Lewis Arthur Henshaw

                                                   ┌── George Thomas Hinshaw
                                                   │    1865-1953 
                        ┌── Arthur Jones Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1888-1974             │
                        │                          └── Sarah Fannie Austill
                        │                               1866-c1900
Lewis Arthur Henshaw ───┤
B: 1928                 │                          ┌── Seaborn Alison Jones
D: 2013                 │                          │
                        └── Willie Ida Jones ──────┤
                             1894-1961             │
                                                   └── Louisa Adaline Counts
M: Joan Taylor
   ├── Marie Elaine Henshaw (1955-) 1
   └── John Wayne Henshaw (1961-) 1,2

Lewis Arthur Henshaw     [ID 07986] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 13 1928, Alabama.1,3,4,5,6,7  

Lewis settled in Newport News, Virginia.1  

He married Joan Taylor, about 1955.1,3,7  Joan, daughter of Walter Taylor & Sarah Emma Kenworthy, was born Sep 8 1932, Lancashire, England.1,3,6  

On May 31 1956 Lewis and family arrived at New York International Airport (now JFK Airport) in New York City, having embarked May 30 1956 from Burtonwood Air Force Base, England on a Trans Caribbean Airways DC-6:8

Henshaw, Lewis, A., A/1C, 167 lbs.
Henshaw, Joan, age 23, 120 lbs., visa #13689.
Henshaw, Marie, age 1, 30 lbs.

Lewis Arthur Henshaw died Mar 9 2013, age 84.7  

Lewis' obituary was published in the "Daily Press" (Hampton Roads, Virginia) on Thursday, March 14, 2013:7

Lewis Arthur Henshaw
June 13, 1928 - March 9, 2013

Lewis Arthur Henshaw, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013.  He was a native of Princeton, Alabama and was a resident of Newport News for 49 years.  Lewis served honorably in the U.S. Air force and retired as SSGT after 23 years of service.  He continued his career working at the Book N' Card Shop, Book Haven, and Treasure Hut, where he met many friends.  

Lewis is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan Henshaw; son, John W. Henshaw of Williamsburg; daughters [sic], Marie H. McCain of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Bryan S., Christopher S. and Taylor S. Henshaw, all of Fairfax, VA; great-grandson, Tristan D. Henshaw; sisters, Marie Miller and Geneva Smith, both of Chattanooga, TN; and a very dear friend of the family, Cathie Bradshaw of Boykins, VA.  

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a graveside service, with military honors, to follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.  

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.  

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.  

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

(photo)Photo: Lewis Arthur Henshaw 7


  1. Contribution from Marie Henshaw McCain.
  2. Obituary of Lewis Arthur Henshaw.
  3. Contribution from Robert Howie Henshaw.
  4. 1930 census, Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-21, ED 41, page 2A, line #4, dwelling #26, family #26.
  5. 1940 census, Hollytree Prescinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T627-41, ED 36-35, page 6A, line #32, household #93.
  6. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Obituary of Lewis Arthur Henshaw; "Daily Press", Mar 14 2013:
  8. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.

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