Frederick William Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... Benjamin Henshaw (1730-1793) m Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner 
 8........ Joshua Henshaw (1765-1840) m Esther Burnham (1768-1853)
 9......... John Leavitt Henshaw (1792-1832) m Ann Maria Corey (1795-?)
10.......... Edward Carrington Henshaw (c1821-1872) m Sarah Edwards Tyler (1822-1894)
11........... Frederick William Henshaw (1858-1929)
              +Grace Susan Tubbs (1863-?)
12............  Tyler Tubbs Henshaw (1889-1913) 1,2,3,4
12............  Stanley Tubbs Henshaw (1891-1954) 1,2,3,4,5,6
12............  Frederick Tubbs Henshaw (1893-1964) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
12............  Stuart Tubbs Henshaw (1897-1939) 1,2,4,5,6,7
              +Helen (Walker) Tay (1872-1943)
Frederick William Henshaw     [ID 06021] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 24 1858, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois.1,2,4,8,9,10,11  

He married Grace Susan Tubbs, Apr 9 1888, East Oakland, California.1,4,5  Grace, daughter of Hiram + Susan C. Tubbs2,5,7,12, was born Jul - 18632,5,7,12 [about 18663, about 186813], California2,5,7,12.  

The marriage of Frederick and Grace was reported on Monday, April 16, 1888 in the San Francisco Call (page 3-7):5

"A very quiet wedding across the bay last week was that of Miss Grace S. Tubbs and Judge Henshaw, which took place last Monday at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Hiram Tubbs, East Oakland ...".

Frederick and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 7 1900), East 12th St., Oakland, Alameda County, California:2

Henshaw, Frederick W., head-of-household, age 42, born May 1858 in Illinois; father born in Vermont; mother born in Connecticut; married 12 years; occupation: judge, "Sup. Ct. Cal."; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Grace S., wife, age 36, born July 1863 in California; father born in New Hampshire; mother born in Massachusetts; married 12 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Tyler T., son, age 10, born Nov 1889 in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California; attended school 10 months.
Henshaw, Stanley T., son, age 8, born July 1891 in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California; attended school 10 months.
Henshaw, Frederick T., son, age 7, born Mch 1893 in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California; attended school 10 months.
Henshaw, Stuart T., son, age 2, born Oct 1897 in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California.
Gustafson, Clara M., servant, age 28, born Feb 1872 in Sweden; parents born in Sweden; immigrated 1882, U.S. resident 18 years; single; occupation: nurse.
Davis, Elizabeth M., servant, age 27, born June 1872 in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; immigrated 1890, U.S. resident 10 years; single; occupation: domestic.
Living next door in 1900 was the family of widow Susan C. Tubbs, born Oct 1832 in Massachusetts12 (apparently Grace's widowed mother).14  

Frederick was a judge for several years.  When first elected, he was the youngest judge on the bench in California.15  He later became Justice of the California Supreme Court.5  

He then married Helen (Walker) Tay1,5 [Helen Walker5], Feb 16 19041,5, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California1,5.  Helen, daughter of Oscar V. Walker & Ella J. Hinkle, was born Jul 8 1872, California.5,11,16,17,18  

The marriage of Frederick and Helen was reported on Wednesday, February 17, 1904 in the San Francisco Chronicle (page 13-3):5

"At noon yesterday Mrs. Helen Walker Tay became the wife of Supreme Justice Frederick W. Henshaw, the ceremony being performed at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar V. Walker, 2500 Broadway ..."

No children by the second marriage.1  

Note that although Frederick married Helen in 1904, he apparently continued a family relationship with Grace and their children.  It is unknown if Frederick and Grace were ever legally divorced or not, although in the 1920 census (below) Grace declared herself to be divorced.  

In 1906 Frederick was part owner of a rod and gun club near Grizzly Island near Vacaville in Solano County, California.19  The club, formed in July 1879 as the Hardland Club, was renamed the Ibis Club and in 1906 was owned by Judge Henshaw, Henry Pfortman and Ed Graney.19  It appears that on his death Frederick bequeathed all or part of his ownership in the club to his nephew Griffith.14  

Frederick and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 18 1910), 1231 6th Ave., Oakland, Alameda County, California:3

Henshaw, Frederick W., head-of-household, age 50, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first marriage, married 22 years; occupation: judge, Supreme Court; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Grace, wife, age 44, born in California; parents born in Vermont; first marriage, married 22 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Tyler, son, age 20, born in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California; attended school.
Henshaw, Stanley, son, age 19, born in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California; attended school.
Henshaw, Fritz, son, age 17, born in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California; attended school.
McCutcheon, Sarah, servant, age 21, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; single; immigrated 1906; occupation: chambermaid, private family.
McCutcheon, Matilda, servant, age 27, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; single; immigrated 1900; occupation: cook, private family.

Frederick and Helen were also shown in the 1910 census (Apr 30 1910), living across the bay in Redwood (presumably today's Redwood City), San Mateo County, California:18

Henshaw, Fredrick W., head-of-household, age 51, born in Illinois; father born in Maine; mother born in U.S.; second marriage, married 6 years; occupation: judge, Supreme Court; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Helen W., wife, age 37, born in California; father born in Maine; mother born in Ohio; second marriage, married 6 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Tay, Elenor, step-daughter, age 14, born in California; parents born in California; attended school.
Walker, Ella J., mother-in-law, age 59, born in Ohio; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; widow; 1 child, 1 living.
[.. plus eight servants ..]

On Sep 20 1915 Frederick and Helen arrived at the port of San Francisco on the S.S. Chiyo Maru, having sailed Sep 4 1915 from Yokohama, Japan:20

Henshaw, Fred W., age 57; Associate Justice, Supreme Court, Calif.
Henshaw, Helen W., age 42; housewife.

During 1916-18 Frederick gifted several native California animals to the California Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California.21,22  

Frederick and Helen were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 13 1920), 1801 California St., San Francisco, California:11

Henshaw, Frederick, head-of-household, age 61, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Connecticut; rented home; occupation: lawyer.
Henshaw, Helen, wife, age 47, born in California; father born in Maine; mother born in Illinois; occupation: house wife.
Tashiro, Hino, maid, age 27, born in Japan; parents born in Japan; occupation: maid, private family.

Grace and children were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 1920), 1443 6th Ave., Oakland, Alameda County, California:7

Henshaw, Grace Tubbs, head-of-household, age 56, born in California; parents born in Massachusetts; divorced; owned home; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Stewart, son, age 22, born in California; father born in Ohio; mother born in California; single; occupation: manufacturer, rope co.
Henshaw, Frederick, son, age 27, born in California; father born in Ohio; mother born in California; married; occupation: business man, insurance co.
Henshaw, Mary H., daughter-in-law, age 25, born in California; father born in Scotland; mother born in California; married.
Henshaw, Frederick Jr., grandson, age 5 years 8 months, born in California; parents born in California; attended school.
Henshaw, Susan Grace, granddaughter, age 1 year [unclear] 11 months, born in California; parents born in California.
McIn[..unclear..], Hannah, servant, age 35, born in Ireland; immigrated 1902; occupation: cook, private family.

Frederick William Henshaw died Jun 8 1929, probably San Francisco, California; cremated, ashes scattered over San Francisco Bay.1,5  Frederick's death was reported in the San Francisco Chronicle on Jun 9 1929, page 1/3.5  

Grace was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), 370 Hampton Road, Piedmont, Alameda County, California:13

Henshaw, Grace T., head-of-household, age 62, born in California; father born in New Hampshire; mother born in Massachusetts; divorced; owned home ($50,000 value); radio in home; occupation: none.
Xavier, Raskin, cook, age 52, born in Belgium; parents born in Belgium; first married at age 27; immigrated 1888; occupation: cook, private family; not a veteran.
Xavier, Leoutine, servant, age 52, born in Belgium; parents born in Belgium; first married at age 27; immigrated 1905; occupation: servant, private family.
Living next door in 1930 was the family of son Frederick.23  

Helen was shown in the 1930 census, 2222 Hyde Street, San Francisco, California:24

Henshaw, Helen W., head-of-household, age 5? [unclear], born in California; father born in Maine; mother born in Ohio; widow; occupation: none.
[.. plus two Japanese servants..]

Grace died May 8 1930.1  Grace's death was noted in the "Los Angeles Times" (Los Angeles, California) on May 9, 1930:25

HENSHAW'S WIDOW DIES

OAKLAND, May 8. (Exclusive) -- Mrs. Susan Grace Tubbs Henshaw, widow of Supreme Court Justice Frederick W. Henshaw, died yesterday after an illness of two weeks.

Helen was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 3 1940), Hyde Street, San Francisco, California:26

Henshaw, Helen, head-of-household, age 6?, born in California; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; widow; rented home ($70/month rent).
Walker, Ella, mother, age 90, born in Ohio; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; widow.

Helen died Apr 23 1943, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.16,17  


Sources

  1. "Our Family: A Little Account of it for my Descendents", by Sarah Edwards Henshaw, Oakland, California, 1894, contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw. USIGS scan: http://www.usigs.org/library/books/families/Henshaw1894
  2. 1900 census, 7th Ward, Oakland, Alameda County, California; roll T623-82, ED 384, page 8B, line #57, dwelling #168, family #177.
  3. 1910 census, Oakland, Alameda County, California; roll T624-71, ED 137, page 5A, line #10, dwelling #55, family #105.
  4. "Timothy and Rhoda Ogden Edwards of Stockbridge, Mass., and Their Descendents: A Genealogy", by William H. Edwards (1903, Cincinnati: The Robert Clarke Company);
    http://books.google.com/books?id=dcsUAAAAYAAJ.
  5. "California Information File", California State Library.
  6. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  7. 1920 census, Oakland, Alameda County, California; roll T625-90, ED 110, page 15A, line #39, dwelling #305, family #390.
  8. 1860 census, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois; roll M653-196, page 464, line #10, dwelling #4183, family #4159.
  9. 1870 census, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois; roll M593-244, page 559, line #1, dwelling #815, family #768.
  10. 1880 census, Ward 4, Oakland, Alameda County, California; roll T9-0061, ED 11, page 209A-B, line #50, dwelling #84, family #90.
  11. 1920 census, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California; roll T625-136, ED 153, page 14B, line #74, dwelling #68, family #92.
  12. 1900 census, 7th Ward, Oakland, Alameda County, California; roll T623-82, ED 384, page 8B, line #65, dwelling #169, family #178.
  13. 1930 census, Piedmont, Alameda County, California; roll T626-110, ED 333, page 21A, line #35, dwelling #248, family #248.
  14. Speculation.
  15. (170) "Our Family ..." by Sarah Edwards Henshaw.
  16. California Death Records database; RootsWeb:
    http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  17. California Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. 1910 census, Township 3, San Mateo County, California; roll T624-104, ED 59, page 15A, line #29, dwelling #4, family #4.
  19. Contribution from Heidi Casebolt, Registrar, The Vacaville Museum () citing:
    "Suisun Marsh History, Hunting and Saving a Wetland", by Anthony Arnold, 1996.
  20. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  21. 1916-17 Annual Report of the President of the University of California:
    http://dynaweb.oac.cdlib.org:8088/dynaweb/uchist/public/presidentreports/ucpr1917/@Generic__BookTextView/9872.
  22. 1917-18 Annual Report of the President of the University of California:
    http://dynaweb.oac.cdlib.org:8088/dynaweb/uchist/public/presidentreports/ucpr1918/@Generic__BookTextView/9155.
  23. 1930 census, Piedmont, Alameda County, California; roll T626-110, ED 333, page 21A, line #29, dwelling #247, family #247.
  24. 1930 census, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California; roll T626-207, ED 341, page 12A, line #30.
  25. Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; http://www.ancestry.com.
  26. 1940 census, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California; roll T627-303, ED 38-131, page 1B, line #65, household #33.


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