Betty Lou Henshaw

                                                      ┌── Charles Willoughby Henshaw
                                                      │    1852-1920 
                         ┌── Charles Calvin Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1890-1956               │
                         │                            └── Flora Bell Glaize
                         │                                 1855-1928 
Betty Lou Henshaw ───────┤
B: 1927                  │
D: 2012                  │
                         └── Beulah Forrest Engle
M: William Frank Kearney

Betty Lou Henshaw     [ID 05324] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 6 1927, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia.1,2,3,4  

She married William Frank Kearney, Aug 19 1961, Jefferson, West Virginia.1,2,5  William was born Sep 13 1930.1  


Philip Henshaw Kearney, born Oct 22 1966; married Laura Susan Weyant. 1,2

Betty Lou Henshaw died Nov 9 2012, at her home, Pompton Plains, New Jersey; age 85.2  

Betty's obituary was published in "The Record/Herald News" (Woodland Park, New Jersey)2 on Wednesday, November 14, 2012:


Betty Lou (nee Henshaw), 85, of Pompton Plains, NJ, formerly of Bergenfield, Allendale and Shepherdstown, WV died peacefully at home on November 9, 2012.  Born in Charles Town, WV, Betty was a world-traveler, teacher, model, librarian, church elder, mother and loving wife.  In her youth, Betty met President Truman at the White House as a member of the 4-H club.  She later served as National President of the Future Homemakers Association.  Received her BS in Education from Madison College (now James Madison University).  Awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship.  Received her MS in Home Economics from University of Colorado at Boulder.  Betty was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R).  Worked for Singer Sewing Co. where she was featured in magazines as a model in her own clothing designs.  A Home Economics teacher in West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.  Member of the Bergenfield Board of Education.  Served as a librarian at Dwight-Englewood Prep School.  Betty was an avid reader and member of many book clubs.  Member of Ridgewood's West Side Presbyterian Church Feisty Ladies Group.  Wife of the late W. Frank Kearney.  Mother of Philip Henshaw Kearney, and his wife, Laura Weyant Kearney of Franklin Lakes, NJ.  Grandmother of Luke, Bennett and Anja Elizabeth.  Sister to Marion Henshaw and the late Bill Henshaw.  Sister-in-law to Doris Williams, Jean Beckwermert and the late Lois Hicks.  Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ on Thursday 7-9 PM.  Graveside Service at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, WV on Saturday at 11 AM.  Send a lasting condolence at

(photo)Photo: Betty Lou Henshaw 2


  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. Obituary of Betty Lou Kearney; "The Record/Herald News", Nov 14 2012:
  3. 1930 census, Winchester, Virginia; roll T626-2483, ED 1, page 24B, line #90, dwelling #545, family #572.
  4. 1940 census, Charles Town District, Jefferson County, West Virginia; roll T627-4411, ED 19-3A, page 9A, line #16, household #164.
  5. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971;

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