John Lee Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw (c1661-c1719) m Keziah Pell (c1670->1721)
 2.. Samuel Henshaw (?-c1758) m Martha Noell (c1689-?)
 3... John Henshaw (c1728-1790) m Rachel Lee Boulware (c1730-1794)
 4.... Charles Lee Henshaw (c1776-1829) m Elizabeth Gatewood (c1770-1826)
 5..... George W. Henshaw (c1808-<1850) m Susan S. Chenault (c1815-?)
 6...... Eugene Henshaw (1832-1915) m Willie Ann Saunders (c1832-1878)
 7....... John Rawling Henshaw (1867-1954) m Ida Lee Boueware (1870-1929)
 8........ John Lee Henshaw (1897-1945)
           +Ethel Gertrude Maile (1899-1966)
 9.........  Calvin Lee Henshaw (1919-1993) 1,2,3,4,5
 9.........  Louise Henshaw  3
 9.........  Dorothy May Henshaw (c1922-) 2,3,4,5
 9.........  John Lee Henshaw, Jr. (1923-1996) 2,3,4,5
 9.........  Glenn Howard Henshaw (1925-2014) 2,3,4,5
 9.........  (infant daughter) Henshaw (1925-1925) 3,6
 9.........  Deliela E. Henshaw (1929-1993) 2,3,4,5,7
 9.........  Robert Clarence Henshaw (c1931-) 3,4,5
 9.........  Franklin Delano Henshaw (1933-2010) 3,4,5
 9.........  Eleanor Gertrude Henshaw (c1939-) 3,4,5,7
John Lee Henshaw     [ID 07826] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 11 1897, Chesterfield County, Virginia.1,2,8,9  (Aug 11 1898).3,6,10,11  

He married Ethel Gertrude Maile2,3,12 [Gertrude Maile1], 19162,3,12, Petersburg, Virginia2,3,12.  Ethel, daughter of John Maile & Martha Ann Richardson, was born Feb 14 1899, Virginia.1,2,11,13,14,15,16  

On Aug 24 1918 John Henshaw, age 21, registered for the World War I draft in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.  He declared he was born Aug 11 1897 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and he was then residing in Dinwiddie County, Virginia where he was self-employed.  He declared his father was born in King & Queen County, Virginia, and his nearest relative was John Henshaw of Dinwiddie County.  He was recorded as medium height, slender, brown eyes, brown hair.9  

John and family were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 14 1920), 1343 Shepard Street, Petersburg, Virginia:1

Henshaw, John L., head-of-household, age 23, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; rented home; occupation: motorman, street car.
Henshaw, Gertrude, wife, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Calvin [unclear], son, age 4 months, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Mary Lou, sister, age 18, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: laborer, silk mill.

John and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 15 1930), 1157 Shepard Street, Petersburg, Virginia:2

Henshaw, John L., head-of-household, age 32, born in Virginia; parents born in North Carolina; first married at age 18; rented home ($15 rent); no radio in home; occupation: motorman [unclear], street car.
Henshaw, Ethel G., wife, age 30, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 17.
Henshaw, Calvin L., son, age 10, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Dorothy M., daughter, age 8 years 2 months, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, John L. Jr., son, age 6 years 4 months, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Glenn H. [unclear], son, age 4 years 2 months, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Deliela E. [unclear], daughter, age 1 year 2 months, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, William, brother, age 19, born in Virginia; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: carpentry, [..unclear..] building.

John and family were shown in the 1939 city directory of Petersburg, Virginia:17

Henshaw Harry R (Zelma I) pntr h403 Elm (B)
Henshaw John L (Ethel G) bus opr VaE&PCo r RD 4

John and family were shown in the 1940 census (May 1 1940), Namozine Magisterial District, Dinwiddie County, Virginia:5

Henshaw, John L., head-of-household, age 40, born in Virginia; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; owned home ($2000 value); occupation: bus driver, [..unclear..]; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1490 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Ethel G., wife, age 39, born in Virginia; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Calvin L., son, age 19, born in Virginia; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; occupation: salesman, dry goods store; worked 26 weeks in 1939; $312 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Henshaw, Dorothy M., daughter, age 18, born in Virginia; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, John L. Jr, son, age 16, born in Virginia; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Glenn H., son, age 12, born in Virginia; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Henshaw, Daniel E., daughter, age 11, born in Virginia; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Henshaw, Robert C., son, age 9, born in Virginia; completed 2nd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Henshaw, Franklin D., son, age 6, born in Virginia; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Elenior G., daughter, age 1, born in Virginia.

John Lee Henshaw died Apr 10 1945, at his home, DuPuy Road, Dinwiddie County, Virginia; buried Blandford Cemetery, 319 South Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia.3,6,10,11,18  

John's obituary was published in the "Petersburg Progress-Index" (Petersburg, Virginia) on Wednesday, April 11, 1945:18

John Lee Henshaw, 46, died last night at 10:50 o'clock at his home, DuPuy Road, Dinwiddie County, near the city limits, following a long illness.  

Mr. Henshaw was a son of John R. Henshaw and the late Ida L. Bowler Henshaw.  He was a native of Chesterfield County but for many years had resided in and near this city and was connected with the Virginia Electric & Power Company.  

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Gertrude Henshaw, and the following children: Calvin L. Henshaw, of the Army, in France; Mrs. Dorothy May McCullough and John L. Henshaw, Jr. of this city; Glenn Howard Henshaw, of the Navy in foreign service; Miss Elizabeth D. Henshaw, Robert Clarence Henshaw, Franklin Delano Henshaw and Eleanor Gertrude Henshaw, of this city; father, John R. Henshaw, of Dinwiddie County and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Olive Edna Dunnavant, of this city; Mrs. Mary Lou Webster of Colonial Heights; George Henshaw, of this city; Mark L. Henshaw, of this city; Mrs. Alice Foster, of New York; Harry Ryland Henshaw and William Thomas Henshaw of this city.  

Funeral arrangements have not been completed but the services will probably be held Friday afternoon.

Ethel died Oct 23 1966, buried Blandford Cemetery, 319 South Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia.6,11,19  

Ethel's funeral was announced in the "Petersburg Progress-Index" (Petersburg, Virginia) on Tuesday, October 25, 1966:19

PETERSBURG -- Funeral Services for Mrs. Ethel Gertrude Henshaw widow of John L. Henshaw, Sr. of Dupuy Road, whose death occurred Sunday, will be conducted today at 3:00 p.m. in West End Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Ealle R. Phillips, officiating.  

The following will serve as pallbearers: honorary - Henry Whitley, Roy Wynn, Edward J. Harvanek, John Myrick, Raymond Spain, James Deadmon, and Clifford Perkinson: active - Frances Fenderson, Henry F. Smith, Morris Butler, Herbert Wilkinson, Jimmie Simmons, and Robert Morris.  Burial will be in Blandford Cemetery.

(photo)Photo: John Lee Henshaw World War I draft registration 9

(photo)Photo: John Lee Henshaw gravestone Blandford Cemetery 6

(photo)Photo: Ethel Gertrude Maile gravestone Blandford Cemetery 6


Sources

  1. 1920 census, Petersburg, Virginia; roll T625-1903, ED 83, page 6B, line #67, dwelling #135, family #152.
  2. 1930 census, Ward 5, Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia; roll T626-2473, ED 17, page 13B, line #68, dwelling #279, family #299.
  3. Contribution from Jane Bennett ().
  4. Obituary of John Lee Henshaw, Sr..
  5. 1940 census, Namozine Magisterial District, Dinwiddie County, Virginia; roll T627-4258, ED 27-5, page 2A, line #23, household #22.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. Calvin Lee Henshaw obituary.
  8. 1900 census, Matoaca District, Chesterfield County, Virginia; roll T623-1705, ED 7, page 18A, line #22, dwelling #335, family #348.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Contribution from Charles Ruffin Henshaw Jr..
  11. Contribution from Amanda Burns () citing:
    gravestone, Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia.
  12. Contribution from Amanda Burns () citing:
    Petersburg (Virginia) Courthouse Index to Marriages, 1916; Book 3 page 80.
  13. Contribution from Amanda Burns ().
  14. 1900 census, Namozine District, Dinwiddie County, Virginia; roll T623-1706, ED 21, page 13A, line #16, dwelling #211, family #213.
  15. Obituary of Florence Lee Maile Wombold; "Progress-Index", Aug 21 1959;
    http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. Obituary of Charles Henry Maile; "Progress-Index", May 5 1963;
    http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Contribution from Amanda Burns () citing:
    Obituary of John Lee Henshaw, Sr.; Petersburg Progress-Index, Apr 11 1945.
  19. Contribution from Amanda Burns () citing:
    Funeral notice for Ethel Gertrude Henshaw; Petersburg Progress-Index, Oct 25 1966.


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