Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw

                                                     ┌── Horace Levi Henshaw
                                                     │    1839-1918 
                           ┌── Hoyt Henshaw ─────────┤
                           │    1871-1943            │
                           │                         └── Abigail M. "Abbie" Holmes
                           │                              1843-1901 
Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw ───┤
B: 1911                    │                         ┌── Quincy Lowell Guernsey
D: 1978                    │                         │
                           └── Lillian R. Guernsey ──┤
                                1880-1970            │
                                                     └── Francis H. Roberts
M: Walter Aaron Hedden

Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw     [ID 04820] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw1,2 [Phobe Henshaw3].

Born Jul 30 1911, Aurora, Erie County, New York.1,2,3,4,5  

Phoebe was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 23 1940), living alone at 197 North Street, Buffalo, Erie County, New York:5

Henshaw, Phoebe, head-of-household, age 28, born in New York; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Alfred, Allegany County, New York; single; rented home ($47.50/month rent); occupation: nurse, private duty; worked 26 weeks in 1939; $800 wages in 1939.

She married Walter Aaron Hedden.1,2,6  Walter, son of William Samuel Hedden & Mary Alice Owens, was born Sep 28 1914, Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama.1,2,3,7,8  


Gary Henshaw Hedden, born Aug 14 1948 [email: ].

Phoebe and Walter were shown in the 1954 city directory of Columbus, Ohio:9

Hedden Walter A (Phoebe) emp Battelle Mem Inst r Worthington O
Phoebe and Walter were shown in the 1956 city directory of Columbus, Ohio:9
Hedden Walter A (Phoebe) eng Battelle Mem Inst (Cols) h496 Colonial av (Worth)
Phoebe and Walter were shown in the 1957 city directory of Columbus, Ohio:9
Hedden Walter A (Phoebe H) eng Battelle's (Cols) h145 E South (Worth)
Also listed in 1957 as:9
Hedden Phoebe nurse Univ Hosp r Worthington Ohio
Hedden Walter A with Battelle Mem Inst r Worthington Ohio
Phoebe and Walter were shown in the 1959 city directory of Columbus, Ohio:9
Hedden Walter A (Phoebe H) eng Battelle's (Cols) h145 E South (Worth)
Phoebe and Walter were shown in the 1960 city directory of Columbus, Ohio:9
Hedden Chester S studt h145 E South (Worth)
Hedden Walter A (Phoebe H) eng Battelle's (Cols) h145 E South (Worth)

In 1978 Phoebe was living in/near Sanibel, Florida.3  

Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw died Nov 3 1978, Lee County, Florida; age 67.1,3,4,10  

Walter remarried to Carol Taber.10  

Walter died Nov 30 2001, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee; age 87.2,3,10  

Walter's obituary was published in "The Mobile Register" (Mobile, Alabama) on Thursday February 21, 2002:10

FAIRHOPE -- A memorial service for Walter Hedden will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairhope Christian Church.  The Rev. Bev Birdzell will officiate and burial will follow in Colony Cemetery in Fairhope.  Hedden, 87, died Nov. 30, 2001.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, N.Y.  He graduated from Alfred University with a degree in ceramic engineering and co-authored 14 patents for research.  The Fairhope native is survived by his wife, Carol Taber Hedden of Ithaca, N.Y.; two sons, Gary Hedden of Franklin, Tenn., and Chet Hedden of Tucson, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Beverly Maynard of Dryden, N.Y., and Barbara Welch of King Ferry, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Fairhope Funeral Home and Crematory.

(photo)Photo: Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw 2

(photo)Photo: Walter Aaron Hedden 7

(photo)Photo: Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw gravestone Griffins Mills Cemetery 10

Social Security information for Phoebe Guernsey Henshaw: 423-14-7200

Social Security information for Walter Aaron Hedden: 267-18-1638


  1. Contribution from Gary Henshaw Hedden ().
  2. Ancestry Family Tree data "Henshaw/Eichners" posted by "jfnette".
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998;
  5. 1940 census, Buffalo, Erie County, New York; roll T627-2839, ED 64-538, page 7A, line #6, household #262.
  6. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  7. Ancestry Family Tree data "Harrod-Stevenson-Hedden-Piper" posted by "sharrod115".
  8. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  9. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989;

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