Edwin Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. William Henshaw (1767-1822) m Jerusha Brace (?-1822)
 3... John Brace Henshaw (1803-1875) m Cynthia Henshaw (1807-?)
 4.... Edwin Henshaw (1840-1923)
       +Hannah Ellen Hinman (1847-1865)
       +Nettie W. Hinman (1844-1920)
 5.....  Helen M. Henshaw (1876-1908) 1,2,3,4,5,6
Edwin Henshaw     [ID 04901] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 26 1840, Erie County, New York.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11  

Edwin was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 5 1860), living with his parents and family in Taylor County, Iowa:10

Edwin Henshaw, age 20, born in New York.

He married Hannah Ellen Hinman.2,12  Hannah, daughter of Charles Grandison Hinman & Sarah Helen Whitcomb, was born May 17 1847, Cairo, Greene County, New York.2,7,8,12,13  

In Jun 1863 Edwin Henshaw registered for the Civil War draft in Nodaway Township, Taylor County, Iowa:14

Henshaw, Edwin, age 23, born in New York; farmer; married.

Hannah died Aug 18 1865, age 18y 3m 1d.2,7,8,13,15  

Edwin was shown in the 1870 census (Aug 23 1870), living with his parents and family in Nodaway Township, Taylor County, Iowa:16

Henshaw, Edwin, age 34, born in New York; wheel wright.

He then married Nettie W. Hinman6,17 [Helen Whitcomb Hinman1,3,12], Oct 22 18726,17 [Oct 27 187212], Clarinda, Page County, Iowa6,17.  Nettie, daughter of Charles Grandison Hinman & Sarah Helen Whitcomb, was born Feb 22 1844, Groveland, Tazewell County, Illinois.3,4,5,11,12,13  Helen was Hannah's sister.12  

Edwin and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 15 1880), Clarinda, Page County, Iowa:3

Henshaw, Edd, age 40, born in New York; parents born in New York; carpenter.
Henshaw, Hellen, wife, age 36, born in Illinois; parents born in Connecticut; keeping house.
Henshaw, Nellie, daughter, age 4, born in Iowa; father born in New York; mother born in Illinois.
Wood, Cintha, mother, age 73, born in New York; parents born in New York; single.
Quin, May, servant, age 18, born in Illinois; parents born in Ohio; servant.
Living nearby in 1880 was the family of brother Oscar.18  

Edwin and family were shown in the 1885 Iowa State Census, 4th Street and North Prominade Street, Clarinda, Nodaway Township, Page County, Iowa:4

Edwin Henshaw, age 44, born in New York.
Helen W. Henshaw, age 40, born in Illinois.
Helen M. Henshaw, age 8, born in Page County, Iowa.
Cynthia Henshaw, age 78, born in New York; widow.
Also living in Clarinda in 1885 was the family of brother Oscar.19  

Edwin and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), 1547 Fourth Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa:5

Henshaw, Edwin [unclear], head-of-household, age 60, born Feb 1840 in New York; parents born in New York; married 27 years; occupation: contractor & builder; owned home (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Helen H., wife, age 56, born Feb 1844 in Illinois; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in New Hampshire; married 27 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Henshaw, Helen M., daughter, age 24, born Apr 1876 in Iowa; father born in New York; mother born in Illinois; single; attended school 9 months.
Granger, Lottie E., boarder, age 42, born Jan 1858 in Ohio; father born in Ohio; mother born in New York; single; occupation: teacher, public school.
Edwin was apparently doubly-enumerated in the 1900 census, being also shown (Jun 5 1900) living or staying in a lodging house on 3rd Ave., Villesca, Montgomery County, Iowa:20
Henshaw, Edwin, lodger, age 58, born Feb 1842 in New York; parents born in New York; married 27 years; occupation: carpenter.

Edwin and Helen were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 28 1910), 1547 Fourth Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa:21

Henshaw, Edwin, head-of-household, age 65, born in New York; parents born in New York; second marriage, married 37 years; occupation: real estate, private; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Helen H., wife, age 64, born in Illinois; father born in Connecticut; mother born in New Hampshire; first marriage, married 37 years; 1 child, none living.
Granger, Lottie E., boarder, age 52, born in Ohio; father born in Ohio; mother born in New York; single; occupation: teacher, West High.

Edwin and Helen were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 10 1920), 1547 Fourth Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa:11

Hinshaw, Edwin, head-of-household, age 80, born in New York; parents born in New York; owned home (free); occupation: contractor, general.
Hinshaw, Helen, wife, age 76, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in New Hampshire.
Granger, Lottie, age 60, born in Ohio; father born in Ohio; mother born in New York; single; occupation: teacher, public schools.

Nettie died Jan - 1920, Des Moines, Iowa; buried Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa.12,13  

Edwin Henshaw died Dec 12 1923, buried Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa.2,7,8,12  

There is an unidentified child Edwin Henshaw (May 1 1872 - Jun 21 1874) buried in the same Clarinda Cemetery.7,8,13  This might be an additional child of Edwin & Nettie,22 or possibly a child of Edwin's brother Oscar.22  

A biographical sketch of Edwin Henshaw was published in the "History of Page County, Iowa", 1909, by W.L. Kershaw. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co.:6

Henshaw, E., contractor and builder, P.O. Clarinda; born in Erie county, February 26, 1840.  He here lived until sixteen years of age, when his parents came to Iowa, settling in Taylor county.  He was a resident of that county until 1872, when he came to Clarinda.  Mr Henshaw was married October 22, 1872, to Miss E.W. Hinman, a native of Illinois, by whom he has one child, Nellie.  His present business partnership was formed in the fall of 1875, and has been a most lucrative one.

(photo)Photo: Edwin Henshaw gravestone Clarinda Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Hannah Ellen Hinman gravestone Clarinda Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Helen Whitcomb "Nettie" Hinman gravestone Clarinda Cemetery 13


Sources

  1. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  2. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  3. 1880 census, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa; roll T9-0359, ED 154, page 443D, line #6, family #404.
  4. 1885 Iowa State Census, 1st Ward, Clarinda, Nodaway Township, Page County, Iowa; page #198, line #17, dwelling #191, family #180.
  5. 1900 census, 4th Ward, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll T623-454, ED 88, page 7A, line #21, dwelling #135, family #140.
  6. Biographical sketch of Edwin Henshaw; "History of Page County, Iowa", transcribed by Pat O'Dell, USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iagenweb.org/page/histories/1880/pp700.htm#735A.
  7. WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php.
  8. WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iagenweb.org/page/cemetery/wpa/harrison.htm.
  9. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 88, line #10, dwelling #1348, family #1362.
  10. 1860 census, Nodaway Township, Taylor County, Iowa; page 54, line #14, dwelling #378, family #375.
  11. 1920 census, 4th Ward, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll T625-509, ED 138, page 11B, line #79, dwelling #220, family #284.
  12. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Barbara Bradfield ().
  13. http://www.findagrave.com.
  14. U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Page County, Iowa cemetery burials; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iagenweb.org/page/cemetery/composite/Ha.htm.
  16. 1870 census, Valiska P.O., Nodaway Township, Taylor County, Iowa; roll M593-421, page 68, line #1, dwelling #9, family #9.
  17. Early Marriages of Page County, Iowa (1844 to 1899); USGenWeb Archives.
  18. 1880 census, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa; roll T9-0359, ED 154, page 445D, line #27, family #423.
  19. 1885 Iowa State Census, 2nd Ward, Clarinda, Nodaway Township, Page County, Iowa; page #224, line #29, dwelling #94, family #94.
  20. 1900 census, 1st Ward, Villesca, Jackson Township, Montgomery County, Iowa; roll T623-450, ED 108, page 6A, line #48, dwelling #129, family #138.
  21. 1910 census, 4th Ward, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll T624-420, ED 120, page 8A, line #28, dwelling #177, family #189.
  22. Speculation.


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