George Washington 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.... James Lawrence Henshaw (1808-1888) m Louisa Clay Beall (1818-1862)
 5..... George Washington Henshaw (1840-1924)
        +Mary Ellen Taylor (1853-1938)
 6......  Arthur T. Henshaw (c1877-1892) 1,2
 6......  Jessie M. Hinshaw  2
 6......  Warren W. J. Henshaw (1887-1915) 2,3,4
George Washington Henshaw     [ID 05444] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

George Washington Henshaw5 [Washington Henshaw6].

Born Nov - 18403,4 [about 18411,5,6], Missouri3,4.  

He married Mary Ellen Taylor, Sep 18 1873, Butte County, California.1,2,3,7  Mary was born Mar - 1853, California.1,3,4  

George and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), Hamilton Township, Butte County, California:1

Henshaw, Geo. W., age 38, born in Missouri; parents born in Virginia; deputy assessor.
Henshaw, Mary E., wife, age 26, born in California; parents born in Ireland; teaching.
Henshaw, Arthur T. [or F. - unclear], son, age 3, born in California; father born in Missouri; mother born in California.

George Washington Henshaw was shown in the 1894 Great Register of Suskiyou County, California.8  

The following article was published in the "Dunsmuir News" on October 31, 1896:9

ELECTION PRECINCT OFFICERS

Next Tuesday will be election day and precinct officers in the area will be as follows:

[...]

BERRYVALE - W.C. Rhoda and John Ney, Inspectors; G.W. Henshaw and J. Gordon [...]

George and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 18 1900), Butte Township, Siskiyou County, California:3

Henshaw, George W., head-of-household, age 59, born Nov 40 in Missouri; parents born in Virginia; married 27 years; occupation: engineer; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Mary E., wife, age 47, born Mar 53 in California; parents born in Ireland; married 27 years; 4 children.
Henshaw, Warren W.J., son, age 13, born April 87 in California; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; attended school 8 months.

George was shown in the register of voter registrations (c1909), Vallejo Precinct, Solano County, California:10

Henshaw, George Washington, age 69; retired; Democrat; Vallejo.

George and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 28 1910), Vallejo, Solano County, California:4

Henshaw, George W., head-of-household, age 69, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Maryland; first marriage, married 37 years; occupation: newspaper, correspondent; rented home.
Henshaw, Mary, wife, age 57, born in California; parents born in Ireland; married 37 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Henshaw, Warren J, son, age 23, born in California; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; single; occupation: newspaper, route.

George and Mary were shown in the register of voter registrations (1914-1922), Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California:10

Henshaw, George W, retired; Democrat; 801 Sonoma Ave.
Henshaw, Mrs Mary E, nurse; Republican; 801 Sonoma Ave.
and again as:10
Henshaw, George W, retired; Democrat; 1023 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa.
Henshaw, Mrs Mary E, nurse; Republican; 1023 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa.

George and Mary were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 9 1920), 808 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California:11

Henshaw, George W., head-of-household, age 78, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Maryland; rented home; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Mary E., wife, age 66, born in California; parents born in Ireland; occupation: trained nurse, private family.

George Washington Henshaw died 1924, buried Section 1, Block 1, Lot 101, Space 1, Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Gridley, Butte County, California.12  

Widow Mary was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living alone at 1023 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California:13

Henshaw, Mary E., head-of-household, age 77, born in California; parents born in Northern Ireland; widow; owned home ($2500 value); no radio in home; occupation: none.

Mary died Dec 31 1938, buried Section 1, Block 1, Lot 101, Space 2, Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Gridley, Butte County, California.14  

Buried with George and Mary in Gridley-Biggs Cemetery are sons Arthur and Warren, as well as daughter Jessie.15  


Sources

  1. 1880 census, Hamilton Township, Butte County, California; roll T9-0063, ED 10, page 298C, line #16, dwelling #122, family #127.
  2. Contribution from Cindy Hatch ().
  3. 1900 census, Butte Township, Siskiyou County, California; roll T623-113, ED 124, page 12A, line #30, dwelling #298, family #298.
  4. 1910 census, Vallejo, Vallejo Township, Solano County, California; roll T624-108, ED 187, page 11A, line #44, dwelling #234, family #236.
  5. 1850 census, 19th District, Clark County, Missouri; pg 290/577, dwelling #680:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mackley/Mo1850Jpegs/Clark50/ClarkP577.jpg.
  6. 1860 census, Hamilton P.O., Hamilton Township, Butte County, California; roll M653-56, page 516, line #32, dwelling #34, family #32.
  7. Butte County, California marriages, Volume B (1872-1878); USGenWeb:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/butte/vitals/marriages/b-groom.txt
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/butte/vitals/marriages/b-bride.txt.
  8. 1894 Great Register of Suskiyou County, California;
    posted Mar 9 2006 by Janie () to CASHASTA-L.
  9. Posting Oct 22 2006 by D. Frazier () to the Siskiyou County, California message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/XW.2ADI/879.
  10. California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. 1920 census, 2nd Ward, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California; roll T625-151, ED 157, page 8B, line #79, dwelling #224, family #227.
  12. Gridley-Biggs Cemetery burials:
    http://70.230.83.139/grd/BOW/view?personID=GRD7034L.
  13. 1930 census, 3rd Ward, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California; roll T626-222, ED 47, page 8A, line #43, dwelling #244, family #244.
  14. Gridley-Biggs Cemetery burials:
    http://70.230.83.139/grd/BOW/view?personID=GRD7035L.
  15. Gridley-Biggs Cemetery burials:
    http://70.230.83.139/grd/BOW/view?personID=GRD7036L.


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