Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw

 1. George Alex Henshaw (1863-?) m Melicia Ann Williams (c1864-<1889)
 2.. Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw (1888-1955)
     +Janette "Nettie" Bowen (1890-)
 3...  Otis Henshaw (1910-2001) 1,2,3,4,5
 3...  Beulah May Hinshaw (1913-1990) 1,2,5
 3...  Hurchel Henshaw (1916-1998) 1,2,3,4,5
 3...  Ola Ray Hinshaw (1918-2006) 1,2,3,5,6
 3...  Hazel Marie Hinshaw (1920-2014) 2,5,6
 3...  Madison Franklin "Mack" Hinshaw (1922-1964) 2,4,5
 3...  Kenneth Matthew Henshaw (1923-1986) 2,3,4,5
 3...  Viceal Henshaw (1926-1926) 5
 3...  Lois Corean Henshaw (c1927-) 2,3,5,6
     +Ida Gustafson (c1915-)
Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw     [ID 06826] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw7,8 [Tomas Ben Henshaw9, Ben Henshaw1,4,10, Ben Hinshaw2,11,12,13].

Born Jun 11 1888, Arkansas.7,10,11  (Texas).1,2,3,8,9,14,15  

He married Janette "Nettie" Bowen7 [Nettie Bowen1, Nettie Boins4, Jenetta "Nettie" Bowens14, Jenetta "Nettie" Bowen16], Jun 6 19097, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas7.  Janette, daughter of John Albert Bowen & Martha Ann "Patsey" Jackson, was born Dec 29 1890, Arkansas.1,2,3,5,7,10,14,17  

Ben and Nettie were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), De Roche Township, Hot Spring County, Arksansas:12

Hinshaw, Ben, head-of-household, age 21, born in Arkansas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Arkansas; first marriage, married 0 years; farmer, general farm; rented farm; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Nettie, wife, age 20, born in Arkansas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Arkansas; first marriage, married 0 years; no children; farm laborer, home farm.

On Sep 12 1918 Thomas Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw, age 28, registered for the World War I draft in Hot Spring County, Arkansas.  He declared he was born June 11 1888 in Texas, and was then residing in/near Malvern, Arkansas, married with a wife and three children, employed cutting logs.  No previous military experience.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, black hair.8  

Ben and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 24 1920), De Roche Township, Hot Spring County, Arksansas:1

Henshaw, Ben, head-of-household, age 31, born in Texas; parents born in Arkansas; rented home; farmer; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Nettie, wife, age 29, born in Arkansas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Mississippi.
Henshaw, Odus, son, age 9, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Bulow, daughter, age 7, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Hershel, son, age 4 years 1 month, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, Ola, daughter, age 1 year 8 months, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Bowen, John A., father-in-law, age 68, born in Alabama; father born in Alabama; mother born in Georgia; widower; cannot read or write.
Living nearby in 1920 was Ben's mother living with brother Earl,18 and also George Henshaw #655119 who was presumably closely related.20  

Ben and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arksansas:2

Hinshaw, Ben, head-of-household, age 42, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; first married at age 22; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; not a veteran; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Nettie, wife, age 39, born in Arkansas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Arkansas; first married at age 18.
Hinshaw, Odias, son, age 19, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; married, first married at age 18.
Hinshaw, Bulah, daughter, age 17, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Ida, daughter-in-law, age 15, born in Arkansas; father born in Sweden; mother born in Arkansas; married, first married at age 14.
Hinshaw, Hershel, son, age 14, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Ola, daughter, age 11, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Hazel, daughter, age 9, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Madison, son, age 7, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Kinnith, son, age 5, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Corine, daughter, age 3, born in Arkansas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.

Ben and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 20 1940), Fourche Township, Pulaski County, Arksansas:3

Henshaw, Thomas B., head-of-household, age 51, born in Texas; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; rented home ($10/month rent); occupation: laborer, wood cutter, timber.
Henshaw, Nettie, wife, age 49, born in Arkansas; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas.
Henshaw, Hershel, son, age 24, born in Arkansas; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; single; occupation: laborer, wood cutter, timber.
Henshaw, Ola, daughter, age 21, born in Arkansas; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; single.
Henshaw, Kenneth, son, age 15, born in Arkansas; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; single; occupation: laborer, timber, wood cutter.
Henshaw, Corean, daughter, age 12, born in Arkansas; completed 2nd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; single; attended school.
Henshaw, Otis, son, age 29, born in Arkansas; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; married; occupation: laborer, road construction; worked 39 weeks in 1939; $190 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Ida, daughter-in-law, age 24, born in Arkansas; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Lonoke County, Arkansas; married.
Henshaw, Johnie C., son, age 4, born in Arkansas.

On Apr 27 1942 T.B. Henshaw, age 53, registered for the World War II draft in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  He declared he was born June 11 1888 in Texas, and was then residing at 1106 Geyer in Little Rock, employed at the Bruce Sawmill.  He declared his relative/contact was Odis Henshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as 5'9" tall, 140 lbs., hazel eyes, black hair, light complexion, and "split fingernail on left hand".15  

Ben and family were shown in the 1942 city directory of Little Rock, Arkansas:21

Hinshaw Ben T (Nettie) h1106 Geyer
Hinshaw Mack r1106 Geyer
Hinshaw Olla r1106 Geyer
Ben and family were shown in the 1944 city directory of Little Rock, Arkansas:21
Henshaw Ben U (Nettie) h1106 Geyer
Henshaw Ola Mrs mach opr r1106 Geyer
Hinshaw Ben (Ben Hinshaw & Son) r1623 E 3d
Hinshaw Ben & Son (Ben and Otis) gros 1623 E 3d
Hinshaw Otis (Ida; Ben Hinshaw & Son) h1623 E 3d

He then married Ida Gustafson, Jan 17 1946, Hot Spring County, Arkansas.22  Ida was born about 1915, Arkansas.2,3,22  

Ida had been the wife of Ben's son, Otis.2,3,23  

It is believed that Ben and Nettie never divorced23 (although it has been reported that they divorced in 1946).5  Nettie helped take care of Ben up until his death.23  

Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw died 1955, buried Prince Cemetery, just north of DeRoche, Malvern, Hot Spring County, Arkansas.10,16  

Nettie was shown in the 1961 city directory of Dallas, Texas:21

Henshaw Nettie r2324 King's rd
Nettie was shown in the 1967 city directory of Dallas, Texas:21
HENSHAW NETTIE (WID BEN) R2324 KING'S RD
Nettie was shown in the 1968 city directory of Dallas, Texas:21
HENSHAW NETTIE (WID BEN) R2324 KING'S RD

In 1969 Nettie was still living in/near Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.17  

Nettie died Feb 11 1969, Dallas County, Texas; buried Prince Cemetery, just north of DeRoche, Malvern, Hot Spring County, Arkansas.7,10,14,24,25

(photo)Photo: Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw & Janette "Nettie" Bowen 5

(photo)Photo: Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw with son Otis 5

(photo)Photo: Janette "Nettie" Bowen 1934 5

(photo)Photo: Janette "Nettie" Bowen in later years 5

(photo)Photo: Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw World War I draft registration card 8

(photo)Photo: Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw World War II draft registration card 15

(photo)Photo: Nettie Bowen with [believed to be] sons Otis & Hurchel and daughters [l-r] Hazel & Beulah 26

(photo)Photo: Ben Henshaw gravestone Prince Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Nettie Bowen Henshaw gravestone Prince Cemetery 13


Sources

  1. 1920 census, De Roche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; roll T625-63, page 7A, line #23, dwelling #125, family #132.
  2. 1930 census, Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas; roll T626-83, ED 30, page 3B, line #55, dwelling #53, family #54.
  3. 1940 census, Fourche Township, Pulaski County, Arkansas; roll T627-169, ED 60-98, page 14A, line #1, household #291.
  4. Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing: interview with Arvil Henshaw.
  5. Ancestry Family Tree data "HINSHAW/BOWEN/WILLIAMS/JACKSON TREE" posted by "showewarner".
  6. Obituary of Ola Henshaw Jenkins.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  8. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Prince Cemetery burials, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.members.cox.net/tammyroberts/Prince%20Cemetery.htm.
  11. 1900 census, DeRoche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; ED 55, page 14A, line #41, dwelling #238, family #239.
  12. 1910 census, DeRoche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; ED 86, page 2A, line #33, dwelling #26, family #26.
  13. gravestone photo courtesy of Tammy Ballard ().
  14. Ancestry Family Tree data "White Family Tree" posted by "Rachal karstens".
  15. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5332399.
  17. "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
  18. 1920 census, De Roche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; roll T625-63, page 5A, line #8, dwelling #82, family #87.
  19. 1920 census, De Roche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; roll T625-63, page 5A, line #10, dwelling #83, family #88.
  20. Speculative.
  21. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  23. Contribution from Jason Castleberry ().
  24. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  25. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5332410.
  26. Photo courtesy of Jason Castleberry ().


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