Walter Rogers Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... Benjamin Henshaw (1730-1793) m Elizabeth Lord (?-1761)
 8........ Benjamin Henshaw (1754-1828) m Elsa Wheeler 
 9......... Andrew Wheeler Henshaw (1794-c1835) m Abigail Rogers (?-c1835)
10.......... Andrew Agustus Henshaw (1830-1913) m Mary Sykes (1838-1896)
11........... Howard Andrew Henshaw (1863-1940) m Harriet Maria "Hattie" Fuller (1865-1931)
12............ Walter Rogers Henshaw (1899-1988)
               +Clara Donalson (1900-1981)
13.............  Harriet E. Henshaw (c1924-) 1
13.............  Barbara Mae Henshaw (1924-) 1,2
13.............  Richard Walter "Dick" Henshaw (1930-2001) 1
               +Mabel C. - (1905-1996)
Walter Rogers Henshaw     [ID 11774] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 16 1899, Hartford, Suffield County, Connecticut.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10  

On Sep 12 1918 Walter Rogers Henshaw, age 18, registered for the World War I draft in Thompsonville, Hartford County, Connecticut.  He declared he was born Nov 16 1899, and was then residing on Mapleton Ave., Suffolk, Hartford County, Connecticut, a student at Colgate University.  He declared his nearest relative was Hattie F. Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.8  

He married Clara Donalson1,2 [Clara Margaret Donaldson11].  Clara, daughter of John D. Donalson & Isabelle A. Fairbanks1,2,10,12, was born Feb 15 19001,2,10,12 [Feb 15 190111], West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts1,2,10,12.  

Walter and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), 91 Dartmouth Street, Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts:1

Henshaw, Walter R., head-of-household, age 30, born in Connecticut; parents born in Connecticut; first married at age 22; owned home ($9000 value); radio in home; occupation: teacher, public school; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Clara D., wife, age 30, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; first married at age 22.
Henshaw, Harriet E., daughter, age 6, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts [sic]; attended school.
Henshaw, Barbara N., daughter, age 5, born in Vermont; parents born in Massachusetts [sic]; attended school.
Henshaw, Richard, son, age 3 months, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts [sic].

In 1931 Walter was living in Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts.13  

In 1940 Walter was living in Marblehead, Massachusetts.14  

Walter and Clara are believed to have divorced.15  Clara died Jul 8 1981, San Diego County, California.10,11  

He then married Mabel C. -.15  Mabel was born Apr 1 1905.10  

In 1988 Walter was living in/near Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.10  

Walter Rogers Henshaw died Apr 10 19889 [Apr 15 198810], Manatee County, Florida9; age 889.  

In 1992 Mabel was living at 138 Wild Palm Dr., Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.16  

Mabel died Aug 20 1996, Sarasota County, Florida; age 91.9,10

(photo)Photo: Walter Rogers Henshaw World War I draft registration card 8

(photo)Photo: Walter Rogers Henshaw Swampscott High School yearbook, 1961 17

Social Security information for Walter Rogers Henshaw: 013-36-9030

Social Security information for Clara Donalson: 017-01-0849

Social Security information for Mabel C. -: 001-46-4613


  1. 1930 census, 7th Ward, Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts; roll T626-907, ED 164, page 10B, line #70, dwelling #167, family #182.
  2. Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008;
  3. Fuller, William Hyslop. "Fuller Genealogy". Palmer, Mass. Privately Printed. 1914.
  4. 1900 census, Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut; roll T623-139, ED 222, page 13A, line #35, dwelling #246, family #275.
  5. 1910 census, Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut; roll T624-132, ED 241, page 2A, line #13, dwelling #81, family #82.
  6. 1920 census, Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut; roll T625-184, ED 192, page 14A, line #1, dwelling #278, family #308.
  7. Ancestry family tree data posted by "TexanSailor";
  8. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  9. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998;
  10. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  11. California Death Index, 1940-1997;
  12. 1910 census, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts; roll T624-591, ED 670, page 14B, line #68, dwelling #283, family #283.
  13. Obituary of Harriet Maria "Hattie" (Fuller) Henshaw.
  14. Obituary of Howard Andrew Henshaw.
  15. Contribution from Michael Rayburn ().
  16. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  17. U.S. School Yearbooks;

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