Martha Beatrice Henshaw

                           ┌── William Henshaw
                           │    1839-?    
Martha Beatrice Henshaw ───┤
B: 1885                    │
D: 1964                    │
                           └── Hannah Banks
M: Arthur Clifford Fancy

Martha Beatrice Henshaw     [ID 09023] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Martha Beatrice Henshaw1,2,3 [Beatrice Henshaw4].

Born Aug 27 1885, Milford, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.5  (Aug 27 1885, Springhill, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia).6  (Aug 27 1886, Springfield, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia).3  

She married Arthur Clifford Fancy, Apr 21 1902, Baptist Church, Clementsport, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.3,6,7  Arthur, son of James Isaiah Fancy & Emma Hannah Rafuse, was born Dec 18 1878, New Elm, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.5,8  (Chelsea, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia).3,6  (1879).2  


Odessa/Odessia Elizabeth Fancy, born May 6 1905, South Milford, Nova Scotia; died 1925, Milton, Nova Scotia; married Charles Atwood Rhyno, Aug 29 1921, Spring Hill, Nova Scotia. 3,6
Bertha Beatrice Belle Fancy, born May 4 1907, Springhill, Nova Scotia (c1906); died Jul 24 1967, Nova Scotia; married Edward John Bauchman, Feb 19 1924. 3,6
Maurice Glenford Fancy, born Dec 26 1909, South Milford, Nova Scotia; died Mar 8 1994, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia; married 1) Marie Smythe, Oct 3 1928; 2) Jennette Louise Myra. 6,11
Clifford Borden Fancy, born Feb 5 1903, Springfield, Nova Scotia; died Jun 29 1964, Westfield, Nova Scotia; married Beulah Marie Frail, Aug 13 1924 (son: Irving Fancy). 3,6
Bertrum Oliver "Bert" Fancy, born Jan 27 1916, Springfield, Nova Scotia; died Apr 8 2002, Caledonia, Nova Scotia; married 1) Margaret/Marguerite Minard, Jun 30 1939; 2) Bertha Marguerite Stailing (Bertha Hubley). 3,6,12
Noble Tracy Fancy, born Apr 7 1913, Springhill, Nova Scotia; died Feb 5 1997, Halifax, Nova Scotia; married Anita Rosaline/Rosalee Charlton, Jun 9 1937, Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia (children: William Tracy, Lorne Chester, Andrew Russell, Loretta Rosalee, Murray Wayne and Bruce Yorke Fancy). 3,6
Georgie Alma Fancy, born Sep 7 1922, Springfield (South Milford), Nova Scotia; died Aug 8 2005, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; married 1) Ainsley R. Augustus Rowter, May 16 1945; 2) Thelston Parke Smith; 3) Willis Maynard / -- Wamboldt. 3,6,13
Harriet Mildred "Hattie" Fancy, born Dec 7 1910, Springfield, Nova Scotia (Dec 1911); died Nov 12 2002, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia; married Robert McLellan, Dec 25 1928. 3,6
Arthur Sheldon "Sheldon" Fancy, born Oct 26 1918, Springfield, Nova Scotia; died Jun 19 1986, Middleton, Nova Scotia; married Helen Freda Brewster, Dec 1942. 3,6
Chester Atwood Fancy, born Jul 26 1921, Springhill, Nova Scotia; died Apr 29 2003, Middleton, Nova Scotia; married Shirley Christensen-Cameron, Jul 5 1948. 3,4,6
Arnold Preston Fancy, born Apr 23 1924, Springfield, Nova Scotia; died Sep 19 1972 (Aug 1972); unmarried. 6
Laura Marguerite Fancy, born Mar 21 1926, Springfield, Nova Scotia; died Aug 25 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia; married Eugene Hilton Rafuse (children: Marilyn, Janette, Linda, Joan, and Emerson Rafuse). 3,6,14

Arthur died May 23 1963, Mrs. Jefferson's Nursing Home, Port Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; buried Milford Cemetery, Milford, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.2,8  

Arthur's obituary was published in the "Chronicle Herald" on Friday, May 24 1963:8

GRANVILLE FERRY - The death of Arthur Clifford Fancy, 83, South Milford, occurred Thursday at Mrs. Jefferson's Nursing Home, Port Royal.  Born in New Elm, Lunenburg County, Mr. Fancy was the son of the late Isaiah and Emma (Rafuse) Fancy.  

He and his wife, Martha Beatrice Henshaw, had celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on April 12 at their home in Granville Ferry.  

Also surviving are four daughters; Laura (Mrs. Eugene Rafuse), South Milford, Mrs. Hattie MacMillan, Parrsboro, Alma, Mrs Willis Maynard, Liverpool, Bertha (Mrs Edward Douchman), Upper Granville; five sons, Noble, New Grafton, Burton and Chester, Maitland Bridge, Maurice, Spryfield, Sheldon, Kingston, Arnold, South Milford; 50 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  

The body is at Chisholm's Funeral Home, Granville Ferry.  

Services are to be held Sunday at the United Baptist Church, Milford, with Rev. Paul Underwood officiating.

Martha Beatrice Henshaw died Mar 15 1964, Upper Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; buried Mar 17 1964, Milford Cemetery, Milford, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.2,3  


  1. Contribution from Tim Sanford ().
  2. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    cemetery inscription, Milford Cemetery, Milford, Annapolis County.
  3. Contribution from Denise Rice ().
  4. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    Obituary of Chester Atwood. Fancy, The Chronicle Herald, May 2 2003.
  5. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    T-6447. 1901 census, Milford, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; pg 8.
  6. Contribution from grandson Irving Fancy.
  7. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    Annapolis County marriages, 1902.
  8. Obituary of Arthur Clifford Fancy; posted Nov 6 2004 by Susan () to CAN-NS-KINGS-L.
  9. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    Obituary of Bertram O. Fancy, The Chronicle Herald, 10 April 2002.
  10. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    obituary of Laura Marguerite Rafuse, The Chronicle Herald, Aug 26 2003.
  11. Posting Aug 16 2007 by Denise Rice () to LUNEN-LINKS-L.
  12. Obituary of Bertrum O. Fancy; "Halifax Chronicle Herald", Apr 10 2002;
    posted Aug 28 2015 to LUNEN-LINKS by Rosemary Rafuse ().
  13. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    Obituary of G. Alma Wamboldt; The Chronicle Herald, Aug 11 2005.
  14. Obituary of Eugene Hilton Rafuse; "The Chronicle Herald", Sep 18 2007; courtesy of Tim Sanford ().

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