Byron Thomas Henshaw

                                                        ┌── Boyd Jasper Henshaw
                                                        │    1890-1966 
                                ┌── Boyd Jack Henshaw ──┤
                                │    1919-1994          │
                                │                       └── Alma Louise Driftmier
                                │                            1891-1973 
Byron Thomas Henshaw ───────────┤
B: 1951                         │                       ┌── George N. Thomas
D: 2004                         │                       │
                                └── Lucille E. Thomas ──┤
                                     1919-1998          │
                                                        └── Nellie A. Jerome
M: Christine "Christy" O'Conner

Byron Thomas Henshaw     [ID 04046] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 3 1951, Seattle, King County, Washington.1,2,3,4  

He married Christine "Christy" O'Conner, Jul 17 1976, Snohomish County, Washington.1,2,3,4  (Marriage license issued in King County, Washington).4  Christine was born about 1952, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington.4  

In 2003 Byron was living in Everett, Washington.5  

Byron Thomas Henshaw died Nov 15 2004.3  

Byron's death was noted in "The Daily Herald" (Everett, Washington) on November 17, 2004:6

Byron Thomas Henshaw

Byron Henshaw, 53 of Everett passed away November 15, 2004.  A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20th at the Solie Funeral Home Chapel.

Byron's obituary was published in "The Daily Herald" (Everett, Washington) on November 18, 2004:3,7

Byron Thomas Henshaw

Byron Thomas Henshaw, 53, peacefully passed away at his home on the morning of November 15, 2004.  He was born in Seattle, WA on October 3, 1951, the second son of Jack and Lucille Henshaw.  He grew up on Queen Anne Hill, attended Cole Elementary School and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1969.  He married Christine O'Connor on July 17, 1976.  

Byron had a love of the Culinary Arts and worked his way up from Dishwasher to Executive Chef.  Over the years he was a Sous Chef at the main kitchens of St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, the Olympic Hotel (Four Seasons) in Seattle.  He then became executive chef at the Camlin Hotel and Vance Hotel in Seattle.  He most recently held the position of Executive Chef at Merrill Gardens in Mill Creek before illness forced his retirement.  

Byron was a very intelligent, talented and gentle man.  He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Christy.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Boyd.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother Thomas and wife Denise Henshaw of Kirkland, his sister-in-law, Rochelle Henshaw, nephew Jonathan of Wichita, KS, as well as several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.  He also leaves behind his two beloved dogs, Bebe and Pepsi.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 20th at 3:30 p.m. at Solie Funeral Home at 3301, Colby Ave., Everett.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Hospice of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Suite 500, Everett, WA 98201.

(photo)Photo: Byron Thomas Henshaw & Christine "Christy" O'Conner marriage certificate King County, Washington 4


  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. Obituary of Byron Thomas Henshaw; "The Daily Herald", Nov 18 2004:
  4. Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004;
  5. Obituary of Boyd Jack Henshaw.
  6. Death notice for Byron Thomas Henshaw; "The Daily Herald", Nov 17 2004:
  7. Obituary of Byron Thomas Henshaw; "The Daily Herald", Nov 19 2004:

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