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..... Albert Lawrence Henshaw (1843-1931) +Sophia Craig Rohrer (1853-1945) 6...... Louisa Clay Henshaw (1876-1950) 6...... George Rohrer Henshaw (1879-1963) 6...... Mary Susan "Cubbins" Henshaw (1882-1931) 6...... Virginia Florence Henshaw (1885-<1969) 6...... Frederic Calvin Henshaw (1887-1969)
|Albert Lawrence Henshaw     [ID 05446]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born Apr 1 1843, Winchester, Clark County, Missouri.166,169,a,b,c,d,e,f
He married Sophia Craig Rohrer, Oct 20 1875, Summit Springs, California.166,169,a,g,h    Sophia, daughter of Calvin Rohrer & Susan Wiley, was born Sep 17 1853, California.g,i,e,f
In 1877 Albert graduated from Heals (Healds) College in San Francisco.    He and Sophia then moved to Los Angeles where they stayed about a year.    During this time Albert travelled to Arizona in search of a homestead location.    In 1879 Sophia and infant daughter Louisa joined him in Arizona.166
Albert and Sophia bought considerable acreage along the Salt River just south of Phoenix, Arizona.    They had a large fruit ranch, exporting dried apricots and peaches throughout Arizona and California.166
Albert and family were shown in the 1880 census, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona:d
In the early 1900s, A.L. planted five palm trees, one for each of his children.    The palm trees grew for many years (and might still be today), eventually gracing the entrance to Lincoln Elementary School, which is situated on the family homestead site.    These palm trees were a gift from Luther Burbank, a friend and noted agriculturist, who had sent them with the comment "If you're going to live in a god-forsaken desert, you better have some palms".169
Albert and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 9 1900), Maricopa County, Arizona Territory:e
Albert Lawrence Henshaw died Apr 3 1931, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; age 88 years 2 days; cremated Apr 6 1931.166,169,a,g,b    Medical: Albert died from heart failure while under general anasthesia to repair a broken leg.b
Sophia died Jul 11 1945, Los Angeles County, California; age 91 years.i
Photo: Newspaper article mentioning children of Albert Lawrence Henshaw "The Arizona Republican", Thursday morning, Jul 23 1896 (citing the "Prescott Courier") l
166. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
169. "Henshaw Family Chronicles", a family history and collection of memorabilia by Caroline May Henshaw, 1995. Contributed by Kristen R. Wagner-Henshaw ().
(a) GEDCOM archives at http://www.kindredkonnections.com.
(b) Death certificate of Albert Lawrence Henshaw;
State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
(c) 1860 census, Hamilton P.O., Hamilton Township, Butte County, California; roll M653-56, page 516, line #32, dwelling #34, family #32.
(d) 1880 census, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T9-0036, ED 18, page 103A-B, line #49, dwelling #263, family #263.
(e) 1900 census, Township 1, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory; roll T623-46, ED 36, page 5B, line #58, dwelling #101, family #101.
(f) 1910 census, 4th Precinct, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T624-40, ED 74, page 32A, line #29, dwelling #81, family #82.
(g) Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
(h) "San Francisco Call 1875-1884 Births, Marriages and Deaths"
The San Francisco Call archives: http://feefhs.org/fdb2/sfcalli.html.
(i) RootsWeb California Death Index:
(j) Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw citing:
Frederic C. Henshaw obituary.
(k) 1930 census, Los Olivos Township, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T626-59, ED 93, page 2B, line #78, dwelling #29, family #31.
(l) "The Arizona Republican", Jul 23 1896; http://www.ancestry.com.
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