Frederic Calvin 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...... Frederic Calvin Henshaw (1887-1969)
         +Caroline Reid Thompson (1886-?)
 7.......  Frederic Calvin Henshaw (1918-1999) 1,2,3,4,5
 7.......  Albert William Henshaw (1921-1998) 1,2,3,4,6
         +Inalene Walpert (1910-1992)
Frederic Calvin Henshaw     [ID 05452] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Oct 24 18874,6,7,8,9,10 [Oct 23 18872,3,11,12], Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona4,6,7,8,9,10.  Frederic's middle name came from his maternal grandfather, Calvin Rohrer.2  

He married Caroline Reid Thompson, 1910, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.1,3  Caroline was born 1886, Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2,3,4,5,6,10  

Caroline had graduated from Emerson College, which she had chosen because of its special emphasis on music and drama.  She had moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to teach elocution, music and dance.  With some friends she started the "Phoenix Little Theater" group.3  

On Jun 5 1917 Frederic Calvin Henshaw, age 29, registered for the World War I draft in Phoenix, Arizona.  He declared he was born Oct 23 1887 in Phoenix, Arizona, and was then (1917) still residing in Phoenix.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, blue eyes, light hair.12  

In 1918 Frederic and Caroline were living at 764 E. Wiletta, Phoenix, Arizona.5  

Frederic and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 12-13 1920), 1115 E. Culver St., Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona:10

Henshaw, Frederic, head-of-household, age 32, born in Arizona; father born in California [sic]; mother born in California; owned home; occupation: S[..unclear..], water dept.
Henshaw, Caroline, wife, age 33, born in Massachusetts; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in U.S..
Henshaw, Frederic C. Jr., son, age 1 year 9 months, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in Massachusetts.

Frederic and family were again shown in the 1930 census (Apr 3 1930), 2041 North Seventh Street, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona:4

Henshaw, Fred C., head-of-household, age 42, born in Arizona; father born in Missouri; mother born in California; first married at age 23; owned home ($2500 value); no radio in home; occupation: Secretary, Water User's Assn.; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Caroline R., wife, age 43, born in Massachusetts; father born in Massachusetts; mother born at sea; first married at age 25.
Henshaw, Frederic C. Jr., son, age 12, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Henshaw, Albert W., son, age 9, born in Arizona; father born in Arizona; mother born in Massachusetts; attended school.

Caroline died after a "progressive illness" when the children were young.2  

He then married Inalene Walpert, 1936, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.2,3  Inalene was born May 3 1910.11  

Frederic Calvin Henshaw died Mar 2 1969, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona.2,11,13  

Frederic's obituary appeared in the Arizona Republic of March 4, 1969:13


Frederic C. Henshaw, 81, an executive 37 years with the Salt River Valley Water Users Association; died Sunday in his home, 1236 E.  Myrtle.  

Mr. Henshaw's father, A.L. Henshaw, settled in Phoenix in 1883 and planted one of the first commercial orchards where some of the fruit was dried and freighted to Arizona mining towns.  Old Henshaw Road was named for his father.  

Mr. Henshaw started as a timekeeper with the Bureau of Reclamation in 1910 and was shortly afterwards transferred to the water services and made chief clerk.  He was then assigned to special work in preparing water right contracts covering all lands of the project.  

When the association took over the operation in 1919 he was appointed its secretary, a position he held for 27 years.  He also served as personnel director.  

After retiring in 1947, Mr. Henshaw devoted his time to a citrus grove which he first planted in 1929, and for several years he served on the board of directors of the Arizona Citrus Growers Association.  His other activities included membership in the Arizona Pioneers Association.  

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in A.L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams.  Friends may call from 3 to 10 p.m. tomorrow in the mortuary.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  

Survivors include his wife, Inalene, two sons, F.C. Henshaw Jr. of Phoenix, Albert W. of Bakersfield, Calif; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren".

After Frederic died, Inalene remarried to Mert Reade.11,14  

Inalene died Dec 7 1992.3,11

(photo)Photo: Frederic Calvin Henshaw World War I draft registration 12

Social Security information for Frederic Calvin Henshaw: 526-03-0137

Social Security information for Inalene Walpert: 526-26-8906


  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. "Henshaw Family Chronicles", a family history and collection of memorabilia by Caroline May Henshaw, 1995. Contributed by Kristen R. Wagner-Henshaw ().
  3. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  4. 1930 census, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T626-58, ED 33, page 2B, line #76, dwelling #47, family #48.
  5. Birth certificate of Frederic Calvin Henshaw Jr.;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services:
  6. Birth certificate of Albert William Henshaw;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services:
  7. Birth certificate of Frederic Calvin Henshaw;
    State of Arizona, Department of Health Services:
  8. 1900 census, Township 1, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory; roll T623-46, ED 36, page 5B, line #58, dwelling #101, family #101.
  9. 1910 census, 4th Precinct, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T624-40, ED 74, page 32A, line #29, dwelling #81, family #82.
  10. 1920 census, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; roll T625-49, ED 65, page 14A, line #18, dwelling #332, family #341.
  11. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  12. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  13. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw citing:
    Frederic C. Henshaw obituary.
  14. Contribution from David Smith ().

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