Jack Alan 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....... William Henshaw (1735-1820) m Phebe Swan (1753-1808)
 8........ William Henshaw (1780-1862) m Lucy Stratton (1795-1879)
 9......... Nathan Swan Henshaw (1828-<1900) m Ann - (1824-?)
10.......... John W. Henshaw (1856-?) m Maude Hitt (1877-?)
11........... Nathan Singleton Henshaw (1900-) m Helen R. Davis (c1901-)
12............ Jack Alan Henshaw (1921-1999)
               +Jean Tunnicliff (1921-2007)
13.............  Michael Alan Henshaw (1944-) 1,2
Jack Alan Henshaw     [ID 17259] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Jack Alan Henshaw3 [Jack Alan Hinshaw4].

Born Nov 19 1921, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa.3,4,5,6,7  

On Mar 26 1942 Jack A. Henshaw, born 1921, enlisted at For Des Moines, Iowa as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He declared he had one year of college, was single, without dependents, employed as an "addressing-embossing machine operator or clerk, general".  He was recorded as 74" tall, 156 lbs.3  

He married Jean Tunnicliff7,8 [Alice "Jean" Tunnicliff2,5,8], Feb 6 19437,8, Midland, Midland County, Texas7,8.  Jean, daughter of Fred Eugene Tunnicliff & Ruth Hazel Hunter, was born Oct 10 1921, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa.5,8  

In 1993-1999 Jack was still residing in/near Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa.5,6,9  

Jack Alan Henshaw died Dec 30 1999, Garden View Care Center, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa; age 78.6,7  

Jack's obituary was published in a Shendoah, Iowa newspaper:7

Jack Alan Henshaw, son of N. S. (Nate) and Helen R. (Davis) Henshaw was born on November 19, 1921, in Shenandoah, Iowa and passed away on December 30, 1999 at the Garden View care Center.  He was 78 years of age.  He spent his early life in Shenandoah and attended the Shenandoah public schools graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1939.  He attended Tarkio College from 1939-1940.  He enlisted in the Elk's Army Air Corps Flying Cadets in January 1943 advancing to heavy bombers (B-29) as airplane commander 1944-1945.  He flew missions over the Japanese Empire.  On February 6, 1943, he was united in marriage to Jean Tunnicliff in Midland, Texas.  Following Jack's separation from the military service they returned to Shenandoah to make their permanent residence.  He was employed by the Postal Service as a temporary substitute in 1939 and returned to the Postal Service following World War II in late 1945 eventually retiring from the Postal Service.  Jack was a member of the American Legion, IOOF Lodge, Izaak Walton League and the Lions Club.  Jack owned and operated Midwest Supply, selling hunting and trapping equipment and buying raw furs.  Jack enjoyed hunting, (especially waterfowl), fishing, (especially catfish), trapping, trap-shooting, and watching videos in his large collection.  

Jack was preceded in death by his father N. S. Henshaw, his mother Helen Douthit, stepmother Eleanor Henshaw, and a brother Jay W. Henshaw.  He is survived by his wife Jean of Shenandoah, son Michael Henshaw and his wife Pat, Longmont, Colorado; brother L. E. (Gene) Henshaw and wife Kay, of Houston, Texas; half-sister Sue Berry of Shenandoah, grandchildren Bruce Henshaw, LaMesilla, New Mexico; Kerri Atkinson and husband John, South Bend, Indiana; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

Jean died Aug 1 2007, Elm Heights, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa; age 85.8  

Jean's obituary was published in the "Shenandoah Valley News Today" (Shenandoah, Iowa) on August 6, 2007:8

Alice "Jean" (Tunnicliff) Henshaw

Alice "Jean" (Tunnicliff ) Henshaw was born Oct. 10, 1921 in Shenandoah, to Fred Eugene Tunnicliff and Ruth Hazel (Hunter) Tunnicliff.  

Jean passed away Aug. 1, 2007 at Elm Heights in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 85.  

All of Jean's early life was spent in Shenandoah.  She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1939 and then attended Christian College in Columbia, Mo. where she studied music and nursing.  In 1941 she received her A.A. degree.  

On Feb. 6, 1943, Jean was united in marriage to Jack Alan Henshaw in Midland, Texas.  The couple resided in Midland after their marriage and then returned to Shenandoah.  

Jean was first and foremost a homemaker, but she also taught piano.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, P.E.O., and W.S.C.S.  Jean enjoyed sharing her love of music, having coffee with her friends and neighbors, volunteering and helping with the Tunnicliff Family Reunion.  She was also interested in the adult and children's hand bell choir and the Civic Music Association.  Jean was known for her gracious and caring ways as well as being a fine Christian woman.  

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Henshaw; parents, Fred and Ruth Tunnicliff and her sister, Ariel Stephens.  

She is survived by her son, Michael Henshaw and wife Pat of Longmont, Colo.; grandson, Bruce Henshaw and wife Heather of Mesilla, N.M.; granddaughter, Kerri Atkinson and husband John of Loveland, Colo.; great grandchildren, Hannah and Tristan Atkinson of Loveland, Colo.; sister-in-law, Suzanne Henshaw Berry of Shenandoah; niece, Patricia Holmes and husband Kermit of Nebraska City; niece, Joan Kanel and husband Max of Rogersville, Mo.; nieces, Theresa Henshaw, Barbara Henshaw and nephew Douglas Henshaw all of Houston; other relatives and many friends.  

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah.  

Words of comfort were given by Rev. Jim Gubser.  Soloists Doug Henshaw and Hannah Atkinson were accompanied by organist Becky Hoenshel.  Mary Alice Johnson and Helen Castle attended the memory register.  Ushers were Jim Sligar and Howard Johnson.  Casket bearers were Jeff Johnson, Mark Johnson, Carl Hale, Ron Boettcher, John Maloney and John McNeilly.  All of Jean's former students were honorary casket bearers.  

Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.  

Remembrances and condolences can be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com.  

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

(photo)Photo: Alice "Jean" Tunnicliff 8

Social Security information for Jack Alan Henshaw: 481-09-9698


  1. Obituary of Jack Alan Henshaw.
  2. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa; roll T626-672, ED 13, page 23B, line #74, dwelling #523, family #643.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index; 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. Obituary of Jack Alan Henshaw; USGenWeb Archives:
  8. Obituary of Alice "Jean" (Tunnicliff) Henshaw; "Shenandoah Valley News Today", Aug 6 2007:
  9. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.

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