Ettie Annie Henshaw

                                                         ┌── Daniel Henshawc1817-1891 
                          ┌── Americus Xaverus Henshaw ──┤
                          │    1847-1910                 │
                          │                              └── Emily Merritt
                          │                                  c1817-1892 
Ettie Annie Henshaw ──────┤
B: 1883                   │
D: 1950                   │
                          └── Annie W. Harbke
M: Clarence Scott

M: Clayton Ferguson Scott

M: Willis Edward Ricketts

Ettie Annie Henshaw     [ID 09246] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 5 1883, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri.1,2,3,4  (Aug - 1882).5  

Ettie was a graduate of Mansfield All Women's College, Mansfield, Lousiana.1  

She married Clarence Scott.1  Clarence, son of Benjamin Franklin Scott & Caroline Ferguson, was born Dec 7 1871, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.1,6  

Ettie and Clarence lived near Walnut Hill, Louisiana and Caddo Parish, Louisiana.1  


Clarence Scott, Jr.; died Sep 25 1904. 7
Wilhelmina Carolina Scott, born Oct 17 1905; died Jul 1979; married Donald Howard Hare.
Ruth Scott, born Sep 12 1908; died Sep 14 1982; married Harold Ricketts.

Clarence died May 31 1908, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.7  

Ettie and children were shown in the 1910 census, living in (or staying in) a rooming house with her widowed mother in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri:8

Hinshaw, Annie W, roomer, age 55, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; widow; 3 children, 2 living; occupation: income.
Scott, Ettie, roomer, age 26, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; widow; 2 children, 2 living; occupation: income.
Scott, Wilkerkam, roomer, age 4, born in Missouri; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Missouri.
Scott, Claude R, roomer, age 10 months, born in Missouri; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Missouri.

She then married Clayton Ferguson Scott, Dec - 1910.1,6  Clayton, son of Benjamin Franklin Scott & Caroline Ferguson, was born Dec 13 1890, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.6  Clayton was Ettie's former brother-in-law - the younger brother of Clarence Scott.1  

Clayton F. Scott lived in the home of his brother Clarence Scott after his father's second marriage to Mrs. Frances Terry Pobst.  After the death of his brother, Clayton married his sister-in-law, Ettie.  Several years later they were amicably divorced and he married Mary Leonard, daughter of a planter in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.1  Clayton died Oct 8 1973, Shreveport, Louisiana.6  

Ettie and Clayton were divorced.1  

She then married Willis Edward Ricketts.1  Willis, son of Newton Franklin Ricketts & Martha Caroline Hastings, was born Oct 22 1878, Texas.1,3,4,9,10,11  

Willis Edward Ricketts was living in Colorado when he somehow found Ettie listed in either a book or newspaper article along with other women seeking husbands.  After a period of correspondence, Willis travelled to Louisisana to meet Ettie, and they were married.1  He had been previously married Jul 3 1901 to Anna Mae (Gilliand) Ricketts, the widow of his brother James Edgar Ricketts (they had two children).6  


Barbara Elinor Ricketts, born 1925.

Ettie and Willis lived for several years in or around Perris, California.1  

Ettie Annie Henshaw died Dec 18 1950, Perris, Riverside County, California; buried Row 62, Perris Valley Cemetery, 915 North Perris Blvd., Perris, Riverside County, California.1,2,3,4  

In 1969 Willis was living with his daughter Barbara in Vista, San Diego County, California.1,9  

Willis died Apr 5 1969, San Diego County, California; buried Row 62, Perris Valley Cemetery, 915 North Perris Blvd., Perris, Riverside County, California.3,4,9,10

(photo)Photo: Ettie Annie Henshaw 4

(photo)Photo: Willis Edward Ricketts 4

(photo)Photo: Ettie Annie Henshaw gravestone Perris Valley Cemetery 4

Social Security information for Willis Edward Ricketts: 557-48-5255


  1. Contribution from Donald Joseph Porter ().
  2. California Death Records database; RootsWeb:
  3. California, Death Index, 1940-1997;
  5. 1900 census, Ward 2, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana; roll T623-562, ED 50, page 7A, line #36, dwelling #134, family #134.
  6. Don Porter database:
  7. Contribution from Donald Joseph Porter () citing:
    Deaths recorded in an old family bible.
  8. 1910 census, 7th Ward, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; roll T624-782, ED 189, page 7A, line #23.
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  10. RootsWeb California Death Records database:
  11. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;

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