John Handy Henshaw

 1. Joshua Sidney Henshaw (1811-1859) m Jane Handy (c1820-1896)
 2.. John Handy Henshaw (1850-1924)
     +Jessie Allen (?-1886)
 3...  Richard Townsend Henshaw (1882-1938) 1
 3...  Sidney Parker Henshaw (1885-1941) 2,3
     +Mary Ann McKeon (1855-1930)
John Handy Henshaw     [ID 03477] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 9 1850, 19 Fayette St., Utica, Oneida County, New York.2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10  

John was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 27 1870), Amherst College, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts:7

Henshaw, John H., age 20, born in New York; student; attended school.

John was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 8 1880), living in a boarding house in Manhattan, New York, New York:8

Henshaw, John H., boarder, age 30, born in New York; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in New York; single; lawyer.

He married Jessie Allen, Dec 8 1880.1,11  Jessie, daughter of John T. Allen.11  

Jessie died Aug 3 1886, Stamford, Connecticut.11,12  

Jessie's death was noted in the "New York Evening Post" (New York, New York) on Tuesday, August 3, 1886 [as abstracted]:12

Stamford, Conn. 3d Jessie Allen w John H Henshaw of NY

John was shown in the 1890 New York City Directory:13

Henshaw John H., lawyer, 20 Nassau, h 136 E. 38th.

He then married Mary Ann McKeon2,11,14 [Mary Ann Hecker9,11], Nov 24 18962,11,14.  Mary, daughter of John McKeon, was born Jan - 1855, New York.2,9,11,14,15,16,17  

Mary Ann was the widow of George Francis Hecker of New York, New York,11 who died Dec 12 1894,18,19,20 and by whom she had children:18

George Valentine Hecker, Jr., born Aug 21 1880 [twin]; died Aug 22 1880.
Jeannette Marie Hecker, born Aug 21 1880 [twin]; died May 16 1912; married George De Braekeleer, Jun 3 1907. 21,22
Neva Valentine McKeon Hecker, born Jun 19 1882; died Oct 26 1971; married Francis Xavier "Frank" Sadlier. 23
John McKeon Hecker, born Jan 30 1884; married Fannie Constable Bicknell, Oct 12 1910 (daughters: Neva E. Hecker, c1912; Jeannette/Jean M. Hecker, c1913, married Vincent L. Toomey, Jr., May 15 1943; Margaret S. Hecker, c1915). 24,25,26

John and Mary Ann were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), 44 West 37th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York:9

Henshaw, John H., head-of-household, age 50, born Feb 1850 in New York; [..father's birthplace blank..]; mother born in New York; married 6 years; occupation: lawyer.
Henshaw, Mary A., wife, age 45, born Jany 1855 in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Maine; married 6 years; 4 children, 3 living.
Hecker, Jeanette, step-daughter, age 19, born Aug 1880 in New Jersey; parents born in New York; attended school 9 months.
Hecker, Neva V., step-daughter, age 17, born June 1882 in New Jersey; parents born in New York; attended school 9 months.
Hecker, John McKean, step-son, age 16, born Jan 1884 in New York; parents born in New York; attended school 9 months.
Dougherty, Susie, servant, born in Ireland; father born in Ireland; mother born in Scotland; immigrated 1877; single; occupation: housekeeper.
McCarthy, Annie, servant, born in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1881; single; occupation: waitress.
McCreigh, Mary, servant, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; immigrated 1880; single; occupation: laundress.
O'Conner, Ellen, servant, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; single; occupation: cook.
McDonald, Donald, servant, born in Scotland; parents born in Scotland; single; occupation: coachman.
John's sons were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 2 1900), living with John's sister Abbie L. Henshaw at 136 East 38th St. S., Manhattan, New York, New York:27
Henshaw, A.L., head-of-household, female, age 45, born July 1854 in Minnesota [sic]; parents born in U.S.; married [sic], married 22 years [sic]; 2 children, 2 living [sic]; rented home.
Henshaw, Townsend, son [sic], age 18, born Feb 1882 in New York; parents born in U.S.; attended Berkley School 3 months
Henshaw, Sidney, son [sic], age 14, born Nov 1885 in New York; parents born in U.S.; attended Berkley School 3 months
Ellis, Charles, help, age 54, born May 1846 in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; married 20 years; occupation: help.
Ellis, Nelly, cook, age 54, born July 1845 in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; married 20 years; 2 living children; occupation: cook.

John and Mary Ann were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15 1910), 2030 Broadway, Manhattan, New York, New York:10

Henshaw, John H., head-of-household, age 60, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage [sic], married 13 years; occupation: lawyer; rented home.
Henshaw, Mary A., wife, age 55, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage [sic], married 13 years; 4 children, 3 living.
Hecker, John M., boarder, age 26, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: clerk.
McCreigh, Mary, servant, age 30, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; immigrated 1900 [unclear]; single; occupation: domestic servant.
Mullany, Mary, servant, age 24, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; immigrated 1906 [unclear]; single; occupation: domestic servant.
John's son Sidney was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 22-23 1910), living with John's sister Abbie L. Henshaw at 136 East 38th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York:28
Henshaw, Abbie L., head-of-household, age 55, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: none; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Sidney P., nephew, age 24, born in New York; parents born in New York; occupation: lawyer, in office.
Labell, Delia, nurse, age 40, born in New York; parents born in Ireland; single; occupation: nurse, private family.
Kelly, Ellen, servant, age 41, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; widow; 2 children, 2 living; occupation: servant, private family.

The following article was published in the "Washington Post" (Washington, D.C.) on Monday, January 17, 1916:29

Mrs. Sadlier entertained at dinner last evening in honor of Mrs. John Handy Henshaw, of New York.

The following article was published in the "Washington Post" (Washington, D.C.) on Monday, January 24, 1916:29

Mrs. Sadlier entertained at dinner last night, having as her guests Capt. and Mrs. William Strother Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sadlier, Mrs. A. Wild and Mrs. John Handy Henshaw, of New York; Mrs. and Mrs. Howard S. Reeside, Mrs. Archibald Gracie, Miss Elizabeth Reeside, Miss Butler, of Baltimore; the Rev. Edward L. Buckey and Lieut. Comdr. Dinger.

John and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 3 1920), 294 West End Ave., Manhattan, New York, New York:2

Henshaw, John, head-of-household, age 69, born in New York; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in New York; owned home; occupation: lawyer.
Henshaw, Mary A. [or G. - unclear], wife, age 64, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Maine.
Henshaw, Sidney P. [unclear], son, age 35, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: lawyer.
McC[..unclear..], Mary, maid, age 42, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; single; immigrated 1880 (alien); occupation: cook.
McC[..unclear..], maid, age 54, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; single; immigrated 1905 (alien); occupation: maid.

John Handy Henshaw died Nov 5 1924, Christ's Church rectory, Rye, New York; age 75.30,31  

John's obituary was published in the "New York Times" (New York, New York) on November 7, 192431 (see scan below).  

Widow Mary was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), living alone in Manhattan, New York, New York:14

Henshaw, Mary A., head-of-household, age 75, born in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Maine; widow; first married at age 22; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: none.

Mary died May 29 1930, Lakewood, New Jersey; age 76.16  

Mary's death notice and obituary were published in the "New York Times" (New York, New York) on May 30-31, 193016,17 (see scans below).  

A biographical sketch of John Handy Henshaw published in the "Biographical Record of Amherst College Grads and Non-Grads 1871-1896":11

ALUMNI -- 1872

John Handy Henshaw, LL. B., son of J. Sidney and Jane (Handy) Henshaw, U.S. Navy, was born in Utica, N.Y., Feb. 9, 1850; fitted for college with Professor Sawyer of Harvard college, and at Utica Academy.  Columbia Coll. L. S., '72 - '74; LL. B., 1874; with Judge Charles Kirkland, Hon. Luther R. Marsh, and Coudert Brothers, '74 - '79; Lawyer, 20 Nassau St., N.Y. city, since '79.  Married, (1) Dec. 8, 1880, Jessie, dau. of John T. Allen, of N.Y. city, who died at Stamford, Conn., Aug. 3, 1886; (2) Nov. 24, 1896, Mary Ann, dau. of Hon. John McKeon, and widow of George F. Hecker of N.Y. city.  Two children.

(photo)Photo: John Handy Henshaw obituary "New York Times", Nov 7 1924 31

(photo)Photo: Mary Ann McKeon death notice "New York Times", May 30 1930 16

(photo)Photo: Mary Ann McKeon obituary "New York Times", May 31 1930 17

(photo)Photo: Mary Ann McKeon family bible birth records 18

(photo)Photo: Mary Ann McKeon family bible death records 18


Sources

  1. Ancestry World Tree GEDCOM file 'n4554r'; submitted by Bill Wilkins ().
  2. 1920 census, Manhattan, New York County, New York; roll T625-1197, ED 558, page 2B-3A, line #99, dwelling #15, family #66.
  3. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. Contribution from Nancy Jacobsen () citing:
    parish register of Grace Church, Utica, New York; 1:15 (affidavit signed 30 apr 1921 by Rev. Octavius Applgate, Rector of Grace Church).
  5. 1850 census, 3rd Ward, Utica, Oneida County, New York; roll M432-563, page 317B, line #26, dwelling #92, family #110.
  6. 1860 census, 3rd Ward, Utica, Oneida County, New York; roll M653-827, page 258, line #20, dwelling #485, family #545.
  7. 1870 census, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; roll M593-620, page 27, line #12, dwelling #331, family #385.
  8. 1880 census, Manhattan, New York County, New York; roll T9-880, ED 290, page 303C, line #41, dwelling #138, family #214.
  9. 1900 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T623-1113, ED 735, page 13A, line #25, dwelling #187, family #210.
  10. 1910 census, 22nd Ward, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T624-1046, ED 1308, page 2A, line #7, dwelling #3, family #30.
  11. Biographical sketch of John Handy Henshaw; "Biographical Record of Amherst College Grads and Non-Grads 1871-1896";
    http://distantcousin.com/Yearbooks/MA/Amherst/Bio1871_1896/Page.asp?Page=007.
  12. New York, Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection); http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. New York City Directory, 1890; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. 1930 census, Manhattan, New York County, New York; roll T626-1567, ED 562, page 4B, line #51, dwelling #32, family #84.
  15. 1910 census, 22nd Ward, Manhattan, New York; New York: roll T624-1046, ED 1308, page 2A, line #7, dwelling #3, family #30.
  16. "New York Times", May 30 1930; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. "New York Times", May 31 1930; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Mary Ann McKeon family bible records; contributed by "Christian" ().
  19. "New York City Deaths, 1892-1902"; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. "New York Times", Dec 13 1894; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  21. "New York Times", Jun 4 1907; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. "New York Times", May 17 1912; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  23. "New York Times", Oct 28 1971; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  24. 1930 census, 408 E. 57th St., Manhatten, New York, New York; roll T626-1564, ED 649, page 4A, line #10, dwelling #2, family #4.
  25. "New York Times", Oct 13-15 1910; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  26. "New York Times", May 16 1943; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.
  27. 1900 census, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T623-1114, ED 748, page 3A, line #14, dwelling #37, family #37.
  28. 1910 census, 21st Ward, Manhattan, New York, New York; roll T624-1037, ED 1121, page 13A, line #32, dwelling #127, family #283.
  29. The "Washington Post", Jan 17 1916; http://www.ancestry.com.
  30. Contribution from Nancy Jacobsen ().
  31. "New York Times", Nov 7 1924; "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003", http://www.ancestry.com.


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