Bessie M. Henshaw

                                                        ┌── Jefferson Henshaw
                                                        │    1803-1855 
                        ┌── William Nathaniel Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1842-1921                  │
                        │                               └── Mary Raymond
                        │                                   c1806-1855 
Bessie M. Henshaw ──────┤
B: 1873                 │
D: 1938                 │
                        └── Lucy A. Culver
                             1845-1922 
M: William S. Greenleaf

Bessie M. Henshaw     [ID 05929] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun - 18731,2,3,4,5 [18786], Marshall County, Iowa1,2,3,4,5.  

She married William S. Greenleaf, Jun 15 1898.6,7  William, son of John Quincy Greenleaf & Paulian Slater, was born Oct 3 1872, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa.2,3,4,5,7  

Bessie's marriage was noted in "The Fontanelle Observer" (Fontanelle, Adair County, Iowa) on Thursday, June 16, 1898:8

Dr Greenleaf, of Masena, and Bessie Henshaw, of Atlantic, were married yesterday.

Bessie and William were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 2 1900), Massena, Cass County, Iowa:2

Greenleaf, William S., head-of-household, age 27, born Oct 1872 in Iowa; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Connecticut; married 1 year; occupation: physician; rented home.
Greenleaf, Bessie H., wife, age 26, born June 1873 in Iowa; father born in New York; mother born in Illinois; married 1 year; 1 child, none living.

Bessie and William were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), Fifth Street, Massena, Cass County, Iowa:3

Greenleaf, William S., head-of-household, age 37, born in Iowa; father born in Connecticut; mother born in Massachusetts; first marriage, married 11 years; occupation: physician, M.D.; owned home (free).
Greenleaf, Bessie M., wife, age 36, born in Iowa; father born in New York; mother born in Illinois; first marriage, married 11 years; 2 children, none living.

Bessie and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 5 1920), Elm St.  Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa:4

Greenleaf, William S., head-of-household, age 47, born in Iowa; father born in Connecticut; mother born in Massachusetts; owned home; occupation: physician, medicine.
Greenleaf, Bessie M., wife, age 46, born in Iowa; father born in New York; mother born in Illinois.
Greenleaf, Eloise J., daughter, age 6, born in Iowa; parents birthplaces unknown.
Henshaw, William N., father-in-law, age 77, born in New York; parents born in New York; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Lucy A., mother-in-law, age 75, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Pennsylvania; occupation: none.
Nelson, Annie, servant, age 25, born in Minnesota; parents born in Denmark; occupation: servant, private family.

Bessie and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 16 1930), Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa:5

Greenleaf, William, head-of-household, age 57, born in Iowa; father born in Connecticut; mother born in Massachusetts; first married at age 26; owned home ($7500 value); radio in home; occupation: physician, regular; not a war veteran.
Greenleaf, Bessie M., wife, age 56, born in Iowa; father born in New York; mother born in Illinois; first married at age 25.
Greenleaf, Eloise, daughter, age 16, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.

Bessie M. Henshaw died 1938, buried Block 2, Lot 69, Atlantic Cemetery, Grove Township, Cass County, Iowa.6  

A biographical sketch of William S. Greenleaf was published in the 1931 "A Narrative History of the People of Iowa":7

WILLIAM S. GREENLEAF, physician and surgeon, with a long and capable record of service at Atlantic, was born in that city October 3, 1872, and the Greenleafs are a family that have lived at Atlantic practically since it was founded.  

Doctor Greenleaf's parents were John Quincy and Paulian (Slater) Greenleaf, New England people who came to Cass County, Iowa, in pioneer times and first lived at the original county seat at Lewis.  John Quincy Greenleaf, who was a painter by trade, subsequently moved to Omaha, but after Atlantic had been established as the county seat returned to that town and lived there the rest of his life.  He died in 1915 and his wife in 1922.  He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  There were three children in the family: Minnie, wife of C. E. Hartshorn, of Logan, Kansas; Mrs. Lula Whitted, of Los Angeles; and William S. Doctor Greenleaf is a graduate of the Atlantic High School.  He completed his medical course at the University of Iowa in 1895, and then returned to his native county and for over twenty years practiced in the town of Massena.  Since 1916 he has had his offices and home at Atlantic.  He acts as local surgeon for the Rock Island Railway Company, and a large part of his time and attention are devoted to X-Ray work.  He has a laboratory and complete equipment for X-Ray examination and diagnosis.  Doctor Greenleaf is a member of the Cass County, Iowa State and American Medical Associations, the Missouri Valley Medical Society, Radiological Society of North America, the American Association of Railway Surgeons, is secretary of Atlantic Hospital Corporation and is a Fellow of the College of Science of Physical Therapy.  He has membership in all the Masonic bodies at Atlantic and the Mystic Shrine at Des Moines, is a member of the Rotary Club and the Methodist Episcopal Church.  

Doctor Greenleaf married, June 15, 1898, Miss Bessie M. Henshaw, of Atlantic.  Her father, W. H. Henshaw, was a stock and grain buyer, and served as a Union soldier in the Civil war, enlisting in Company B of the Second Iowa Cavalry.  Mrs. Greenleaf graduated from the Atlantic High School and attended the State Teachers College at Iowa Falls.  She is a member of the P. E. O., the Eastern Star and White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Priscilla Club and the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Doctor and Mrs. Greenleaf have a daughter, Eloise J., born January 22, 1914, now in the senior class of the Atlantic High School.


Sources

  1. "Iowa State Census 1885"; Exira, Audubon County, Iowa; page 144, line #15, dwelling #35, family #36; http://www.ancestry.com.
  2. 1900 census, Massena, Massena Township, Cass County, Iowa; roll T623-422, ED 45, page 1B, line #92, dwelling #22, family #22.
  3. 1910 census, Massena, Massena Township, Cass County, Iowa; roll T624-395, ED 42, page 145B, line #91, dwelling #25, family #25.
  4. 1920 census, Atlantic, Atlantic Township, Cass County, Iowa; roll T625-481, ED 35, page 2B, line #66, dwelling #35, family #50.
  5. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa; roll T626-646, ED 4, page 17B, line #60, dwelling #445, family #475.
  6. WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php.
  7. Biographical sketch of William S. Greenleaf; posted Nov 1 2005 by Debbie Clough Gerischer () to IOWA-L, citing:
    "A Narrative History of the People of Iowa" Volume IV, by Edgar Rubey Harlan.
  8. "Iowa Old Press", USGenWeb: http://www.iowaoldpress.com
    http://www.iowaoldpress.com/IA/Adair/1898/JUN.html.


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