Solon C. Henshaw

 1. Daniel Henshaw (c1817-1891) m Emily Merritt (c1817-1892)
 2.. Solon C. Henshaw (c1850-1906)
     +Mary C. - (c1856-?)
 3...  Emma F. Henshaw (c1874-?) 1
 3...  Bertha A. Henshaw (c1877-?) 1
 3...  Ralph E. Henshaw (1879-<1930) 1
Solon C. Henshaw     [ID 10814] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Solon C. Henshaw2 [Solom K. Henshaw3].

Born about 1850, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4  

During the Civil War Solon C. Henshaw served as a musician in Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry.5,6,7  Enlisted as a musician on May 7 1864, age 15.  He declared his residence as Eddyville, Iowa.  Enlisted in Company C on Jun 4 1864; mustered out Sep 28 1864 in Davenport, Iowa.  Distinguished service.4  Note: also serving in Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry, was brother Americus Xaverus Henshaw.5,6  

Solon was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 4 1870), Wapello County, Iowa, living and working in the household of an Isaac & Evaline Stanley:2

Stanley, Isaac, age 39, born in Ohio; "woolen man'f'r".
Stanley, Evaline, age 37, born in New Hampshire.
...
Henshaw, Solon, age 19, born in Wisconsin; "work in woolen mill".

He married Mary C. -8 [Katie. -1].  (Apparently Mary Catherine or Katherine Mary).  Mary was born about 1856, Illinois.1,9  

Solon and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa:1

Henshaw, Solan C., age 29, born in Wisconsin; father born in Ohio; mother born in Pennsylvania; railroad switchman.
Henshaw, Katie, wife, age 24, born in Illinois; father born in Germany; mother born in Missouri; keeping house.
Henshaw, Emma F., daughter, age 6, born in Illinois; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Bertha A., daughter, age 3, born in Iowa; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Ralph E., son, age 10 months, born Aug [1879] in Iowa; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Illinois.

In 1889 Solon C. Henshaw applied for a pension as a veteran of Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry.  Pension applie for in Missouri.8  

Solon C. Henshaw died Nov 20 1906, age 56 years 1 month 12 days.7  Medical: Solon died from a cerebral hemorrhage.7  

In 1906 Mary C. Henshaw applied for a pension as widow of Solon C. Henshaw, veteran of Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry.  Pension applie for in Missouri.8  

Widow Mary was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21 1910), living and working in the household of widower Alfred Smith and family in Atchison Township, Clinton County, Missouri:9

Henshaw, Mary C. [initial unclear], housekeeper, age 54, born in Illinois; parents born in Germany; widow; 3 children, 3 living; occupation: housekeeper, private family.


Sources

  1. 1880 census, 1st Ward, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T9-0367, ED 63, page 120A, line #38, dwelling #380, family #436.
  2. 1870 census, Oddyville, Wapello County, Iowa; page 89, line #23, dwelling #130, family #124.
  3. 1860 census, Cass Township, Wapello County, Iowa; page 590B, line #9, dwelling #10, family #10.
  4. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. U.S. National Park Service - "Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System":
    http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.
  6. Civil War Service Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Contribution from Barbara Turner (), Friends of Mount Mora Cemetery.
  8. Civil War Pension Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1910 census, Atchison Township, Clinton County, Missouri; roll T624-777, ED 30, page 8A, line #72, dwelling #114, family #114.


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