Ira F. Henshaw

 1. James Henshaw (<1770-?) m Sally Andrews (1777-1842)
 2.. Daniel Henshaw (c1815-?) m Mary - (c1816-?)
 3... James H. Henshaw (1836-1894) m Eliza A. Holden (c1844-?)
 4.... Ira F. Henshaw (1869-1938)
       +Stella Stevens (1864-?)
 5.....  Wilson Henry Hanshaw (1895-1967) 1,2,3
 5.....  Cora M. Hanshaw (1897-1979) 1,2,3
 5.....  Hazel E. Hanshaw (1899-1985) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 5.....  Ira Travis Hanshaw (1900-1971) 1,2,4,5,6
 5.....  James E. Hanshaw (1903-1985) 1,2,4,5
 5.....  Ernest H. Hanshaw (1905-1970) 1,2,4,5,7
Ira F. Henshaw     [ID 06628] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Ira F. Henshaw1,7 [Ira F. Hanshaw1, Ira T. Henshaw2,8].

Born Jun 25 1869, Dansville, Steuben County, New York.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9  

Ira Henshaw was listed in the 1891 Directory of Dansville, Steuben County, New York.  His occupation was listed as "farm laborer".10  

He married Stella Stevens, Jan 30 1895, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York.1,7  Stella was born Aug - 1864, New York.2,3,5,6  (c1866).4  

Ira and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 4 1900), Rathbone, Steuben County, New York:3

Hanshaw, Ira, head-of-household, age 30, born June 1869 in New York; parents born in New York; married 5 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Hanshaw, Stella S, wife, age 35, born Aug 1864 in New York; parents born in New York; married 5 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Hanshaw, Wilson H., son, age 3, born Nov 1896 in New York; parents born in New York.
Hanshaw, Cora M., daughter, age 2 [or 3 - unclear], born Feb 1898 [or 1897 - unclear] in New York; parents born in New York.
Hanshaw, Hazel E., daughter, age 1, born Mar 1899 in New York; parents born in New York.
Living nearby in 1900 was Ira's widowed mother and family.11  

Ira and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16-18 1910), Rathbone Township, Steuben County, New York:2

Henshaw, Ira T., head-of-household, age 41, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 15 years; occupation: farmer, potato farm; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Stella S, wife, age 45, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 15 years; 6 children, 6 living.
Henshaw, Wilson H., son, age 14, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Cora M., daughter, age 13, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Hazel E., daughter, age 11, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Ira T., son, age 9, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, James E., son, age 6, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Henshaw, Ernest M., son, age 5, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Living next door in 1910 was Ira's widowed mother.12  

Ira and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 22-24 1920), Rathbone, Steuben County, New York:4

Henshaw, Ira, head-of-household, age 51, born in New York; parents born in New York; owned home; occupation: laborer, steam railroad.
Henshaw, Stella S, wife, age 54, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Henshaw, Ira Jr., son, age 19, born in New York; parents born in New York; occupation: laborer, home farm.
Henshaw, Hazel, daughter, age 20, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Henshaw, James, son, age 16, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Henshaw, Earnest, son, age 14, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Living nearby in 1920 was the family of brother Gary.13  

Ira and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 28 1930), Rathbone, Steuben County, New York:5

Henshaw, Ira Sr., head-of-household, age 61, born in New York; parents born in New York; first married at age 26; owned home; radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Stella, wife, age 65, born in New York; parents born in New York; first married at age 30.
Henshaw, Hazel, daughter, age 31, born in New York; parents born in New York; single.
Henshaw, Ira Jr., son, age 29, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: section laborer, steam railroad; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, James, son, age 26, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: section laborer, railroad; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Earnest, son, age 24, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: section laborer, railroad; not a war veteran.

Ira's family began using the 'Hanshaw' spelling, which his descendents still use.1  According to a family story, Stella did not approve of some Henshaw teasing her children were receiving at school, so she changed their names to Hanshaw.1  

Ira F. Henshaw died Mar 28 1938, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York; buried Rathbone Cemetery, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York.1,7,14  

Ira's death was reported in "The Evening Leader" (Corning, New York) on Saturday, April 2, 193814 (see scan below).  

Widow Stella and children were shown in the 1940 census (May 25 1940), Hardscrabble [street/road], Rathbone, Steuben County, New York:6

Henshaw, Stella, head-of-household, age 75, born in New York; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; widow; owned farm ($200 value).
Henshaw, Hazel, daughter, age 41, born in New York; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; single.
Henshaw, Ira, son, age 39, born in New York; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; single; occupation: laborer, steam railroad; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $400 wages in 1939.

(photo)Photo: Ira Henshaw and Stella Stevens (this is believed to be Ira and Stella) 15

(photo)Photo: Death of Ira Hanshaw "The Evening Leader", Apr 2 1938 14


Sources

  1. Contribution from Tracy Smith.
  2. 1910 census, Rathbone Township, Steuben County, New York; roll T624-1080, ED 154, page 155B, line #58, dwelling #14, family #14.
  3. 1900 census, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York; roll T623-1164, ED 104, page 2A, line #7, dwelling #31, family #31.
  4. 1920 census, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York; roll T625-1267, ED 134, page 6A, line #40, dwelling #154, family #157.
  5. 1930 census, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York; roll T626-1648, ED 67, page 7B, line #83, dwelling #189, family #189.
  6. 1940 census, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York; roll T627-2782, ED 51-85, page 7B, line #67, household #154.
  7. Contribution from Kelly Taft Krause ().
  8. 1880 census, Dansville, Steuben County, New York; roll T9-0933, ED 172, page 186C, line #14, dwelling #142, family #150.
  9. 1870 census, Dansville, Steuben County, New York; page 134B, line #1, dwelling #330, family #309.
  10. Steuben County, New York Directory, 1891; Ancestry.com.
  11. 1900 census, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York; roll T623-1164, ED 104, page 1B, line #52, dwelling #15, family #15.
  12. 1910 census, Rathbone Township, Steuben County, New York; roll T624-1080, ED 154, page 155B, line #66, dwelling #15, family #15.
  13. 1920 census, Rathbone, Steuben County, New York; roll T625-1267, ED 134, page 6A, line #10, dwelling #145, family #148.
  14. http://www.findagrave.com.
  15. Photo courtesy of Tracy Smith.


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