William Henshall

                                                       ┌── William Ralph Henshallc1854-?    
                          ┌── William Ralph Henshall ──┤
                          │   c1879-1955               │
                          │                            └── Jane -
                          │                                c1850-?    
William Henshall ─────────┤
B: 1904                   │                            ┌── William Harper
D: c1972                  │                            │
                          └── Sarah Ann Harper ────────┤
M: Gladys Violet Lawrence
   ├── Ruth Marjory Henshall (1930-) 1,2
   ├── Enid Henshall (1932-) 1,2
   └── Shirley Kathlyn Henshall (1939-) 1,2

William Henshall     [ID 03409] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 22 1904, Hanley, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.1,2  

On leaving school in 1917, William went to work on the railway at the nearby Shrub Hill Station, where he remained for some six years.  In June 1923, when he was 19 years of age, he applied to the Worcester Porcelain Company for a job, and started as a general factotum around the factory, working mainly in the maintenance department.  After some six months he was transferred permanently to the mill where he remained until he retired in July 1969 after 46 years with the company.1  

He married Gladys Violet Lawrence, Mar 2 1929, Holy Trinity, Worcester, England.2,3  Gladys, daughter of William Edward Lawrence & Julia Kate Thomas, was born Jun 24 1905, Worcester, England.1,2  

William Henshall died about 1972, Ronkswood Hospital, Worcester, England.1  William died from silicosis of the lungs, caused by working for so many years in the dusty environment of the porcelain mill.1  

Gladys died Feb 12 1997, Worcester, England; buried Feb 20 1997, Astwood Cemetery, Worcester, England.1

(photo)Photo: William Henshall


  1. Contribution from Paul Murton.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Paul Murton.
  3. Contribution from Paul Murton citing:
    Marriage certificate, Holy Trinity church, Worcester.

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