Ruth Henshaw

Ruth Henshaw
B: 1811 
D: 1902 
Ruth Henshaw     [ID 05585] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec - 18111 [about 18182,3, about 18284, about 18145], Massachusetts1.  

Ruth was shown in the 1850 census (Aug 14 1850), living in the "State Lunatic Hospital" in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:2

Ruth Henshaw, age 32, born in Massachusetts; cannot read or write; insane.

Ruth was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 11 1860), living in the "State Lunatic Asylum" in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:3

Ruth Henshaw, age 42, born in Massachusetts; "masturbation".

Ruth was shown in the 1870 census (Jul 22 1870), apparently living in a large (unidentified) insane asylum in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:4

Henshaw, Ruth, age 42, born in Massachusetts; seamstress; insane.

Ruth was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 22 1880), living in the "Temporary Asylum for the Chronic Insane", Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:5

Henshaw, Ruth, age 66, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; single; insane.

Ruth was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 26 1900), living in the Brookfield Alms House (apparently a paupers' home), Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:1

Henshaw, Ruth, pauper, age 88, born Dec 1811 in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; single; occupation: "Pauper Town Alms House"; cannot read or write.

Ruth Henshaw died 1902, buried just past the large memorial gates, Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Massachusetts.6  Apparently unmarried.  

This is very likely the same as Ruth Henshaw #7335.7  

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Sources

  1. 1900 census, Brookfield Alms House, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll T623-690, ED 1592, page 18A, line #21, dwelling #375, family #437.
  2. 1850 census, 1st Ward, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M432-342, page 99, line #24, dwelling #1, family #1.
  3. 1860 census, 1st Ward, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M653-527, page 62, line #5, dwelling #264, family #408.
  4. 1870 census, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M593-658, page 178, line #3, dwelling #459, family #1009.
  5. 1880 census, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll T9-567, ED 887, page 219B, line #13, dwelling #266, family #631.
  6. Contribution from Alissa Caron (), local historian and Brookfield Cemetery volunteer.
  7. Speculation.


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