Shirley R. Henshaw

 1. Ebenezer Henshaw  m Minerva Williams (c1792-?)
 2.. Oliver Howard Henshaw (1827-1905) m Mary Jane Bellows (1838-1923)
 3... William Elton Henshaw (1859-1926) m Sarah Ellen "Nellie" Millerd (1873-1964)
 4.... Ernest Harold Henshaw (1897-1927) m Anna Edna Murphy (1900-1988)
 5..... Shirley R. Henshaw (1927-2014)
        +Norman DeCost (1910-1997)
Shirley R. Henshaw     [ID 18347] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 14 1927, Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2,3  

She married Norman DeCost.2  Norman was born Dec 11 1910.3  

Norman died May 8 1997, Easton, Massachusetts.3  

Shirley R. Henshaw died Jun 13 2014, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, Massachusetts; age 87.2,3  

Shirley's obituary was published in "The Enterprise" (Brockton, Massachusetts) on Wednesday, June 18, 2014:2

Shirley R. DeCost, 87, of Brockton died June 13, 2014, in Good Samaritan Medical Center.  She was born in Whitman and raised in Brockton and was the wife of the late Norman DeCost and daughter of the late Ernest and Anna (Murphy) Henshaw.  Following her graduation from Brockton High School in 1944, she went to work as a telephone operator for the telephone company and later worked as a salesclerk for many area retail stores.  She was a very caring person and took great pride in rescuing feral cats.  Shirley is survived by her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews, Gail Kendall, Joy Pierce, Sheri Balzarini, Duane and Brian McGrath, Shannon Kartal, Colleen Crehan, Kristin Martin, Kevin and Keith Balzarini; as well as several other great-nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister to the late Harold Henshaw, Bernice Levine and Phyllis Kendall.  At the request of Shirley, all services are omitted.  She was buried Wednesday surrounded by her family in the family lot in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Raynham.  Arrangements by Conley Funeral Home, Brockton.  For condolences, please visit


  1. 1930 census, Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; roll T626-941, ED 105, page 13B, line #86, dwelling #263, family #312.
  2. Obituary of Shirley R. (Henshaw) DeCost; "The Enterprise", Jun 18 2014:
  3. Ancestry Family Tree data "Davidson Family Tree" posted by "shaman91740".

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