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.... Levi Henshaw (1815-1896) m Sarah Ann Snodgrass (1827-1899) 5..... Edgar Craven Henshaw (1859-1924) +Sarah Mason "Sallie" Lingamfelter (1865-?) 6...... Edgar Levi Henshaw (1887-?) 1,2,3,4,5 6...... Elizabeth Henshaw (1894-1975) 1,2,3,4,5 6...... Newton Lee Henshaw (1896-) 1,2,3,4 6...... Frances Snodgrass Henshaw (1899-1978) 1,2,3,4,5
|Edgar Craven Henshaw [ID 03608]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Edgar Craven Henshaw1,2,3 [Edgar Caven Henshaw6].
Born Nov 9 1859, at the Henshaw homestead on Mill Creek, near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Edgar was educated in the public schools. During school vacations, and after he graduated at about age eighteen, he worked on a farm until September, 1881, when he went to Springfield, Ohio to try his fortunes. In 1882 he returned to Hedgesville, West Virginia, and went into the livestock business, in which he was successful.3
He married Sarah Mason "Sallie" Lingamfelter, 1886.1,2,3,6,9,10 Sarah was born Jul - 1865, West Virginia.4,5
On Apr 4 1889, Edgar was appointed Postmaster of Martinsburg, West Virginia.2,3
Edgar and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 20-21 1900), Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia:4
Edgar and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 25 1910), 425 West King Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia:5
Edgar Craven Henshaw died Aug 17 19247,9 [Aug 18 192411], City Hospital, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia7,9; age 64y 9m 8d7,9.
Edgar's obituary was published in the "Washington Post" (Washington, D.C.) on Wednesday, August 20, 1924:11
E. C. Henshaw Dies at Martinsburg.
Martinsburg, W. Va., Aug. 19. -- Edgar C. Henshaw, 64 years old, former postmaster of Martinsburg, banker and orchardist, died in the City hospital here yesterday after two weeks' illness. He is survived by his wife and four children. He was a descendent of Joshua Henshaw, who came to this country from England in 1663 and settled in Massachusetts. The family moved to West Virginia after the civil war.
Another obituary was published in "The Daily News" (Frederick, Maryland) on Tuesday, August 19, 1924:9
THE WORK OF DEATH
Edgar C. Henshaw.
Edgar Craven Henshaw, of Martinsburg, W. Va., one of the best known men in Berkeley county of West Virginia, long and conspicuously active as a fruit man, churchman, banker and civic leader died Sunday. Death was caused by Bright's disease. He was related in Frederick.
The deceased was born at the old Henshaw homestead on Mill Creek, near Bunker Hill, W. Va., on November 9, 1859, and was in his 65th year. He was a descendent of Joshua Henshaw, who came to Massachusetts, from Lancashire, England, in 1635. [sic]
Mr. Henshaw's business interests were wide and extensive. He was vice president of the board of directors of the People's Trust Company, and held that position at death. He was a pioneer in the fruit field here, and during his life accumulated considerable holdings in fruit lands. He was particularly well acquainted with the fruit problem, - the production and marketing ends, - and was regarded much as an authority because of his experience in the business.
Mr. Henshaw was also active in Masonary. Church affairs also claimed close attention, and he served as a deacon.
Surving [sic] are his widow, formerly Miss Sarah Mason Lingamfelter, of Hedgesville, to whom he was married in 1886; and the following children: Edgar Levi, and Mrs. Trammell Hollis, Martinsburg; Mrs. E. W. Steedle, of Newark, Del.; and Newton Lee, of Chicago. The following sisters and brother also survive: Mrs. M. L. Butler and Mrs. Valley Virginia Berry, of Hedgesville; Miss Frances L. Henshaw and Mrs. Mabel Henshaw-Gardiner, Martinsburg; and Robert L. Henshaw, of Seattle, Wash.
Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the late home at 400 West Burke street. Burial in the Henshaw plot in Mt. Zion cemetery in Hedgesville.
The following article was published in "The Daily News" (Frederick, Maryland) on Thursday, October 2, 1924:12
Fruit Man Leaves $117,452
Appraisal of the estate of the late Edgar C. Henshaw, one of the pioneer fruit men of Berkeley county West Virginia, shows a total valuation of $117,452.32. Orchard properties and bank stock holdings constitute the bulk.
Photo: Edgar Craven Henshaw death certificate 7
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