Louisa Clay 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..... Albert Lawrence Henshaw (1843-1931) m Sophia Craig Rohrer (1853-1945)
 6...... Louisa Clay Henshaw (1876-1950)
         +Edward Franklin Bowers (1877-1921)
Louisa Clay Henshaw     [ID 05448] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Louisa Clay Henshaw1,2 [Clay Henshaw1,3,4,5].

Born Sep 3 1876, Summit Springs, California.1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9  

She married Edward Franklin Bowers, Oct 16 1901, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory.1,4,6,7,10  Edward, son of Edward Franklin Bowers & Olive Joan Ehle, was born Sep 7 1877, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory.4,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15  

Children (all born in Arizona):1,7,8,9,16

Mildred Bowers, born c1903.
Franklin Henshaw Bowers, born Mar 17 1908, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. 4
Mary L. Bowers; born 1909 (twin).
Virginia L. Bowers; born 1909 (twin).

Louisa and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 29 1910), 441 Fifth Street, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona:7

Bowers, Edward F, head-of-household, age 32, born in Arizona; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Iowa; first marriage, married 9 years; occupation: retailer, tea [..unclear..]; owned home (mortgaged).
Bowers, Eliza [sic], wife, age 32, born in Californis; father born in Missouri; mother born in Californis; first marriage, married 9 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Bowers, Mildred, daughter, age 7, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; attended school.
Bowers, Franklin, son, age 2, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California.
Bowers, Mary, daughter, age 7 months, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California.
Bowers, Virginia, daughter, age 7 months, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California.

On Sep 12 1918 Edward Franklin Bowers, age 41, registered for the World War I draft in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona.  He declared he was born Sep 7 1877, and was then residing at 213 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, Arizona, occupied as a life insurance agent, employed by Equitable Life of New York.  He declared his nearest relative was his wife, Clay Bowers, of the same address.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair.11  

Louisa and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 10 1920), 213 North Alarcon Street, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona:8

Bowers, Edward F., head-of-household, age 42, born in Arizona; father born in Vermont; mother born in Iowa; rented home; occupation: Undersherif [sic], Yavapai Co.
Bowers, Clay H., wife, age 42, born in Californis; father born in Missouri; mother born in Californis.
Bowers, Mildred, daughter, age 17, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; attended school.
Bowers, Franklin H., son, age 11, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; attended school.
Bowers, Mary L., daughter, age 10, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; attended school.
Bowers, Virginia L., daughter, age 10, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; attended school.

Edward died Jul 1 1921, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona; age 43y 9m 24d.10,13,16,17  

Ed was Undersheriff of Yavapai County, Arizona,8,12 when he was killed in an ambush.16  

Widow Louisa and children were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), Los Olivos, Maricopa County, Arizona:9

Bowers, Clay H., head-of-household, age 53, born in Californis; father born in Missouri; mother born in Californis; widow; owned home ($6000 value); no radio in home; occupation: principal, public school.
Bowers, Mildred, daughter, age 27, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; single; occupation: stenographer, bank.
Bowers, Franklin, son, age 22, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; single; attended school; occupation: electrician, water co.; not a war veteran.
Bowers, Mary, daughter, age 20, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; single; occupation: stenographer, water co.
Bowers, Virginia, daughter, age 20, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in California; single; occupation: stenographer, bonding co.

Louisa and daughters were shown in the 1936 city directory of Phoenix, Arizona:18

Bowers, Clay H Mrs tchr h296 E Virginia av
Bowers, Mildred C steno Phx Natl Bank r296 E Virginia
Bowers, Virginia H steno Water Users r296 E Virginia

Louisa Clay Henshaw died May 6 1950, at her home, 2602 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; age 73y 8m 3d.5  

Note: Louisa's death certificate clearly shows burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Phoenix;5 however there is a marker for Louisa in Masonic Cemetery in Prescott, where Ed is buried6 (see scans below).  It is uncertain if the death certificate is incorrect, or if the marker in Prescott is only a marker (but she is not buried there), or if perhaps she might have been buried first in Phoenix then later moved to Prescott.19

(photo)Photo: Louisa Clay Henshaw death certificate 5

(photo)Photo: Edward Franklin Bowers death certificate 17

(photo)Photo: Edward Franklin Bowers gravestone Masonic Cemetery 10

(photo)Photo: Louisa Clay Henshaw cemetery marker Masonic Cemetery 6


Sources

  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. 1900 census, Township 1, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory; roll T623-46, ED 36, page 5B, line #58, dwelling #101, family #101.
  3. "Henshaw Family Chronicles", a family history and collection of memorabilia by Caroline May Henshaw, 1995. Contributed by Kristen R. Wagner-Henshaw ().
  4. Birth certificate of Franklin Henshaw Bowers;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
  5. Death certificate of Louisa Clay Henshaw;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
  6. Cemetery marker for Louisa Clay (Henshaw) Bowers; USGenWeb Archives Arizona Gravestone Project:
    http://www.arizonagravestones.org/view.php?id=11598.
  7. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T624-40, ED 57, page 18B, line #69, dwelling #370, family #400.
  8. 1920 census, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona; roll T625-52, ED 118, page 11A, line #1, dwelling #133, family #145.
  9. 1930 census, Los Olivos, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T626-59, ED 93, page 2B, line #69, dwelling #27, family #29.
  10. Gravestone of Edward Franklin Bowers; USGenWeb Archives Arizona Gravestone Project:
    http://www.arizonagravestones.org/view.php?id=11597.
  11. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. Death certificate of Edward F. Bowers;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
  13. Ancestry Family Tree data by Reginald Day ['day84519'] ().
  14. 1880 census, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory; roll T9-37, ED 21, page 409B, line #23, dwelling #3, family #12.
  15. 1900 census, Township 1, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory; roll T623-46, ED 36, page 20A, line #26, dwelling #408, family #408.
  16. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  17. Death certificate of Edward Franklin Bowers;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
  18. 1936 Phoenix City Directory; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. Speculation.


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