James R. "Jimmy" Henshaw

 1. James Hinshaw 
 2.. James Hinshaw (c1798-1858) m Nellie Robertson (c1800-1860)
 3... Hugh Hinshaw (1818-1898) m Jane Campbell (1820-1904)
 4.... James Myles Henshaw (c1848-<1899) m Jerusha "Drushie" Tanner (1850-?)
 5..... Roscoe Henshaw (1886-1965) m Julia Brandon (1884-1958)
 6...... James R. "Jimmy" Henshaw (1910-1968)
         +Mary Lucille Babb (1919-2007)
 7.......  Loretta Lee Henshaw (1937-) 1,2
 7.......  Brenda Kay Henshaw  1,2
 7.......  James R. Henshaw, Jr.  1,2
 7.......  Edna Mae Henshaw (1939-) 1,2
 7.......  Larry Gene Henshaw (1941-) 1,2
James R. "Jimmy" Henshaw     [ID 13248] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 7 1910, Illinois.3,4  

He married Mary Lucille Babb, Jul 4 1936.5  Mary, daughter of William Babb & Othella Helen Mitchell, was born Mar 16 1919, Saline County, Illinois.5  

The following article was published in "The Daily Register" (Harrisburg, Illinois) on Monday, September 29, 1952:2

Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Henshaw, 319 South Maple street, were Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Henshaw, Mrs. Helen Fox and sons, Alfred, Ronnie and Darrell, Mrs. Clara Diefenbach, Margaret and Emery Henshaw, Arthur Henshaw and sons, J. B. and Billy, Mr. and Mrs. John Rodvilles, Ferrell Tedford, Donald Clark, and the children of the host and hostess, Loretta Lee, Edna Mae, Larry Gene, Brenda Kay and James Jr.

In 1968 James was living in/near Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois.3  

James R. "Jimmy" Henshaw died Nov 19 1968.3,5  

Mary died Nov 21 2007, Harrisburg Medical Center, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois; buried Nov 24 2007, Sunset Cemetery.5,6  

Mary's death was noted in "The Southern Illinoisan" (Carbondale, Illinois) on Friday, November 23, 2007:6

Mary Murphy

GALATIA - Mary Lucille (Henshaw) Murphy, 88, died at 19:23 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2007, in Harrisburg Medical Center.  

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, in Reed Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Russell Helton officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Mary's obituary was published in "The Carmi Times" (Carmi, Illinois) on Friday, November 23, 2007:5

Mary L.H. Murphy


Mary Lucille Henshaw Murphy, 88, Galatia, died at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at Harrisburg Medical Center.  

She was born March 16, 1919 in Saline County, the daughter of the late William and Othella Helen Mitchell Babb.  She was married July 4, 1936 to J.R. "Jimmy" Henshaw, and he died Nov. 19, 1968.  She later married Carl Hatfield and Glen Murphy, and they both preceded her in death.  

Mrs. Murphy was retired from Harrisburg Manufacturing Co.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Eldorado and the American Legion Auxiliary, and she was also worthy matron of Eastern Star at Stonefort.  

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Loretta Cheek of Eldorado, Edna and Larry Robbins of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brenda and Charlie Kalbfleisch of Glenarm; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Henshaw of Norris City, and James R. Henshaw Jr. of Vincennes, Ind.; two sisters, Rachel Shewmake of Harrisburg and Pauline Hill of Pensacola; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a son-in-law, Gene Cheek, husband of Loretta; and a grandson, Rick Henshaw, son of Larry and Judy Henshaw.  

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, the Rev. Russell Helton officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Social Security information for James R. "Jimmy" Henshaw: 356-10-3544


  1. Obituary of Mary Lucille (Babb) Henshaw.
  2. "The Daily Register", Sep 29 1952; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  4. 1920 census, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois; roll T625-395, ED 111, page 4B, line #71, dwelling #65, family #68.
  5. Obituary of Mary Lucille (Henshaw) Murphy; "The Carmi Times" Nov 23 2007:
  6. Death of Mary Lucille (Henshaw) Murphy; "The Southern Illinoisan", Nov 23 2007:

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