William Henshaw

 1. Hiram S. Henshaw (1846-?) m Sarah Ann Jones (1851-?)
 2.. William Henshaw (1879-1944)
     +Minnie Hennings (c1885-?)
 3...  Mabel Henshaw (c1903-1913) 1,2
 3...  William Henshaw (c1906-) 1,2,3
William Henshaw     [ID 12651] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 14 1879, McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma (Indian Territory).1,3,4,5,6,7  

He married Minnie Hennings, 1903, Methodist Church, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.1,4,6,7  Minnie was born about 1885, Illinois.1,3  

William and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 3-4 1910), Glen Carbon, Edwardsville Township, Madison County, Illinois:1

Henshaw, Wm, head-of-household, age 31, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Wales; first marriage, married 7 years; occupation: miner, coal mine; rented home.
Henshaw, Minnie, wife, age 25, born in Illinois; parents born in Germany; first marriage, married 7 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Henshaw, Wm Jr, son, age 4, born in Illinois; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Mabel, daughter, age 6, born in Illinois; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Illinois.

On Sep 12 1918 William Henshaw, age 39, registered for the World War I draft in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.  He declared he was born Feb 14th 1879, and was then residing in Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois, a coal miner employed by Madison Coal Corporation of Glen Carbon.  He declared his nearest relative was Minnie Henshaw of Glen Carbon.  He was recorded as medium height, slender, brown eyes, brown hair.4  

William and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 15 1920), Glen Carbon, Edwardsville Township, Madison County, Illinois:3

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 40, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Wales; rented home; occupation: coal miner.
Henshaw, Maurine, wife, age 34, born in Illinois; father born in Germany; mother born in Illinois.
Henshaw, William, son, age 14, born in Illinois; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in United States.

On Apr 27 1942 William Henshaw, age 63, registered for the World War II draft in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.  He declared he was born Feb 14 1879 in McAlester, Oklahoma, and was then residing in Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois, employed by Collinsville Coal Corp. of Collinsville, Illinois.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs William Henshaw Sr. of Glen Carbon.  He was recorded as 5'9" tall, 165 lbs., gray eyes, gray hair, light complexion, and "scar - about 1 inch r. cheek".5  

William Henshaw died May 1 1944, at his home, Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois; age 65y 2m 17d.6,7,8  

William's obituary was published in the "Edwardsville Intelligencer" (Edwardsville, Illinois) on Tuesday, May 2, 19447 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: William Henshaw obituary "Edwardsville Intelligencer", May 2 1944 7


Sources

  1. 1910 census, Glen Carbon, Edwardsville Twp, Madison County, Illinois; roll T624-310, ED 37, page 3B, line #90, dwelling #54, family #62.
  2. Obituary of William Henshaw.
  3. 1920 census, Glen Carbon, Edwardsville Twp, Madison County, Illinois; roll T625-389, ED 48, page 15A, line #9, dwelling #150, family #161.
  4. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "Edwardsville Intelligencer", May 2 1944; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html.


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