frederick Henshaw

Graveside services for Johnson Frederick Henshaw will be held on Monday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at Novum Baptist Church Cemetery.  Arrangements by Clore-English Funeral Home in Culpeper.

Another obituary was published in "The Culpeper Citizen" (Culpeper, Virginia) on April 20, 20064 (see below).

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Johnson F. Henshaw "The Culpeper Citizen", Apr 20 2006 4


  1. Obituary of Kathleen (McCampant) Henshaw.
  2. Obituary of Johnson Frederick Henshaw.
  3. Obituary of Johnson Henshaw; "The Culpeper StarExponent", Apr 16 2006:
  4. Obituary of Johnson F. Henshaw; "The Culpeper Citizen", Apr 20 2006;
    Contributed by Mary Ann McGuire.
  5. 1920 census, Brightwood Precinct, Madison County, Virginia; roll T625-1897, ED 61, page 1A, line #11, dwelling #2, family #3.
  6. Obituary of Kathleen Henshaw; the "Norridge and Harwood Heights News", Nov 24 2005:
  7. Funeral for Johnson Henshaw; "The Culpeper StarExponent", Apr 17 2006:

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