Fred Montgomery Henshaw

                                                      ┌── Fred Montgomery Henshaw
                                                      │    1866-1921 
                            ┌── Erle Norris Henshaw ──┤
                            │    1889-?               │
                            │                         └── Samuella Seastrink
                            │                              1866-?    
Fred Montgomery Henshaw ────┤
B: 1920                     │
D: 2010                     │
                            └── Ella F. Molbert
M: Florence Marie Blackwell
   ├── Barbara Lynne Henshaw (1939-) 1,2,3
   └── Ronald Erle Henshaw (1941-) 2,3,4

Fred Montgomery Henshaw     [ID 19838] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 28 19204,5,6, Louisiana4,5,6 [Texas1].  

He married Florence Marie Blackwell.7  Florence, daughter of Lawrence Avery + Marie Genevieve Blackwell7,8, was born Aug 11 19197,8 [Aug 11 19201,4], St. Louis, Missouri7,8.  

Fred and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 10 1940), Houston, Harris County, Texas:1

Henshaw, Fred M, head-of-household, age 19, born in Texas; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Houston, Harris County, Texas; rented home ($10/month rent); occupation: clerk, bank; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $720 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Florence B, wife, age 19, born in Texas; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Henshaw, Barbara L, daughter, age 1, born in Texas.

Fred Montgomery Henshaw died Sep 22 2010.5  

Florence died Dec 13 2012.7  

Florence's obituary was published in the "Houston Chronicle" (Houston, Texas) on December 16, 2012:7

"Time has hushed
your contemplating,
You have ended
Go now, dear Mother....  
For lonely is your
Love, long waiting....  
Just for you to come."  

On Thursday, December 13, 2012, our Mother, Florence Marie, joined her true love, our Father Fred, in eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven.  She was born on August 11, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo., of Welsh and Native American ancestry to Lawrence Avery and Marie Genevieve Blackwell.  She lived most of her life in Houston, TX. In her youth she was a proud member of the Black Battalion drill squad of Sam Houston High School, and graduated in 1938 from the new Stephen F. Austin High School.  

In her adult life she was employed by HISD, retiring as Secretary of Jesse H. Jones High School in 1975.  She was a member of the congregation of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and also belonged to St. Martha's Guild.  Florence Marie is survived by her daughter, Barbara Cash and husband Tommy, and her son, Ronald Henshaw and wife Linda; by 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Her request for cremation and internment in the same resting place as her husband will be honored by her family.  A memorial service will be held for her in the Chapel of Angels, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2012.  The family extends thanks to Windsong Nursing Home, Pearland, TX., and to the Dr.'s and staff of Memorial Hermann Hospital SE for their loving care.  

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith......  
II Timothy; v. 7

(photo)Photo: Fred Montgomery Henshaw & Florence Marie Blackwell 7


  1. 1940 census, Houston, Harris County, Texas; roll T627-4196, ED 258-204, page 7A, line #1, household #183.
  2. Obituary of Florence Marie Blackwell.
  3. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997;
  4. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Houston, Harris County, Texas; roll T626-2347, ED 76, page 28A, line #10, dwelling #217, family #232.
  7. Obituary of Florence Marie Henshaw; "Houston Chronicle", Dec 16 2012:
  8. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2;

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