James Elmer Henshaw

                                                     ┌── James Geary Henshaw
                                                     │    1815-1889 
                       ┌── Eli John Simeon Henshaw ──┤
                       │    1842-1910                │
                       │                             └── Elizabeth Ann Kridler
                       │                                  1818-1902 
James Elmer Henshaw ───┤
B: 1867                │                             ┌── David Daniels
D: 1956                │                             │
                       └── Rebecca Jane Daniels ─────┤
                            1845-1933                │
                                                     └── Sarah Gilmore
M: Ida Mae Combs
   ├── Donald Gilmore Henshaw (1904-1978) 1,2,3,4
   ├── (infant son) Henshaw (?-1898) 3
   └── (infant son) Henshaw (?-1900) 3

M: Martha Bowman

James Elmer Henshaw     [ID 05224] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

James Elmer Henshaw1,3,5,6 [Elmer Henshaw5,7].

Born Sep 14 1867, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio.1,2,3,5,6,7,8  

He married Ida Mae Combs, Oct 16 1895, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa.1,7  Ida was born May 28 1877, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa.1,2,5,7,9,10  

Elmer was a railroad conductor.7  

Elmer and Ida were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1 1900), Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa:7

Henshaw, Elmer, head-of-household, age 32, born Sept 1867 in Ohio; parents' birthplaces unknown; married 4 years; occupation: conductor, R.R.; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Ida M., wife, age 23, born May 1877 in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Virginia; married 4 years; no children.

Elmer and family were shown in the 1920 census (Mar 3-8 1920), Farmington Township, Van Buren County, Iowa:2

Henshaw, Elmer, head-of-household, age 52, born in Ohio; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio; owned home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Henshaw, Ida, wife, age 42, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Don, son, age 16, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Iowa.

Ida died Mar 22 1926, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa; buried Farmington Cemetery, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa.1,5,9,10  

He then married Martha Bowman3 [Martha Borman5], Aug 24 19293, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa3.  Martha was born Jan 21 18863 [Jan 1 188611], Van Buren County, Iowa3.  

Elmer and Martha were shown in the 1930 census, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa:12

Henshaw, Elmer, head-of-household, age 69, born in Ohio; parents born in Louisiana [sic]; first married at age 24; owned home ($1700 value); no radio in home; occupation: truck driver, truck co.; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Martha, wife, age 60, born in Iowa; parents born in Missouri; first married at age 48.

James Elmer Henshaw died Aug 3 1956, Memorial Hospital, Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa; buried Farmington Cemetery, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa.1,3,5  

Martha died Mar 9 1983, Ft. Madison, Iowa; buried Farmington Cemetery, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa.3,5,11

(photo)Photo: James Elmer Henshaw & Ida Mae Combs gravestone Farmington Cemetery 5

(photo)Photo: Martha Bowman/Borman gravestone Farmington Cemetery 5

Social Security information for Martha Bowman: 482-64-4188


  1. Contribution from Mark Witeck ().
  2. 1920 census, Farmington Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll T625-516, ED 111, page 12B, line #95, dwelling #258, family #260.
  3. Contribution from Alice Daniels ().
  4. Contribution from Mark Witeck.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. 1880 LDS census index, Washington Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; roll T9-0326, page 621B.
  7. 1900 census, Moulton, Wells Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; roll T623-416, ED 26, page 1A, line #28, dwelling #8, family #8.
  8. 1870 census, Wells Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; page 559B, line #5, dwelling #8, family #8.
  9. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  10. WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey; USGenWeb Archives:
  11. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  12. 1930 census, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll T626-685, ED 8, page 8B, line #80, dwelling #339, family #245.

If you have additional information on this person, please share!

This page last updated Sat Oct 22 10:08:49 2016

If you would like to be automatically notified by email whenever an update is made affecting this page then enter your email address and click the "Enter" button below:

Your Email Address:
Notify me whenever this page is updated
Do not notify me if this page is updated
Show me my current registered notification requests

How is this person related to other ancestors? To find out, enter the database ID number of another ancestor, and then click the "Enter" button below:

ID Number:

If you would like to save this person on your computer ▾ more...

HFA Home Page Return to HFA Home Page

Copyright © 1997-2019, The Hinshaw Family Association. All rights reserved.
Permission is granted for all free personal, private and non-commercial uses.
Commercial use of any portion contained herein is expressly prohibited.

Privacy Policies

This site uses spambot thwarting technology to hide email addresses from all known email harvesting programs used by spammers.

[This page was computer generated]

Spambot Bait!