Chester T. Henshaw

                                                       ┌── Thomas William Henshaw
                                                       │    1858-1926 
                      ┌── Grover Cleveland Henshaw ────┤
                      │    1890-1960                   │
                      │                                └── Hanah Olivar
                      │                                     1853-1927 
Chester T. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1916               │                                ┌── Jessie Walling
D: 1967               │                                │
                      └── Maude Mae (Walling) Murphy ──┤
                           1888-1968                   │
                                                       └── Mary Lee "Mollie" Biggers
M: Ruby Mae Ross
   ├── Raymond Floyd Henshaw (1935-) 1
   ├── Georgie Mae Henshaw (1937-2006) 1
   ├── Wilma Faye Henshaw (1939-) 1,2
   ├── Carol Jean Henshaw (1942-2012) 1,2

M: Edna Louise Ward
   ├── Danny Joe Henshaw (1955-) 1,2
   ├── Dorothy Jean Henshaw (1958-) 1
   ├── Barbara Sue Henshaw (1959-) 1
   └── Chester T. Henshaw, Jr. (1960-) 1

Chester T. Henshaw     [ID 06706] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 7 1916, Kings Mill, Sharp County, Arkansas.1,3,4  

During the 1920s Chester worked for the CCC (California Conservation Corps).1  

He married Ruby Mae Ross, Jun 8 1936, Sharp County, Arkansas.1  Marriage license dated Jun 6 1936.5  Ruby was born Aug 25 1916, Arkansas.1  

Chester and Ruby were divorced.  Ruby remarried to - Turner.1  Ruby died in 1964 in an auto accident in Colorado.1,6  

He then married Edna Louise Ward, Jul 12 1954, Logan County, Arkansas.1  Edna, daughter of Hoarce Ward & Effie Jewell Swiney, was born Apr 1 1933, Farmersville, Texas.1  

Edna was named after her aunt Edna Ward Kinney.1  

Chester met Edna in a tuberculosis sanitarium where he spent 5 years.1  

After being released from the sanitarium, they moved to Armuna, California.  They then moved to Louisiana due to California health laws.1  

Edna died May 28 1962, E.A. Conway Hospital, Monroe, Louisiana; buried Dunn, Louisiana.1  Edna died from pneumonia.1  

After Edna died, Chester was in bad health and couldn't care for small children, so his children were placed in foster care with Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lovie Laird of Pioneer, Louisiana, who raised the children to adulthood.7,8  

Chester T. Henshaw died Feb 9 1967, Delhi, Louisiana; buried Dunn, Louisiana.1  Medical: Chester died from a heart attack.1  


  1. Family group sheets and descendent chart contributed by Dorothy Henshaw White ()
  2. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  3. 1920 census, Davidson Township, Sharp County, Arkansas; roll T625-83, ED 134, page 12A, line #1, dwelling #174, family #179.
  4. 1930 census, Maumelle Township, Craighead County, Arkansas; roll T626-70, ED 30, page 19A, line #11, dwelling #368, family #368.
  5. Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939;
  6. Contribution from Linda Louise Townson ().
  7. Contribution from Dorothy Henshaw White.
  8. Obituary of Lela Mae Laird; USGenWeb Archives, Louisiana.

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