Olen Dorman Henshaw

                                                 ┌── William P. Hinshawc1830-?    
                       ┌── James T. Hinshaw ─────┤
                       │    1858-1922            │
                       │                         └── Nancy Hall
                       │                             c1834-?    
Olen Dorman Henshaw ───┤
B: 1888                │
D: 1927                │
                       └── Sarah Alice Roberts
M: Lillian Gonery
   └── Edith Elizabeth Hinshaw (1914-1915) 1

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Olen Dorman Henshaw2,3,4 [Oland D. Hinshaw5, Olin D. Hinshaw6, O. D. Hinshaw1].

Born Oct 27 1888, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama.2,6,7  (Dec - 1888).5  

He married Lillian Gonery.1,6  Lillian was born about 1891, Mississippi.6  

On Jun 5 1917 Olen D. Henshaw, age 28, registered for the World War I draft in Tunica County, Mississippi.  He declared he was born Oct 27 1888 in Estillfork, Alabama, and was then residing in Banks, Mississippi where he was married and employed as a telegraph operator.  He was recorded as medium height, slender, brown eyes, brown hair.2  

Olen and Lillian were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 13 1920), living or staying in a boarding/lodging house in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee:6

Hinshaw, Lillian G. [or S. - initial unclear], roomer, age 29, born in Mississippi; father born in Mississippi; mother born in Texas; married; occupation: stenographer, public.
Hinshaw, Olin D., lodger, age 31, born in Alabama; parents born in U.S.; married; occupation: telegrapher, rail road.

Olen and Lillian were divorced.7  

Olen Dorman Henshaw died May 6 1927, St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; age 38y 6m 9d.3,4,7  Medical: Olen died from acute alcoholism.7

(photo)Photo: Olen Dorman Henshaw death certificate 7


  1. Death certificate of Edith Elizabeth Hinshaw.
  2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Memphis Public Library, History and Genealogy Index:
  4. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1900 census, Larkin Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T623-20, ED 37, page 1B, line #91, dwelling #20, family #20.
  6. 1920 census, 5th Ward, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; roll T625-1763, ED 89, page 7B, line #73/78, dwelling #74, family #103.
  7. Olen Dorman Henshaw death certificate; Shelby County, Tennessee Register of Deeds:

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