William Thornton Henshaw

                                                            ┌── Thornton Henshaw
                                                            │    1818-1888 
                            ┌── William Snodgrass Henshaw ──┤
                            │    1845-1886                  │
                            │                               └── Susan Rawlings Snodgrass
                            │                                    1818-1892 
William Thornton Henshaw ───┤
B: 1868                     │                               ┌── William Tyler Snodgrass
D: 1948                     │                               │
                            └── Nannie Bell Snodgrass ──────┤
                                 1846-?                     │
                                                            └── Arabella Ellen Tabb
M: Georgia Ingraham Burns
   ├── William Thornton Henshaw, Jr.  1
   └── Laura Henshaw  1

William Thornton Henshaw     [ID 05289] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 20 1868, Arden District, Berkeley County, West Virginia.1,2,3  

He married Georgia Ingraham Burns4,5 [Georgia Ingram Burns1,3], Mobile, Alabama4,5.  Georgia was born Mobile, Alabama.  

William graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of New York in 1889.  He served as a major in the Medical Corps during the Spanish-American War.  In 1921 he was appointed West Virginia State Health Commissioner, a position he held until he retired.1  

William Thornton Henshaw died 1948.1,3

(photo)Photo: William Thornton Henshaw birth record Berkeley County, West Virginia 2


  1. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  2. William Thornton Henshaw birth record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
  3. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  4. "William & Mary Quarterly", Ser. 1, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jan 1906),
    William & Mary College, pg 150-151.
  5. The WDC GenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~deschart/z0000598.html.

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