Edgar Levi Henshaw

                                                                      ┌── Levi Henshaw
                                                                      │    1815-1896 
                              ┌── Edgar Craven Henshaw ───────────────┤
                              │    1859-1924                          │
                              │                                       └── Sarah Ann Snodgrass
                              │                                            1827-1899 
Edgar Levi Henshaw ───────────┤
B: 1887                       │
D: ?                          │
                              └── Sarah Mason "Sallie" Lingamfelter
M: Victoria Florence Langford
   ├── Margaret Ann Henshaw (1915-2008) 1,2
   └── Victoria Louise Henshaw (1917-2013) 1,2

Edgar Levi Henshaw     [ID 04016] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 15 18873,4,5,6,7 [about 18891], Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia3,4,5,6,7.  

He married Victoria Florence Langford.2,8  Victoria was born about 1889, Ontario.1  

On Jun 5 1917 Edgar Levi Henshaw, age 29, registered for the World War I draft in Berkeley County, West Virginia.  He declared he was born Nov 15 1887 in Hedgesville, West Virginia, and was then residing at 304 W. Martin, Martinsburg, West Virginia where he had a wife & infant child, and was a business manager employed by Henshaw Hallie & Co. of Martinsburg.  He declared he had served three years as a sergant in the National Guard.  He claimed an exemption due to "dependent wife + child".  He was recorded as tall, stout, gray eyes, light hair.6  

Edgar and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 8 1920), Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia:1

Henshaw, Edgar L., head-of-household, age 31, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; rented home; occupation: merchant, agriculture.
Henshaw, Victoria F., wife, age 31, born in Ontario; parents born in Ontario; immigrated 1894; naturalized 1901.
Henshaw, Margaret A., daughter, age 4 years 8 months, born in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Ontario.
Henshaw, Victoria L., daughter, age 2 years 1 month, born in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Ontario.

On Apr 27 1942 Edgar Levi Henshaw, age 54, registered for the World War II draft in Jefferson County, West Virginia.  He declared he was born Nov 15 1887 in Berkeley County, West Virginia, and was then residing at 406 So. Kentucky, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, employed by the Housing Authority of The City of Martinsburg, West Virginia.  He declared his relative/contact was Miss Louise Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as 5'9" tall, 180 lbs., gray eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.7  


  1. 1920 census, 3rd Ward, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T625-1948, ED 30, page 5A, line #41, dwelling #92, family #95.
  2. Obituary of Victoria Louise Henshaw.
  3. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  4. 1900 census, Hedgesville Village, Hedgesville District, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T623-1755, ED 13, page 12B, line #52, dwelling #227, family #231.
  5. 1910 census, 2nd Ward, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T624-1676, ED 20, page 13B, line #92, dwelling #258, family #272.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.

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