Alice Cornelia Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. Joshua Henshaw (1775-1847) m Betsy King (c1785-1862)
 3... Joshua Henshaw (1814-1895) m Charlotte Sherwood Cook (c1826-?)
 4.... Ira King Henshaw (1856-1942) m Mary Helen Pollard (1859-?)
 5..... Alice Cornelia Henshaw (1889-1971)
        +Ralph J. Purchase (1893-1972)
Alice Cornelia Henshaw     [ID 05252] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Apr 28 1889, Michigan.1,2,3,4,5,6  

She married Ralph J. Purchase, about 1918.1,4,5,7  Ralph, son of James Edwin Purchase & Sarah Elizabeth Mizner, was born Sep 28 1893, Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan.4,5,6,7,8,9,10  Ralph was the brother of Ira Purchase who married Alice's sister Bertha.4,7  

Children (all born in Michigan):1,4,5

Earl Purchase, born c1920.
Mary Purchase, born c1921.
Elsie Purchase, born c1923. 11

On Jun 5 1917 Ralph J. Purchase, age 23, had registered for the World War I draft in Allegan County, Michigan.  He declared he was born September 28 1893 in Olive Township, Michigan, and was then residing in Wayland, Michigan where he was single and a farmer employed by Roy W. Mid[..unclear..] of Wayland.  He claimed an exemption due to "father + mother partly dependent".  He was recorded as tall, slender, grey eyes, light brown hair, with a disability recorded as "ruptured".9  

Alice and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), living with her sister Bertha at 1536 Fairview Ave., Muskegon Heights, Muskegon County, Michigan:4

Purchase, Ira, head-of-household, age 27, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Canada; owned home; occupation: patternmaker, pattern works.
Purchase, Bertha, wife, age 27, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Armenia.
Purchase, Margaret, daughter, age 3, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan.
Purchase, Ralph, brother, age 26, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Canada; occupation: laborer, foundry.
Purchase, Alice, sister-in-law, age 30, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Armenia.
Purchase, Earl, nephew, age 5 months, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan.
Purchase, Roy, brother, age 30, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Canada; occupation: laborer, foundry.
Living next door in 1920 was the family of Ralph's brother, Dewey Purchase.12  

Alice and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), Muskegon Heights, Muskegon County, Michigan:5

Purchase, Ralph, head-of-household, age 36, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Canada; first married at age 23; owned home ($2000 value); radio in home; occupation: electrician, contractor; not a war veteran.
Purchase, Alice, wife, age 40, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in Armenia; first married at age 28.
Purchase, Earl, son, age 10, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; attended school.
Purchase, Mary, daughter, age 9, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; attended school.
Purchase, Elsie, daughter, age 7, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; attended school.

In 1971 Alice was living in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan.6  

Alice Cornelia Henshaw died Apr 22 1971, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.1,6  

Ralph died Apr 16 1972, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; buried Grandville Cemetery, Grandville, Michigan.6,10  

Social Security information for Ralph J. Purchase: 364-26-3495


Sources

  1. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  2. 1900 census, 11th Ward, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; roll T623-723, ED 86, page 13A, line #35, dwelling #275, family #294.
  3. 1910 census, Wyoming Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll T624-656, ED 147, page 52A, line #41, dwelling #234, family #240.
  4. 1920 census, Muskegon Township, Muskegon County, Michigan; roll T625-789, ED 152, page 2A, line #41, dwelling #30, family #37.
  5. 1930 census, 3rd Ward, Muskegon Heights, Muskegon County, Michigan; roll T626-1015, ED 39, page 16A, line #8, dwelling #338, family #355.
  6. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Posting Aug 3 2006 by Julie Larabee () to PURCHASE-L.
  8. 1900 census, Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan; roll T623-738, ED 133, page 6B, line #54, dwelling #112, family #112.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. "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
  11. Contribution from Don Teets ().
  12. 1920 census, Muskegon Township, Muskegon County, Michigan; roll T625-789, ED 152, page 2A, line #48, dwelling #31, family #38.


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