Walter Anderson Henshaw

                                                      ┌── Carrel Hinshaw
                                                      │    1832-1882 
                           ┌── George Allen Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1867-1947             │
                           │                          └── Elizabeth Ellen Marshall
                           │                              c1834-1894 
Walter Anderson Henshaw ───┤
B: 1893                    │
D: 1966                    │
                           └── Nettie E. Anderson
M: Dorothy Lois Walsh
   ├── Walter Anderson Henshaw, Jr. (1921-) 1,2,3
   ├── Florence Edith Henshaw (1923-) 1,2,3

M: Frances Allen Milner
   └── George Allen Henshaw, III (1935-2011) 1,3,4

Walter Anderson Henshaw     [ID 00740] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Walter Anderson Henshaw5,6,7,8,9,10,11 [Walter Anderson Hinshaw12].

Born Feb 6 189310,11,13 [Feb 26 18931,14, Feb - 18936,7, Jan 6 189312], Carterville, Williamson County, Illinois10,11,13.  

During World War I, Walter enlisted in the Air Corps and was mustered out in 1918 as a lieutenant.1  On Jun 5 1917 Walter Anderson Henshaw, age 24, registered for the World War I draft in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois.  He declared he was born February 6th 1893 in Carterville, Illinois, and he was then single and residing at 6 [unclear] W. 9th St., East St. Louis, Illinois.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair.10  

He married Dorothy Lois Walsh, about 1920.1,2,3  Dorothy, daughter of Phillip R. + Florence Walsh, was born Aug 4 1901, Emerson, Dixon County, Nebraska.2,3,8,9,13  

Walter and Dorothy ("Ruth") were shown in the 1920 census, living in what appears to have been a boarding house in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri:8

Henshaw, Walter A., boarder, age 27, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married; occupation: manager, [..unclear..].
Henshaw, Ruth, boarder, age 18, born in Nebraska; father born in Michigan; mother born in United States; married.

Walter and Dorothy were apparently doubly-enumerated in the 1920 census, being recorded again at 4656 Lake Park Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:9

Henshaw, Walter A., head-of-household, age 26, born in Nebraska; father born in Michigan; mother born in Iowa; rented home; occupation: buyer, meat.
Henshaw, Dorthy R., wife, age 18, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio.

Walter and Dorothy were divorced in the late 1920s.3  

Walter and his brother Paul were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 25 1930), living in a boarding house in San Angelo, Texas:15

Henshaw, Walter A., roomer, age 37, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; divorced; first married at age 25; occupation: oil operator, oil; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Paul A., roomer, age 31, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; divorced; first married at age 19; occupation: oil operator, [..unclear..]; not a veteran.
Dorothy and children were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living with her parents at 1710 2nd St., Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin:2
Walsh, Phillip R., head-of-household, age 57, born in Michigan; parents born in New York; rented home ($60.00 rent); radio in home; occupation: manager, timber preserve; not a veteran.
Walsh, Florence, wife, age 60, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 27.
Walsh, Roger R., son, age 30, born in Kansas; father born in Michigan; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: inspector, timber; World War I veteran.
Walsh, Philip R., son, age 22, born in Missouri; father born in Michigan; mother born in Iowa; single; occupation: lumberman, timber; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Dorothy, daughter, age 28, born in Nebraska; father born in Michigan; mother born in Illinois; divorced; first married at age 18; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Walter, grandson, age 8, born in Missouri; father born in Illinois; mother born in Nebraska; attended school.
Henshaw, Florence E., granddaughter, age 6, born in Missouri; father born in Illinois; mother born in Nebraska; attended school.

Dorothy remarried to - Steiro.13  Dorothy died Aug 2 1989, Woodruff, Oneida County, Wisconsin.3,13  

He then married Frances Allen Milner16 [Frances Allen1, Frances Winston Allen14], Apr 28 193416, Madison Square Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas16.  

Walter's second marriage was noted in the "San Antonio Express" (San Antonio, Texas) on Sunday morning, April 29, 193416 (see below).  

In 1948 Walter was living in San Antonio, Texas and was engaged in the oil industry.1  

In 1966 Walter was still living in San Antonio, Texas.13  

Walter Anderson Henshaw died Oct 18 1966, DOA, Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; age 73.3,5,11,13,14,16  

Walter's obituary was published in the "San Antonio Express" (San Antonio, Texas) on Thursday, October 20, 196614,16 (see below).

(photo)Photo: Walter Anderson Henshaw & Frances Allen Milner marriage San Antonio Express, Apr 29 1934 16

(photo)Photo: Walter Anderson Henshaw obituary San Antonio Express, Oct 20 1966 16

(photo)Photo: Walter Anderson Henshaw funeral announcement San Antonio Express, Oct 20 1966 16

Social Security information for Walter Anderson Henshaw: 455-05-3956


  1. Obituary of George Allen Henshaw; "The Chronicles of Oklahoma".
  2. 1930 census, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin; roll T626-2570, ED 36, page 10B, line #88, dwelling #202, family #228.
  3. Contribution from Sam Jones.
  4. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997;
  5. Texas Deaths, 1964-98;
  6. 1900 census, Carterville, Williamson County, Illinois; roll T623-354, ED 109, page 11B, line #81, dwelling #223, family #230.
  7. 1910 census, 3rd Ward, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma; roll T624-1260, ED 126, page 7A, line #2, dwelling #113, family #113.
  8. 1920 census, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri; roll T625-961, ED 510, page 12B, line #88, dwelling #140, family #200.
  9. 1920 census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625-313, ED 156, page 9A, line #27, dwelling #25, family #146.
  10. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  11. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982;
  12. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  13. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  15. 1930 census, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas; roll T626-2400, ED 5, page 49B, line #55, dwelling #947.
  16. San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas);

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