Michael Thomas Henshaw

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Michael Thomas Henshaw ───┤
B: 1890                   │
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                          └── Annie -
                               1860-?    
M: Mildred J. -
   ├── Dorothy L. Henshaw (c1915-) 1,2
   └── Richard L. Henshaw (1927-2007) 2,3

Michael Thomas Henshaw     [ID 18735] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 10 1890, Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.2,4,5,6  (Feb 10 1889).1,7  

He married Mildred J. -, about 1914.1,2  Mildred was born about 1896, Pennsylvania.1,2  

On Jun 5 1917 Michail [sic] Thomas Henshaw, age 27, registered for the World War I draft in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born Feb 10th 1890 in Southdale [unclear], Pennsylvania, and was then residing at 309 Spruce Ave. in Altoona, where he had a wife and one child, and was a crane operator employed by the "Penn. R.R. Co. Car Shops" of Altoona.  He claimed an exemption due to "dependents" and "artificial leg".  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair, and "lost left leg below knee".6  

Michael and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 28-29 1920), 215 Twenty-Second Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania:1

Henshaw, Michael T., head-of-household, age 30, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Germany; owned home (mortgaged); occupation: laborer, steam railroad.
Henshaw, Mildred J., wife, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Dorothy L., daughter, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

Michael and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), 310 Caroline Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania:2

Henshaw, Michiel T., head-of-household, age 40, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 23; owned home ($3,500 value); radio in home; occupation: painter, P.R.R. Co.; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Mildred J., wife, age 34, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 18.
Henshaw, Dorothy L., daughter, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Henshaw, Richard L., son, age 2 years 9 months, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

In 1942 Michael Thomas Henshaw, age 53, registered for the World War II draft in Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born Feb. 10th 1889 in Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and was then residing at 300 E. Caroline Ave., Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, employed as an electrician by the "P.R.R.".  He declared his relative/contact was Mildred J. Henshaw of the same address.7  


Sources

  1. 1920 census, 11th Ward, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1539, ED 77, page 12B, line #67, dwelling #266, family #268.
  2. 1930 census, 10th Ward, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2005, ED 30, page 6A, line #14, dwelling #115, family #117.
  3. Obituary of Richard L. Henshaw.
  4. 1900 census, North Houtzdale Precinct, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1397, ED 101, page 2A, line #32, dwelling #18, family #20.
  5. 1910 census, West Houtzdale Precinct, Woodward Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1332, ED 105, page 7A, line #8, dwelling #127, family #128.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.


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