Janet L. Henshaw

 1. Eli Henshaw (c1815-?) m Mary - (c1822-?)
 2.. Sylvanus Henshaw (1854-1940) m Ella L. Fisher (1859-?)
 3... Eli Clair Henshaw (1885-1960) m Estella E. Rader (1888-1984)
 4.... Janet L. Henshaw (1912-2013)
       +Blair E. Shever (1911-1994)
Janet L. Henshaw     [ID 18329] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Apr 26 1912, Connoquenessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3  

She married Blair E. Shever, Apr 26 1937.1  Blair was born 1911.4  (c1913).5  


Shirley J. Shever, born c1938, Pennsylvania; married Samuel Lyon. 5
Karen Shever; married Thomas Grosclaude.
Janice Shever; married David Steffenauer.
Joyce Shever; married Terrance Kopp.
Dolores Shever; married Richard Horan.

Janet and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 9 1940), 518 South Washington Street, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania:5

Shever, Blair E., head-of-household, age 27, born in Pennsylvania; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; rented home ($15/month rent); occupation: aprentice machinist, steel mill; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1800 wages in 1939.
Shever, Janet L., wife, age 26, born in Pennsylvania; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Shever, Shirley J., daughter, age 2, born in Pennsylvania.

Blair died Oct 17 1994, buried Butler County Memorial Park, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania.1,4  

Janet L. Henshaw died Mar 28 2013, Paramount Senior Living, Cranberry, Pennsylvania; age 100.1  

Janet's obituary was published in the "Butler Eagle" (Butler, Pennsylvania) on March 30-31, 2013:1

Janet L. Shever

Janet L. Shever, 100, formerly of Butler, passed away Thursday at 9:05 p.m. from the Paramount Senior Living at Cranberry.  

She was born April 26, 1912, in Connoquenessing to the late Eli Henshaw and Estella (Rader) Henshaw.  

Mrs. Shever was a homemaker.  She was a member of Grace @ Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Mrs. Shever enjoyed sewing, baking, crafts, traveling and fishing.  

Mrs. Shever is survived by four daughters, Shirley Lyon and her husband, Samuel, of Butler, Karen Grosclaude of Prospect, Janice Steffenauer and her husband, David, of Bloomsburg and Joyce Kopp and her husband, Terrance, of the Woodlands, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, Richard Horan of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two sisters, Betty Schaefer of Zelienople, and Geraldine Smith of Connoquenessing; and several nieces and nephews.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blair E. Shever, who she married on April 26, 1937, and who passed away on Oct. 17, 1994; one daughter, Dolores Horan; one brother, Beryl Henshaw; and one son-in-law, Thomas Grosclaude.  

SHEVER - Friends of Janet L. Shever, who died Thursday, March 28, 2013, will be received Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.  Funeral services will be held immediately following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Don Short of Grace @ Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.  

Burial will take place in the Butler County Memorial Park.  

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Grace @ Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 123 E. Diamond St., Butler, PA 16001.  

Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.


  1. Obituary of Janet L. (Henshaw) Shever; "Butler Eagle", Mar 30-31 2013:
  2. 1920 census, Connoquenessing Borough, Butler County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1544, ED 39, page 4B, line #77, dwelling #83, family #87.
  3. 1930 census, Connoquenessing Borough, Butler County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2009, ED 28, page 4B, line #55, dwelling #99, family #105.
  4. http://www.findagrave.com.
  5. 1940 census, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania; roll T627-3448, ED 10-14, page 4A, line #4, household #62.

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