Robert Levi Henshaw

                                                 ┌── Levi Henshaw
                                                 │    1769-1843 
                       ┌── Levi Henshaw ─────────┤
                       │    1815-1896            │
                       │                         └── Ann McConnell
                       │                              1778-1839 
Robert Levi Henshaw ───┤
B: 1857                │                         ┌── Colonel Robert Verdier Snodgrass
D: 1932                │                         │
                       └── Sarah Ann Snodgrass ──┤
                            1827-1899            │
                                                 └── Sarah Ann Snodgrass
M: Amelia M. Shoemaker
   ├── Fredrick Levi Henshaw (1889-1976) 1,2,3
   ├── Boyd Jasper Henshaw (1890-1966) 1,2,3,4
   ├── James Craven Henshaw (1893-1970) 1,2,3,5
   ├── Lowell Scudder Henshaw (1898-1990) 1,2,3,5
   └── Valley Virginia Henshaw (1900-1979) 1,2,5

Robert Levi Henshaw     [ID 03607] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 2 18571,5,6,7 [Dec - 18593], Shepherdstown, Berkeley County, West Virginia1,5,6,7.  

Note that his parents had an earlier son named Robert Levi who died in infancy.8  

He married Amelia M. Shoemaker9,10 [Amelia Catherine Shoemaker1,6, Mildred Catherine Shoemaker2,7,8].  Amelia, daughter of Jasper W. Schoemaker & Jemima E. Stump, was born Jun - 1870, Iowa.3,5,6,11,12,13  

Robert and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 12 1900), Clarinda, Page County, Iowa:3

Henshaw, R., head-of-household, age 41, born Dec 1859 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 12 years; express manager.
Henshaw, Amelia, wife, age 30 [unclear], born June 1870 [unclear] in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Ohio; married 12 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Fred, son, age 11, born April 1889 in Iowa; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Iowa; attended school.
Henshaw, Boyd, son, age 9, born Oct 1890 in Iowa; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Iowa; attended school.
Henshaw, James, son, age 7, born Mar 1893 in Iowa; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Iowa; attended school.
Henshaw, Lowel, son, age 1, born Nov 1898 in Iowa; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Iowa.

Robert and family were shown in the 1910 census, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa:14

Henshaw, Robert, age 51.
Henshaw, Amelia, age 39.
Henshaw, Fredrick, age 21.
Henshaw, Boyd, age 19.
Henshaw, James, age 16.
Henshaw, Lowell, age 11.
Henshaw, Vallie, age 9.

Robert and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6-7 1920), 515 Chestnut, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa:5

Henshaw, Robert, head-of-household, age 62, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; owned home; occupation: express messenger, R.R.
Henshaw, Amelia, wife, age 49, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Ohio.
Shoemaker, Jasper, father-in-law, age 76, born in Iowa; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio; widower.
Henshaw, Valley, daughter, age 19; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Iowa; single; occupation: saleslady, dry goods store.
Henshaw, James C., son, age 26; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Iowa; single; attended school.
Henshaw, Lowell S., son, age 21; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Iowa; single; attended school.

Robert and family moved to Seattle, Washington.2,7,10  

Robert Levi Henshaw died Jun 13 1932.6  

Widow Amelia was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 2 1940), living in the household of daughter Virginia, 1702 30th Avenue South, Seattle, King County, Washington:13

Henshaw, Amelia, mother-in-law, age 69, born in Iowa; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; widow.

Amelia died Jul 1 1943.6  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Brant Henshaw.
  2. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  3. 1900 census, Clarinda, Nodaway Township, Page County, Iowa; ED 95, page 201B, line #78, family #309.
  4. Contribution from Bill Henshaw.
  5. 1920 census, Clarinda, Nodaway Township, Page County, Iowa; roll T625-506, ED 114, page 4B, line #61, dwelling #94, family #102.
  6. Contribution from Bill Henshaw citing:
    Information from Alma Louise (Driftmier) Henshaw.
  7. Wardell, Patrick G.: "Virginia & West Virginians 1607-1870", Volume 3; Heritage Books, Inc.; Bowie, Maryland; 1992
  8. "The West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly", Vol. 4, No. 2, April 1904. The West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society, Charleston, W.VA. Article "The Henshaw Family" by Valley Virginia Henshaw. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  9. Contribution from Bill Henshaw citing:
    Birth and death certificates of son Boyd Jasper Henshaw
    1900 census.
  10. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  11. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 110, pg 178.
  12. 1920 census, Mount Vernon Township, Skagit County, Washington; roll T625-1935, ED 104, page 11A, line #43, dwelling #238, family #263.
  13. 1940 census, Seattle, King County, Washington; roll T627-4382, ED 40-293, page 1A, line #1, household #1.
  14. Contribution from Joy Bliss Gerber citing:
    1910 census, Clarinda, Nodaway Township, Page County, Iowa; ED 106.


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