George Herbert Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... Benjamin Henshaw (1730-1793) m Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner 
 8........ Joshua Henshaw (1765-1840) m Esther Burnham (1768-1853)
 9......... John Leavitt Henshaw (1792-1832) m Ann Maria Corey (1795-?)
10.......... George Holt Henshaw (1833-1890) m Cornelia Middagh Birdsall (c1836-1918)
11........... George Herbert Henshaw (1862-1937)
George Herbert Henshaw     [ID 00428] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 2 18621 [about 18642], Struer, Jutland, Denmark1.  

Note: although George's birthdate has been published as Jul 2 1862, it seems more likely that he was born in late 1860.  On Aug 27 1861 George's mother was issued a U.S. passport "to be accompanied by her child a boy about 1 year & 10 month old".3  However when he and his mother and sister returned to the U.S. in 1867 George was recorded as age 5 (making him born about 1862).4  

George lived in Brooklyn, New York.1,2  

In the 1920s and 1930s, George was the editor of "Brooklyn Life", a weekly publication.  He was a marvelous writer and commentator, and also took a keen interest in sports, especially yachting and tennis.  George's sister, Cornelia Gracie, also wrote for "Brooklyn Life".5  

George and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 19 1930), 79 State St., Brooklyn, New York:2

Henshaw, Cornelia, head-of-household, age 41, born in Canada; father born in Canada; mother born in New York; immigrated 1890; owned home ($11,300 value); single; occupation: writer, freelance.
Henshaw, George H., brother, age 66, born in Denmark; father born in Canada; mother born in New York; immigrated 1870; single; occupation: editor, weekly.
Middlebrook, Esther H., sister, age 55, born in New York; father born in Canada; mother born in New York; married - first married at age 29; occupation: none.
Middlebrook, Anne H., niece, age 21, born in New York; father born in Connecticut; mother born in New York; single; occupation: none.
Childs, George H., nephew, age 29, born in Minnesota; father born in Iowa; mother born in Denmark; single; occupation: scientist, biologist.

George Herbert Henshaw died Oct 11 1937, buried Nov 6 1937, Section 101 Lot 670, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York.6,7  

George's obituary made no mention of a wife or children.6  


  1. The "American Registry", Vol. X, pg 181, 973 US015 Vol. X in the LDS Family History Library.
  2. 1930 census, 79 State St., Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; roll T626-1491, ED 914, page 18A, line #39, dwelling #138, family #332.
  3. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925;
  4. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957;
  5. Contribution from journalist Peter Duveen ().
  6. Contribution from journalist Peter Duveen () citing:
    New York Times, Oct 13 1937.
  7. Green-Wood Cemetery burials:

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