William G. Henshaw

 1. James Henshaw (1841-1908) m Frances S. Gardner (1842-1919)
 2.. William G. Henshaw (c1861-1935)
     +Alice G. Leigh (1862-1943)
 3...  Alice Henshaw (1883-?) 1
 3...  Hazel Henshaw (1888-?) 1,2
 3...  William M. K. Henshaw (1896-) 1,2,3,4
William G. Henshaw     [ID 05646] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

William G. Henshaw1,2,3,4,5,6 [William G. Hinshaw7].

Born about 18615,6 [Jul - 18621,2,3,4], New York5,6.  

He married Alice G. Leigh, Sep 21 1882, Cook County, Illinois.1,7  Alice was born Sep - 1862, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4  

William was shown in the 1891 city directory, Joliet, Will County, Illinois:8

William G. Henshaw, r 819 Clay

William and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 8 1900), 3644 Hamilton Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:1

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 37, born July 1862 in New York; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin; married 18 years; occupation: machinist; rented home.
Henshaw, Alice, wife, age 37, born Sept 1862 in Wisconsin; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin; married 18 years; 5 children, 3 living.
Henshaw, Alice, daughter, age 16, born Sept 1883 in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin.
Henshaw, Hazel, daughter, age 11, born Nov 1888 in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin; attended school 9 months.
Henshaw, William M K., son, age 4, born May 1896 in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin.
Hardy, William, boarder, age 26, born July 1873 in Ohio; parents born in England; married 26 years; occupation: P.O. clerk.
Hardy, Kate, boarder, age 24, born Dec 1875 in Illinois; parents born in England; married 26 years; no children.

William and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 25 1910), Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:2

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 47, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 21 years; occupation: machinist, bridge works; rented home.
Henshaw, Alice, wife, age 47 [unclear], born in Wisconsin; father born in Ireland; mother born in Canada; first marriage, married 21 years; 5 children, 3 living.
Henshaw, Hazel, daughter, age 21, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin; occupation: saleslady, veils.
Henshaw, Willie, son, age 13, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin; attended school.

William and family were shown in the 1920 census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:3

Henshaw, William G., head-of-household, age 57, born in New York; parents born in New York; rented home; occupation: [..unclear..], packing house.
Henshaw, [..unclear..], wife, age 57 [unclear], born in Wisconsin; father born in Ireland; mother born in Canada.
Henshaw, William Jr., son, age 24, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin; occupation: unclear.
Henshaw, Catherine, daughter-in-law, age 25, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin.
Henshaw, William, grandson, age 11 months, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.

William and family were again shown in the 1930 census (Apr 2 1930), still living with son William in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:4

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 33, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Wisconsin; first married at age 21; owned home ($7500 value); radio in home; occupation: electrician, elevator construction; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Katheryn, wife, age 33, born in Illinois; father born in Ireland Free State; mother born in Ohio; first married at age 21.
Henshaw, William, son, age 11, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Ellen, daughter, age 10, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Margarite, daughter, age 2 years 6 months, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Henshaw, William G., father, age 67, born in New York; parents born in New York; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Alice J., mother, age 67, born in Wisconsin; father born in Ireland Free State; mother born in Canada.

The following article was published in the "Suburbanite Economist" (Chicago, Illinois) on August 14, 1931:9

LAUD "PERFECT MEMBER"
AT BIRTHDAY RITES

William G. Henshaw, for 46 years a member of the Brighton Park lodge No. 639, I.O.O.F., was given a birthday party a week ago Wednesday by his fraternity brothers.  

Speeches were made and old-time songs were sung.  

Mr. Henshaw's record as a "perfect lodge member" was praised by Philip Schaefer.  He said that Mr. Henshaw has served as secretary of the organization for 25 years and that he "has always been alert to any good that he might do to his fellowman."

William G. Henshaw died Jul 5 1935, Bremen, Cook County, Illinois; age 74.10  

Alice died Jul 24 1943, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.10  


Sources

  1. 1900 census, 6th Ward, "South Town", Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T623-251, ED 173, page 14B, line #61, dwelling #196, family #272.
  2. 1910 census, 5th Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T624-245, ED 298, page 91B, line #64, dwelling #234, family #240.
  3. 1920 census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625-315, ED 408, page 9A, line #4, family #204.
  4. 1930 census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T626-441, ED 591, page 2A, line #40, dwelling #27, family #34.
  5. 1870 census, 6th Ward, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York; roll M593-1084, page 264, line #25, dwelling #380, family #608.
  6. 1880 census, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York; roll T9-0921, ED 146, page 481D, line #13, dwelling #33, family #72.
  7. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  8. Joliet, Illinois Directories, 1884-92; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. The "Suburbanite Economist", Aug 14 1931; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/idphdeathsrch.html.


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