1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?) 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806) 3... Hiram Henshaw (1771-1845) m Mary McConnell (1777-1842) 4.... Samuel Preston Henshaw (1813-1884) m Julia Ann Margaret Hunsicker (1813-1903) 5..... Marion Lee Henshaw (1845-1929) m Emily Polk Payne (1845-1936) 6...... Holmes Hart Henshaw (1870-1959) +Mattie Permelia Dougherty (1870-1897) 7....... Russell Holmes Henshaw (1897-1971) +Pearl Florence Shafer (1872-1920) +Annie Louise Ambrose (1876-?) +Lady Lou Williams
|Holmes Hart Henshaw     [ID 05267]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born Oct 5 1870, Mill Creek, West Virginia.165,166,a,b,c,d
On Nov 11 1891, Holmes left Wichita for Los Angeles, arriving there on Nov 15 1891 at 4:00 PM.166
He married Mattie Permelia Dougherty, Jan 1 1895, at the home of Mattie's father, Glendora, California.165,166    Mattie, daughter of John Lindsay Dougherty, was born Feb 26 1870, Glendora, California.166,b
Mattie died Jun 8 1897, buried Fairmount Cemetery, Azusa, Los Angeles County, California.165,166,b    Mattie's death certificate shows the cause of death as meningitis, but family folklore is that she died from the shock of the house fire that nearly took the life of her infant son Russell.166    Not having anyone to care for baby Russell, Holmes took him to his parents who raised and educated him.
Widower Holmes was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), living in a boarding house in Kern County, California:c
Holmes was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15-22 1910), Coalinga, Fresno County, California ("Persons found in West Side Oil Fields who claim Coalinga as their Home - These are working temporary and claim most any lodging house as their home"):d
Holmes returned to California and became active in the oil well drilling business.    He was president of the Chamber of Commerce and also president of the Laguna Beach Realty Board.165
He then married Annie Louise Ambrose, Nov 4 1922, Riverside, California.165,166    (Annie Louise (Ambrose) (Conable) Wade)166    Annie was born Mar 21 1876, Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.166    Annie had first been married to Edgar Wallace Conable, a journalist.    After Edgar died Annie had remarried to Robert David Wade, by whom she had a son, David Robert Wade, Jr.    Her second husband had died in 1913.166
Holmes and Annie made their home in Laguna Beach, California, when not traveling.166
Holmes was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 19 1930), living with (or visiting with) his widowed mother on Cedar Street, Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas:j
He then married Lady Lou Williams, Jul 11 1948.173    (Lady Lou Robertson)165
Holmes retired in Newport Beach, California.165    He studied Henshaw genealogy and history and published at least one lineage.165
Holmes Hart Henshaw died May 26 1959, Santa Ana, Orange County, California; buried Fairmount Cemetery, Azusa, Los Angeles County, California.166,l,b
165. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
166. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
173. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
(a) RootsWeb California Death Index:
(b) Burials at Fairmount Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California; USGenWeb:
(c) 1900 census, 6th Judicial Township, Kern County, California; roll T623-87, ED 26, page 11B, line #78.
(d) 1910 census, 6th Township, Coalinga, Fresno County, California; roll T624-76, ED 59, page 151A, line #26.
(e) 1900 census, Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T623-499, ED 253, page 4B, line #95, dwelling #88, family #89.
(f) Sedgwick County, Kansas Marriage Index, May 9 1870 - May 24 1922;
Kansas State Library Archives: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/mhgs/F-H.htm.
(g) Burials in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas; USGenWeb Archives:
(h) 1910 census, 6th Township, Fresno County, California; roll T624-76, ED 59, page 152B, line #68, dwelling #154, family #154.
(j) 1930 census, Goddard, Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-719, ED 2, page 2A, line #11, dwelling #37, family #37.
(k) 1930 census, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California; roll T626-180, ED 47, page 11A, line #42, dwelling #361, family #361.
(l) "California Death Index".
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