John Sweet Henshaw, Jr.

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... John Hinshaw (1747-1800) m Ruth (Pike) Weisner (1744-1795)
 8........ Seth Hinshaw (1787-1865) m Hannah Beeson (1788-1822)
 9......... Jabez Hinshaw (1814-1844) m Mary Lamb (1817-1869)
10.......... Seth Burleigh Hinshaw (1837-1915) m Mary Jane Rich (1840-1918)
11........... Seth Burleigh Henshaw (1875-1927) m Eloise Saylor (1875-?)
12............ John Sweet Henshaw (1900-1978) m Josephine Lee Dungan (1902-1973)
13............. John Sweet Henshaw, Jr. (1925-2010)
                +Eleanore K. "Tootie" Leisen (1924-2015)
14..............  John Robert Henshaw (1954-) 1,2
14..............  Thomas L. Henshaw (1956-) 1,2
John Sweet Henshaw, Jr.     [ID 22353] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Mar 13 1925, West Virginia.3,4,5,6,7  

During World War II John served in the U.S. Marine Corps.6  

He married Eleanore K. "Tootie" Leisen, Jul 18 1953, Los Angeles County, California.8  Eleanore, daughter of John + Eleanor Leisen, was born Feb 24 1924, Kellog, Minnesota.8,9,10  

In 2010 John was living in/near Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado.5  

John Sweet Henshaw, Jr. died Mar 23 2010, buried Mar 24 2010, Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, Denver County, Colorado.5,6  

Eleanore died Apr 15 2015, buried Section 45 Site 543, Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, Denver County, Colorado.9,10  

Eleanore's obituary was published in "Colorado Community Newspapers" from May 4 to June 3, 2015:9

Eleanor K. Henshaw (1924 - 2015)

Eleanore K. Henshaw of Arvada, CO, died on April 15, 2015.  She was 91years [sic] old.  Eleanore, "Tootie", is survived by her children, Thomas L. Henshaw of Monument, CO; and John R. Henshaw of Simi Valley CA; and her three grandchildren, Nicole Henshaw and Brian Henshaw of Simi Valley CA, and John Henshaw of Monument, CO.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John S. Henshaw, Jr.  Eleanore was born on February 24, 1924 in Kellog, MN, to Eleanor and John Leisen.  She had ten brothers and sisters to share farm duties while growing up in Minnesota.  When the time came, Tootie ventured to California to start a new life adventure.  In 1953 she married John S Henshaw, Jr. in Los Angeles, CA, and the pair moved to Canoga Park, CA, where she began a family.  Over the next three years the couple welcomed John R and Thomas L Henshaw into their home.  Eleanore and her family moved to Colorado in 1969, where Eleanore lived until her death.  

Eleanore set about teaching her family the values of love, compassion, faith, hard work, and the life skills that would shape their lives.  Eleanore will be remembered as a kind, gracious woman, and a patient mother who encouraged her children to pursue their goals.  She was a friend to all, saw life through the eyes of love, and lived her life in Christ.  Eleanore enjoyed big band ballroom dancing, card playing with family and friends, and gardening.  

Eleanore passed away peacefully with her family.  She will be remembered for the lives she touched, and as a humble and loving spouse, mother, grandmother.  "Oh my goodness, thank you, thank you."  Please send flowers to Westlake Care Community Center, 1655 Eaton St. Lakewood, CO 80214.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Catholic Charities of Denver Colorado,

(photo)Photo: Eleanore K. "Tootie" Leisen 9


  1. Eleanore K. "Tootie" Leisen obituary.
  2. California Birth Index, 1905-1995;
  3. 1930 census, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T626-2537, ED 52, page 13A, line #22, dwelling #268, family #274.
  4. 1940 census, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California; roll T627-221, ED 19-43, page 26B-27A, line #79, household #847.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  8. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959;
  9. Obituary of Eleanore K. (Leisen) Henshaw; "Colorado Community Newspapers", May 4 - Jun 3 2015:

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