Hattie J. Henshaw

                        ┌── Thomas M. Henshaw
                        │    1828-1899 
Hattie J. Henshaw ──────┤
B: 1876                 │                       ┌── Daniel Hamm
D: 1944                 │                       │
                        └── Kezia H. Hamm ──────┤
M: - Keown

M: Dr. G. Allen Troxell

Hattie J. Henshaw     [ID 08499] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Hattie J. Henshaw1 [Hattie I. Henshaw2, Hattie G. Henshaw3].

Born Feb 18 1876, Deep Brook, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.2,3,4  

She married - Keown.5  Hattie's first husband was the brother of Dr. James Keown from Lynn, Massachusetts who ran a private hospital at Lynn.5  


Beatrice Keown; lived in Boston (had a daughter, name unknown).

She then married Dr. G. Allen Troxell.5  

No children from the second marriage.5  

Hattie was a Matron at Medfield, Massachusetts State Hospital.  She retired in 1938 and moved to Sarasota, Florida with her second husband.5  

Hattie J. Henshaw died Mar 2 1944, at her home, Sarasota, Florida.5  Medical: Hattie died from heart disease and after suffering a broken hip.3,5  

Hattie's obituary was published in the "Digby Courier" on Thursday, March 16, 1944:3,6


Mrs Hattie G. Troxell, died at her home in Sarasota Fl. on Thursday, March 2 1944.  She was born February 18, 1876 at Deep Brook, the daughter of Thomas and Kazia [Hamm] Henshaw.  She went to Massachusetts when a young girl to make her home with one of her sisters.  Later she became a nurse and for twenty-five years served as matron at the Medfield Mass State Hospital, where her husband was a member of the medical staff.  She was a resident of Sarasota since 1938 but she and her husband had spent a number of winters there prior to making it their home.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs Beatrice Bulter, Boston Mass, a grand daughter Margaret White Wise, Bessimere Alabama and a great grand daughter Harriett Wise, Bessimere Alabama; two brothers Curtis Henshaw Deep Brook and Charles Henshaw Waledec West and one sister Mrs. William Hoyt of Waterbury VT.


  1. Contribution from Tim Sanford ().
  2. 1881 LDS census index, Clementsport, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; film C-13172, district 16, sub-district H, page 31, household #165.
  3. Obituary of Hattie (Henshaw) Troxell; Digby County Obituaries:
  4. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    Annapolis County Births, 1876, #61;
    C-13172. 1881 census, Clements, Clementsport Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; page 31.
  5. Contribution from Beth Piepenburg () citing:
    letter written May 14 1944 by Dr. G. Allen Troxell.
  6. http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/rw/localities.northam.canada.novascotia.digby/715.

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