John E. Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (c1799-1870) m Mary Ann - (c1802-1880)
 2.. Thomas C. Henshaw (c1825-1874) m Amelia L. Underener (c1828-1891)
 3... John E. Henshaw (c1853-1939)
John E. Henshaw     [ID 12369] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born about 1853, New York.1,2  (1858).3  

John was a noted actor.4  He appeared in the original Broadway productions of "The Baroness Fiddlesticks" (1904), "Old Dutch" (1909) and "Some Party" (1922).3,5,6  He was also well-known in Vaudeville and at times teamed with partner May Tenbroeck and with Grace Avery.  

John was shown in the 1875 city directory of Albany, New York:7

Henshaw John E. actor, boards 13 Beaver
Henshaw Thomas C. Mrs. boarding house, 13 Beaver

The following article was published in the "Olean Democrat" (Olean, New York) on Friday, March 10, 1893:8


Henshaw & Ten Broeck in "The Nabobs"
Last Night -- "Ole Olson" Next Week.

A large audience enjoyed the second appearance of John E. Henshaw and May Ten Broeck in "The Nabobs" at the opera house last night.  Miss Ten Broeck has become rather too portly for a stage fairy but Henshaw was just at [sic] funny as ever.  His support was much better than at his first performance of "The Nabobs" here, and the play has been greatly improved in many respects.  The singing, including solos, duets, quartetts and choruses, were all excellent, and the dancing and other specialties were very entertaining.

John was shown in the 1905 city directory of Plymouth, Massachusetts:9

Henshaw John, actor, h. in summer, Warren ave.

John E. Henshaw died 1939, buried Actor's Fund plot, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York.3

(photo)Photo: John E. Henshaw 10

(photo)Photo: John E. Henshaw 11

(photo)Photo: John E. Henshaw newspaper article New York Times (New York, New York), Dec 6 1908 12


  1. 1860 census, 2nd Ward, Albany, Albany County, New York; page 264, line #28, dwelling #155, family #292.
  2. 1870 census, 10th Ward, Albany, Albany County, New York; roll M593-900, page 116, line #24, dwelling #1422, family #1912.
  3. Burials in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York;
  4. Posting Oct 31 2004 by Laura (Henshaw) Patterson to HINSHAW-L.
  7. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989;
  8. The "Olean Democrat", Mar 10 1893;
  9. Massachusetts City Directories;
  10. eBay listing: photo of John E. Henshaw:
  12. New York Times (New York, New York), Dec 6 1908;

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