Eleanor Grace Henshaw

                                                        ┌── Edward Eugene Henshaw
                                                        │    1853-1925 
                         ┌── Edward Cleveland Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1886-1956                 │
                         │                              └── Emma Standard
                         │                                   1860-?    
Eleanor Grace Henshaw ───┤
B: 1922                  │
D: 2016                  │
                         └── Ruth Larkins
                              1896-1993 
M: James Houston Terry

M: Joseph Ovca

Eleanor Grace Henshaw     [ID 06131] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 31 1922, New Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida.1,2,3,4,5,6  

The following article was published in the "New Smyrna Daily News" (New Smyrna, Florida) on Friday, February 12, 1926:7

Birthday Party

Little Virginia Daniels celebrated her fourth birthday anniversary by inviting her friends to her home to help celebrate the occasion with games and also enjoying a peanut hunt on the lawn.  After this refreshments of ice cream and cake were served to the following small guests: Virginia Daniels, Evelyn Craft, Lola McDaniel, Eleanor Grace Henshaw, May Pace, Anita Stewart, Tudie Phillips and Tressie Little.

She married James Houston Terry, Jun - 1964, Bay County, Florida.1,8  James was born Dec 9 1916.1,9,10,11  

James died Mar 20 1971, Washington County, Florida; age 54.1,9,10,11  

She then married Joseph Ovca, Aug 26 1982, Brevard County, Florida.8  Joseph was born Jan 3 1917.9,10  Joe had been previously married to Frances Potnik, who had died in 1971.12  

Joseph died Aug 17 1985, Bay County, Florida; age 68.9,10,12  

Eleanor Grace Henshaw died Apr 4 2016, Fairgreen Assisted Living, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida; age 93.4,5,6,13  

Eleanor's obituary was published in the "Daytona Beach News-Journal" (Daytona Beach, Florida) on April 5, 2016:4,6

Eleanor Henshaw Ovca, age 93, of New Smyrna Beach, died Monday, April 4 at Fairgreen Assisted Living.  Born in New Smyrna to Edward and Ruth Henshaw, Eleanor graduated from Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University, and taught at Bay High School in Panama City for 35 years.  She maintained homes in both New Smyrna Beach and Panama City for her entire adult life.  

Eleanor was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and an avid sports fan, especially when the Gators were playing.  During her summers, she traveled extensively with her mother and Frances Johnson all over the United States, taking in a baseball game whenever possible.  She was also a singer and musician, having a group in Panama City called George Gore and The Harmonettes.  

Survivors include step-children, Mike Ovca of Panama City, and Susan Barclay and husband, Tom, of Mobile, Alabama; cousins, Conni Henshaw of Milford, CT and Burton Jordan of Birmingham, AL.  

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 7 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with Father Rodney Roehner officiating.  Interment will follow in Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Settle-Wilder New Smyrna Beach Chapel.  

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 1650 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.  Condolences may be sent to www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com

Another obituary was published in the "Panama City News Herald" (Panama City, Florida) on April 5, 2016:5 on April 5, 2016:

Eleanor Henshaw Ovca, age 93, died Monday, April 4 at Fairgreen Assisted Living, New Smyrna Beach.  Born in New Smyrna, Eleanor graduated from Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University, and taught at Bay High School in Panama City for 35 years.  She maintained homes in both New Smyrna Beach and Panama City for her entire adult life.  In 2004, Bay High Class of 1947 and R. E. "Gene" Cartledge established the Henshaw-Whitley Teacher Excellence Award, which annually grants $10,000 to the outstanding teacher at Bay High School.  

Eleanor was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of New Smyrna Beach and an avid sports fan, especially when the Gators were playing.  During her summers, she traveled extensively with her mother and Frances Johnson all over the United States, taking in a baseball game whenever possible.  She was also a singer and musician, having a group in Panama City called George Gore and The Harmonettes.  

Survivors include step-children, Mike Ovca of Panama City, and Susan Barclay and husband, Tom, of Mobile, Alabama; cousins, Conni Henshaw of Milford, CT and Burton Jordan of Birmingham, AL.  

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 7 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with Father Rodney Roehner officiating.  Interment will follow in Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Settle-Wilder New Smyrna Beach Chapel.  

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 1650 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.  

Condolences may be sent to www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.  

Arrangements are by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 South Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach, telephone 386-428-5757.

Social Security information for James Houston Terry: 423-01-2825

Social Security information for Joseph Ovca: 348-09-8091


Sources

  1. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  2. 1930 census, New Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida; roll T626-334, ED 38, page 4B, line #64, dwelling #106, family #109.
  3. 1940 census, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida; roll T627-621, ED 64-42, page 4B, line #56, household #129.
  4. Obituary of Eleanor Henshaw Ovca; "Daytona Beach News-Journal", Apr 5 2016:
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?pid=179515140.
  5. Obituary of Eleanor Henshaw Ovca; "Panama City News Herald", Apr 5 2016:
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsherald/obituary.aspx?pid=179511859.
  6. Obituary of Eleanor Henshaw Ovca; Settle Wilder Funeral Home:
    http://www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3647227&fh_id=11159.
  7. "New Smyrna Daily News", Feb 12 1926; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. "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
  11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33640187.
  12. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32061771.
  13. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=160503319.


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