Langford William Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... William Hinshaw (1715-1803) m Mary Courtney 
 7....... John Hinshaw (1755-?) m Mary Martin (1763-?)
 8........ John Hinshaw (1792-?) m Patsey Booths (1791-c1850)
 9......... George Henshaw (1828-?) m Mary Ann Fennell (1839-?)
10.......... William Luther Henshaw (1875-1956) m Dora Martin (1882-?)
11........... Langford William Henshaw (1903-1973)
              +Laura Belle Baggett (1909-1999)
12............  Gloria June Henshaw (1928-) 1,2,3,4
12............  Langford William Henshaw, Jr. (1929-) 1,2,4,5
12............  Joan Ann Henshaw (1932-) 1,2,4
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Langford William Henshaw3,6,7,8,9,10 [Lankford Hinshaw11, Lanford Henshaw12].

Born Jun 1 19032,3,6,7,8,10,11 [Jun 30 190313], Joppa, Grainger County, Tennessee2,3,6,7,8,10,11 [Nashville, Tennessee13].  

Langford was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23 1910), living (or staying) in the household of his aunt Adeline (Hinshaw) Duff in Grainger County, Tennessee:11

Duff, William R., head-of-household, age 37, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first marriage, married 13 years; occupation: farm, working out; rented home.
Duff, Addie, wife, age 30, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first marriage, married 13 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Duff, George D., son, age 11, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee.
Duff, Ina, daughter, age 4, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee.
Hinshaw, Lankford, boarder, age 6, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; attended school.
Note in the 1910 enumeration he was called "Lankford", and all records of him in later life are as Langford William Henshaw.  It appears that when his mother remarried to William Lankford Hinshaw (about 1909, when Langford was about six years old) he was apparently renamed Langford William Hinshaw.14  

Langford was a World War I veteran.8  

Langford was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 24 1920), Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Lake County, Illinois:7

Henshaw, Langford W., age 16, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; single; occupation: app. seaman, U.S. Navy.

He married Laura Belle Baggett3,15 [Laura Bell Bagget12], about 19263,15.  Laura, daughter of Onnie Legrand Bagget & Emma Lou Huckabay, was born Aug 31 1909, Coushatta, Red River Parish, Louisiana.2,3,10,12,15  

Langford and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), 1120 Everett Street, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana:3

Henshaw, L.W., head-of-household, age 27, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 23; rented home ($30 rent); no radio in home; occupation: labor, tool co.; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Laura, wife, age 20, born in Louisiana; father born in Florida; mother born in Louisiana; first married at age 16.
Henshaw, Gloria J., daughter, age 1 year 11 months, born in Arkansas; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Louisiana.
Johnson, Bill, lodger, age 4 months, born in Louisiana; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Louisiana.

Langford and family were shown in the 1940 census (May 23 1940), Gladwater Hwy 135, Gregg County, Texas:2

Henshaw, Langford W, head-of-household, age 36, born in Tennessee; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; owned home ($1500 value); occupation: salesman factor[y] rep., pumping [..unclear..]; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $2700 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Laura Belle, wife, age 30, born in Louisiana; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town.
Henshaw, Gloria June, daughter, age 12, born in Arkansas; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; attended school.
Henshaw, Langford Jr, son, age 10, born in Louisiana; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; attended school.
Henshaw, Jone Ann, daughter, age 7, born in Texas; completed 2nd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; attended school.

In 1973 Langford was living in/near Blackwell, Nolan County, Texas.10  

Langford William Henshaw died Mar 11 1973, Scott & White Memorial Hospital (Scott Clinic), Temple, Bell County, Texas; buried Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Coushatta, Louisiana.8,9,10,13  

Langford's obituary was published in "The Odessa American" (Odessa, Texas) on Monday, March 12, 1973:13

Rites Slated

TEMPLE (Stafff) [sic] -- Funeral services for Langford William Henshaw Sr., 70, a former Odessa resident who died in the Scott Clinic after a brief illness, will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bethel Baptist Church in Coushatta, La.  

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.  

Born June 30, 1903, in Nashville, Tenn., Henshaw moved to Odessa in 1948 from Louisiana.  He was married to Laura Belle Baggett.  Henshaw worked as a sales representative for an Odessa company until he retired in 1965.  He held three U.S. patents on teflon rubbers for pumping units.  

Henshaw was a Baptist and a Mason.  He had been living at Oak Creek Lake since he retired.  

Survivors include his widow of the home; a son, Langford W. Henshaw Jr. of Midland; two daughters; and 10 grandchildren.

Laura died Nov 16 1999.10,15  

Laura Belle's obituary was published in the "San Angelo Standard-Times" (San Angelo, Texas) on Nov 17 1999:15


Our beloved mother, Laura Belle (Baggett) Henshaw, 90, of San Angelo went to be with our Lord Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999.  

Mother was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Coushatta, La.  She was married to our father, Langford William Henshaw Sr., who preceded her in death in 1973.  

Mother is survived by one son, Langford William Henshaw Jr. of Porter and two daughters, Gloria Burleson of San Angelo and Joan Warkentin of Hilo, Hawaii.  She is loved and missed by 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Precious is the knowledge that she planted the seeds of Christ's love that have borne fruit in her children and grandchildren.  

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Bethal Baptist Church in Coushatta with the Rev. Wiley Coley of Bethal Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethal Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home and Nettle Funeral Home of Coushatta.

(photo)Photo: Langford William Henshaw delayed birth certificate Grainger County, Tennessee 6

Social Security information for Langford William Henshaw: 451-10-9350

Social Security information for Laura Belle Baggett: 467-19-3801


  1. Obituary of Laura Belle Henshaw.
  2. 1940 census, Justice Precinct 1, Gregg County, Texas; roll T627-4046, ED 92-33, page 54A, line #17, household #1222.
  3. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana; roll T626-787, ED 27, page 13B, line #52, dwelling #231, family #441.
  4. Obituary of Laura Belle Henshaw.
  5. Obituary of Langford William Henshaw, Sr..
  6. Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909;
  7. 1920 census, Great Lakes Township, Lake County, Illinois; roll T625-381, ED 263, page 13B, line #60, dwelling #106, family #127.
  8. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982;
  9. Texas Deaths, 1964-98;
  10. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  11. 1910 census, 3rd District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T624-1501, ED 60, page 85A, line #21, dwelling #75, family #83.
  12. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Kathy Eide ().
  13. Obituary of Langford Henshaw; "The Odessa American", Mar 12 1973;
  14. Speculative conclusion.
  15. Obituary of Laura Belle Henshaw; the "San Angelo Standard-Times"; USGenWeb Archives:

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