Paul Thomas Henshaw

                                                   ┌── Dr. Franklin Abile Hinshaw
                                                   │    1859-1934 
                       ┌── Thomas Wesley Henshaw ──┤
                       │    1885-1942              │
                       │                           └── Mary L. Hewett
                       │                                1867-1925 
Paul Thomas Henshaw ───┤
B: 1916                │                           ┌── William O'Connor
D: 1969                │                           │
                       └── Oddis Flawn O'Connor ───┤
M: Mary Donna Murphy
   ├── Barbara Henshaw  1,2,3
   ├── Paul Henshaw, Jr.  1,2,3
   └── Elizabeth Henshaw  1,2,3

Paul Thomas Henshaw     [ID 06432] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 21 1916, near Wamego, Kansas.4,5,6,7  

He married Mary Donna Murphy4 [Donna Murphy1,2], 19444.  Mary was born Mar 31 1923, Parnell, Iowa County, Iowa.1,2  

Paul Thomas Henshaw died Jan 15 1969.4,5  

Mary died Feb 18 2001, Oregon; buried Resurrection Cemetery, near Shawnee and Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas.1,2,5  

Donna's obituary was published February 20, 2001 in the Salem, Oregon "Statesman Journal":1,2

Donna Henshaw
March 31, 1923 - Feb. 18, 2001

Donna Henshaw, 77, of Salem died Sunday.  

She was born in Parnell, Iowa, and moved to Mission, Kan., in 1953 and to Salem in 1978.  She was an accountant and medical secretary, retiring in 1999.  She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading.  She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  

Her husband, Paul, whom she married in 1944, died in 1969.  A brother also preceded her in death.  

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Norman of Terre Haute, Ind., and Elizabeth Karst of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Paul Jr. of Portland; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  

Visiting will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Chapel.  Rosary will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.  Private interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Shawnee, Kan.  Contributions: American Cancer Society, Northwest Area Office, 2350 Oakmont Way No. 200, Eugene, OR 97401; or Willamette Valley Hospice.

Social Security information for Paul Thomas Henshaw: 511-09-8112

Social Security information for Mary Donna Murphy: 480-18-4879


  1. Posting Feb 20 2001 by "MaryT" () to the Marion County, Oregon Obits Forum:
  3. Obituary of Donna Henshaw, Feb 20 2001.
  4. Contribution from Edward Carlile Henshaw.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. 1920 census, Colfax Township, Wilson County, Kansas; roll T625-554, ED 227, page 2A, line #5, dwelling #22, family #22.
  7. 1930 census, Belpre, Belpre Township, Edwards County, Kansas; roll T626-701, ED 1, page 2B, line #83, dwelling #43, family #48.

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