David A. Henshaw

                                                      ┌── Hoyt Henshaw
                                                      │    1871-1943 
                       ┌── Frances Lillian Henshaw ───┤
                       │    1913-1986                 │
                       │                              └── Lillian R. Guernsey
                       │                                   1880-1970 
David A. Henshaw ──────┤
B: 1942                │
D: 2013                │
                       └── [Alvin "Alwin" Robinson]
M: June Marilyn Carter
   ├── Jeanette Frances Henshaw (1968-) 1,2
   ├── Margaret Lynn Henshaw (1971-) 1,2
   └── Christopher Ray Henshaw (1973-) 1,2

David A. Henshaw     [ID 07729] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 22 1942, Baltimore, Maryland.1,3,4  

David was a graduate in the Class of 1964, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.3  

He married June Marilyn Carter1,3,5,6 [June Marylin Carter7], Oct 1 19661,3,5,6, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Lincoln, Nebraska1,3,5,6.  June, daughter of Raymond E. Carter & Minnie S. Eichner, was born Jun 13 1938, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.4,5,8  

David and June's wedding was reported in the "Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star" (Lincoln, Nebraska) on Sunday, October 2, 19666 (see scan below).  

June died Aug 18 1993, at her home, 300 Atlantic Ave., Loeminster, Massachusetts.1,4  

June's obituary was published in the "Telegram & Gazette" (Worcester, Massachusetts) on Thursday, August 19, 1993 (page B7):5

TOWNSEND - June M. (Carter) Henshaw, 55, of 300 Atlantic Ave., Leominster, formerly of Mason Road, Townsend, died Tuesday in her home.  She leaves her husband of 26 years, David A. Henshaw; a son, Christopher R. Henshaw of Mazunte, Mexico; two daughters, Jeanette F. Henshaw of Arlington, Va., and Margaret L. Henshaw of Lincoln, Neb.; her mother, Minnie S. (Eichner) Carter of Omaha, Neb.; and two brothers, Donald Carter of Aurora, Mo., and Eugene Carter of Omaha.  She was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., daughter of the late Raymond E. Carter, and had lived in Germany and in Townsend for eight years before moving to Leominster a week ago.  She was a graduate of Kansas University where she received a bachelors degree in art.  Mrs. Henshaw was a graphic artist for the Army at Fort Devens for the past nine years.  Previously, she had been a graphic artist for the Army installation unit in Baumholder, Germany.  She had also done set designs for Family Fashions Magazine, and freelance work for the New England Wildlife Association.  She was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church in Pepperell.  She was active in the Groton-Littleton Theater, Harvard Theater, and had contributed cartoons to area newspapers.  A memorial celebration will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in St. David's Episcopal Church, Route 119, Pepperell.  Following cremation, burial will be at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston 02215.  T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Townsend, is directing arrangements.

David was a teacher at Fisher College in Boston.1  

David A. Henshaw died Dec 15 2013, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.3,4  

David's obituary was published as follows:3

David A. Henshaw 64

David A. Henshaw 64 died December 15, 2013, in Leominster, Mass.  He was born on October 22, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., and prepared for high school at Hempstead (N.Y.) High School.  A member of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, he went on to earn a diploma in drama from Victoria University in 1972.  After Bowdoin, he joined the Peace Corps, serving two years in Lima, Peru.  He served to [sic] sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked as theater director for the Department of Defense for more than twenty years before starting his second career teaching courses in theater, creative writing, speech, and Spanish at Fisher College and Mount Wachusett Community College.  Throughout his life, he and his wife were active acting and directing in community theater, most recently with Barre Players, and won several awards for set design and lighting.  He is survived by daughters Jeanette Henshaw, Margaret Burchard, and Allison Haney [sic]; son Christopher Henshaw; and four grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, June Marilyn Carter Henshaw, whom he married in 1966.

Another obituary was published by Chesmore Funeral Home:9

David A. Henshaw
Born: 10-22-1942
Died: 12-15-2013
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Resided In: Leominster, MA
Services to be held on: April 5, 2014

David A. Henshaw, 71, of Leominster, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Frances Henshaw and Alvin Robinson.  David attended Bowdoin College then joined the Peace Corps, serving in Lima, Peru from 1964-66, where he met his late wife, June Marilyn (Carter) Henshaw.  Their married life took them to upstate New York, Frankfurt, Germany, where he served in the Army during Vietnam, Manchester, England, where he received a Masters in Theatre, Newport News, Virginia, and Baumholder, Germany before settling in Massachusetts.  He worked as theatre director for the Department of Defense for over 20 years before starting his second career as an educator; teaching theatre, creative writing, speech and Spanish courses at Fisher College and Mount Wachusett Community College.  Throughout his life, he and his wife were active in community theatre, most recently with Barre Players, both acting and directing, and won several awards for set design and lighting.  

He leaves behind three children, Jeanette Henshaw of Taos, NM, Margaret Burchard and her husband William of Hopkinton and Christopher Henshaw and Allison Haney of Taos, NM, and four grandchildren, Ella, Colin, Samka and Sean, with another grandchild due in February.  

Memorial Services will be held on April 5, 2014 at 10:30a.m. at Christ Church of Fitchburg. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Christ Church 569 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 or to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

(photo)Photo: David A. Henshaw & June Marilyn Carter wedding "Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star" (Lincoln, Nebraska), Oct 2 1966 6

(photo)Photo: David A. Henshaw & June Marilyn Carter romance "Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star" (Lincoln, Nebraska), Oct 2 1966 6

(photo)Photo: David A. Henshaw & June Marilyn Carter marriage license "Lincoln Evening Journal & Nebraska State Journal" (Lincoln, Nebraska), Oct 1 1966 10

(photo)Photo: June Marilyn Carter 1959 "Jayhawker" yearbook, University of Kansas at Lawrence 7

(photo)Photo: June Marilyn Carter 1960 "Jayhawker" yearbook, University of Kansas at Lawrence 7

Social Security information for June Marilyn Carter: 505-50-8208


  1. Contribution from David A. Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from David Henshaw.
  3. Obituary of David A. Henshaw; Bowdoin College, Bowdoin Magazine, alumni obituaries:
  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. Obituary of June (Carter) Henshaw;
    Worcester, Massachusetts "Telegram & Gazette"; Aug 19, 1993, pg B7.
  6. "Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star", Oct 2 1966; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S. School Yearbooks; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1940 census, 4577 N. 37th St., Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; roll T627-4549, ED 72-212B, page 1A, line #6, household #1.
  9. Obituary of David A. Henshaw; Chesmore Funeral Home:
  10. "Lincoln Evening Journal & Nebraska State Journal", Oct 1 1966; http://www.ancestry.com.

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