James Samuel Henshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806)
 3... Nicholas Henshaw (1763-1821) m Margaret McConnel (1753-1810)
 4.... William Henshaw (1786-?) m Ann Parker (1786-1845)
 5..... James Smith Henshaw (1809-1878) m Anna Maria Gray (1818-1850)
 6...... William Henshaw (1850-1923) m Dorcas Rosetta Hazen (1855-1938)
 7....... James Samuel Henshaw (1884-1944)
          +Anna Smith (c1889-?)
          +Flora - (c1889-?)
James Samuel Henshaw     [ID 03743] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 19 1884, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  

In 1912 James was living at home with his parents.9  

James graduated from Pennsylvania State College, civil engineering.9  

He married Anna Smith.5,6  Anna was born about 1889, Pennsylvania.6  

On Sep 12 1918 James Samuel Henshaw, age 34, registered for the World War I draft in Marion County, West Virginia.  He declared he was born January 19th 1884, and was then residing at 601 Walnut Ave., Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, where he was a manager at a coal company.  He declared his nearest relative was Anna Smith Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, blue-gray eyes, dark brown hair.5  

James and Anna were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), 508 Fourth Street, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia:6

Henshaw, J., head-of-household, age 35, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; rented home; occupation: engineer, civil.
Henshaw, Anna, wife, age 31, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

He then married Flora -, about 1925.7  Flora was born about 1889, West Virginia.7  

James and Flora were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), 307 East Park Avenue, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia:7

Henshaw, James S., head-of-household, age 45, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 40; owned home ($5000 value); no radio in home; occupation: civil engineer, coal office; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Flora, wife, age 41, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 36.

On Apr 27 1942 James Samuel Henshaw, age 58, registered for the World War II draft in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.  He declared he was born 1-19-1884 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and was then residing at 307 East Park Ave., Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.  He declared his relative/contact was Flora Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as 5'6" tall, 155 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion.8  

James Samuel Henshaw died Apr 23 1944.1

(photo)Photo: James & Anna Henshaw 10


Sources

  1. Contribution from David H. Henshaw.
  2. Herrin, Cynthia, ed. "Fayette County, Pennsylvania Vital Records to 1890"; Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc. 1999.
  3. 1900 census, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1411, ED 60, page 3A, line #1, dwelling #36, family #38.
  4. 1910 census, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1346, ED 70, page 14B, line #79, dwelling #204, family #243.
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1920 census, 6th Ward, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia; roll T625-1961, ED 23, page 1B, line #88, dwelling #24, family #24.
  7. 1930 census, 3rd Ward, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia; roll T626-2542, ED 3, page 8B, line #83, dwelling #169, family #195.
  8. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. "Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania", Volume II. John W. Jordan & James Hadden, editors. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1912. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  10. Photo courtesy of Jacque (Henshaw) Worden.


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