James Henshaw

                          ┌── John Thomas Henshaw
                          │    1861-1935 
James Henshaw ────────────┤
B: 1893                   │
D: 1941                   │
                          └── Mary Elizabeth Souther
M: Flora Irene Eisensmith
   ├── John Thomas Henshaw (1920-1921) 1,2,3
   ├── Elmer C. Henshaw (1924-2001) 1,2,4
   └── Joseph H. Henshaw (1930-1931) 1,2,4

James Henshaw     [ID 19528] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 22 1893, Waterloo, Lancashire.5,6  (Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire).7  (Dec 23 1893).8,9  (c1895).4  

Christened Mar 4 1894, St. Michael's parish, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire.5  

On Jun 5 1917 James Henshaw, age 23, registered for the World War I draft in York County, Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born Dec 23 1893 in Key[..unclear..], England, and was then single and residing in York, Pennsylvania.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark hair.8  James served as a Private in the 321st Field Artillery, 82nd Division.3  

He married Flora Irene Eisensmith, Nov 15 1919, Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania.1,4,10  Flora, daughter of Aaron William Eisensmith & Laura Jane Keener, was born Dec 4 1896, Pennsylvania.1,3,4,10,11,12  

James was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 17 1920), living with (or staying with) his parents at 470 West King Street, York, York County, Pennsylvania:9

Henshaw, James, son, age 26, born in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1911, naturalized in Pennsylvania; married; occupation: laborer, iron works.
Flora was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 7 1920), living with (or staying with) her parents, Aaron W. & Laura J. Eisensmith, in Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania:12
Henshaw, Flora, daughter, age 23, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married; occupation: cigar roller, cigar mfg.

James and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 5 1930), York Township, York County, Pennsylvania:4

Henshaw, James, head-of-household, age 35, born in Scotland; parents born in Scotland; immigrated 1908, naturalized; first married at age 21; owned home ($6000 value); radio in home; occupation: truck driver, steel plant; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Flora, wife, age 34, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 20.
Henshaw, Elmer, son, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Scotland; mother born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Henshaw, Joseph H, son, age 0 months, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Scotland; mother born in Pennsylvania.

James Henshaw died Mar 20 1941, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; buried Red Lion Cemetery, Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania.1,10  (Mar 19 1941).3  

Flora died Apr 5 1982, buried Red Lion Cemetery, Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania.3

(photo)Photo: Flora Irene Eisensmith gravestone Red Lion Cemetery 3


  1. Ancestry Family Tree data "Kornbau Family Tree" posted by "AudreyLerew".
  2. Ancestry Family Tree data "Ford Family" posted by "digginferoots".
  3. http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. 1930 census, York Township, York County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2166, ED 126, page 3B, line #80, dwelling #69, family #71.
  5. "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index; LDS FHL.
  6. 1901 LDS census index: http://familysearch.org.
  7. 1911 LDS census index: http://familysearch.org.
  8. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1920 census, York, York County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1669, ED 132, page 20B, line #91, dwelling #474, family #480.
  10. Ancestry World Tree data "Nickol Bell Ancestry" posted by "Sharon" ().
  11. Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1920 census, Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1668, ED 94, page 4B, line #69, dwelling #84, family #85.

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