Fred Merritt Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (c1817-<1900) m Rosette - (c1817-?)
 2.. Judson William Henshaw (1839-1926) m Lucy A. Dawley (1843-1916)
 3... Frederick Henshaw (1866-1935) m Etta Walkup (1870-1936)
 4.... Fred Merritt Henshaw (1895-1988)
       +Helen Florence Duck (1900-1985)
 5.....  James Lynn Henshaw (1923-2010) 1,2,3,4,5
 5.....  Elisabeth Jean Henshaw (1925-) 1,2,3,4,5
Fred Merritt Henshaw     [ID 15621] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 19 1895, Valley Junction, Polk County, Iowa.1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10  

Fred was shown in the 1911 city directory of Des Moines (Valley Junction section), Iowa:11

Henshaw Merrit bds 402 6th
Fred was shown in the 1912 city directory of Des Moines (Valley Junction section), Iowa:11
Henshaw Merritt F bds 402 6th

Fred and his father were shown in the 1916 city directory of Portland, Oregon:11

Henshaw Fred grocer 175 E 35th h same
Henshaw Fred M clk Fred Henshaw r 175 E 35th

On Jun 5 1917 Fred Merritt Henshaw, age 21, registered for the World War I draft in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.  He declared he was born July 19 1895 in Valley Junction, Iowa, and was then residing at 175 East 35, Portland where he was single, without dependents, and a student at Oregon Agr. College.  He declared he had one year of military service at Oregon Agr. College (rank unspecified).  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, grey eyes, black hair.8  

Fred served in the U.S. Army, Aug 31 1918 - Feb 25 1919,10 and again Sep 16 1940 - Aug 13 1946.10  

Fred and his father were shown in the 1919 city directory of Long Beach, California:11

Henshaw Fred (City Grocery) r 154 American av
Henshaw Fred M (City Grocery) r Dundee Apts

He married Helen Florence Duck, 1920.1  Helen, daughter of Jonathon Kellum Duck & Mary Ellen Love, was born Jul 12 1900.1,2,3,9,12  

Fred and Helen were shown in the 1929 city directory of Portland, Oregon:11

Henshaw Fred M (Helen F) slsmn PT&TCo h1625 Brazee
Henshaw Helen F Mrs bkpr F D Cohan r1625 Brazee

Fred and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 2 1930), 1625 Brazee St., Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon:2

Henshaw, Fred M, head-of-household, age 34, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; first married at age 24; owned home ($5000 value); radio in home; occupation: clerk, telephone co.; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Helen F, wife, age 29, born in Oregon; father born in England; mother born in Ohio; first married at age 19; occupation: stenographer, bank.
Henshaw, James L, son, age 6, born in California; father born in Iowa; mother born in Oregon; attended school.
Henshaw, Elisabeth J, daughter, age 5, born in California; father born in Iowa; mother born in Oregon.
Duck, Mary E., mother-in-law, age 55, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; married, first married at age 22; occupation: house keeper, private home.

Fred and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 6 1940), 440 N.E. Laddington, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon:3

Henshaw, Fred M, head-of-household, age 44, born in Iowa; completed 1 year of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($7500 value); occupation: commercial representative, telephone co.; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $2500 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Helen F, wife, age 39, born in Oregon; completed 1 year of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: secretary, building materials; worked 40 weeks in 1939; $750 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, James L., son, age 16, born in California; father born in Iowa; mother born in Oregon; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Henshaw, Elizabeth J., daughter, age 15, born in California; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Duck, Nancy E., mother-in-law, age 66, born in Ohio; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; widow.

Fred and family were shown in the 1953 city directory of Portland, Oregon:11

Henshaw Fred M (Helen F) eng PT&TCo h4005 King rd (M)
Henshaw Jas L (Margt) r4005 King rd (M)
Fred and Helen were shown in the 1956 city directory of Portland, Oregon:11
Henshaw Fred M (Helen F) eng Pac Tel h4005 King rd (M)

Helen died Apr 9 1985, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington; age 84.9,13  

In 1988 Fred was living in/near Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington.9,13  

Fred Merritt Henshaw died Nov 9 1988, San Juan County, Washington; age 93.1,9,10,13

(photo)Photo: Fred Merritt Henshaw & Helen Florence Duck 14

(photo)Photo: Fred Merritt Henshaw World War I draft registration card 8

Social Security information for Fred Merritt Henshaw: 540-09-2362

Social Security information for Helen Florence Duck: 542-07-1094


Sources

  1. Contribution from Jim Greaves.
  2. 1930 census, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; roll T626-1952, ED 361, page 1A, line #45, dwelling #14, family #14.
  3. 1940 census, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; roll T627-3389, ED 37-257, page 4B, line #66, household #94.
  4. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
    http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cabirthm.htm.
  5. California Birth Index, 1905-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1900 census, Valley Junction, Walnut Township, Polk County, Iowa; roll T623-455, ED 110, page 4B, line #58, dwelling #83, family #89.
  7. 1910 census, Valley Junction, Walnut Township, Polk County, Iowa; roll T624-418, ED 180, page 16A, line #4, dwelling #153, family #169.
  8. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. "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
  10. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1920 census, 1074 E. Alder St., Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; roll T625-1501, ED 109, page 6B, line #58, dwelling #137, family #155.
  13. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Photo courtesy of Jim Greaves.


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