Chester Henshaw

 1. John Henshaw (c1838-?) m Elizabeth - (c1842-?)
 2.. James Henshaw (1879-1962) m Mary Williams (1879-1949)
 3... Chester Henshaw (1916-1971)
      +Helen Hamilton 
 4....  David Chester Henshaw (1945-2011) 1,2,3,4
 4....  Edward Dale Henshaw (1947-) 1,2,4
      +Zola May Yancey (1914-1991)
 4....  Hallie Lee Henshaw (1955-) 1,2,4
 4....  Zola Ann "Annie" Henshaw (1956-) 1,2,4
Chester Henshaw     [ID 11165] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 9 1916, Pennsylvania.5,6,7,8,9,10,11  (Feb - 1915).12  

Chester was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 8 1940), living in the household of sister Elizabeth, 425 Stanton, Akron, Summit County, Ohio:11

Henshaw, Chester, brother-in-law, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: coal miner, coal mines; worked 35 weeks in 1939; $665 wages in 1939.

On Apr 7 1941 Chester Henshaw, born 1916 in Pennsylvania, then a resident of Summit County, Ohio, enlisted at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio as a private in the U.S. Army Field Artillery.  He declared he had 4 years of high school, and was single, without dependents.  He was recorded as 71" tall, 155 lbs.13  

He married Helen Hamilton.1,3,4  

He then married Zola May Yancey14 [Zola May Hinds14].  Zola, daughter of - Yancey & - Craig, was born Jun 12 1914, Thayer County, Nebraska.6,7,8,9,14  Zola May had been previously married to Walter Franklin Hinds.14  

Chester was a tallyman in the lumber industry.5  

Chester Henshaw died Jul 18 1971, at home, Willows, Glenn County, California; buried South-East 1st Addition, Lower Lake Cemetery, 9040 Lake Street, Lower Lake, Lake County, California.5,6,7,8,9  

Zola died Dec 27 1991, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California; buried South-East 1st Addition, Lower Lake Cemetery, 9040 Lake Street, Lower Lake, Lake County, California.6,7,8,9,14  

Zola May's obituary was published as follows:14,15

HENSHAW, ZOLA MAY -- Died in Santa Rosa, December 27, 1991.  Dearly beloved wife of the late Walter Franklin Hinds and the late Chester Henshaw; beloved mother of Shirley Burr of Federal Way, WA; Bernice Adams of Delhi, CA; Merl Franklin Hinds of Boise, Idaho; Freddy Byman of Santa Rosa, CA; William Hinds of Wichita, KS; Claude Hinds of Phoenix, AZ; Hallie Kissel of Kent, WA; Zola Ann Henshaw of Auburn, WA; Mike Henshaw of Tuscon, AZ; David Henshaw, Nancy Henshaw, and Denny Henshaw all of Carson City, NV; and the late Eddie Henshaw; dear sister of Fay Allison of Howe, OK; Lynn Yancey of Chico, CA, and the late Merl Yancey, Louis Yancey and Dennis Yancey; also survived by 26 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her two husbands, 2 grandchildren, and 1 step-child.  A native of Thayer County, Nebraska. Age 77 years.  Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, December 31, 1991 at 11:00 a.m. at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses with Reverend Howard Daulton officiating.  Interment, Lower Lake Cemetery.  If desired, donation in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Sonoma County, CA.

Social Security information for Chester Henshaw: 296-07-9162

Social Security information for Zola May Yancey: 562-40-0923


  1. Contribution from Karla Byman ().
  2. California Birth Index, 1905-1995;
  3. Obituary of David Chester Henshaw.
  4. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  5. Contribution from Karla Byman () citing: death certificate of Chester Henshaw.
  6. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  7. California, Death Index, 1940-1997;
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  10. 1930 census, Nanty Glo, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2013, ED 93, page 17B, line #58, dwelling #289, family #297.
  11. 1940 census, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; roll T627-3177, ED 89-131, page 6A, line #9, household #93.
  12. 1920 census, Nanty Glo, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1546, ED 211, page 49A, line #3, dwelling #746, family #861.
  13. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  14. Contribution from Karla Byman () citing: obituary of Zola May (Yancey) (Hinds) Henshaw.
  15. Posting Jun 19 2006 by Dennis J. Yancey () to the Yancey message board:

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