┌── Benjamin T. Henshaw
┌── Edward Eugene Henshaw ──┤
│ 1853-1925 │
│ └── Nancy M. Chadwick
Edward Cleveland Henshaw ───┤
B: 1886 │
D: 1956 │
└── Emma Standard
M: Nell May Baker
├── Belle Irene Henshaw (1914-) 1
M: Ruth Larkins
└── Eleanor Grace Henshaw (1922-2016) 1,2,3
Edward Cleveland Henshaw [ID 06128]
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Born Apr 22 18862,3,4,5,6,7 [Apr 27 18861,8], New York2,3,4,5,6,7.
He married Nell May Baker, about 1906.1,7 Nell was born Sep 27 1884, New York.1,7
Edward and Nell were shown in the 1910 census (May 12 1910), East Aurora, Erie County, New York:7
Henshaw, Edward C., head-of-household, age 24, born in New York; father born in Connecticut; mother born in New York; first marriage, married 4 years; occupation: clerk, hardware; rented home.
Henshaw, Nellie B., wife, age 25, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 4 years; no children.
Nell died Aug 2 1914.1
On Sep 12 1918 Edward C. Henshaw, age 32, registered for the World War I draft in Volusia County, Florida.4,5 He declared he was born April 22 1886, and was then living in New Smyrna, Florida, employed by the New Symrna Public House [unclear]. He declared his nearest relative was his father, E.E. Henshaw of East Aurora, New York. He was recorded as tall, stout, brown eyes, dark hair.5
He then married Ruth Larkins9 [Ruth Z. Larkin1,10], Apr 27 19199, Volusia County, Florida9. Ruth was born Sep 24 1896, Georgia.1,2,3,8,10,11,12
Edward and Ruth were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 9-10 1920), New Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida:12
Henshaw, Edward, head-of-household, age 35, born in New York; parents born in New York; rented home; occupation: clerk & salesman, grocery.
Henshaw, Ruth, wife, age 23, born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia.
Edward was the first full-time paid fire chief of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He served from 1923 - 1947. Edward and his family lived above the fire station, with a fire pole in their living room.13
Edward and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), 420 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida:2
Henshaw, Edward, head-of-household, age 43, born in New York; parents born in New York; first married at age 33; rented home ($20.00 rent); radio in home; occupation: fireman, city; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Ruth, wife, age 33, born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia; first married at age 23.
Henshaw, Eleanor G.
, daughter, age 7, born in Florida; father born in New York; mother born in Georgia; attended school.
Edward and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 17 1940), 418 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida:3
Henshaw, Edward C., head-of-household, age 53, born in New York; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; rented home ("rent included in salary"); occupation: fire chief, city fire department; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1800 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Henshaw, Ruth Z., wife, age 43, born in Georgia; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Eleanor G.
, daughter, age 17, born in Florida; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Edward Cleveland Henshaw died Nov 6 1956, near New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida; age 70.1,8,10,13
Edward was killed by a fallen tree14 (see newspaper article below).
Ruth died Jan 15 1993, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida; buried Section 6, Edgewater New Smyrna Cemetery, 700 S Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida.8,10,11,15,16
See also: Charles H. Henshaw who was also married about this same time in Volusia County, Florida, and who was possibly a brother.
See also: George J. Henshaw who was also married about this same time in Volusia County, Florida, and who was possibly a brother.
Photo: Death of Edward Cleveland Henshaw "Panama City News" (Panama City, Florida), Thursday, Nov 8 1956
Social Security information for Ruth Larkins: 262-43-5751
- Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown;
Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
- 1930 census, New Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida; roll T626-334, ED 38, page 4B, line #64, dwelling #106, family #109.
- 1940 census, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida; roll T627-621, ED 64-42, page 4B, line #56, household #129.
- WWI draft registration of Edward C. Henshaw;
RootsWeb World War I Civilian Draft Registration Database:
- World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
- 1900 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll T623-1024, ED 6, page 21A, line #20, dwelling #466, family #493.
- 1910 census, East Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll T624-938, ED 246, page 28B, line #71, dwelling #21, family #22.
- Edgewater Cemetery burials, Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida; USGenWeb:
- Volusia County, Florida Marriages, Book F, page 391; USGenWeb Archives:
- Florida Death Index, 1877-1998; http://www.ancestry.com.
- "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from
the Social Security Administration "Death Master File".
- 1920 census, New Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida; roll T625-230, ED 195, page 9B, line #93, dwelling #157, family #206.
- "Panama City News" (Panama City, Florida), Nov 8 1956; http://www.ancestry.com.
- Contribution from Frank Eugene Henshaw.
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