Vera Elva Henshaw

 1. Lewis M. Henshaw (c1811-?) m Karen Weaver (c1827-?)
 2.. Ira William Henshaw (1869-1946) m Mary Blanche Yockey (1875-1958)
 3... Vera Elva Henshaw (1912-2008)
      +William James Perrett (1910-1997)
Vera Elva Henshaw     [ID 14873] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Mar 21 1912, Sioux City, Iowa.1,2,3  

She married William James Perrett, about 1929.3,4,5  William, son of James Perrett & Elizabeth Moore, was born Jan 8 1910, South Dakota.1,3,5,6  


Donna Rae Perrett; married - Nelson.
Duane Duey Perrett.
James William Perrett, born Jun 14 1931; died Mar 4 1983. 1

Vera and William were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 17 1930), living with Vera's parents in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa:3

Perrett, William J., son-in-law, age 20, born in South Dakota; father born in England; mother born in Wisconsin; first married at age 19; occupation: mechanic, tool factory.
Perrett, Vera E., daughter, age 18, born in Iowa; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Virginia; first married at age 17.

During World War II William served in the U.S. Navy.6  

William died Jun 18 1997, St. Edwards Hospital, Fort Smith, Arkansas; buried Oakland Cemetery, 402 Cemetery Street, Clarksville, Arkansas.1,5,6  

William's obituary was published in The Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa) on Friday, Jun 20 1997:5

William J. Perrett

William James Perrett, 87, of Clarksville, Ark., formerly of Sioux City, died Wednesday June 18, 1997, at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.  

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Roller-Cox Chapel in Clarksville, Ark.  Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.  

Mr. Perrett was the son of James and Elizabeth (Moore) Perrett.  He had lived in Leeds.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was a retired truck driver.  

He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Sioux City and the American Legion.  

Survivors include his wife, Vera Elva (Henshaw) Perrett of Clarksville, Ark.; a daughter, Donna Rae Nelson of Clarksville; a son, Duane Duey of George, Iowa; a sister; a seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by a son, James William; a brother; and six sisters.  

Pallbearers will be Tom Nelson, Brett Perrett, Kelly Sr., Kelly Jr. and Kevin Casey, and Duane Caldwell.

In 2003 Vera was living in Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas.1,4  

Vera Elva Henshaw died May 11 2008, Clarksville Convalescent Home, Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas; age 96.1,2  

Vera's obituary was published in the "Johnson County Graphic" (Johnson County, Arkansas) on May 14 2008:2

Vera Elva Perrett

Vera Elva Perrett, 96, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.  

She was a native of Sioux City, Iowa, daughter of the late Ira and Blanche Yockey Henshaw, widow of William James Perrett, member of Wesley Methodist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, and was preceded in death by one son, Dr. James W. Perrett.  

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Nelson of Clarksville; one son, Duey Perrett of Rock Rapids, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Debbie Casey of Lamar, Joan Brazil of Van Buren, Tom Nelson of London, Brett Perrett of Knoxville, Ronoe Neison of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Houston Perrett and Preston Perrett, both of Rock Rapids, Iowa; and seven great-grandchildren.  

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Bridges officiating.  The body was cremated.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Social Security information for Vera Elva Henshaw: 480-26-0788

Social Security information for William James Perrett: 481-09-2009


  1. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  2. Obituary of Vera Elva Perrett; "Johnson County Graphic", May 14 2008;
    "Obituary Collection",
  3. 1930 census, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; roll T626-690, ED 58, page 28B-29A, line #97, dwelling #515, family #531.
  4. Obituary of Iris Phyllis Henshaw Fehrman.
  5. Obituary of William J. Perrett; The Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa), Jun 20 1997:
  6. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006;

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