Benjamin Harold Henshall

 1. John Henshall (c1805-1880) m Fanny Percival (1810-1868)
 2.. George Henshall (1848-1918) m Ida Medora Bramell (1850-1918)
 3... Benjamin Harold Henshall (1886-1969)
      +Pearl Seavers (c1886-1917)
      +Hilda Mae Benson (1892-1960)
 4....  Benjamin Harold Henshall, Jr. (1919-1986) 1,2,3,4
 4....  Mary Bramell Henshall (1921-) 1,2
      +Quincy Meredith Smith (1908-1980)
Benjamin Harold Henshall     [ID 11013] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 29 1886, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey.2,4,5,6,7,8,9  

He married Pearl Seavers.1  Pearl was born about 1886.1  

Benjamin left New Jersey in 1912 and went to Washington, D.C. where he worked in the War Department until the end of World War I.1  

No children from this marriage.1  

Pearl died Apr 23 1917, age 31.1  

He then married Hilda Mae Benson, Jun 29 1918, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland.1  Hilda, daughter of J. William Benson, was born Oct 14 1892, Montgomery County, Maryland.1,2,4,10  

Benjamin & Hilda's marriage was announced in "The Washington Post" on June 23, 191810 (see scan below).  

On Sep 12 1918 Benjamin Harold Henshall, age 32, registered for the World War I draft in Washington, D.C.  He declared he was born May 29 1886, and was then residing at 125 Rock Creek Church Road, Washington, D.C., employed by the federal government as a "clerk, freight rate + transportation".  He declared his nearest relative was Hilda Mae Henshall of the same address.  He was recorded as medium height, slender, light brown eyes, brown hair.8  

After World War I, Benjamin worked for Southern RR.  Later he started his own business, American Short Line RR Bureau of Tariffs, located in the Union Trust Bldg. and later in the building across the street at 15th and H, NW.1  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 17 1920), 125 Rock Creek [..unclear..] Road, Washington, D.C.:4

Henshall, Benjamin H., head-of-household, age 33, born in New Jersey; parents born in Pennsylvania; owned home; occupation: rate clerk, [..unclear..].
Henshall, Hilda, wife, age 27, born in Maryland; father born in Maryland; mother born in District of Columbia.
Henshall, Benjamin Jr., son, age 1 month, born in District of Columbia; father born in New Jersey; mother born in Maryland.
Regan, Hannah, roomer, age 24, born in New York; parents born in Ireland; single; occupation: clerk, War Dept.
Regan, Nellie, roomer, age 23, born in New York; parents born in Ireland; single; occupation: clerk, War Risk Ins.

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), 7227 Blair Road, Washington, D.C.:2

Henshall, Benjamine H., head-of-household, age 43, born in New Jersey; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 25; owned home ($15,000 value); radio in home; occupation: tarrif compiler, rail road; not a war veteran.
Henshall, Hilda B., wife, age 37, born in Maryland; father born in Maryland; mother born in District of Columbia; first married at age 25.
Henshall, Benjamine H., son, age 10, born in District of Columbia; father born in New Jersey; mother born in Maryland.
Henshall, Mary B., daughter, age 9, born in District of Columbia; father born in New Jersey; mother born in Maryland.

Hilda died Jul 28 1960, University Park, Prince Georges County, Maryland; buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.1  

He then married Quincy Meredith Smith, Jun - 1962.1  Quincy was from College Park, Prince George's County, Maryland.1  Quincy was born Nov 13 1908, near Waynesboro, Wayne County, Tennessee.1,11  

Benjamin retired in 1966 and moved to Sebring, Highlands County, Florida.1  

Benjamin Harold Henshall died Apr 18 1969, Sebring, Highlands County, Florida; buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.1  

Quincy died Dec 24 1980, Sebring, Highlands County, Florida; cremated.1,11

(photo)Photo: Benjamin Harold Henshall about age 5, Bridgeton, New Jersey 12

(photo)Photo: Benjamin Harold Henshall World War I draft registration card 8

(photo)Photo: Benjamin Harold Henshall & Hilda Mae Benson marriage announcement "The Washington Post", Jun 23 1918 10

Social Security information for Quincy Meredith Smith: 412-32-8241


Sources

  1. Contribution from Mary Bramell Henshall Kurtz.
  2. 1930 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T626-303, ED 371, page 6B, line #84, dwelling #21, family #21.
  3. Obituary of Margaret (Davis) Henshall.
  4. 1920 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T625-213, ED 327, page 22B, line #67, dwelling #450, family #468.
  5. Contribution from Mary Bramell Henshall Kurtz citing: church records.
  6. 1900 census, 4th Ward, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey; roll T623-960, ED 122, page 15B-16A, line #98, dwelling #374, family #393.
  7. 1910 census, 4th Ward, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey; roll T624-875, ED 101, page 12A, line #23, dwelling #307, family #307.
  8. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Andrea Batcho ().
  10. "The Washington Post", Jun 23 1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  12. Photo courtesy of Mary Bramell Henshall Kurtz.


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