Minerva Lue Henshaw

                                                    ┌── Martin Henshawc1824-?    
                        ┌── Eli Bannister Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1849-1928              │
                        │                           └── Jane -
                        │                               c1820-?    
Minerva Lue Henshaw ────┤
B: 1876                 │                           ┌── Hopson Ridling
D: 1949                 │                           │
                        └── California Raiford ─────┤
                             1853-1933              │
                                                    └── Suginas (Ridling)
M: Gilbert Materson Gay

Minerva Lue Henshaw     [ID 02888] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Minerva Lue Henshaw1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 [Lulu Henshaw10, Mary Henshaw11, Eugenia Hinshaw12,13].

Born May 17 18761,2,5,6,8,11,12,13 [about 187910, about 18787], Arkansas1,2,5,6,8,11,12,13.  

She married Gilbert Materson Gay1,2,9 [Gilbert Madison Gay3, Gilbert Matt Gay14,15,16,17, Matthew G. Gay11, M. Gilbert Gay10], Aug 12 18971,2,9, Nevada County, Arkansas1,2,9.  Gilbert, son of Francis Marion Gay & Mary Abbie Allen1,2,7,8,11,18,19, was born Mar 20 18751,2,7,8,11,18,19 [Mar 20 187516,17, Mar 29 187514,15, about 187610], Alabama1,2,7,8,11,18,19 [Georgia10,14,15,16,17].  

Children:7,8,10,11

M. Mary / Minnie B. / Fannie Gay, born May 1899, Arkansas; married -- Banks.
Marion Gay, born c1902, Arkansas.
Nettie/Nellie L. Gay, born Nov 12 1903, Willisville, Nevada County, Arkansas; died Jan 10 1998, buried Garland Cemetery, Haskell County, Oklahoma; married Bluford Jackson Cheatwood. 3,4,20
Albert Gay, born c1905, Arkansas.
Luetta/Lou E. Gay, born c1909, Arkansas.
Othel? Gay, born c1912, Arkansas.
Lov[??] Gay, daughter, born c1914, Arkansas.
Paul Gay, born 1919, Arkansas.

Minerva and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 7 1900), living in the household of Gilbert's widowed father in Parker Township, Nevada County, Arkansas:11

Gay, Frank, head-of-household, age 50, born Apr 1850 in Georgia; parents born in Georgia; widower; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free); cannot read or write.
Gay, Matthew G., son, age 25, born Mar 1875 in Alabama; parents born in Georgia; married 2 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Gay, Rosie E., daughter, age 16, born Mar 1884 in Alabama; parents born in Georgia.
Gay, Moses F., son, age 14, born Feb 1886 in Texas; parents born in Georgia; occupation: farm laborer.
Gay, Mary G., daughter-in-law, age 24, born May 1876 in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; married 2 years; 1 child, 1 living; cannot read or write.
Gay, Fannie, daughter, age 1, born May 1899 in Arkansas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Arkansas.

Minerva and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15 1910), Calhoun Township, Columbia County, Arkansas:10

Gay, M. Gilbert, head-of-household, age 34, born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia; first marriage, married 13 years.
Gay, Lulu, wife, age 31, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; first marriage, married 13 years; 6 children, 5 living.
Gay, M. Mary, daughter, age 10, born in Arkansas; father born in Georgia; mother born in Arkansas.
Gay, Marion, daughter, age 8, born in Arkansas; father born in Georgia; mother born in Arkansas.
Gay, Nettie, daughter, age 6, born in Arkansas; father born in Georgia; mother born in Arkansas.
Gay, Albert, son, age 4, born in Arkansas; father born in Georgia; mother born in Arkansas.
Gay, Luetta [unclear], daughter, age 1 [unclear], born in Arkansas; father born in Georgia; mother born in Arkansas.

On Sep 12 1918 Gilbert Mateson Gay, age 43, registered for the World War I draft in Lewisville, LaFayette County, Arkansas.  He declared he was born Mch 20 1875, and was then residing in Buckner, Lafayette County, Arkansas where he was a self-employed farmer.  He declared his nearest relative was his wife, Eugene Gay, of Buckner.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair, with a disability: "thumb gone off left hand".18  

Minerva and family were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 9 1920), Hadley Township, LaFayette County, Arkansas:7

Gay, Gilbert M., head-of-household, age 44, born in Alabama; parents born in Georgia; rented home; occupation: carpenter.
Gay, Minervia, wife, age 42, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas.
Banks [unclear], Minnie B., daughter, age 20, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas [sic]; [..marital status unclear - appears to show married or widowed..].
Gay, Nellie, daughter, age 16, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas [sic].
Gay, Albert, son, age 15, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas [sic].
Gay, Lou E., daughter, age 10, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas [sic].
Gay, Othel [unclear], son, age 8 [unclear], born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas [sic].
Gay, Lovel[..unclear..], daughter, age 6, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas [sic].
Gay, Paul, son, age 2, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas [sic].

Minerva and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 24 1930), Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma:8

Gay, Gilbert M., head-of-household, age 55, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; first married at age 22; rented home ($10 rent); no radio in home; occupation: carpenter; not a war veteran.
Gay, Minerva, wife, age 52, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; first married at age 21.
Gay, Paul, son, age 13 years 2 months, born in Arkansas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.

Minerva Lue Henshaw died Aug 21 1949, Kern County, California; age 73.1,2,5,6  

Minerva's death record shows her father's surname was Henshaw and mother's maiden name was Raford.1,2  

Gilbert died Feb 6 1956, Kern County, California; age 80.1,2

(photo)Photo: Gilbert Mateson Gay World War I draft registration card 18

Social Security information for Gilbert Materson Gay: 464-05-5807


Sources

  1. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  2. California Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Cathi Henning ().
  5. Burials in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, California; USGenWeb:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/kern/cemeteries/greenlawn-north-g.txt.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. 1920 census, Hadley Township, LaFayette County, Arkansas; roll T624-68, ED 116, page 13A, line #39, dwelling #120, family #120.
  8. 1930 census, Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1931, ED 26, page 33B, line #89, dwelling #791, family #977.
  9. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. 1910 census, Calhoun Township, Columbia County, Arkansas; roll T624-46, ED 62, page 67B, line #54, dwelling #191, family #191.
  11. 1900 census, Parker Township, Nevada County, Arkansas; roll T623-69, ED 85, page 4B, line #78, dwelling #70, family #70.
  12. Contribution from C. Elton Hinshaw.
  13. 1880 census, Missouri Township, Nevada County, Arkansas; roll T9-0052, ED 213, page 482D, line #18, family #335.
  14. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Elaine Hendricks ().
  15. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Brad Aycock ().
  16. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Peggy J Gilbert ().
  17. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Peggy Shaw ().
  18. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. 1880 census, Abernathy, Cleburne County, Alabama; roll T9-8, ED 44, page 200D, line #37, dwelling #248, family #250.
  20. Burials in Garland Cemetery, Haskell County, Oklahoma; USGenWeb Archives.


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