Fred Worcester Henshaw

                                                   ┌── Joshua Henshaw
                                                   │    1814-1895 
                          ┌── Ira King Henshaw ────┤
                          │    1856-1942           │
                          │                        └── Charlotte Sherwood Cook
                          │                            c1826-?    
Fred Worcester Henshaw ───┤
B: 1898                   │
D: 1953                   │
                          └── Mary Helen Pollard
M: Dorothy Marian Maxson
   ├── Ann Ruth Henshaw  1
   └── Dr. Dan Maxson Henshaw (?-2014) 1,2

Fred Worcester Henshaw     [ID 05249] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Fred Worcester Henshaw1,3,4,5,6,7 [Frederick Worcester Henshaw8].

Born Oct 3 1898, Michigan.4,5,6,7,8  Fred and sister Ruth were twins.1  

He was always known only as "Fred", both within the family as well as professionally.  However he is listed in a Library of Congress catalog as "Frederick".  It is not known if this might have been his actual given name (no birth certificate has been located for him), but his son Dan believes the Library of Congress listing is in error.1  

Fred's middle name came about because his great grandfather on his mother's side was Dr. Jonathan Fox Worcester from Salem, Massachusetts.  That line goes back to the ministers named Worcester who served the First Congregational Church in Salem.1  

Fred grew up in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan.1  He was president of his senior class (1921) at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University).1  

He married Dorothy Marian Maxson.1  

Fred was a journalist with the Detroit News (1923-1928), "Magazine of Michigan" (1929-1933), Division of Information, Agricultural Adjustment Administration (1933-1938).8  

After leaving the Dept. of Agriculture, Fred served on the board of editors of "U.S. News and World Report" magazine.1  He was a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and he conducted many interviews with presidents, generals, and other dignitaries.1  

Fred Worcester Henshaw died Aug 1 1953, Los Angeles County, California.4,8  Fred's obituary appeared Aug 4 1953 in the "Grand Rapids Press" (Grand Rapids, Michigan).9  


  1. Contribution from Dr. Diana Monroe Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Dr. Diana Monroe Henshaw ().
  3. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  4. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  5. 1900 census, 11th Ward, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; roll T623-723, ED 86, page 13A, line #35, dwelling #275, family #294.
  6. 1910 census, Wyoming Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll T624-656, ED 147, page 52A, line #41, dwelling #234, family #240.
  7. 1920 census, Wyoming Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll T625-779, ED 117, page 10A, line #24, dwelling #212, family #213.
  8. Library of Congress, National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC),
  9. Index to the Grand Rapids Herald and Grand Rapids Press Obituaries, 1950-1959; USGenWeb Archives.

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