Joseph Driftmier Henshaw

 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..... Robert Levi Henshaw (1857-1932) m Amelia M. Shoemaker (1870-1943)
 6...... Boyd Jasper Henshaw (1890-1966) m Alma Louise Driftmier (1891-1973)
 7....... Joseph Driftmier Henshaw (1918-2001)
          +Sigrid Yaeger (1919-1996)
 8........  Mary Louise Henshaw (1946-) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Elizabeth Jo Henshaw (1958-) 1,2,3,4
Joseph Driftmier Henshaw     [ID 04048] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Mar 26 19185 [Mar 25 19181,2,6], Skagit County, Washington5.  

He married Sigrid Yaeger, Sep 15 1945.1,2  Sigrid was born Jan 22 1919.6  

Sigrid died Jul 25 1996.6  

In 2001 Joseph was living in/near Los Angeles, California.6  

Joseph Driftmier Henshaw died Jan 24 2001.6  

Joseph's obituary was published in the "Skagit Valley Herald" (Mt. Vernon, Washington) on Jan 24 2001:7


Henshaw, Joseph D., age 82, died Wednesday in Seattle.  

Born in Anacortes, he moved to Mount Vernon at an early age and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1936.  

He was an Army Air Corp pilot during World War II.  He served in London and trained cadet pilots in the USA.  After the war he worked for Lakeside Western Lumber Company in Mount Vernon.  Later he worked for other lumber and hardware companies from Bellingham to Seattle.  He moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and worked for Monroe Systems until retirement.  

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou (Robert) Maag of Seattle and Betsy (Matt) Greenway of Ferndale; three grandsons: Joseph, Alan, and Kenneth Payne all of Seattle area.  He was a brother of Margaret (Topsy) (Robert Nordland) of Samish Island and Frances (Don) Smith of Seattle.  

He was preceded in death by brothers: Robert and Jack (BJ).  

Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 2:00 PM at Kern Funeral Home.  

Memorials may go to a favorite charity.

Social Security information for Joseph Driftmier Henshaw: 535-01-0827

Social Security information for Sigrid Yaeger: 537-10-6519


  1. Contribution from Brant Henshaw.
  2. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  3. Contribution from Mary Lou (Henshaw) Maag.
  4. Obituary of Joseph Driftmier Henshaw.
  5. Washington State Birth Index 1907-19;
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. Obituary of Joseph D. Henshaw; the Skagit Valley Herald, Jan 24 2001:

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