John Thomas Henshaw

                                               ┌── John Henshaw
                                               │              
                          ┌── Thomas Henshaw ──┤
                          │    1846-1912       │
                          │                    └── Jane Meyfield
                          │                                   
John Thomas Henshaw ──────┤
B: 1873                   │                    ┌── William Sherwood
D: ?                      │                    │
                          └── Emma Sherman ────┤
                               1853-1922       │
                                               └── Julia (Sherwood)
M: Bertha Arabella Washer
   ├── Freeman Thomas Henshaw (1899-1938) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Daisy Lavina Henshaw (1904-1988) 3,4,5
   ├── Esther Ruth Henshaw (1907-) 3,4,5
   ├── Margaret Emma Henshaw (1909-) 3,4,5,6
   ├── Laura Augusta Henshaw (1911-) 4,5,6,7
   ├── Wilhelmina Henshaw (c1916-) 4,6,7
   └── (stillborn daughter) Henshaw (1916-1916) 8

John Thomas Henshaw     [ID 20155] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 18 1873, Hamilton, Canada.6,9,10  (c1875).1,3,4  

He married Bertha Arabella Washer, about 1898.1,2,3  Bertha, daughter of Amos Freeman Washer & Margaret Lillie E. Dennis, was born Aug 23 1876, Andover, New Jersey.1,6,7,11  (c1878).3,4  

John and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 2 1900), 336 Ferdinand Street, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania:1

Henshaw, John, head-of-household, age 26, born July 1878 [sic] in Canada; father born in England; mother born in Pennsylvania; immigrated 1875, U.S. resident 25 years; married 2 years; occupation: day laborer; rented home.
Henshaw, Bertha, wife, age 23, born Aug 1876 in New Jersey; parents born in New Jersey; married 2 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Henshaw, Raymond T., son, age 1, born Mar 1899 in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey.
[.. plus two boarders ..]
Living two houses away in 1900 were John's parents and family.12  

On Jan 28 1909 John Thomas Henshaw declared his intention to naturalize.  He declared he was 35 years old, born July 18 1873 in Hamilton, Canada, and was then residing at 898 Albright Ave. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  He declared he emmigrated from Hamilton, Canada by train, arriving at the City of Scranton on or about Feb 15 1874.  He renounced allegiance to Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, and declared he was not an anarchist or polygamist.  He was recorded as 6' tall, 180 lbs., dark hair, blue eyes, light complexion.10  

John and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15 1910), 898 Albright Avenue, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania:3

Henshaw, John T., head-of-household, age 35, born in Canada; father born in England; mother born in Pennsylvania; immigrated 1875, naturalized in Pennsylvania; first marriage, married 10 years; occupation: laborer, mill; rented home.
Henshaw, Bertha E., wife, age 32, born in New Jersey; parents born in New Jersey; first marriage, married 10 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Freeman T., son, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; attended school.
Henshaw, Daisy, daughter, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; attended school.
Henshaw, Ester, daughter, age 3, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey.
Henshaw, Margaret, daughter, age 9 months, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey.

On Mar 31 1913 John Thomas Henshaw filed a Petition for Naturalization.  He declared he was born July 18 1873 in Hamilton, Canada, and was then residing at 1103 Meade Ave. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  He declared he emmigrated from Clifton, Canada by train, arriving at the "Suspension Bridge, N.Y." on or about Jul 1 1874.  He declared his wife's name was Bertha Arabella, born in Andover, New Jersey, and then residing at the same address, He declared his children were:

Freeman Thomas, born Mch. 14, 1898 at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Daisy Lavina, born Oct. 1, 1904 at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Esther Ruth, born Mch. 9, 1907 at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Margaret Emma, born July 10, 1909 at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Laura Augusta, born Aug. 23, 1911 at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
He renounced allegiance to George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, and declared he was not an anarchist or polygamist.  The petition was witnessed by Mrs. Ellen Drake and J. W. Henshaw, both of Scranton.10  

John and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 10 1920), Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania:4

Henshaw, John T., head-of-household, age 45, born in Canada; father born in England; mother born in Pennsylvania; immigration/naturalization unknown; owned home (mortgaged); occupation: laborer, feed mill.
Henshaw, Bertha R., wife, age 42, born in New Jersey; parents born in New Jersey.
Henshaw, Freeman T., son, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; occupation: laborer, feed mill.
Henshaw, Daisy L., daughter, age 16, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; occupation: redrawer, silk mill.
Henshaw, Esther R., daughter, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; attended school.
Henshaw, Margaret E., daughter, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; attended school.
Henshaw, Laura A., daughter, age 8, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; attended school.
Henshaw, Wilhelmin, daughter, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey.

John and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 10 1930), 1113 Diamond Avenue, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania:6

Henshaw, John T., head-of-household, age 56, born in Canada; father born in England; mother born in Pennsylvania; immigrated 1874, naturalized; first married at age 25; owned home ($4000 value); no radio in home; occupation: none; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Bertha R., wife, age 53, born in New Jersey; parents born in New Jersey; first married at age 22; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Margaret E., daughter, age 19, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; occupation: winder, silk mill.
Henshaw, Laura A., daughter, age 18, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; occupation: servant, private family.
Henshaw, Wilhelmina, daughter, age 14, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Canada; mother born in New Jersey; attended school.

Bertha died May 6 1941, at her home, 1113 Diamond Avenue, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; age 64y 8m 13d.11  


Sources

  1. 1900 census, 2nd Ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1420, ED 52, page 3B, line #96, dwelling #47, family #50.
  2. Freeman Thomas Henshaw death certificate.
  3. 1910 census, 21st Ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1360, ED 134, page 1B, line #52, dwelling #8, family #8.
  4. 1920 census, 2nd Ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1579, ED 110, page 10B, line #67, dwelling #171, family #201.
  5. John Thomas Henshaw naturalization petition.
  6. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2051, ED 11, page 25A, line #36, dwelling #8, family #13.
  7. Ancestry Family Tree data "Sorrels/Lough" posted by "gerri756".
  8. (stillborn daughter) Henshaw death certificate.
  9. 1880 census, 2nd Ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1138, ED 54, page 46C, line #37, dwelling #375, family #387.
  10. U.S., Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1900 census, 2nd Ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1420, ED 52, page 3B, line #85, dwelling #45, family #48.


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