Ernest Wann Henshaw

                                                      ┌── George Washington Hinshaw
                                                      │    1822-1907 
                         ┌── Robert Tribble Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1863-1948               │
                         │                            └── Elizabeth Jane Robertson
                         │                                 1824-1893 
Ernest Wann Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1904                  │                            ┌── Wilson Putman
D: 1984                  │                            │
                         └── Isabella Putman ─────────┤
                              1868-1952               │
                                                      └── Elizabeth Wilson
M: Amanda Lou Swearengin
   ├── Hampton Henshaw (1923-1923) 1
   ├── Edith Grace Henshaw (1925-2006) 2,3
   ├── Lois Hampton Henshaw (1927-2009) 2,3
   ├── Elsie Faye Henshaw (1931-2006) 2
   └── Ernest Jimmie Dean Henshaw (1936-2013) 2

Ernest Wann Henshaw     [ID 05607] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 10 1904, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama.2,3,4,5,6  

He married Amanda Lou Swearengin2,3,4,6,7 [Mandy Swearengin6,8], Feb 17 19232,3,4,6,7.  Amanda, daughter of Albert David Swearengin & Wade Hampton (Bishop) Sanders2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, was born Feb 25 19072,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 [Swaim, Jackson County, Alabama6].  Note that Ernest's sister Rosa married Amanda's brother, John David Swearengin.  

Ernest and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930) Paint Rock Valley Road, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama:3

Hinshaw, Earnest W., head-of-household, age 25, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; first married at age 19; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Amanda, wife, age 23, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; first married at age 17.
Hinshaw, Edith G., daughter, age 3 years 10 months, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, Lois H., daughter [sic], age 2 years 10 months, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Living next door in 1930 was brother James and his wife;11 living two houses away were Ernest's parents;12 one more house away was the family of sister Carrie Ann;13 one more house away was the family of cousin Mary Susan Hinshaw.14  

Ernest Wann Henshaw was a truck farmer who grew fruits and vegetables.  He sold his produce in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama.  He entered many contests at the county fair and won many ribbons.  He was a kind and gentle soul.  In his later years he suffered from Alzheimer's disease.6  

Amanda was a very strong-willed woman and worked very hard.  She used to roll her own cigarettes and chew snuff.  She built a two-seater outhouse by herself and raised chickens and a huge garden.  They used to pick polk salad and she would make a wonderful batter and fry it in her cast iron skillet on her wood stove.  She never had an indoor bathroom or her very own running water, or air conditioning.  She had to get her water from a well bucket.  She would wash her clothes outside in a big black kettle and use a scrub board.  She made her own lye soap.  She used to trade with the peddler who made weekly visits.  She'd trade her eggs for such things as sugar, cornmeal, kerosene, and coffee.  She sewed her daughters' clothing from flower sacks.  She had all her babies at home.  She would get out of bed every morning at 4:30 a.m. and go to bed around 8:30 p.m.  All the family would gather round the wood stove during cold winter evenings and talk about "old" times and laugh.  She was a loving grandma who is missed very much.  Amanda acquired diabetes in her later years and developed heart problems.  After Ernest passed away, she moved in with her daughter, Faye.6  

In 1984 Ernest was living in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama.9  

Ernest Wann Henshaw died Feb 15 19842,4,5,9, Skyline, Jackson County, Alabama2,4,5,9 [Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama6]; buried Henshaw Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama2,4,5,9.  

In 1990 Amanda was still living in/near Scottsboro, Alabama.9  

Amanda died Oct 10 19902,9, Skyline, Jackson County, Alabama2,9 [Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama6]; buried Henshaw Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama2,9.  Amanda died in a hospital from a heart attack, with her family close by.6  

Amanda's obituary was published in "The Daily Sentinel" on October 12, 1990:6

Amanda "Mandy" Henshaw, 83 of Baileytown, died Wednesday, October 10, 1990 at the Jackson County Hospital.  

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 13, 1990 at 2 p.m. from the Bostick Hill Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Sims officiating.  

Burial will be in Henshaw Cemetery.  

Visitation will be Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Scottsboro Funeral Home.  

Surviving are three daughters, Edith Morris, of Skyline, Elsie Faye Bailey, of Baileytown, and Jimmie Dean Prince of Harvey, Ill; one son, Lois Henshaw of Baileytown; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

(photo)Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw 6

(photo)Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw 6

(photo)Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw (right), with sister Bobbie (center) and brother Oscar (left) 15

(photo)Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw & Amanda Lou Swearengin 6

(photo)Photo: Amanda Lou Swearengin with daughter Edith Grace and son Lois Hampton, about 1929 15

(photo)Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw family l-r: Ernest, Amanda, Edith Grace, Lois Hampton, Lois Hampton, Elsie Faye, Jimmie Dean 15

(photo)Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw & Amanda Lou Swearengin (right) with cousin Charlie Lee Morris and wife (left) 15

(photo)Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw & Amanda Lou Swearengin gravestone Henshaw Cemetery 6

Social Security information for Ernest Wann Henshaw: 342-18-9164

Social Security information for Amanda Lou Swearengin: 306-24-8620


Sources

  1. "Bouldin Cemetery", Jackson County, Alabama; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/jackson/cemeteries/bouldin.txt.
  2. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  3. 1930 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-20, ED 23, page 4A, line #5, dwelling #73, family #73.
  4. "Paint Rock Valley Pioneers", a directory of Alabama cemeteries by Kittye Vandiver Henshaw, Evelyn Rochelle, and Addie Shaver, F332 P34446 1986, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives; Also 976.195 V3hk in the LDS Family History Library (not on microfilm). Contributed by Robert Worley.
  5. Robert and Bell Henshaw Cemetery burials; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/jackson/cemeteries/henshaw.txt.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. Contribution from Phyllis Joan (Morris) Fisher.
  8. 1910 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T624-16, ED 38, page 4A, line #8, dwelling #60, family #60.
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  10. 1920 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T625-19, ED 40, page 7B, line #78, dwelling #14, family #15.
  11. 1930 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-20, ED 23, page 4A, line #3, dwelling #72, family #72.
  12. 1930 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-20, ED 23, page 4A, line #16, dwelling #75, family #75.
  13. 1930 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-20, ED 23, page 4A, line #18, dwelling #76, family #76.
  14. 1930 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-20, ED 23, page 4A, line #24, dwelling #77, family #77.
  15. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Joan (Morris) Fisher.


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