Ashbel Burnam "Beechie" Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... Benjamin Henshaw (1730-1793) m Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner 
 8........ Joshua Henshaw (1765-1840) m Esther Burnham (1768-1853)
 9......... Ashbel Burnham Henshaw (c1807-1874) m Margaret Houston Marsh (c1819-1854)
10.......... John Marsh Henshaw (1847-1906) m Emilie Ann "Mimi" Chouteau (1846-1894)
11........... Harold Marsh Henshaw (1884-1929) m Marjorie Cade (1884-1961)
12............ Ashbel Burnam "Beechie" Henshaw (1914-2002)
               +Barbara Allen (1914-2005)
13.............  Barbara Burnham Henshaw (c1935-) 1,2,3,4
13.............  Mary Henshaw  1,2
13.............  Linda Henshaw  1,2
13.............  Frances Marjorie Henshaw (1938-2005) 1,2,3,5
Ashbel Burnam "Beechie" Henshaw     [ID 15468] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 17 19143,6,7,8,9, Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana3,6,7,8,9 [Bellevue, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana10].  

He married Barbara Allen, about 1934.10,11  Barbara, daughter of Charles + Frances Allen, was born Sep 11 1914, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.3,6,12,13,14,15  

Ashbel and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 27 1940), 922 Anderson Street, Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana:3

Henshaw, Ashbel B., head-of-household, age 26, born in Louisiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; rented home ($35/month rent); occupation: laborer, oil field; worked 29 weeks in 1939; $910 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Henshaw, Barbara A., wife, age 25, born in Wisconsin; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; $0 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Henshaw, Barbara, daughter, age 5, born in Louisiana; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
Henshaw, Frances M., daughter, age 1, born in Louisiana.

On Oct 16 1940 Ashbel Burnham Henshaw, age 26, registered for the World War II draft in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  He declared he was born Feb 17 1914 in Youngsville, Louisiana, and was then residing in Lake Charles, employed with Continental Oil Refining Co. of Westlake, Louisiana.  He declared his relative/contact was his wife, Mrs. Ashbel Burnham Henshaw of Lake Charles.  He was recorded as 5'10" tall, 193 lbs., brown eyes, brown hair, light complexion.8  

Ashbel and family were shown in the 1946 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16

Henshaw Ashbell B (Barbara) h906 Clement
Henshaw Marjorie C Mrs h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1947 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbel B (Barbara) opr Union Sulphur Co h906 Clement
Henshaw Marjorie C Mrs h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1948 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbel B (Barbara) opr h906 Clement
Henshaw Harold student r917 Kirby
Henshaw Marjorie C (wid H M) h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1952 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbel B (Barbara) formn La Natural Gas Corp h906 Clement
Henshaw Marjorie C Mrs h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1953 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbell B (Barbara A) formn La Natural Gas Corp h906 Clement
Henshaw Barbara B studt r906 Clement
Henshaw Harold M (Katherine H) eng r901 Drew
Henshaw Marjorie C (wid H M) h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1955 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbel B (Barbara A) foreman La Natural Gas h906 Clement
Henshaw Harold M (Katherine H) geophysical eng Robt H Ray Co h912 Pujo
Henshaw H Marsh studt r912 Pujo
Henshaw Marjorie C (wid C M) h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1956 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbel B (Barbara) real estate 906 Clement h do
Henshaw H Marsh III studt r912 Pujo
Henshaw Harold M jr (Kath H) geol eng Robt H Ray h912 Pujo
Henshaw Marjorie C (wid Harold) h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1957 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbel B (Barbara) h906 Clement
Henshaw Harold M (Kath) eng Robt H Ray Co h912 Pujo
Henshaw Harold M III studt r912 Pujo
Henshaw Marjorie C (wid Harold) h917 Kirby
Ashbel and family were shown in the 1960 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:16
Henshaw Ashbel B (Barbara) h906 Clement
Henshaw Harold M (Kath H) oil leases 912 Pujo h do
Henshaw Marjorie C (wid Harold) h917 Kirby

Ashbel Burnam "Beechie" Henshaw died Sep 3 2002, at his home, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; buried Rose Hill Cemetery, West Main Street, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana.6,9,10  

Ashbel's obituary was published in "The American Press" (Lake Charles, Louisiana) on September 5, 2002:10

Ashbel Burnham "Beechie" Henshaw died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in his home.  

He was born of Bellevue and had lived most of his life in Lake Charles.  He graduated from Landry Memorial High School.  He was an outstanding athlete and received a football scholarship to SLI.  He was an avid outdoorsman and was well known for his skills in fishing, hunting and golf.  He especially liked music and played several instruments.  Friends and family alike enjoyed his storytelling and quick wit as well as his sometimes amusing innovations as a creator-craftsman.  He worked as a seismographer and was retired from Texas Gas Co.  He was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.  

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Barbara Allen Henshaw; four daughters, Barbara Roberts, Frances Gill and Mary Jernigan of Lake Charles, and Linda Weeks of Lafayette; eight grandchildren, Bill Roberts, Christy Moreau, Greg Gill, Gordon Gill, Edward Jernigan, Ginny Jernigan, Amy Mutscher and Whitney Weeks; and four great-grandchildren, Burnham Roberts, Margaret Roberts, Katelyn Gill and Cade Mutscher.  

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in New Iberia under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.  Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today in the funeral home and from 9 a.m. Friday in the church.  Memorials may be made to St. Michael Church, Ducks Unlimited, Hospice of Southwest Louisiana, or to the charity, church or organization of one’s choice.  

The family especially appreciates the long-term loving services of caregivers Carolyn Taylor, Barbara Leger, Dana Daigle, Jane Foster, Josephine Hilburn and Murel Vincent, and the Hospice of Southwest Louisiana.

Barbara died Jan 30 2005, at her home, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; buried Rose Hill Cemetery, West Main Street, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana.6,12,13,14,15  

Barbara's obituary was published in "The Daily Advertiser" (Lafayette, Louisiana) on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 and Wednesday, February 2, 2005:12,13

Barbara Allen Henshaw

LAKE CHARLES - Barbara Allen Henshaw, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, in her residence.  

Her memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.  

The Rev. Dr. Peter Cook will conduct the services.  

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in New Iberia.  

She was born in Eau Claire, Wis. and moved with her family to Lake Charles when she was 11.  The Allen family lived for many years on Kirby Street in the home that later became the site of the YMCA.  Barbara was a graduate of Lake Charles High School and leader of the first drill and pep squad there.  

Barbara was a beautiful, gracious woman whose lifelong interests included a love for reading, good music, playing bridge, travel, dancing, entertaining in her home and active correspondence with distant family and friends.  She loved life and wanted to try it all.  

She had a great desire to learn all she could about everything.  She set the bar high and aspired to the excellent and beautiful.  She loved the classics - symphonies, ballet, lectures, movies.  Adventurous, courageous, fearless, fun, Barbara was an energetic woman who loved spending time with family and friends.  

She was a devoted wife, a generous and loving mother to her children and a faithful friend to many.  Her ready smile, her sweetness, her wit, her sparkling blue eyes and her concern for others will be missed.  

She was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and was blessed by the ministry and fellowship she received there.  

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Roberts and husband, Walter, and Mary Jernigan and husband, Barcus, all of Lake Charles, and Linda Catalano (formerly Weeks) and husband, Pete, of Lafayette; one sister, Mary Johnson, of Kerrville, Texas; eight grandchildren, Bill Roberts, Christy Moreau, Greg Gill, Gordon Gill, Edward Jernigan, Ginny Jernigan, Amy Mutscher and Whitney Weeks; and five great-grandchildren, Burnham and Margaret Roberts, Katelyn and Megan Gill and Cade Mutscher.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, A.B. "Beechie" Henshaw; her parents, Charles and Frances Allen; a daughter, Frances Gill; and her brothers, Ned, Tim, Bill and Phil Allen.  

The family remembers with gratitude the innumerable kindnesses of all who have assisted in so many ways.  Especially appreciated are the long term loving services of caregivers Josephine Abassi, Dana Daigle, Lenora Frank, Jerry Landry and Lena Basile.  

Visitation will be observed from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today in Hixson Funeral Home and will continue from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday in the church.  

Memorial donations may be made to Odyssey Healthcare of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Women's Shelter, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church or to the charity, church or group of one's choice.  

Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles is in charge of arrangements.

Another obituary was published by the funeral home:14

Barbara Allen Henshaw, 90, of Lake Charles, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, in her residence.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, A.B. "Beechie" Henshaw; parents, Charles and Frances Allen; daughter, Frances Gill; and brothers, Ned, Tim, Bill, and Phil Allen.  She was born in Eau Claire, Wis., and moved with her family to Lake Charles when she was 11.  The Allen family lived for many years on Kirby Street in the home that later became the site of the YMCA.  Barbara was a graduate of Lake Charles High School, and leader of the first drill and pep squad there.  

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Roberts and husband Walter, and Mary Jernigan and husband Barcus, all of Lake Charles, and Linda Catalano (formerly Weeks) and husband Pete of Lafayette; one sister, Mary Johnson of Kerrville, Texas; eight grandchildren, Bill Roberts, Christy Moreau, Greg Gill, Gordon Gill, Edward Jernigan, Ginny Jernigan, Amy Mutscher, and Whitney Weeks; and five great-grandchildren, Burnham and Margaret Roberts, Katelyn and Megan Gill, and Cade Mutscher.  

Barbara was a beautiful, gracious woman whose lifelong interests included a love for reading, good music, playing bridge, travel, dancing, entertaining in her home, and active correspondence with distant family and friends.  She loved life and wanted to try it all.  She had a great desire to learn all she could about everything.  She set the bar high and aspired to the excellent and beautiful.  She loved the classics -- symphonies, ballet, lectures, movies.  Adventurous, courageous, fearless, fun, Barbara was an energetic woman who loved spending time with family and friends.  She was a devoted wife, a generous and loving mother to her children, and a faithful friend to many.  Her ready smile, her sweetness, her wit, her sparkling blue eyes, and her concern for others will be missed.  

She was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and was blessed by the ministry and fellowship she received there.  

The family remembers with gratitude the innumerable kindnesses of all who have assisted in so many ways.  Especially appreciated are the long-term loving services of caregivers Josephine Abassi, Dana Daigle, Lenora Frank, Jerry Landry, and Lena Basile.  

Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.  The Rev. Dr. Peter Cook will officiate.  Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in New Iberia, under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles.  Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Hixson Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Thursday, in the church.  Memorial donations may be made to Odyssey Healthcare of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Women's Shelter, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, or to the charity, church, or group of one’s choice.

(photo)Photo: Barbara Allen 14

(photo)Photo: Ashbel Burnam Henshaw World War II draft registration card 8

(photo)Photo: Ashbel Burnam Henshaw gravestone Rose Hill Cemetery 9

(photo)Photo: Barbara Allen gravestone Rose Hill Cemetery 15

Social Security information for Ashbel Burnam "Beechie" Henshaw: 436-12-9343


Sources

  1. Obituary of Ashbel Burnam Henshaw.
  2. Obituary of Barbara Allen Henshaw.
  3. 1940 census, Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana; roll T627-1454, ED 51-5, page 30B, line #62, household #626.
  4. Contribution from Ann Marsh Stockmeyer Roberts.
  5. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. "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
  7. 1930 census, Ward 3, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; roll T626-788, ED 8, page 5B, line #52, dwelling #107, family #114.
  8. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93172520.
  10. Obituary of Ashbel B. Henshaw; "The American Press", Sep 5 2002:
    http://www.americanpress.com/obits/docs/2002/2002.09.htm.
  11. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Glenn Jones ().
  12. Obituary of Barbara Allen Henshaw; "The Daily Advertiser", Feb 1 2005:
    http://www.acadiananow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050201/OBITUARIES/502010312/1023.
  13. Obituary of Barbara Allen Henshaw; "The Daily Advertiser", Feb 2 2005:
    http://www.acadiananow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050202/OBITUARIES/502020333/1023.
  14. Obituary of Barbara Allen Henshaw; J. E. Hixson & Sons, Lake Charles, LA:
    http://www.mem.com/display/biography.asp?ID=691204.
  15. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93167855.
  16. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.


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