Anderson "A.J." Henshaw

                                               ┌── George Anderson Hinshaw
                                               │    1863-1935 
                           ┌── Finis Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1898-1957      │
                           │                   └── Sarah Susan May
                           │                        1866-1903 
Anderson "A.J." Henshaw ───┤
B: 1920                    │
D: 2008                    │
                           └── Audie Morse
                                1900-1978 
M: Morean Elms
   ├── Michael Jarrod Henshaw (1944-) 1,2
   ├── Harry Henshaw  1,2
   └── Brent Henshaw  1,2

Anderson "A.J." Henshaw     [ID 18984] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 21 1920, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois.3,4,5  

He married Morean Elms, Apr 8 1943.5,6  Morean, daughter of Lewis Elms & Mary Lea Meadows, was born May 27 1921, Arkansas.6,7  

Anderson "A.J." Henshaw died Jul 16 2008, at his home, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois; age 88.5,6  

A.J.'s obituary was published in "The Daily Register" (Harrisburg, Illinois) on Saturday, July 19, 2008:5,8,9

CARRIER MILLS -

Anderson J. "A.J." Henshaw, 88, of North Mill Street, Carrier Mills, died 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at his residence.  

He was born April 21, 1920, in Carrier Mills to Finis Henshaw and Audie Morse Henshaw.  He married Morean Elms on April 8, 1943.  

In World War II, he served as a navigator in the 415th Nightfighter Squadron.  He was a retired self-employed businessman in Carrier Mills as the owner and operator of Henshaw's Clothing.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills, where he served as lay leader for many years and taught the Dorcas Sunday School class.  

He is survived by his wife, Morean; three sons, Mike (Lavon) Henshaw of Harrisburg, Harry Henshaw of Miami, Fla. and Brent Henshaw of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, James Henshaw of Herrin and Charles Henshaw of Evansville, Ind.; six grandchildren, Brad Henshaw, Jarrod Henshaw, Sara Powell, Aaron Henshaw, Rebecca Henshaw and Todd Stevens; and seven great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harry Henshaw; and a sister, Sarah Tanner.  

Cremation has been accorded; Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills.  Memorial services are 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Joey Dunning will officiate.  

The family prefers flowers be omitted.  For those who wish, memorials may be made in his memory to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church.  Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed in care of the Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 226, Carrier Mills, Ill. 62917.

Morean died Jul 1 2010.6,7  

Morean's obituary was published in "The Daily Register" (Harrisburg, Illinois) on Friday, July 2, 2010:6

CARRIER MILLS, ILL. -- Morean Henshaw, a resident of North Mill Street in Carrier Mills, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 12:25 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010.  

She was born in Arkansas to the late Lewis and Mary Lea (Meadows) Elms.  On April 8, 1943, she married A.J. Henshaw, who preceded her in death on July 16, 2008.  

Morean was a seamstress and retail sales clerk, working with her late husband at the Henshaw's Clothing Store in Carrier Mills.  

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills and the ladies auxiliary of the Harrisburg Medical Center.  

Survivors include three sons, Michael (Lavon) Henshaw of Harrisburg, Harry Henshaw of Miami, Fla. and Brent Henshaw of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, Brad Henshaw, Jarrod Henshaw, Sara Powell, Aaron Henshaw, Rebecca Henshaw and Todd Stevens; and seven great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Loye Elms; and sister, Alta Matika.  

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church, 109 E. Washington St., Carrier Mills with the Rev. Stan Irvin officiating.  Visitation will be after 9 a.m. at the church.  

Please omit flowers.  For those who desire, memorials may be made in her memory to the Carrier Mills First United Methodist Church Building Fund, United States Humane Society or to the Nature Conservancy Organization.  Envelopes will be available at the church.  

Arrangements are entrusted to the Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills.


Sources

  1. Obituary of Anderson "A.J." Henshaw.
  2. Obituary of Morean Elms.
  3. 1930 census, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois; roll T626-554, ED 2, page 14A, line #28, dwelling #353, family #359.
  4. 1940 census, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois; roll T627-883, ED 83-3, page 28A, line #22, household #642.
  5. Obituary of Anderson "A.J." Henshaw; "Daily Register", Jul 19 2008:
    http://www.dailyregister.com/obituaries/x2043512669/Anderson-J-A-J-Henshaw.
  6. Obituary of Morean Henshaw; "Daily Register", Jul 2 2010:
    http://www.dailyregister.com/article/20100702/NEWS/307029965/0/Obituaries.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  8. http://www.dailyregister.com/article/20080719/NEWS/307199996/0/Obituaries.
  9. http://www.dailyregister.com/article/20080717/NEWS/307179975/0/Obituaries.


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