William Richard "Bill" Henshaw, Jr.

                                                                     ┌── Richard Charles Henshaw
                                                                     │    1893-1966 
                                       ┌── William Richard Henshaw ──┤
                                       │    1915-1993                │
                                       │                             └── Katie Goslin
                                       │                                  1896-1976 
William Richard "Bill" Henshaw, Jr. ───┤
B: 1937                                │
D: 2011                                │
                                       └── Delia Stevens
M: Rose Sperling
   ├── Lorraine Henshaw  1
   ├── Michael R. Henshaw  1
   ├── Steven W. Henshaw  1
   └── Glenn I. Henshaw  1

William Richard "Bill" Henshaw, Jr.     [ID 20385] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 13 1937, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2,3,4,5  

He married Rose Sperling, Sep 26 1959, Scottsville United Methodist Church, Langhome, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.3,6  

William Richard "Bill" Henshaw, Jr. died Mar 26 2011, at his home, Shallotte, North Carolina; age 73.3,4,5,7  

Bill's obituary was published in "The Sun News" on Mar. 29, 2011.3,4

William R. "Bill" Henshaw, Jr.  
June 13, 1937 - March 26, 2011

Shallotte, N.C. William R. "Bill" Henshaw, Jr., 73, of Shallotte, N.C., and formerly...

Another obituary was published by Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Service:7

William Richard Henshaw Jr.  
(June 13, 1937 - March 26, 2011)

William R. (Bill) Henshaw Jr., 73, Shallotte, N.C., and formerly of Pipersville, Pa., died peacefully March 26, 2011 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  

William was born June 13, 1937, in Philadelphia, to William Sr. and Delia Stevens.  He married his loving wife, Rose Sperling on September 26, 1959.  Together they raised their family in Pipersville, PA, in a beautiful home designed and built by Bill

William graduated from Lower Moreland High School in Bucks County, PA.  He was a paratrooper in the US Army, and a member of Elks Lodge No. 2679.  He was employed for 31 years by Philadelphia Electric Co., from which he retired, and maintained many cherished lifelong friends.  Bill and Rose retired to Shallotte, NC, where they met many new dear friends.  Bill designed their wonderful home on Goose Creek.  He was also a very talented craftsman who recently built a 14 ft wooden kayak for his family to enjoy.  Surviving in addition to his wife; daughter, Lorraine DiFrancesco, wife of Bruce, Coopersburg, PA, and his three sons, Michael R., husband of Dolly, Oshkosh, WI., Steven W., husband of Teresa, West Lawn, PA., and Glenn I., husband of Kim, Atglen, PA; six loving grandchildren: Nicole, Daniel, Brian, Sam, Ryan, and Adam; and Billís special companion "Dixie".  Other survivors include two sisters, Margaret McMenamin, Warminster, Pa., and Barbara Souder, Perkasie, Pa.  

A memorial service to celebrate Williamís life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Lower Cape Fear Hospice- Brunswick Co. Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.  

Please share memories and condolences by clicking on the "Sign Guest Book" tab above.  

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation , 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


  1. William Richard "Bill" Henshaw, Jr. obituary.
  2. 1940 census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; roll T627-3702, ED 51-503, page 6B, line #78, household #120.
  3. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 - 2015; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/myrtlebeachonline/obituary-preview.aspx?pid=149761313.
  5. "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
  6. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Obituary of William Richard Henshaw, Jr.; Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Service:

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