John Henshaw

 1. John Henshaw (1837-1914)
    +Ann Hilton (1839-1901)
 2..  Jane Henshaw  1
 2..  Tilly Henshaw  1
 2..  John E. Henshaw (1867-?) 1,2,3,4,5
John Henshaw     [ID 16840] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 1837, Manchester, Lancashire.1,2,3,5,6  (Aug - 1836).4  (1839).7  

He married Ann Hilton, Mar 13 1859, Manchester, Lancashire.1,2,3,7  (1860).1  (c1857).4  Ann, daughter of George Hilton, was born Aug 14 1839, Manchester, Lancashire.1,2,3,6  (Aug - 1838).4  (1841).7  

John and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 22 1870), Hamtramck Township, Wayne County, Michigan:2

Henshaw, John, age 32, born in England; parents foreign-born; blacksmith; $100 personal property.
Henshaw, Ann, age 30, born in England; parents foreign-born; keeping house.
Henshaw, John, age 3, born in Michigan; parents foreign-born.

John and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 9 1880), Harker St., Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan:3

Henshaw, John, age 42, born in England; parents born in England; spring maker.
Henshaw, Ann, wife, age 41, born in England; parents born in England; keeping house.
Henshaw, John, son, age 13, born in Michigan; parents born in England; attended school.
Living nearby in 1880 was the family of James Henshaw #12819.8  

John and Anna were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), living with son John and his wife at 221 Monrow St., Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas:4

Henshaw, John, head-of-household, age 63, born Aug 1836 in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1860, U.S. resident 40 years; married 43 years; occupation: blacksmith; rented home.
Henshaw, Anna, wife, age 61, born Aug 1838 in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1860, U.S. resident 40 years; married 43 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Henshaw, Jr. John, head-of-household, age 34, born Jan 1866 in Michigan; parents born in England; married 6 years; occupation: "macheanest".
Henshaw, Florance, wife, age 23, born Apri 1877 in Michigan; parents born in England; married 6 years; no children.

Ann died Aug 3 1901, buried Maple Park Cemetery, 300 W. Grand St., Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.6  

Widower John was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23 1910), living in the household of son John Jr., 817 Pacific Street, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri:5

Henshaw, John, father, age 73, born in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1863, naturalized; widower.

John Henshaw died Oct 3 1914, buried Maple Park Cemetery, 300 W. Grand St., Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.6  

A biographical sketch of son John E. Henshaw was published in the c1914 "Past and Present of Greene County, Missouri", which included this on John & Ann:1

He is a son of John and Ann (Hilton) Henshaw, both natives of Manchester, England, the birth of the father having occurred in 1837, and the mother was born in 1839.  There they grew to maturity, were educated in the common schools and were married in 1860.  When only a little over nine years of age the father of our subject began working in the mines in his native land, helped to shoe horses, and finally became an expert blacksmith which trade he followed until he left England for America in 1861.  He and his wife located first in New York, and he secured employment in the Brooklyn navy yard, and worked on the old Alabama, which warship was brought there for repairs during the Civil war.  In 1866 he left New York for Michigan, and went to work in a marine shop, but later worked for George F. Pullman in the first Pullman car shops built in that state.  In 1870 he secured employment with the Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway in Port Huron, that state as hammer man and blacksmith.  In 1881 he removed with his family to Detroit where he again secured employment with the Pullman company, with which he remained there for about ten years, then worked for the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee Railroad in its shops at Detroit until 1891.  In 1897 he moved to Topeka, Kansas, where he went to work for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company as blacksmith.  In December, 1900, he came to Springfield and worked as spring maker in the Frisco shops, and remained in charge of that department in the north side shops until he retired from active life July 1, 1904, and is now living in quiet in his cozy home in this city.  He gave eminent satisfaction, in all the positions he held, for he was regarded by his employers as an expert in his trade and a man that could always be relied upon implicitly, who was faithful and conscientious in all his work.  He became a well-read man and still keeps well up with the times on current topics.  He is one of the oldest members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Missouri, if not in the United States, having joined that order when twenty years old in 1857, in Manchester, England, the lodge being known as the Manchester Unity.  Politically he is a Democrat and has long been active in political matters.  His wife was called to her eternal rest on August 3,1902.  To these parents three children were born, namely: Jane is deceased; Tilly is also deceased, and John E. of this review.

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Sources

  1. Biographical sketch of John E. Henshaw.
  2. 1870 census, Detroit P.O., Hamtramck Township, Wayne County, Michigan; roll M593-709, page 165, line #27, dwelling #43, family #42.
  3. 1880 census, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan; roll T9-605, ED 388, page 405D, line #40, dwelling #182, family #188.
  4. 1900 census, 2nd Ward, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas; roll T623-500, ED 146, page 6B, line #97, dwelling #151, family #159-160.
  5. 1910 census, 5th Ward, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; roll T624-782, ED 33, page 10A, line #41, dwelling #3, family #3.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Lancashire, England.
  8. 1880 census, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan; roll T9-605, ED 388, page 406A, line #29, dwelling #190, family #195.


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