Otis Henshaw

                                                               ┌── George Alex Henshaw
                                                               │    1863-?    
                        ┌── Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1888-1955                         │
                        │                                      └── Melicia Ann Williams
                        │                                          c1864-<1889
Otis Henshaw ───────────┤
B: 1910                 │                                      ┌── John Albert Bowen
D: 2001                 │                                      │
                        └── Janette "Nettie" Bowen ────────────┤
                             1890-                             │
                                                               └── Martha Ann "Patsey" Jackson
M: Ida Gustafson
   └── Johnny Cledis "JC" Henshaw (1935-2001) 1,2

M: Pauline Leaner Perry

Otis Henshaw     [ID 06828] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Otis Henshaw1,3 [Odis Henshaw4, Odis Hinshaw5, Odus Henshaw6].

Born Oct 12 1910, Hot Spring County, Arkansas.1,4,5,6,7  

Otis lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas when young.3  

He married Ida Gustafson1,7,8 [Ida Gustavison2], Jun 28 19291,7,8, Hot Spring County, Arkansas1,7,8.  Ida was born about 1915, Arkansas.1,7  

Otis and Ida were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living with his parents and family in Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arksansas:7

Hinshaw, Odias, son, age 19, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; married, first married at age 18.
Hinshaw, Ida, daughter-in-law, age 15, born in Arkansas; father born in Sweden; mother born in Arkansas; married, first married at age 14.

Otis and Ida were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 20 1940), living with his parents and family in Fourche Township, Pulaski County, Arksansas:1

Henshaw, Otis, son, age 29, born in Arkansas; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; married; occupation: laborer, road construction; worked 39 weeks in 1939; $190 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Ida, daughter-in-law, age 24, born in Arkansas; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; married.

Otis and family were shown in the 1944 city directory of Little Rock, Arkansas:9

Henshaw Ben U (Nettie) h1106 Geyer
Henshaw Ola Mrs mach opr r1106 Geyer
Hinshaw Ben (Ben Hinshaw & Son) r1623 E 3d
Hinshaw Ben & Son (Ben and Otis) gros 1623 E 3d
Hinshaw Otis (Ida; Ben Hinshaw & Son) h1623 E 3d

In 1946 Ida remarried to Otis' father, Thomas Benjamin Henshaw.8  

He then married Pauline Leaner Perry.2  Pauline was born Nov 10 1919, Cotton Plant, Woodruff County, Arkansas.2,4  

Pauline died Jun 9 1973, Forrest City, St. Francis County, Arkansas.2,4  

Otis Henshaw died Feb 25 2001, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.4,5

(photo)Photo: Otis Henshaw with his father 2

Social Security information for Otis Henshaw: 432-14-4094

Social Security information for Pauline Leaner Perry: 431-01-5025


  1. 1940 census, Fourche Township, Pulaski County, Arkansas; roll T627-169, ED 60-98, page 14A, line #1, household #291.
  2. Ancestry Family Tree data "HINSHAW/BOWEN/WILLIAMS/JACKSON TREE" posted by "showewarner".
  3. Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing: interview with Arvil Henshaw.
  4. "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
  5. Ancestry Family Tree data "White Family Tree" posted by "Rachal karstens".
  6. 1920 census, De Roche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; roll T625-63, page 7A, line #23, dwelling #125, family #132.
  7. 1930 census, Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas; roll T626-83, ED 30, page 3B, line #55, dwelling #53, family #54.
  8. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.

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