Valley Virginia Henshaw

                                                     ┌── Levi Henshaw
                                                     │    1815-1896 
                           ┌── Robert Levi Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1857-1932            │
                           │                         └── Sarah Ann Snodgrass
                           │                              1827-1899 
Valley Virginia Henshaw ───┤
B: 1900                    │                         ┌── Jasper W. Schoemaker
D: 1979                    │                         │
                           └── Amelia M. Shoemaker ──┤
                                1870-1943            │
                                                     └── Jemima E. Stump
M: Henry Rolland Berk

Valley Virginia Henshaw     [ID 04015] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Valley Virginia Henshaw1 [Virginia Henshaw2,3,4,5].

Born Aug 15 1900, Iowa.1,3,4,6  

She married Henry Rolland Berk, Jul 16 1927, First Methodist Episcopal Church, King County, Washington.1,7  Henry, son of Frederick Herman Berk & Jane Jones, was born May 1 1892, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.3,4,6,8,9,10  

Children:1

Barbara Jane Berk, born Jul 8 [Jul 2] 1929, Washington; died Aug 23 1981, Mercer Island, Washington; never married. 3,4,6,11,12
Henshaw Rolland Berk, born May 29 1930 (twin); died Nov 17 1935, Seattle, Washington, age 5; buried Lake View Cemetery. 5,12,13
James Scudder Berk, born May 29 1930 (twin); died Sep 10 1937, Seattle, Washington, age 7; buried Lake View Cemetery. 2,5,12,13

On Jun 5 1917 Henry R. Berk, age 25, had registered for the World War I draft in Spokane County, Washington.  He declared he was born May 1st 1892 in Cleveland, Ohio, and was then residing at 2519 Ralph St., Spokane, a salesman for Pacific Manifolding Book Co. of Emeryville, California.  He declared he was single, without dependents, and no previous military service.  He was recorded as short, slender, brown eyes, brown hair.9  

Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1928 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14

Berk Henry R (Virginia) rep Tablet & Ticket Co hC600 Blaine blvd
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1929 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) rep Tablet & Ticket Co hC600 Wash blvd

Virginia and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), 1726 33rd Ave., Seattle, King County, Washington:3

Berk, Henry R., head-of-household, age 37, born in Ohio; parents born in Canada; first married at age 35; rented home ($35 rent); occupation: salesman, building equipment; World War I veteran.
Berk, Virginia, wife, age 29, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Virginia; first married at age 26.
Berk, Barbara, daughter, age 9 months, born in Washington; father born in Ohio; mother born in Ohio.

Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1930 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14

Berk Henry R (Virginia H) rep Tablet & Ticket Co h600 Wash blvd apt C
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1931 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) rep Tablet & Ticket Co h1726 33d av
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1932 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) rep Tablet & Ticket Co h1726 33d av
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1933 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) rep Tablet & Ticket Co h1515 35th av
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1934 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) rep The Tablet & Ticket Co h1515 35th av
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1935 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) rep The Tablet & Ticket Co h1515 35th av
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1939 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia) rep Fechteler Palm & Co agt Tablet & Ticket Co h1702 30th av S

Virginia and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 2 1940), 1702 30th Avenue South, Seattle, King County, Washington:4

Berk, Henry R., head-of-household, age 46, born in Ohio; completed 1 year of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; owned home ($4500 value); occupation: sales representative, advertising firm.
Berk, Virginia, wife, age 39, born in Iowa; completed 1 year of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city.
Berk, Barbara, daughter, age 10, born in Washington; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; attended school.
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.

Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1941 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14

Berk Henry R (Virginia A) mfrs agt 644 White-Henry-Stuart bldg rep The Tablet & Ticket Co h1702 30th av S
Virginia and Henry were shown in the 1942 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Henry R (Virginia) rep The Tablet & Ticket Co mfrs agt 644 White-Henry-Stuart bldg h1702 30th av S

On Apr 25 1942 Henry R. Berk, age 49, registered for the World War II draft in Seattle, Washington.  He declared he was born May 1 1892 in Cleveland, Ohio, and was then residing at 1702 30 Ave. So., Seattle, self-employed in his "own business".  He declared his contact was the Prudential Ins. Co.  He was recorded as 5'6" tall, 145 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion.10  

Virginia and family were shown in the 1943 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14

Berk Barbara J stdt r1702 30th av S
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) mfrs agt 644 White-Henry-Stuart bldg h1702 30th av S
Berk Virginia H Mrs ofc sec DuPuis & Ferguson r1702 30th av S
Virginia and family were shown in the 1948 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Barbara clk UofW r2807 Harvard av N
Berk Henry (Virginia H) mgr Tablet & Ticket Co h2807 Harvard av N
Berk Virginia H Mrs ofc sec Ferguson Burdell & Armstrong r2807 Harvard av N
Virginia and family were shown in the 1953 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Agencies Henry (Henry R Berk) mfrs agts 2701 3d av
Berk Barbara J studt r 807 Harvard av N
Berk Henry R (Virginia H; Henry Berk Agencies) h2807 Harvard av N
Berk Virginia H Mrs ofc sec Ferguson & Burdell r2807 Harvard av N
Virginia and family were shown in the 1954 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Barbara J studt r2807 Harvard av N
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) mfr agt h2807 Harvard av N
Berk Virginia Mrs sten Ferguson & Burdell r2007 Harvard av N [sic]
Virginia and family were shown in the 1955 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Barbara J tchr r2807 Harvard av N
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) mfrs agt h2807 Harvard av N
Berk Virginia H Mrs ofc sec Ferguson & Burdell r2807 Harvard av N
Virginia and family were shown in the 1957 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Barbara J studt r2807 Harvard av N
Berk Henry Agencies (R E Partridge) bulletin and directory boards 81 Yesler way
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) mfrs agt h2807 Harvard av N
Berk Virginia H Mrs ofc sec Ferguson & Burdell r2807 Harvard av N
Virginia and family were shown in the 1958 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Barbara J tchr Grays Harbor r2707 Boyer av
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) slsmn Plastic Sls & Serv h2707 Boyer av
Berk Virginia H Mrs ofc sec Ferguson & Burdell r2707 Boyer av
Virginia and family were shown in the 1960 city directory of Seattle, Washington:14
Berk Barbara J tchr r2707 Boyer av
Berk Henry R (Virginia H) slsmn Builders Specialties h2707 Boyer av
Berk Virginia H Mrs legal sec Ferguson & Burdell r2707 Boyer av

Henry died Apr 27 1964, buried Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington.1,5,6  

Valley Virginia Henshaw died Feb 4 1979, Seattle, King County, Washington; age 78.5,6,12

(photo)Photo: Valley Virginia Henshaw & Henry Rolland Berk marriage certificate King County, Washington 7

(photo)Photo: Valley Virginia Henshaw & Henry Rolland Berk family gravestone Lake View Cemetery 5

Social Security information for Valley Virginia Henshaw: 531-20-5613

Social Security information for Henry Rolland Berk: 534-01-0190


Sources

  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. Contribution from Gail Schueler ().
  3. 1930 census, Seattle, King County, Washington; roll T626-2496, ED 74, page 38A, line #34, dwelling #294, family #296.
  4. 1940 census, Seattle, King County, Washington; roll T627-4382, ED 40-293, page 1A, line #1, household #1.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. "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
  7. Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Ancestry Family Tree data "Riley, Stanley, Richards, & McWethy Families" posted by "jlrussell3".
  9. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. U.S. School Yearbooks; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.


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