Harry Preston Henshaw

                                                             ┌── Samuel Preston Henshaw
                                                             │    1813-1884 
                         ┌── Edwin Smith Henshaw ────────────┤
                         │    1849-1912                      │
                         │                                   └── Julia Ann Margaret Hunsicker
                         │                                        1813-1903 
Harry Preston Henshaw ───┤
B: 1886                  │                                   ┌── Hugh Lyle Campbell
D: ?                     │                                   │
                         └── Mary "Mazie" Elliott Campbell ──┤
                              1858-1927                      │
                                                             └── Mary Eliza VanMeter
M: Mabel Virginia Bowen
   └── Harry Preston Henshaw, Jr. (1916-1998) 1,2,3,4

Harry Preston Henshaw     [ID 04972] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Harry Preston Henshaw1,2 [Harry Proctor Henshaw5].

Born Dec 21 18861,2,3,4,5,6 [about 18887], Mill Creek, near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia1,2,3,4,5,6.  

Harry was raised on the ancestral homestead, "Spring Hill", in Berkeley County, West Virginia.8  He attended the public schools of Berkeley County, at Shenandoah Academy, Winchester, Virginia, and West Virginia University.9  

He married Mabel Virginia Bowen1,2 [Mabel Bowers5], Apr 29 19141,2.  Mabel was born May 16 18891,2 [about 18903,4], Virginia1,2.  

Harry was elected in 19179 and served three terms as a West Virginia State Senator.1,2  

Harry and family were shown in the 1920 census (May 5 1920), Bunker Hill, Mill Creek District, Berkeley County, West Virginia:3

Henshaw, Harry P., head-of-household, age 33, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; owned home; occupation: salesman, [..unclear..].
Henshaw, Mabel V., wife, age 29, born in Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in West Virginia.
Henshaw, Harry P. Jr., son, age 3 years ? months, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Living next door in 1920 was Harry's widowed mother and sister.10  

Harry and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 17 1930), Mill Creek District, Berkeley County, West Virginia:4

Henshaw, Harry, head-of-household, age 43, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 25; owned home ($5,000 value); radio in home; occupation: salesman, [..unclear..].
Henshaw, Mabel V., wife, age 40, born in Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in West Virginia; first married at age 24.
Henshaw, Preston, son, age 13, born in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Virginia; attended school.

A biographical sketch of Harry Preston Henshaw was published in "West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register" (1917, compiled and edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate, The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va. pgs. 719 - 752):11

HENSHAW, HARRY PRESTON. (Democrat.) Address: Bunker Hill, West Va. Born in that village; educated in public schools of Berkeley county, at Shenandoah Academy, Winchester, Va., and the West Virginia University; a prominent and successful farmer and fruit grower in a section noted for its fine farm products and fruits; elected in 1917 as one of the delegates from Berkeley county; committee assignments 1917: Arts, Science and General Improvements (Chairman); Federal Relations, Education, Counties, Districts and Municipal Corporations, Private Corporations and Joint Stock Companies, Humane Institutions and Public Buildings, Immigration and Agriculture, Medicine and Sanitation.


Sources

  1. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  2. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  3. 1920 census, Bunker Hill, Mill Creek District, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T625-1948, ED 34, page 15B, line #51, dwelling #303, family #311.
  4. 1930 census, Mill Creek District, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T626-2526, ED 18, page 10B, line #52, dwelling #138, family #142.
  5. Campbell, Leslie L., "The Campbell Clan in Virginia". Edwards Bros. Inc., Ann Arbor 1942.
  6. 1900 census, Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T623-1755, ED 18, page 11A, line #24, dwelling #184, family #186.
  7. 1910 census, Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T624-1676, ED 24, page 126A, line #19, dwelling #267, family #269.
  8. Contribution from Harry Preston Henshaw III.
  9. Biographical sketch of Harry Preston Henshaw:
    http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~usbios/West_Virginia/Bios/Berkeley/harryprestonhenshaw.txt.
  10. 1920 census, Bunker Hill, Mill Creek District, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T625-1948, ED 34, page 15B, line #54, dwelling #304, family #312.
  11. Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature, West Virigina, 1917; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/biography/legislat.txt.


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