Oscar A. Henshaw

                                                 ┌── Lewis M. Henshawc1811-?    
                    ┌── Andrew Jackson Henshaw ──┤
                    │   c1834-?                  │
                    │                            └── Belinda -
                    │                                c1805-?    
Oscar A. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1876             │                            ┌── Jonathan Maxson
D: 1942             │                            │
                    └── Wilhelmina Maxson ───────┤
                         1837-?                  │
                                                 └── Christian Davis
M: Alice Hughes
   ├── John Henshaw (c1907-) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Margaret Henshaw (c1909-) 1,2,3,4
   └── Fay V. Henshaw (c1911-) 1,2

Oscar A. Henshaw     [ID 09827] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Oscar A. Henshaw5,6 [Odelbert A. Henshaw7, O. A. Henshaw3,8, Bert Henshaw1,2,6].

Born Jun 12 1876, Scotia, Nebraska.3,5,6,7,9  (1878, Missouri).1,2  

Oscar was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), living in the household of brother Alfred, Cornwall Precint, Latah County, Idaho:7

Henshaw, Odelbert A, brother, age 23, born Jun 1876 in Nebraska; parents born in Canada; single; occupation: farm laborer.

He married Alice Hughes3,8,10 [Alice Pearson Hughes2], Feb 1 19043,8,10, Moscow, Latah County, Idaho3,8,10.  Alice was born about 1873, Washington.1,3  (1874).11  

Alice had been previously married to a - Hughs, by whom she had children:3

Otto Hughes, born c1894, Idaho.
Richard Hughes, born c1897, Idaho.
Ada/Ida Hughes, born c1903, Idaho; married -- Gossett. 6

Oscar and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21 1910), Cornwall Precinct, Latah County, Idaho:3

Henshaw, O.A., head-of-household, age 33, born in Nebraska; father born in New York; mother's birthplace unknown; married 7 years; occupation: "teamster", "odd jobs"; owned home (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Alice, wife, age 37, born in Washington; parents birthplaces unknown; married 7 years; 7 children, 6 living.
Henshaw, John, son, age 3, born in Idaho; father born in Nebraska; mother born in Washington.
Henshaw, Maggie, daughter, age 1 year 9 months, born in Idaho; father born in Nebraska; mother born in Washington.
Hughs, Otto, step-son, age 16, born in Idaho; father's birthplace unknown; mother born in Washington; farm laborer.
Hughs, Richard, step-son, age 13, born in Idaho; father's birthplace unknown; mother born in Washington.
Hughs, Ida, step-daughter, age 7, born in Idaho; father's birthplace unknown; mother born in Washington.
Also living nearby in Latah County, Idaho in 1910 was the family of brother Alfred Erastus Henshaw.12  

Oscar and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 22 1920), Benge Precinct, Adams County, Washington:1

Henshaw, Bert, head-of-household, age 42, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Iowa; rented home; occupation: section laborer, railroad.
Henshaw, Alice, wife, age 46, born in Washington; father born in Missouri; mother born in Washington.
Henshaw, Ida, daughter, age 17, born in Idaho; father born in Missouri; mother born in Washington; attended school.
Henshaw, John, son, age 13, born in Idaho; father born in Missouri; mother born in Washington; attended school.
Henshaw, Maggie, daughter, age 11, born in Idaho; father born in Missouri; mother born in Washington; attended school.
Henshaw, Fay, daughter, age 9, born in Idaho; father born in Missouri; mother born in Washington; attended school.

Alice died Sep 14 1926, buried Ritzville Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington.6,11  

Oscar was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 2 1930), living alone, Benge Precinct, Adams County, Washington:9

Henshaw, Bert, head-of-household, age 53, born in Nebraska; parents born in United States; rented home ($10 rent); radio in home; occupation: bus driver, public school bus; not a war veteran.

Oscar A. Henshaw died Jun 5 1942, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington; age 65.6,13  

Oscar's obituary was published in the "Ritzville Journal-Times" (Ritzville, Adams County, Washington) on Thursday, June 11, 1942:6

Hold Last Rites For O. Henshaw

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Haight chapel for Oscar A. "Bert" Henshaw, 65, pioneer of the Benge area, who died last Friday at a Spokane hospital.  

The Rev. Richard Decker, officiated.  Burial was in the Ritzville cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1926.  

Mr. Henshaw homesteaded near Benge in 1912 and lived there until about three years ago, when he moved to Spokane.  He was born June 12, 1876, at Scotia, Neb.  

He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ada Gossett, Calgary, Alta.; Mrs. Otto Hughes, Pullman; Mrs. Edd Gaston, Pullman; Mrs. Margaret Griffith, Spokane; and Mrs. Chester Sitton, Washtucna; and one son, John, of Lebanon, Ore.


Sources

  1. 1920 census, Benge Precinct, Adams County, Washington; roll T625-1920, ED 1, page 2B, line #68, dwelling #39, family #40.
  2. Posting May 20 2000 by Cyrus Dodd" (mattielyen@juno.com) to Latah County, Idaho Queries:
    http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/Id/Latah?read=209.
  3. 1910 census, Cornwall Precinct, Latah County, Idaho; ED 185, page 51 (sheet 4B), line #70, dwelling #84, family #85.
  4. Obituary of Oscar A. "Bert" Henshaw.
  5. 1880 census, Adell, Greeley County, Nebraska; roll T9-0749, ED 142, page 178A, line #46, dwelling #130, family #133.
  6. Obituary of Oscar A. Henshaw; "Ritzville Journal-Times", Jun 11 1942; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wa/adams/obits/1942-2.txt.
  7. 1900 census, Cornwall Precinct, Latah County, Idaho; roll T623-233, ED 68, page 3A, line #19, dwelling #42, family #42.
  8. Ricks College, "Western States Historical Marriage Records Index":
    http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/newMarriage/searchForm.cfm (vol. 2, pg 432).
  9. 1930 census, Benge Precinct, Adams County, Washington; roll T626-2484, ED 2, page 1A, line #44, dwelling #14, family #16.
  10. "Western States Historical Marriage Records Index" (volume 2, page 432):
    http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/newMarriage/searchForm.cfm.
  11. Ritzville Memorial Cemetery burials; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wa/adams/cemeteries/ritz-ah.txt.
  12. 1910 census, South Troy Precinct, Latah County, Idaho; ED 194, page 184 (sheet 8A), line #41, dwelling #159, family #160.
  13. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996; http://www.ancestry.com.


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