George Mercer Henshaw

 1. Thomas Henshaw (c1767-1866) m Mary Cole 
 2.. Samuel Henshaw (1805-1875) m Mary Ann Proctor (c1837-?)
 3... William Henry Henshaw (1859-1940) m Emma Elizabeth Newman (c1859-c1905)
 4.... George Mercer Henshaw (1894-1965)
       +Rhoda Harriette - (1895-1981)
George Mercer Henshaw     [ID 08019] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Mar 12 1894, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.1,2,3  

He married Rhoda Harriette -.4,5  Rhoda was born Aug 9 1895, England.2,5,6  

George immigrated to the U.S., arriving in New York (Ellis Island) on Jul 25 1914 on the ship S.S. Baltic, having departed Liverpool, England on Jul 16 1914.1,3  His immigration record listed his age as 20, occupation as 'labourer'.  His residence was listed as Bedford and his final destination was with brother William Henshaw of 1110 Mill St., Wilkensburg, Pennsylvania (his brother paid for his passage).  He was recorded as 5' 4.5" tall, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.  (He was also recorded as not a criminal, insane, a polygamist or anarchist).3  

George was a World War I veteran.7  

George and Rhoda were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), living in the household of brother William at 1609 Coal Street, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania [census page very difficult to read]:6

Henshawe, George, brother, [..age unclear..], born in England; parents born in England; [..immigration year unclear..]; naturalized citizen; occupation: laborer, factory.
Henshawe, Rhoda, sister-in-law, age 25 [unclear], born in England; parents born in England; [..immigration year unclear..]; naturalized citizen.

In 1949 George was living in Albany, New York.8  

George Mercer Henshaw died Feb 25 1965, Ocala, Marion County, Florida; age 70.1,2,5,7  The informant for George's death certificate was wife Rhoda B. Henshaw.7  

Rhoda died Aug 4 1981, Marion County, Florida.2,5  

Social Security information for George Mercer Henshaw: 107-10-2460

Social Security information for Rhoda Harriette -: 083-26-6012


  1. Contribution from Terry Bortz.
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. Ellis Island Foundation manifest database:
  4. Contribution from Corrie Maitland ().
  5. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998;
  6. 1920 census, 1st Ward, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1530, ED 858, page 25B, line #96, dwelling #369, family #536.
  7. Contribution from Terry Bortz, citing:
    death certificate for George Mercer Henshaw.
  8. Contribution from Terry Bortz citing: obituary of William Arthur Henshawe.

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