Horace William Henshaw

                                                     ┌── William Henshaw
                                                     │    1767-1822 
                          ┌── Horace W. Henshaw ─────┤
                          │    1811-1898             │
                          │                          └── Jerusha Brace
                          │                                  ?-1822 
Horace William Henshaw ───┤
B: 1852                   │
D: 1925                   │
                          └── Martha M. Montgomery
M: Lilly Roos
   └── Marguerite Henshaw (c1888-?) 1,2,3

Horace William Henshaw     [ID 04873] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Horace William Henshaw4,5 [Hiram Henshaw6].

Born Aug 20 1852, Ohio.4,6  

He married Lilly Roos1,2,4,7 [Lily H. Roos7, M. Lilly Roos1], Dec 28 18751,2,4,7, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri1,2,4,7.  Lilly was born about 1860, England.8  

On Saturday, Aug 7, 1909, Horace and Lilly and daughter Marguerite arrived at the Resthaven resort, Waukesha, Wisconsin9 (apparently their summer vacation).  

Horace William Henshaw died Jan 29 1925, at his home, 504 Barry Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.5,10  

Horace's death was noted in the "Waukesha Freeman" (Waukesha, Wisconsin) on Thursday, Feb 5 1925:10

H. W. Henshaw

Word has been received of the death of H. W. Henshaw, who passed away at his home at 504 Barry Ave., Chicago, on January 29.  He leaves surviving him his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Vernon Gaspar.  Mr. Henshaw was well known in this city, having spent many summers here.  

Mrs. Charles Gaspar and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gaspar went to Chicago on Monday to attend the funeral.

The following advertisement was published in the "Waukesha Freeman" (Waukesha, Wisconsin) on Dec 2 1925:11


WANTED - For six months or a year, a comfortable, well heated, furnished house or large apartment.  Must have four bedrooms.  Preferable in the vicinity of High School.  Address, Mrs. Horace W. Henshaw, c-o The Spa.

Widow Lily was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), living with daughter Marguerite and family at 429 N. Grand Ave., Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin:8

Henshaw, Lily H., head-of-household, age 70, born in England; parents born in England; widow, first married at age 18; owned home ($15,000 value); no radio in home.
Gaspar, Vernon M., son-in-law, age 44, born in Wisconsin; parents born in Wisconsin; first married at age 27; occupation: salesman, tool equipment; not a veteran.
Gaspar, Marguerite, daughter, age 42, born in Illinois; father born in Ohio; mother born in England; first married at age 25.
Gaspar, Elizabeth, granddaughter, age 16, born in Illinois; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Gaspar, Helen Louise, granddaughter, age 12, born in Illinois; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Kegel, Clara, servant, age 28, born in Minnesota; parents born in Minnesota; single; occupation: servant, house.


  1. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  2. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  3. Death notice of Horace W. Henshaw.
  4. Contribution from Gaill Snow () citing:
    Family bible of Martha M. (Montgomery) Hinshaw.
  5. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
  6. 1870 census, Cascade, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll M593-681, page 153A, line #2, dwelling #210, family #213.
  7. St. Louis, Missouri Marriages, 1804-76; http://www.ancestry,com.
  8. 1930 census, 6th Ward, Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin; roll T626-2617, ED 48, page 12B, line #69, dwelling #260, family #294.
  9. The "Waukesha Freeman" (Waukesha, Wisconsin), Aug 12 1909; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. The "Waukesha Freeman" (Waukesha, Wisconsin), Feb 5 1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. The "Waukesha Freeman" (Waukesha, Wisconsin), Dec 2 1925; http://www.ancestry.com.

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