Harold Cullen Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. Joshua Henshaw (1775-1847) m Betsy King (c1785-1862)
 3... James Steuben Henshaw (1802-1872) m Palmyra Hall (1807-1863)
 4.... George Henry Henshaw (1837-1907) m Nancy Amelia Howard (1841-1882)
 5..... Walter George Henshaw (1869-1911) m Lou Heyden (1874-1960)
 6...... Harold Cullen Henshaw (1899-1965)
         +Buena Vista Speers (1903-1993)
         +Orlow C. - (1904-1965)
Harold Cullen Henshaw     [ID 05942] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Oct 26 1899, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  

On Sep 10 1918 Harold Cullen Henshaw, age 18, registered for the World War I draft in city hall, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.  He declared he was born Oct 26 1899, and was then residing at 733 Academy, Kalamazoo, where he was a student.  He declared his nearest relative was Luna Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.4  

Harold and family were shown in the 1917 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9

Henshaw Harold C, student, rms 405 S Burdick
Henshaw Luna M (wid Walter G), mngr Mich Photo Shutter Co, res 405 S Burdick
Henshaw Ralph H, student, rms 405 S. Burdick
Harold and family were shown in the 1919 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9
Henshaw Harold C, student, bds 733 Academy
Henshaw Luna M (wid Walter G), mgr Michigan Photo Shutter Co, res 733 Academy
Henshaw Ralph H (USA), 733 Academy

He married Buena Vista Speers7,8,10 [Buena Vista Spiers11], Jan 27 19287,8,10, Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan7,8,10.  Buena, daughter of William Ward Speers & Buena Vista Tompkins, was born Feb 22 1903, Princeton, Illinois.7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15  

After they were married, Harold and Buena Vista moved to Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan, where Buena Vista was a school teacher.12  

Harold and Buena Vista were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 16 1930), 187 West 15th Street, Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan:8

Henshaw, Harold C., head-of-household, age 30, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; first married at age 28; rented home ($45.00 rent); radio in home; occupation: sales department, metal factory; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Buena V., wife, age 27, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Illinois; first married at age 24.

Harold and Buena Vista divorced Jul 20 1938, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.16  

Buena Vista apparently remarried to a Cornelius W. Blom (1892-1971).15  Buena died Jan 22 1993, Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan.14,15,17,18  

He then married Orlow C. -.6,9  Orlow was born Sep 1 1904, Michigan.6,19,20  

Harold and Orlow were shown in the 1939 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9

Henshaw Harold C (Orlow C) mgr Michigan Photo Shutter Co r West Lake

Harold and Orlow were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 16 1940), 1176 North Side, West Lake, Kalamazoo County, Michigan:6

Henshaw, Harold, head-of-household, age 40, born in Michigan; completed 3 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; owned home ($4200 value); occupation: manager, manufacturing photograph[.. unclear..].
Henshaw, Orlow C., wife, age 35, born in Michigan; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Harold and Orlow were shown in the 1945 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9

Henshaw Harold C (Orlow C) mgr Mich Photo Shutter Co h414 Locust
Harold and Orlow were shown in the 1952 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9
Henshaw Harold C (Orlow C) sec-treas Michigan Photo Shutter Co h414 Locust
Harold and Orlow were shown in the 1953 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9
Henshaw Harold C (Orlon C) mgr Michigan Photo Shutter h414 Locust
Harold and Orlow were shown in the 1955 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9
Henshaw Harold C (Orlon C) mgr Michigan Photo Shutter h414 Locust

It appears that Harold and Orlow divorced or separated.9  

Harold and Orlow were shown in the 1959 city directory of Kalamazoo, Michigan:9

Henshaw Harold C sec-treas-genl mgr Michigan Photo Shutter Co r3605 S Burdick
Henshaw Orlow C Mrs h414 Locust

Harold Cullen Henshaw died Jul - 1965, buried Lot K Sec 478 Grave 8, Mountain Home Cemetery, 1402 W Main St., Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.21  

Orlow died Oct 1 1965, buried Indian Fields Cemetery, 2027 East Milham Avenue (O Avenue), east of Lovers Lane, Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.19,20

(photo)Photo: Orlow C. Henshaw gravestone Indian Fields Cemetery 19

Social Security information for Buena Vista Speers: 378-16-8724


Sources

  1. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  2. 1900 census, 1st Ward, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T623-720, ED 109, page 6A-B, line #50, dwelling #133, family #134.
  3. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T624-654, ED 129, page 1B, line #95, dwelling #26, family #27.
  4. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1920 census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T625-775, ED 160, page 12A, line #20, dwelling #211, family #287.
  6. 1940 census, West Lake, Portage Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T627-1773, ED 39-62, page 13A, line #9, household #309.
  7. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan; roll T626-1024, ED 18, page 20A, line #18, dwelling #483, family #508.
  9. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Posting Aug 20 2001 by Tom Speers () to the Hinshaw GenForum:
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/hinshaw/messages/213.html.
  11. 1920 census, 3rd Ward, Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan; roll T625-792, ED 133, page 10A, line #27, dwelling #225, family #241.
  12. Contribution from Tom Speers ().
  13. 1910 census, Harvey, Cook County, Illinois; roll T624-241, ED 118, page 4A, line #3, dwelling #59, family #67.
  14. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  16. Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897-1952; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Index to the Holland Sentinel obituaries, 1991-1997; USGenWeb Archives:.
  18. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/ottawa/multiple/index/i53208.txt.
  19. Indian Fields Cemetery gravestone photos; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/mi/tsphoto/kalamazoo/indianfields.htm.
  20. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48075405.
  21. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30755301.


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