Peter Cook Henshaw

                                               ┌── Pleasant J. Henshaw
                                               │    1837-1921 
                      ┌── William O. Henshaw ──┤
                      │   c1860-?              │
                      │                        └── Mary C. Sharp
                      │                            c1833-?    
Peter Cook Henshaw ───┤
B: 1908               │
D: 2003               │
                      └── Etta L. -
M: Elsie Davenport
   └── Shirley Henshaw  1,2

Peter Cook Henshaw     [ID 18234] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 26 1908, Virginia.3,4,5,6  

He married Elsie Davenport.6,7  Elsie, daughter of Ernest Davenport & Estelle Chenault, was born 1916.7  

Peter Cook Henshaw died Aug 23 2003, age 94.5,6  

Peter's obituary was published as follows:6

Peter Cook Henshaw, 94, of Glen Allen, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2003.  He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Elsie Davenport Henshaw; a daughter, Shirley Henshaw Layell; son-in-law, Leland E. Layell Jr.; four grandchildren, Michael E. Layell of Yorktown, Teddy E. Layell and his wife, Donna of Aylett, Lisa L. Amsden of Richmond, and Mark O. Layell and his wife, Kim of Richmond; a devoted ex-daughter-in-law, Anne M. Layell; a sister, Margaret Lowry of Richmond; six great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  Mr. Henshaw was a member of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church and the Woodmen of the World, and was retired from Bruce's Auto Parts.  Remains rest at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville.

Elsie died Apr 20 2012, age 96.7  

Elsie's obituary was published in the "Richmond Times-Dispatch" (Richmond, Virginia) on April 22, 2012:6

Elsie Davenport Henshaw, 96, of Glen Allen, went to be with the Lord on April 20, 2012.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Peter C. Henshaw.  She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Estelle Chenault Davenport.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Shirley H. Layell and her husband, Leland Jr. She had four grandchildren, Michael Layell, Teddy Layell and his wife, Donna, Lisa Vellines and her husband, Bob, and Mark Layell and his wife, Kim.  She also had nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a devoted ex-granddaughter-in-law, Anna Layell, and a host of nieces and nephews, two devoted, Mason Duke and Rawling G. Davenport.  

She was a member of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church and in later years a faithful viewer of First Baptist Church.  

The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, and where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday with interment to follow at Signal Hill Memorial Park.

Social Security information for Peter Cook Henshaw: 227-01-1210


  1. Peter Cook Henshaw obituary.
  2. Elsie Davenport obituary.
  3. 1910 census, Jackson Magisterial District, Louisa County, Virginia; roll T624-1634, ED 79, page 4A, line #38, dwelling #63, family #67.
  4. 1920 census, Jackson District, Louisa County, Virginia; roll T625-1894, ED 83, page 8A, line #7, dwelling #137, family #141.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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