1. David Henshaw m Elizabeth Gardner
2.. Gabriel H. Henshaw (1822-1909) m Julia Ann Murray (1826-1910)
3... Charles Alfred Henshaw (1856-1927) m Cenora Catherine LeVeck (1865-1943)
4.... Ralph Newton Henshaw (1888-1975)
+Rita Anna McDermott (1889-1954)
5..... Mae L. Henshaw (1913-1962) 1,2
Ralph Newton Henshaw [ID 10063]
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Born Mar 9 1888, Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio.1,2,3,4,5,6
On Sep 1 1914 Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.4 He served in:4
Eastern Reserve Division until 6 Apr 1917.
Discharge 3 Aug 1918.
Reenlisted 1 Sept 1918.
Recruiting Duty, Virginia, 1 Sept 1918;
Navy Yard, D.C. 1 Nov 1918;
Quantico, VA, 10 Jan 1919;
Headquarters, Washington D.C. 24 May 1919.
Sergeant 1 Sept 1917;
Sergeant 1 Sept 1918;
Corporal 1 Nov 1918;
Sergeant 14 Nov 1918.
Discharge 22 Nov 1919.
Prior Service: 4 Years United States Marine Corps, Re-enlisted 23 Nov 1919.
His enlistment record shows his residence was Springfield, Ohio.4
He married Rita Anna McDermott, Oct 5 1911, Alexandria, Virginia.1,2,3,7 Rita was born Mar 31 1889, Ireland.1,2,8,9
Ralph and family were shown in the 1915 city directory of Springfield, Ohio:7
Henshaw Ralph N. assembler, res. 511 E. Liberty. (Rita)
Ralph and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 13 1920), 2901 Sherman Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.:1
Henshaw, Ralph N, head-of-household, age 31, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; rented home; occupation: marine, U.S. Marine Corps.
Henshaw, Rita A, wife, age 30, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; immigrated 1904, naturalized.
, daughter, age 6, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Ireland; attended school.
[.. plus three lodgers ..].
Ralph retired as a Sargent Major in the U.S. Marine Corps.8
Ralph and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 15 1940), Washington, D.C.:2
Henshaw, Ralph N, head-of-household, age 51, born in Ohio; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; rented home ($40/month rent); occupation: manager pet shop, pet shop; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1100 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Henshaw, Rita Ann, wife, age 50, born in Ireland, naturalized; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: dry cleaning office, laundry; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $840 wages in 1939.
Burke, Mae L
, daughter, age 26, born in Indiana; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; divorced [unclear]; occupation: bookeeper, dairy; worked 35 weeks in 1939; $550 wages in 1939.
Rita died Mar 11 1954, buried Mar 16 1954, Section 33 Site 6803, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.8,9
In 1975 Ralph was living in/near Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.10
Ralph Newton Henshaw died Sep 2 1975, U.S. Naval Home, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; buried Sep 5 1975, Section 33 Site 6802, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.6,10,11
Ralph's obituary was published in the "Washington Post" (Washington, D.C.) on Friday, September 5, 1975:11
HENSHAW, RALPH N.
On September 2, 1975, at the U.S. Naval Home, Philadelphia, Pa. (formerly of Washington, D.C.), RALPH N. HENSHAW, husband of the late Rita Anna McDermott. Services Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Naval Home, Philadelphia, Pa. Further services and interment on Friday, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Social Security information for Ralph Newton Henshaw: 577-12-7187
- 1920 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T625-212, ED 303, page 15B, line #1, dwelling #294, family #338.
- 1940 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T627-559, ED 1-202, page 4B, line #75, household #95.
- Charles Alfred Henshaw family bible records.
- Ohio Military Men, 1917-18; http://www.ancestry.com.
- 1900 census, Yellow Springs, Miami Township, Greene County, Ohio; roll T623-1272, ED 86, page 11A, line #6, dwelling #264, family #271.
- U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
- U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
- "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from
the Social Security Administration "Death Master File".
- Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; http://www.ancestry.com.
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