Oliver Howard Henshaw

 1. Ebenezer Henshaw  m Minerva Williams (c1792-?)
 2.. Oliver Howard Henshaw (1827-1905)
     +Mary Jane Bellows (1838-1923)
 3...  Lewis Judson Henshaw (c1856-?) 1
 3...  Frank H. Henshaw (c1857-?) 1
 3...  William Elton Henshaw (1859-1926) 1,2
 3...  Sarah M. Henshaw (c1862-?) 3,4
 3...  Minnie I. Henshaw (c1863-?) 3,4
 3...  Frederick H. Henshaw (1865-1865) 4,5
 3...  Lizzie C. Henshaw (c1869-?) 3,4
 3...  Frederic H. Henshaw (1873-?) 3,4,5,6
 3...  Carrie Angeline Henshaw (1875-?) 3,4
Oliver Howard Henshaw     [ID 11140] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 7 1827, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,7,8  

Oliver was shown in the 1850 census, Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, living in the household of his widowed mother and her parents:8

Oliver H. Henshaw, age 23, born in Massachusetts; shoemaker.

He married Mary Jane Bellows, Jul 1 1854, Easthampton, Massachusetts.4,9  (Jun 4 1854, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts).4  Mary, daughter of Jonathan + Martha Bellows, was born Nov 27 1838, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2,3,6,7  

Oliver and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 10 1860), Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts:1

Oliver H. Henshaw, age 33, born in New York; shoe maker; $300 personal property.
Mary J. Henshaw, age 23, born in Massachusetts.
Lewis J. Henshaw, age 4, born in Massachusetts.
Frank H. Henshaw, age 2, born in New York.
"No Name" Henshaw, age 5 months, born in Massachusetts.
Charles C. Bellows, age 20, born in Massachusetts; shoe maker.
Shepard L. Field, age 26, born in Massachusetts; shoe maker.
Living nearby in 1860 was the family of Oliver's mother and brother.10  

Oliver and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 11 1880), Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts:3

Hanshaw, Oliver H., age 53, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; fish pedler.
Hanshaw, M. Jane, wife, age 42, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Hanshaw, Sarah M., daughter, age 18, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Hanshaw, Minnie I., daughter, age 17, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Hanshaw, Lizzie C., daughter, age 11, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Hanshaw, Frederic H., son, age 7, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Hanshaw, Carrie C., daughter, age 5, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.

Widow Mary Jane and son Frederic were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 2-3 1920), Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts:6

Henshaw, Fred H., head-of-household, age 38, born in Massachusetts; parents born in U.S.; single; owned home (free); occupation: painter, retail [..unclear..].
Henshaw, Mary J., mother, age 82, born in U.S.; parents born in U.S.; widow.

Oliver Howard Henshaw died Sep 13 1905, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; age 78.4  

Mary died Jul 10 1923, Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts; age 84.4  

Oliver and Mary Jane are both buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, corner of Stevens and Pine Hill Streets, East Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.7  


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 628, line #29, dwelling #1460, family #1757.
  2. Contribution from LaVerne Reynolds ().
  3. 1880 census, Ward 5, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; roll T9-0526, ED 123, page 424A, line #33, dwelling #297, family #349.
  4. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1920 census, Ward 4, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; roll T625-687, ED 190, page 32A, line #5, dwelling #527, family #637.
  7. Massachusetts Town Birth Records; Ancestry.com; abstracted from gravestone.
  8. 1850 census, Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; roll M432-307, page 3, dwelling #36, family #39.
  9. Contribution from LaVerne Reynolds ().
  10. 1860 census, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 625, line #22, dwelling #1430, family #1725.


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