William Veech 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....... William Veech Henshaw (1893-1955)
          +Virginia Crossland (1893-1978)
 8........  Pauline J. Henshaw (1925-) 1,2
 8........  Jessie Rosetta Henshaw (1926-) 1,2
 8........  Homer C. Henshaw (1928-1989) 1,2
William Veech Henshaw     [ID 03747] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 15 1893, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,3,4,5,6,7  

In 1912 William was living at home with his parents.8  

William was a World War I veteran.7  William V. Henshaw, age 24, registered for the World War I draft in Fayette County, Pennsylvania (also stamped by the clerk of the county court of Monongalia County, West Virginia).  He declared he was born Jan 15 1893 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and was then still residing in Uniontown where he was a single, without dependents, and a student at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.  He was recorded as tall, slender, gray eyes, dark brown hair.5  

He married Virginia Crossland.1  Virginia was born Oct 11 1893, Pennsylvania.2,9  

William and Virginia were divorced.2  

William was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 17 1930), living with his widowed mother in South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:7

Henshaw, William B., son, age 37, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: fireman, railroad; World War I veteran.
Virginia and children were shown separately in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:2
Henshaw, Virginie, head-of-household, age 36, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; divorced; rented home ($15 rent); no radio in home; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Pauline J., daughter, age 4 years 8 months, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Jessie R., daughter, age 3 years ? [unclear] months, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Homer C., son, age 1 year 11 months, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

On Apr 27 1942 William Veech Henshaw, age 49, registered for the World War II draft in Venango County, Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born 1-15-1893 in Fayette [County], Pennsylvania, and was then residing on New Salem Rd., South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio R.R. Co. of Baltimore (employed in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania).  He declared his relative/contact was Lulu Henshaw on Uniontown.  He was recorded as 5' 9" tall, 162 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, with "half second finger missing on left hand".6  

William Veech Henshaw died May 6 1955.1  

Virginia died Jan - 1978.9  

Social Security information for Virginia Crossland: 160-38-1235


Sources

  1. Contribution from David H. Henshaw.
  2. 1930 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2040, ED 65, page 6B, line #54, dwelling #117, family #129.
  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. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. 1930 census, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2041, ED 89, page 16B, line #74, dwelling #313, family #315.
  8. "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 ().
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm


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