William Joshua Henshaw

                                                           ┌── Thomas J. Hinshaw
                                                           │    1822-1896 
                          ┌── Dr. Franklin Abile Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1859-1934                   │
                          │                                └── Sarah Mills
                          │                                     1826-1904 
William Joshua Henshaw ───┤
B: 1898                   │
D: 1952                   │
                          └── Mary L. Hewett
M: Minnie Lee Wright
   └── William Lee Henshaw (1921-1994) 1,2

William Joshua Henshaw     [ID 06388] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Joshua Henshaw3,4 [William Joshua Hinshaw1].

Born Jun 5 1898, Ripley, Payne County, Oklahoma.1,2,4,5,6,7  

On Sep 12 1918 William Joshua Hinshaw, age 20, registered for the World War I draft in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.  He declared he was born June 5 1898, and was then residing in Norman, Oklahoma where he was a student.  He declared his nearest relative was Mrs. Mary L. Hinshaw of Bristow, Oklahoma.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.8  

He married Minnie Lee Wright, Jul 23 1919.1,3  Minnie, daughter of John Wesley Wright & Martha Elizabeth Evans, was born Apr 8 1896, Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas.1,2,3,6  

William was a blacksmith and worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma.  Minnie was a nurse.1  

William and Minnie were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 19 1920), Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma:6

Henshaw, William J., head-of-household, age 21, born in Oklahoma; father born in Indiana; mother born in Kansas; owned home; occupation: laborer, oil fields.
Henshaw, Minnie Lee, wife, age 23, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas.

William and family were again shown in the 1930 census (Apr 2 1930), Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma:2

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 31, born in Oklahoma; parents born in United States; first married at age 21; owned home ($3000 value); radio in home; occupation: tool dresser, oil field tool company; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Minnie, wife, age 31, born in Arkansas; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Arkansas; first married at age 21; occupation: none.
Henshaw, William, son, age 9, born in Oklahoma; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Wright, Martha, mother-in-law, age 50, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; widow; first married at age 19; occupation: none.
Wright, Mildred, sister-in-law, age 21, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Arkansas; single; occupation: stenographer, department store.

Apparently William and Minnie were divorced, as Minnie remarried Oct 31 1938 to Curtis A. Gillaspi.3  

William Joshua Henshaw died Feb 1 1952, buried Bristow City Cemetery, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma.1,7  

Minnie died Aug 20 19611 [Aug 13 19613]; buried Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma1.

(photo)Photo: William Joshua Hinshaw gravestone Bristow City Cemetery 7


  1. Contribution from Sharlee Mack Henshaw Kuhns.
  2. 1930 census, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1900, ED 1, page 1B, line #88, dwelling #23, family #24.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  4. 1910 census, 2nd Ward, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T624-1249, ED 39, page 25A, line #6, dwelling #196, family #196.
  5. 1900 census, Clayton Township, Payne County, Oklahoma; roll T623-1341, ED 183, page 8B, line #72, dwelling #163, family #164.
  6. 1920 census, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T625-1459, ED 220, page 7A, line #11, dwelling #5, family #5.
  7. http://www.findagrave.com.
  8. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.

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