Erle Norris Henshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806)
 3... Levi Henshaw (1769-1843) m Ann McConnell (1778-1839)
 4.... George Warren Henshaw (1828-1874) m Rebecca Montgomery (1829-1902)
 5..... Fred Montgomery Henshaw (1866-1921) m Samuella Seastrink (1866-?)
 6...... Erle Norris Henshaw (1889-?)
         +Ella F. Molbert (c1893-)
 7.......  Erlene Rose Henshaw (c1919-) 1,2
 7.......  Fred Montgomery Henshaw (1920-2010) 1
Erle Norris Henshaw     [ID 17977] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Erle Norris Henshaw2,3,4 [Earle Henshaw5, Earl N. Henshaw1].

Born Sep 17 1889, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6  

On Jun 5 1917 Erle N. Henshaw, age 28, registered for the World War I draft in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.  He declared he was born Sept. 17 1889 in Dallas, Texas, and was then residing in Oil City, Louisiana where he was single, without dependents, and an electrician employed by an oil company.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.3  

On May 8 1920 Erle Norris Henshaw was issued a U.S. passport.  He declared he was born Sept. 17 1889 in Dallas, Texas, and his father, Fred M. Henshaw was born in Wooster, Ohio, then residing in Houston, Texas.  Erle declared he was then also residing in Houston, Texas, occupied as an electrician.  He declared he intended to depart "on receipt of passport" from the port of Pt. Arthur, Texas, intending to visit Mexico for the purpose of "employment".  He was recorded as age 30, 6' 1" tall, blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, oval face, square chin, high forehead, and a "scar on right forearm".  The passport application was accompanied by a letter from the vice president of The Texas Company of Houston, Texas, affirming that Erle's "services are badly needed" in Tampico, Mexico, and "although not being in the employ of the Company previously, had, however, been employed by us for service in Mexico where he is badly needed".4  

He married Ella F. Molbert, about 1928.1  Ella was born about 1893, Louisiana.1,2  

Earl and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), Houston, Harris County, Texas:1

Henshaw, Earl N, head-of-household, age 41, born in Texas; father born in Ohio; mother born in Georgia; first married at age 29; owned home ($4,000 value); no radio in home; occupation: "Engr, Sp Ry" [engineer, Southern Pacific Railroad]; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Ella F, wife, age 37, born in Louisiana; parents born in Louisiana; first married at age 25.
Henshaw, Erlene, daughter, age 10, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Louisiana; attended school.
Henshaw, Fred, son, age 9, born in Louisiana; father born in Texas; mother born in Louisiana; attended school.
Molbert, Virginia, mother [sic], age 85, born in Louisiana; parents born in Louisiana; widow.

Earl and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 10 1940), 1405 Edmundson, Houston, Harris County, Texas:2

Henshaw, Erle N, head-of-household, age 50, born in Texas; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($3000 value); occupation: building engineer, railroad building.
Henshaw, Ella C, wife, age 46, born in Louisiana; completed 9th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, Erlene R, daughter, age 21, born in Texas; completed 2 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: stenographer, typewriter sales.

(photo)Photo: Erle Norris Henshaw 1920 passport photo 4


Sources

  1. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Houston, Harris County, Texas; roll T626-2347, ED 76, page 28A, line #10, dwelling #217, family #232.
  2. 1940 census, Houston, Harris County, Texas; roll T627-4196, ED 258-204, page 6B, line #78, household #183.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1920 census, 4th Ward, Houston, Harris County, Texas; roll T625-1813, ED 65, page 7B, line #86, dwelling #67, family #155.
  6. 1910 census, 9th Ward, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; roll T624-1544, ED 71, page 18A, line #45, dwelling #10, family #11.


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