William Franklin Henshaw

 1. Nathan Hinchie (c1816-?) m Mary Roberts (c1824-?)
 2.. John George Ramzery Hinchey (1853-1884) m Arvena Argo (1854-1899)
 3... William Franklin Henshaw (1888-1957)
William Franklin Henshaw     [ID 05791] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 20 18881,2 [Aug - 18893, about 18855], East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri1,2 [Kentucky4].  

William was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 14 1900), living in (or staying in) the household of sister Janie in Flat River, St. Francois County, Missouri:3

Henshaw, William, brother-in-law, age 10, born Aug 1889 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school 0 months.

William was shown in the 1910 census (May 7 1910), living in the household of brother Martin in New Madrid County, Missouri:4

Henshaw, William, half-brother, age 21, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; single; occupation: laborer, farm; cannot read or write.

On Jun 5 1917 William Franklin Henshaw, age 27, registered for the World War I draft in New Madrid County, Missouri.  He declared he was born Aug 20 [unclear] 1888 in East Prairie, Missouri, and was then residing in Matthews, Missouri where he was single, without dependents, and employed in farming.  He claimed an exemption due to "physically disable".  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, gray eyes, black hair, and "appears in perfect health - not crippled in any way".1  See scan below.  

William later served in the armed forces duting World War I.2  

William was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 5 1920), living in the household of brother Martin in Matthews, New Madrid County, Missouri:5

Henshaw, Willie, boarder, age 35, born in Kentucky; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Tennessee; single; occupation: carpenter, house.

William was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 29 1930), living in a boarding house in Matthews, New Madrid County, Missouri:6

Hensaw, William, boarder, age 40, born in United States; parents born in United States; single; occupation: laborer, general farm; not a war veteran.

William had property in Matthews, Missouri and worked as a janitor in a store there.7  In 1957 William was still living in Matthews, Missouri.2  

No known children.7  

William Franklin Henshaw died Oct 19 1957, Veterans Administration Hospital, Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri; age 69.2  

Never married.2,7

(photo)Photo: William Franklin Henshaw World War I draft registration 1

(photo)Photo: William Franklin Henshaw death certificate State of Missouri, Division of Health 2


  1. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  2. Contribution from Andrew Jackson Hinshaw, citing:
    Death certificate for William Franklin Henshaw.
  3. 1900 census, Flat River, St. Francois Township, St. Francois County, Missouri; roll T623-887, ED 100, page 21B, line #87, dwelling #369, family #413.
  4. 1910 census, West Township, New Madrid County, Missouri; roll T624-802, ED 116, page 23B, line #94, dwelling #443, family #478.
  5. 1920 census, Matthews, Big Prairie Township, New Madrid County, Missouri; roll T625-937, ED 118, page 4A-B, line #48, dwelling #78, family #78.
  6. 1930 census, Matthews, Big Prairie Township, New Madrid County, Missouri; roll T626-1214, ED 3, page 1B, line #67, dwelling #16, family #16.
  7. Contribution from Lesa Kirksey ().

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