Dorthy Margaret Henshaw

                                                      ┌── William Franklin Henshaw
                                                      │    1852-1886 
                           ┌── George Clyde Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1877-1949             │
                           │                          └── Catherine Olive Emery
                           │                               1853-1886 
Dorthy Margaret Henshaw ───┤
B: 1899                    │                          ┌── Stephen Criswell Johnson
D: 1965                    │                          │
                           └── Susan Alma Johnston ───┤
                                1877-1954             │
                                                      └── Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hepler
M: Merle Edward Thompson

Dorthy Margaret Henshaw     [ID 02818] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Dorthy Margaret Henshaw1,2 [Dorothy Margaret Henshaw3, Dora Henshaw1,3,4,5].

Born Jan 6 1899, Evans City, Butler County, Pennsylvania.1,2,4,5,6  

She married Merle Edward Thompson1 [Edward Thompson6], Aug 24 19201, Eastland, Texas1.  Merle, son of Fred Thompson & Olive Olson, was born Mar 13 1890, LaCross, Wisconsin.2,7  


Meryle Thompson, born c1922, Texas.
Robert Thompson, born c1924, Oklahoma.
Edward Thompson, Jr., born c1925, Oklahoma.

Dora and family were shown in the 1930 census, Craig, Moffat County, Colorado:6

Thompson, Edward, head-of-household, age 40, born in Wisconsin; parents born in U.S.A.; first married at age 31; rented home ($27 rent); no radio in home; occupation: repairman, garage; World War I veteran.
Thompson, Dorothy, wife, age 31, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 21.
Thompson, Meryle, daughter, age 8, born in Texas; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Thompson, Robert, son, age 6, born in Oklahoma; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Thompson, Edward Jr., son, age 5, born in Oklahoma; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Pennsylvania.

Dorthy Margaret Henshaw died Mar 9 1965, at her home, 1107 Valley Drive, Borger, Hutchinson County, Texas; age 66.1,2  

Merle died Aug 5 1965, Veterans Administration Hospital, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas; age 75.2,7

(photo)Photo: Dora Henshaw as a child, with siblings 8

(photo)Photo: Dora Henshaw with mother and sisters 8

Social Security information for Merle Edward Thompson: 457-01-0725


  1. Henshaw family notes and photos from Cindy Hills Melancon ()
  2. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982;
  3. Contribution from Georgann Hunter ().
  4. 1900 census, Forward Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1387, ED 74, page 14A, line #35, dwelling #271, family #271.
  5. 1910 census, Tionesta Burough, Forest County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1347, ED 61, page 14B, line #77, dwelling #167, family #170.
  6. 1930 census, Craig, Moffat County, Colorado; roll T626-245, ED 17, page 2B, line #80, dwelling #53, family #56.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  8. Photo courtesy of Cindy Hills Melancon.

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