Wallace J. Henshaw

                                                     ┌── George Washington Henshaw
                                                     │    1852-1924 
                      ┌── James Washington Henshaw ──┤
                      │    1882-1953                 │
                      │                              └── Rebecca Caladonia "Callie" Hartline
                      │                                   1865-1946 
Wallace J. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1928               │                              ┌── Benjamin Franklin Rainwater
                      │                              │
                      └── Mary Saphronia Rainwater ──┤
                           1882-1956                 │
                                                     └── Amanda Wood
M: Nancy Kate Free
   └── Cynthia Gail "Cindy" Henshaw (1953-) 1,2

Wallace J. Henshaw     [ID 09805] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Wallace J. Henshaw3,4,5 [J. Wallace Henshaw1, Scamp Henshaw6].

Born May 1 1928, Haskell County, Texas.5,7,8  

On Mar 19 1946 Wallace J. Henshaw, born 1928 in Texas, a resident of Haskell County, Texas, enlisted at San Angelo, Texas as a Private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had four years of high school, and was single, without dependents.9  Wallace's enlistment was noted in "The Abilene Reporter-News" (Abilene, Texas) on Sunday, March 17, 194610 (see scan below).  

He married Nancy Kate Free, Jun 21 1952, First Baptist Church, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.4  Nancy, daughter of James Henry Free & Eula Mae Powell, was born Dec 9 1932, Haskell County, Texas.4,8,11,12  

Wallace and Nancy's engagement was announced in "The Abilene Reporter-News" (Abilene, Texas) on Wednesday, June 4, 195213 (see scan below).  

Wallace and Nancy's marriage was announced as follows:4

Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Free
announce the marriage of their daughter
Nancy Kate
Mr. Wallace J. Henshaw
on Saturday the twenty-first of June
nineteen hundred and fifty-two
First Baptist Church
Haskell, Texas

Wallace and Nancy's marriage was also announced in "The Abilene Reporter-News" (Abilene, Texas) on Sunday, June 22, 195214 (see scan below).  

In 1953 Wallace was living in Fort Worth, Texas.3  

In 1992-2000 Wallace was still living in Fort Worth, Texas.15,16

(photo)Photo: Wallace J. Henshaw Army enlistment article "The Abilene Reporter-News", Mar 17 1946 10

(photo)Photo: Wallace J. Henshaw & Nancy Kate Free engagement announcement "The Abilene Reporter-News", Jun 4 1952 13

(photo)Photo: Wallace J. Henshaw & Nancy Kate Free marriage announcement "The Abilene Reporter-News", Jun 22 1952 14


  1. Contribution from Cindy Henshaw Holstein.
  2. Contribution from Cindy Henshaw Holstein.
  3. Obituary of James Washington Henshaw.
  4. Marriage announcement of Nancy Kate Free & Wallace J. Henshaw,
    contributed by Colleen (Scott) Young ().
  5. 1940 census, Justice Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T627-4059, ED 104-4, page 4B-5A, line #75, household #78.
  6. Contribution from Jerry Lynn Henshaw.
  7. Haskell County, Texas, Births - 1928; USGenWeb Archives.
  8. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. "The Abilene Reporter-News", Mar 17 1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Contribution from Dan Powell ().
  12. Obituary of Jimmie Lou (Free) Adkins; "Abilene Reporter-News" Sep 20 2012:
  13. "The Abilene Reporter-News", Jun 4 1952; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. "The Abilene Reporter-News", Jun 22 1952; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Obituary of Archie Artell Henshaw, September 15, 1992.
  16. 2000 Phone and Address Directory; http://www.ancestry.com.

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