Hurchel Henshaw

                                                           ┌── George Alex Henshaw
                                                           │    1863-?    
                    ┌── Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw ──┤
                    │    1888-1955                         │
                    │                                      └── Melicia Ann Williams
                    │                                          c1864-<1889
Hurchel Henshaw ────┤
B: 1916             │                                      ┌── John Albert Bowen
D: 1998             │                                      │
                    └── Janette "Nettie" Bowen ────────────┤
                         1890-                             │
                                                           └── Martha Ann "Patsey" Jackson
M: Ivy Olline Cheek
   ├── Venus Adelia Henshaw (1944-2007) 1
   └── Clara Ca Vonna Henshaw (1946-) 1

Hurchel Henshaw     [ID 06827] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Hurchel Henshaw2,3,4 [Hurchel Eugene Hinshaw5,6, Hershall Henshaw7, Hershel Henshaw8,9].

Born Feb 17 1916, Hot Spring County, Arkansas.1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10  

Hershall lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas when young.7  

He married Ivy Olline Cheek.1,6  Ivy, daughter of Henry M. Cheek & Annie D. Blount, was born Nov 13 1915, Arkansas.1,3,6,11,12,13  

Hurchel served his country in World War II as a corporal in the Mechanized Cavalry.  He worked on Jeeps in the motor pool; he was a talented mechanic.  He was in the Battle of the Bulge.  He also taught himself how to cut hair and served as a barber to men in his outfit.1  

He was fascinated with watches and taught himself how to repair them.  He was soon fixing watches for fellow soldiers and some of the "big brass".  When he got out of the service he went to work for Cogbil Jewelry store in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.  He talked the owner's son, Leonard, into setting up a location at 116 Main Street in North Little Rock, and letting him run the business.  It was known as H.C. Jewelry Co.  He soon bought out Mr. Cogbil.  After quite a few years, there was a fire that burned down almost the entire block on Thanksgiving Day.  He moved the business around the corner onto Washington Ave., temporarily, until the new Park Plaza Mall opened.  He was one of the original tenants of the new mall.  He opened a small jewelry and watch repair business.  He became quite well known for being able to fix old clocks and watches.  Sometimes he fabricated new parts for them.1  

Ivy died Aug 4 1995, Pulaski County, Arkansas; buried Spring Valley Cemetery, Ferndale, Pulaski County, Arkansas.1,3,11,12  

In 1998 Hurchel was still living in Little Rock, Arkansas.3  

Hurchel Henshaw died Aug 14 1998, Pulaski County, Arkansas; buried Spring Valley Cemetery, Ferndale, Pulaski County, Arkansas.1,3,4,5,6,14

(photo)Photo: Hurchel Henshaw & Ivy O. Cheek gravestone Spring Valley Cemetery 4,6,11

Social Security information for Hurchel Henshaw: 431-16-4005

Social Security information for Ivy Olline Cheek: 410-16-0891


  1. Contribution from La Venus Adelia Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from La Venus Adelia Henshaw citing: the way Hurchel himself spelled his name.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. Ancestry Family Tree data "White Family Tree" posted by "Rachal karstens".
  6. Ancestry Family Tree data "HINSHAW/BOWEN/WILLIAMS/JACKSON TREE" posted by "showewarner".
  7. Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing: interview with Arvil Henshaw.
  8. 1920 census, De Roche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; roll T625-63, page 7A, line #23, dwelling #125, family #132.
  9. 1940 census, Fourche Township, Pulaski County, Arkansas; roll T627-169, ED 60-98, page 14A, line #1, household #291.
  10. 1930 census, Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas; roll T626-83, ED 30, page 3B, line #55, dwelling #53, family #54.
  13. 1930 census, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas; roll T626-91, ED 19, page 2A, line #39, dwelling #39, family #39.

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