Albert Lawrence Henshaw

                                                        ┌── Levi Henshaw
                                                        │    1769-1843 
                           ┌── James Lawrence Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1808-1888               │
                           │                            └── Ann McConnell
                           │                                 1778-1839 
Albert Lawrence Henshaw ───┤
B: 1843                    │                            ┌── Thomas Beall
D: 1931                    │                            │
                           └── Louisa Clay Beall ───────┤
                                1818-1862               │
                                                        └── Elizabeth Dunn
M: Sophia Craig Rohrer
   ├── Louisa Clay Henshaw (1876-1950) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── George Rohrer Henshaw (1879-1963) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Mary Susan "Cubbins" Henshaw (1882-1931) 1,2,3,7
   ├── Virginia Florence Henshaw (1885-<1969) 1,2,3,8
   └── Frederic Calvin Henshaw (1887-1969) 1,2,3,8,9,10

Albert Lawrence Henshaw     [ID 05446] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 1 1843, Winchester, Clark County, Missouri.1,2,3,4,8,11,12,13  

He married Sophia Craig Rohrer, Oct 20 1875, Summit Springs, California.1,2,5,11,14  Sophia, daughter of Calvin Rohrer & Susan Wiley, was born Sep 17 1853, California.3,5,8,15  

In 1877 Albert graduated from Heals (Healds) College in San Francisco.  He and Sophia then moved to Los Angeles where they stayed about a year.  During this time Albert travelled to Arizona in search of a homestead location.  In 1879 Sophia and infant daughter Louisa joined him in Arizona.1  

Albert and Sophia bought considerable acreage along the Salt River just south of Phoenix, Arizona.  They had a large fruit ranch, exporting dried apricots and peaches throughout Arizona and California.1  

Albert and family were shown in the 1880 census, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona:4

Henshaw, Albert L., age 37, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Maryland; occupation: feed yard.
Henshaw, Sophia C., wife, age 25, born in California; father born in Maryland; mother born in Ohio; keeping house.
Henshaw, Louisa C., age 3, born in California; father born in Missouri; mother born in California.
Henshaw, George R., age 1, born in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California.

Henshaw Road, which ran from Central Avenue to the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, was named after Albert Henshaw.  The family homestead was on Henshaw Road.  About 1960 the road was changed to Buckeye Road so that the street would have the same name throughout the city.9  

In the early 1900s, A.L. planted five palm trees, one for each of his children.  The palm trees grew for many years (and might still be today), eventually gracing the entrance to Lincoln Elementary School, which is situated on the family homestead site.  These palm trees were a gift from Luther Burbank, a friend and noted agriculturist, who had sent them with the comment "If you're going to live in a god-forsaken desert, you better have some palms".2  

Albert and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 9 1900), Maricopa County, Arizona Territory:3

Henshaw, Albert, head-of-household, age 57, born Apr 1843 in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Maryland; married 25 years; occupation: farmer.
Henshaw, Sophie, wife, age 46, born Sep 1853 in California; father born in Maryland; mother born in Ohio; married 25 years; 5 children, 5 living; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Louisa, daughter, age 23, born Sep 1876 in California; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; occupation: teacher.
Henshaw, George, son, age 20, born June 1879 in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; occupation: clerk.
Henshaw, Mary, daughter, age 17, born Oct 1882 in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; attended school 9 months.
Henshaw, Jennie, daughter, age 14, born Dec 1885 in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; attended school 9 months.
Henshaw, Fred, son, age 12, born Oct 1887 in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; attended school 9 months.
Sumers, Mack [unclear], boarder, age 65, born Sep 1834 in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: farmer.

Albert and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23-25 1910), Henshaw Road, Phoenix, Arizona:8

Henshaw, Albert L., head-of-household, age 67, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Maryland; first marriage, married 39 years; occupation: farmer, own farm; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Sophia C., wife, age 57, born in California; father born in Maryland; mother born in Pennsylvania; first marriage, married 39 years.
Henshaw, Frederic C., son, age 22, born in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; single; occupation: farmer, at home.
Waite, Simson T., boarder, age 73, born in Vermont; parents born in New York; widower; occupation: none.
Sture, Virginia, daughter, age 24, born in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; married; occupation: none.
Sture, Florence, granddaughter, age 2, born in Texas; father born in Minnesota; mother born in Arizona.

Albert and Sophia were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 214 East Virginia, Los Olivos Township, Maricopa County, Arizona:16

Henshaw, Albert L., head-of-household, age 87, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Maryland; first married at age 32; owned home ($5000 value); no radio in home; occupation: none; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Sophia C., wife, age 76, born in California; father born in Maryland; mother born in Ohio; first married at age 22.

In 1931 Albert was living in retirement at 2041 N. 7th St., Phoenix, Arizona.12  

Albert Lawrence Henshaw died Apr 3 1931, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; age 88 years 2 days.1,2,5,11,12  Medical: Albert died from heart failure while under general anasthesia to repair a broken leg.12  

Sophia died Jul 11 1945, Los Angeles County, California; age 91 years.15

(photo)Photo: Newspaper article mentioning children of Albert Lawrence Henshaw "The Arizona Republican", Thursday morning, Jul 23 1896 (citing the "Prescott Courier") 17


Sources

  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. "Henshaw Family Chronicles", a family history and collection of memorabilia by Caroline May Henshaw, 1995. Contributed by Kristen R. Wagner-Henshaw ().
  3. 1900 census, Township 1, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory; roll T623-46, ED 36, page 5B, line #58, dwelling #101, family #101.
  4. 1880 census, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T9-0036, ED 18, page 103A-B, line #49, dwelling #263, family #263.
  5. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  6. Death certificate for Louisa Clay Henshaw.
  7. Death certificate of Mary Susan "Cubbins" Henshaw.
  8. 1910 census, 4th Precinct, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T624-40, ED 74, page 32A, line #29, dwelling #81, family #82.
  9. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw citing:
    Frederic C. Henshaw obituary.
  10. Birth certificate of Frederic Calvin Henshaw;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
  11. GEDCOM archives at http://www.kindredkonnections.com.
  12. Death certificate of Albert Lawrence Henshaw;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
  13. 1860 census, Hamilton P.O., Hamilton Township, Butte County, California; roll M653-56, page 516, line #32, dwelling #34, family #32.
  14. "San Francisco Call 1875-1884 Births, Marriages and Deaths"
    The San Francisco Call archives: http://feefhs.org/fdb2/sfcalli.html.
  15. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  16. 1930 census, Los Olivos Township, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T626-59, ED 93, page 2B, line #78, dwelling #29, family #31.
  17. "The Arizona Republican", Jul 23 1896; http://www.ancestry.com.


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