Herbert Alexender Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw  m Sarah Elizabeth Morgan 
 2.. John Edward Henshaw (1796-1891) m Abigail Sophia Beals (c1796-1884)
 3... John Edward Henshaw (1839-1929) m Jemima Chute (1843-1924)
 4.... Herbert Alexender Henshaw (1862-1947)
       +Harriett Bartlett (?-1888)
       +Ida Lillian Sanford (1861-1891)
       +Phoebe Helena Lovely (1869-1920)
 5.....  Eldon Rainsford Lovely Henshaw (1893-1974) 1,2,3
 5.....  Vaughan Ivan Milton Henshaw (1895-1980) 1,3,4
Herbert Alexender Henshaw     [ID 05707] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 28 1862, Waldeck West, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.1,5,6,7,8,9  (Bear River, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia).10  

He married Harriett Bartlett, Jan 7 1888.1  

Harriett died Oct 2 1888.1  

He then married Ida Lillian Sanford, Sep 2 1890, Clementsvale, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.1,6,7,8,11,12  Ida, daughter of Richard Harding Sanford & Rebecca Potter, was born May 23 1861, Clementsvale, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.1,6,7  

Ida died Apr 24 1891, at sea on her husband's ship "Syanara"; buried at sea 225 miles from Cape Rio, Brazil.1,11  

On Sep 15 1891, in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Letters of Administration for the estate of "Ida L. Henshaw (formerly Ida L. Sanford), late of Bear River, married woman", were granted to Herbert A. Henshaw, "husband, of Bear River, master mariner" (Estate Folio H155, 1891).  Will book page 181 further records "died at sea 24 Apr 1891".11  

He then married Phoebe Helena Lovely1,3,10,13 [Helena Phoebe Lovely4], Nov 14 18921,3,10,13, St. John, New Brunswick1,3,10,13.  Phoebe, daughter of Rainsford + Georgianna Lovely3,10,14, was born Aug 12 18693,10,14 [Aug 15 186815], Perth, Victoria County, New Brunswick3,10,14.  

About 1894 Herbert moved to New York City, where he was a seaman.5  

On Jul 12 1895 Herbert A. Henshaw was naturalized by the U.S. District Court of Boston, Massachusetts.  He declared he was born May 28, 1862 in Nova Scotia, and was then residing on Bowman St., Malden, Massachusetts.16  

On Sep 7 1901 Helena and sons arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts, on the S.S. "Boston", having sailed from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia:17

Miss B. Henshaw, age 19; nationality: Nova Scotia; destination: Massachusetts; tourist.
Mrs. H. Henshaw, age 32; nationality: American; destination: Massachusetts; tourist.
Eldin Henshaw, age 8; nationality: American; destination: Massachusetts; tourist.
Vaughan Henshaw, age 6; nationality: American; destination: Massachusetts; tourist.
On Apr 28 1902 Helena and sons arrived at the port of Baltimore, Maryland, on the S.S. "Barnstable", having sailed from Port Antonio, Jamaica:18
Mrs. Phoebe H. Henshaw, age 34, wife of captain; nationality: United States; last residence: Philadelphia; final destination: Philadelphia.
Master Eldon Henshaw, age 8, son of captain; nationality: United States; last residence: Philadelphia; final destination: Philadelphia.
Master Vaughan Henshaw, age 6, son of captain; nationality: United States; last residence: Philadelphia; final destination: Philadelphia.
On Jul 9 1906 Helena and son arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts, on the S.S. "Admiral Sampson", having sailed from Port Morant, Jamaica:17
Helna Henshaw, age 36, race: United States; nationality: American; last residence: Boston; destination: Boston; returning tourist.
Eldon R. Henshaw, age 12, race: Canada; nationality: Canadian; last residence: Boston; destination: Boston.
On Dec 29 1907 son Vaughan arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts, on the S.S. "Admiral Sampson", having sailed from Port Morant, Jamaica:17
Henshaw, Vaughan I.M., age 12; race: Canadian; nationality: United States; last permanent residence: Boston; "going to mother Mrs. H.A. Henshaw 166 Canton St Boston Mass".
passenger manifest signed H.A. Henshaw, Master.
On Jul 27 1908 Helena and son Vaughan arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts, on the S.S. "Admiral Sampson", having sailed from Port Morant, Jamaica:17
Henshaw, Helena L., age 40, born in Perth, Canada; race: English; nationality: United States; final destination: Boston, Mass.; returning tourist; 5'3" tall, medium complexion, grey hair, grey eyes.
Henshaw, Vaughan I.M., age 12, born in Perth, Canada; race: English; nationality: United States; final destination: Boston, Mass.; returning tourist; 4'11" tall, dark complexion, brown hair, brown eyes.

Herbert and family were shown in the 1911 census, Wolfville, Kings County, Nova Scotia; he was listed as a sea captain, employed in New York.14  

On Sep 3 1915 Helena L. Henshaw was issued a U.S. passport at the American embassy in London, England.  She declared she was born 15th August 1868 in Victoria County, New Brunswick, and her husband had emigrated to the U.S. from Nova Scotia about 1893, and he had resided 22 years in the U.S., uninterruptedly, from 1893 to 1915 in New York City and Boston, and he was naturalized in Boston on 12th July 1895; she declared she had resided in the U.S., uninterruptedly, from 1893 to 1906 in Philadelphia and Boston, and was then domiciled in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  She was then temporarily residing at the Imperial Hotel, Hythe, and intended to return to the U.S. "at end of war".  She declared she intended to visit Great Britain & Ireland for "travel and residence", France for "visiting relatives", and Switzerland.15  

On Jan 31 1917 Helena L. Henshaw was issued a U.S. passport in New York, New York.  She declared she was born 15th August 1868 in Victoria County, New Brunswick, and her husband had emigrated to the U.S. from Bear River, Nova Scotia about October 1895 aboard the Schooner Mineola, and he had resided in the U.S., uninterruptedly, from 1895 to 1917 in New York and Boston, and he was naturalized in Boston on July 12th 1895; she declared she had resided in the U.S., uninterruptedly, from 1897 to 1917 in New York and Boston, and was then domiciled in New York, New York.  She declared she intended to visit England to "visit my son Elden R.L. Henshaw".  She was recorded as age 49, 5' 2 1/2" tall, gray eyes, gray hair, fair complexion, oval face, medium forehead, straight nose, round chin, medium mouth.15  

On Aug 7 1918 Herbert arrived at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, as Master of the S.S. "Sixaola", having sailed from Havana, Cuba:19

Henshaw, Herbert, Master, engaged Jul 20 1918 in New Orleans; age 52; race: American; nationality: American.
On Sep 15 1918 Herbert arrived at the port of New York, New York, as Master of the S.S. "Sixaola", having sailed from Limon [Lisbon??]:20
Henshaw, Herbert A, Master, engaged Aug 30 1918 in New Orleans; age 56; race: Nova Scotia; nationality: American - U.S. citizen; 5'5" tall.
On Jun 3 1919 Herbert arrived at the port of New York, New York, as Master of the S.S. "William Green", having sailed from Tampico, Mexico:20
Henshaw, Herbert, Master, engaged in New York City.
On Jul 7 1919 Herbert arrived at the port of Providence, Rhode Island, as Master of the S.S. "William Green", having sailed from Tampico, Mexico:21
Henshaw, Herbert A., Master, engaged Jun 13 1919 in New York; age 52; race: Canadian; nationality: American; 5'5" tall, 170 lbs.
On Aug 13 1919 Herbert arrived at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, as Master of the S.S. "William Green", having sailed from Tampico, Mexico:19
Henshaw, Herbert A., Master, engaged Jul 28 1919 in Providence; age 55; race: Canadian; nationality: American; 5'5" tall.
Henshaw, Eldon R., quartermaster, engaged Jul 28 1919 in Providence; age 25; race: Canadian; nationality: American; 5'6" tall.
Henshaw, Vaughan I.M., seaman, engaged Jul 28 1919 in Providence; age 24; race: Canadian; nationality: American; 5'6" tall.
On Oct 2 1919 Herbert's sons arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts, on the S.S. "William Green", having sailed from Tampico, Mexico:17
Henshaw, Eldon R., quartermaster, engaged Aug 14 1919 in New Orleans; race: Canadian; nationality: American; 5'6" tall.
Henshaw, Vaughan I.M., seaman; engaged Aug 14 1919 in New Orleans; race: Canadian; nationality: American; 5'6" tall.
On Oct 16 1919 Herbert arrived at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, as Master of the S.S. "William Green", having sailed from Tampico, Mexico:19
Henshaw, Herbert A., Master, engaged Oct 3 1919 in Boston; age 52; race: Canadian; nationality: American; 5'5" tall.
On Jun 30 1920 Herbert and sons arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts, on the S.S. "William Green", having sailed from Tampico, Mexico:17
Mr. H.A. Henshaw, age 53; nationality: Canada ("Natl").
Eldon R. Henshaw, age 26; nationality: Canada ("Natl").
Vaughan I.M. Henshaw, age 24; nationality: Canada ("Natl").
On Aug 15 1920 Herbert's sons arrived at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, on the S.S. "William Green", having sailed from Tampico, Mexico:19
Henshaw, Elden, quartermaster, engaged Aug 2 1920 in New York; age 26; race: white; nationality: Canadian ("Nat'l"); 5'6" tall.
Henshaw, Vaughan I.M., seaman, engaged Aug 2 1920 in New York; age 24; race: white; nationality: Canadian ("Nat'l"); 5'6" tall.

Phoebe died Oct 17 1920, Wolfville, Kings County, Nova Scotia; buried Larlee Creek Cemetery, Victoria County, New Brunswick.14  

On Aug 28 1931 Herbert arrived at the port of New York, New York, on the S.S. "Pan Bolivar", having sailed from Aruba:20

Henshaw, Herbert A., Purser, age 61, engaged Aug 12 1931 in New York, New York; race: Canada; nationality: U.S.A.; 5'5" tall, 176 lbs..
On Oct 23 1932 Herbert arrived at the port of New York, New York, as Master of the S.S. "Pan Bolivar", having sailed from Aruba:20
Henshaw, Herbert A., Master, age 62, engaged Oct 8 1932 in New York; race: English; nationality: U.S.A.; 5'6" tall, 176 lbs..
On Nov 8 1932 Herbert arrived at the port of New York, New York, as Master of the S.S. "Pan Bolivar", having sailed from Aruba:20
Henshaw, Herbert A., Master, age 62, engaged Oct 23 1932 in New York; race: English; nationality: U.S.A.; 5'6" tall, 176 lbs..

On Aug 15 1934 Herbert and siblings arrived at the Port of Boston on the S.S. Yarmouth, having sailed from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia:22

Henshaw, Wallice
Henshaw, Helen
Huff, Della
Henshaw, Herbert

In 1940 "Captain Herbert" Henshaw was living in Staten Island, New York.23  

Herbert was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 2 1940), "Sailor Snug Harbor For Aged Sailors", New York, Richmond County, New York:9

Henshaw, Herbert A, age 77, born in Nova Scotia; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Brooklyn, New York; widower.

Herbert Alexender Henshaw died Sep 15 1947, Sailor's Snug Harbor Hospital Ward #9, Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York; buried Sep 18 1947, Sailor's Snug Harbor Cemetery, plot #16, row #10, grave #17.5,24,25,26  Herbert died from arteriosclerotic heart disease.5

(photo)Photo: Herbert Alexander Henshaw & Isa L. Sanford marriage record Annapolis County, Nova Scotia 7

(photo)Photo: Herbert Alexander Henshaw & Phoebe Helena Lovely marriage record St. John, New Brunswick 10


Sources

  1. Contribution from Tim Sanford ().
  2. Eldon Rainsford Lovely Henshaw birth record.
  3. Contribution from Paula Jean Henshaw Lessard citing: Herbert Henshaw family bible.
  4. Vaughan Ivan Milton Henshaw birth record.
  5. Contribution from Paula Jean Henshaw Lessard and Lori Henshaw, citing:
    death certificate of Herbert Alexander Henshaw.
  6. "Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2LM-HFD : accessed 26 Jul 2014),
    citing Clements, Nova Scotiavale, Nova Scotia, reference P207 cn56; FHL microfilm 1298863.
  7. Province of Nova Scotia, Vital Statistics:
    https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1801-207&Event=marriage&ID=3031.
  8. GEDCOM archives at http://www.kindredkonnections.com.
  9. 1940 census, New York, Richmond County, New York; roll T627-2761, ED 43-65, page 3A, line #15.
  10. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Vital Statistics:
    http://archives.gnb.ca/App_Handlers/FileDownloadHandler.ashx?filename=/DigitizedDocuments/RS141/B7/1892/b96bc807-8cec-461e-8dc6-dddcc66f5044.jpg.
  11. Walker, Wayne W.: "Abstracts From the Court of Probate Records for Annapolis County, Nova Scotia".
  12. "Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KML4-GXL : accessed 26 Jul 2014),
    citing p. 207, volume 1801, , Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  13. Contribution from Paula Jean Henshaw Lessard and Lori Henshaw, citing:
    marriage register for Vaughan Ivan Milton Henshaw.
  14. Contribution from Lois Jenkins, Clements Township Researcher ().
  15. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Boston, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 and 1954-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  21. U.S., Atlantic Ports Passenger Lists, 1820-1873 and 1893-1959; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943; http://www.ancestry.com.
  23. Obituary of Jennet Henshaw.
  24. New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948; http://www.ancestry.com.
  25. http://www.sunymaritime.edu/stephenblucelibrary/sailorssnugharbor/search.asp?look_for=Henshaw.
  26. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    The Digby Courier, Oct 2 1947, p. 6, col. 3 & 4.


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