Elmer C. Henshaw

                                                   ┌── John Thomas Henshaw
                                                   │    1861-1935 
                      ┌── James Henshaw ───────────┤
                      │    1893-1941               │
                      │                            └── Mary Elizabeth Souther
                      │                                 1866-1940 
Elmer C. Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1924               │                            ┌── Aaron William Eisensmith
D: 2001               │                            │
                      └── Flora Irene Eisensmith ──┤
                           1896-1982               │
                                                   └── Laura Jane Keener
M: Marie E. Snodgrass

M: Arlene M. Kohler

Elmer C. Henshaw     [ID 19538] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 18 1924, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4,5  

Elmer attened Red Lion Junior-Senior High School in Red Lion, Pennsylvania.6  

On Mar 31 1943 Elmer C. Henshaw, born in 1924, enlisted at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had one year of high school, and was single, without dependents.7  Inducted Apr 7 1943.4  

He married Marie E. Snodgrass, Feb 2 1946.4,5  Marie, daughter of Harry Snodgrass & Blanche Taylor, was born Jan 28 1927, Lower Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania.4  (daughter of Curtis L. Snodgrass).5  

Two sons.4,5  

Marie died May 21 1996, Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania; buried McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery, York County, Pennsylvania.4  

He then married Arlene M. Kohler8 [Arlene M. Keener8].  Arlene, daughter of Ervin C. Kohler & Margie V. Snyder, was born Jul 13 1930, High Rock, Pennsylvania.2,8  Arlene had been previously married to Everett V. Keener, who died Sep 18 1994.8  

In 2001 Elmer was living in/near Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania.2  

Elmer C. Henshaw died Dec 23 2001, Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania.2,3,4,8  

Arlene died Mar 18 2004, at her home, Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania; age 73.8  (Mar 17 2004).2  

Arlene's obituary was published in the "York Daily Record"/"York Dispatch"/"York Sunday News" (York, Pennsylvania) on March 20 2004:8

Arlene M. Keener Henshaw

RED LION Arlene M. (Kohler) Keener Henshaw, 73, entered into rest on Thursday evening, March 18, 2004 at her residence.  She was the wife of the late Everett V. Keener, who died on September 18, 1994 and the late Elmer C. Henshaw, who died December 23, 2001.  She was part owner of Keener Kitchen Manufacturing Co., a member of Bethany U.M. Church in Red Lion since 1983, member of Dr. J.M. Hyson Memorial Court 106 Order of the Amaranth, Rainbow Chapter 517 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Farm Women's Society 29.  Born in High Rock on July 13, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ervin C. and Margie V. (Snyder) Kohler.  She is survived by one son, Stephen T. Keener and wife Deborah of York; one daughter, Diane L. Kreider and husband David of Millersville, Pa.; five grandchildren; one sister, C. Romaine Heffner of Brogue; one brother, Preston Kohler of Brogue; several nieces and nephews.  Viewings will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 22, with an Amaranth Memorial Service to be performed at 8:30 p.m. by the Dr. J. M. Hyson Memorial Court, and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 at Bethany U.M. Church, 121 W. Broadway, Red Lion.  The service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with her pastor, the Rev. James E. VanZandt, officiating.  Burial will be in McKendree U.M. Cemetery.  The Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany U.M. Church, 121 W. Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356.

Social Security information for Elmer C. Henshaw: 196-16-9048


  1. 1930 census, York Township, York County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2166, ED 126, page 3B, line #80, dwelling #69, family #71.
  2. "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
  3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. Ancestry Family Tree data "Kornbau Family Tree" posted by "AudreyLerew".
  5. Ancestry Family Tree data "Brothers Family Tree" posted by "dbrothers131".
  6. U.S. School Yearbooks; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Obituary of Arlene M. Henshaw; "York Daily Record", Mar 20 2004;
    United States Obituary Collection; http://www.ancestry.com.

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