Paul Stewart Henshaw

                                                            ┌── Marion Lee Henshaw
                                                            │    1845-1929 
                                ┌── Carter Lee Henshaw ─────┤
                                │    1871-1958              │
                                │                           └── Emily Polk Payne
                                │                                1845-1936 
Paul Stewart Henshaw ───────────┤
B: 1902                         │                           ┌── Theopolis Stewart
D: 1992                         │                           │
                                └── Elizabeth Ann Stewart ──┤
                                     1877-1963              │
                                                            └── Mary (Stewart)
M: Charlotte Christine Thygeson
   ├── Robert Eugene Henshaw (1934-) 1
   └── Elizabeth Joanne "Betty" Henshaw (1935-) 1

Paul Stewart Henshaw     [ID 05272] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 23 1902, Oklahoma.2,3,4,5  

In 1925 Paul graduated from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, and in 1930 he earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.  He was a pioneer in radiation biology and cancer work at the Memorial Hospital in New York City.  He also did research at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C.  

Paul was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), Central Park West, Manhattan, New York:5

Henshaw, Paul, head-of-household, age 27, born in Oklahoma; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kansas; single; rented home ($80.00 rent); no radio in home; occupation: biologist, research; not a veteran.
Trest, Asher, lodger, age 22, born in Wisconsin; father born in Michigan; mother born in Wisconsin; single; occupation: teacher, college; not a veteran.
Mausen, Josephine, roomer, age 32, born in Germany; parents born in Germany; single; occupation: dressmaker, sewer.

He married Charlotte Christine Thygeson, Sep 8 1930.1,2  Charlotte was born Apr 21 1905.1  

Paul was a member of the first Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission to Japan and assisted in the rehabilitation of Japanese scientific organizations under General MacArthur.  After the war he assisted with the establishment of United States Foreign Aid Health Programs in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  

Paul was director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  He was an authority in the field of biology and radiology and served as co-leader of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Japan.2  

Paul Stewart Henshaw died Jun 7 1992, Sun City, Arizona.1,3  

Charlotte died Aug 26 1992, Sun City, Arizona.1  

Social Security information for Paul Stewart Henshaw: 145-10-7202


  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. 1920 census, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas; roll T625-528, ED 75, page 14B, line #69, dwelling #329, family #333.
  5. 1930 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T626-1557, ED 474, page 5A, line #32, family #109.

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