George Matthew Henshaw

 1. Thomas A. Henshaw  m Catherine Downd (c1871-?)
 2.. George Matthew Henshaw (1888-1964)
     +Florence V. Boyle (c1896-)
 3...  John B. Henshaw (1923-2004) 1,2,3,4
 3...  Mary Ann Henshaw (1926-2005) 2,3,4
 3...  Thomas Martin Henshaw (1931-1982) 3,4,5,6
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George Matthew Henshaw7,8,9,10,11 [John Matthew Henshaw1,4,11,12,13, John N. Henshaw2,3, Jack Henshaw14].

Born Aug 11 1888, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.2,4,7,9,10,12,13,14,15  

George's birth was recorded in the 1888 birth record book of the city of Boston, Massachusetts, with the place of birth recorded as Rochester, N.Y.7,15  (his parents were recorded as residents of Boston at that time).7,15  His birth was recorded as George Matthew Henshaw, son of Thomas & Catharine Henshaw,7,15 but in later records he seems to have adopted the name John.  

On Jun 5 1917 George M. Henshaw, age 28, registered for the World War I draft in Rochester, New York.  He declared he was born August 11 1888 in Rochester, New York, and was then residing at 31 Adams St. in Rochester, employed as "assistant station master" with the New York Central R.R.  He declared he was single, with dependent mother and grandmother.  He claimed an exemption due to "mother and grandmother".  He was recorded as tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair.10  

He married Florence V. Boyle, 1921, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.8  Florence was born about 1896, New York.2  (c1894).1,4  

John and family were shown in the 1921 city directory of Rochester, New York:11

Henshaw Catherine P Mrs h 31 Adams
Henshaw John M (Florence) h 31 Adams
John and Florence were shown in the 1923 city directory of Rochester, New York:11
Henshaw John M (Florence V) brakeman N Y C h 1128 Park av
John and Florence were shown in the 1925 city directory of Rochester, New York:11
Henshaw John M (Florence) trainman N Y C h 480 Garson avenue

John and family were shown in the 1925 New York state census, 480 Garson Ave., Rochester, Monroe County, New York:1

Henshaw, John M., head-of-household, age 36, born in U.S.; occupation: brakeman.
Henshaw, Florence B., wife, age 31, born in U.S.; occupation: housework.
Henshaw, John B., son, age 1, born in U.S.

John and Florence were shown in the 1927 city directory of Rochester, New York:11

Farber Philip H (Helen B) sales mgr Chase Bros Co 25 North rm 1001 h 1117 Park av
Henshaw John M (Florence V) trainman N Y C h 205 McKinley
Henshaw Catherine widow Thomas res 1117 Park av
John and Florence were shown in the 1928 city directory of Rochester, New York:11
Henshaw John M (Florence V) trainman N Y C h 205 McKinley
Henshaw Catherine res 16 Tremont
John and Florence were shown in the 1929 city directory of Rochester, New York:11
Henshaw John M (Florence V) trainman N Y C h 30 Quincy
Henshaw Catherine res 16 Tremont

John and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 3 1930), 348 West Hazeltine Avenue, Kenmore, Erie County, New York:2

Henshaw, John N., head-of-household, age 41, born in New York; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in New York; first married at age 32; owned home ($7,200 value); radio in home; occupation: brakeman, steam railway; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Florence V., wife, age 34, born in New York; parents born in Irish Free State; first married at age 25.
Henshaw, John B., son, age 6, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Maryann, daughter, age 3 years 5 months, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Boulton, Nelson, roomer, age 50, born in Michigan; father born in New York; mother born in Michigan; widower; occupation: mechanic, airplane factory; not a war veteran.

John and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 13 1940), 348 West Hazeltine Avenue, Kenmore, Erie County, New York:4

Henshaw, John M., head-of-household, age 51, born in New York; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($700 value); occupation: brakeman, steam railway; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $2340 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Florence V., wife, age 46, born in New York; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, John B., son, age 16, born in New York; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Henshaw, Mary Ann, daughter, age 13, born in New York; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Henshaw, Thomas, son, age 8, born in New York; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.

On Apr 25 1942 John Matthew Henshaw, age 53, registered for the World War II draft in New York.  He declared he was born Aug 11 1888 in Rochester, New York, and was then residing at 348 W. Hazeltine, Kenmore, Erie County, New York, employed by the New York Central Railroad.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. P.H. Farber, 1117 Park Ave., Rochester, New York.  He was recorded as 5'9" tall, 145 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.12  

George Matthew Henshaw died Nov - 1964.13  

Social Security information for George Matthew Henshaw: 713-14-6251


Sources

  1. 1925 New York state census, 18th Ward, Rochester, Monroe County, New York; page #14, line #39.
  2. 1930 census, Kenmore village, Tonawanda Township, Erie County, New York; roll T626-1437, ED 456, page 1B, line #80, dwelling #24, family #25.
  3. Obituary of Mary Ann Henshaw.
  4. 1940 census, Kenmore village, Tonawanda Township, Erie County, New York; roll T627-2531, ED 15-168, page 10A, line #10, household #273.
  5. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  6. California Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. City of Rochester Archives and Records Center, Historic Marriage Records Research Site:
    http://www2.cityofrochester.net/index.cfm?id=337.
  9. 1910 census, 3rd Ward, Rochester, Monroe County, New York; roll T624-989, ED 51, page 3B, line #69, dwelling #43, family #58.
  10. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. "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
  14. 1920 census, 3rd Ward, Rochester, Monroe County, New York; roll T625-1120, ED 56, page 13A, line #49, dwelling #225, family #416.
  15. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.


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