William Elton Henshaw

 1. Ebenezer Henshaw  m Minerva Williams (c1792-?)
 2.. Oliver Howard Henshaw (1827-1905) m Mary Jane Bellows (1838-1923)
 3... William Elton Henshaw (1859-1926)
      +Sarah Ellen "Nellie" Millerd (1873-1964)
 4....  Lula Edith Henshaw (1890-1926) 1
 4....  Minerva Ellen Henshaw (1892-1949) 1,2
 4....  Marion Estella Henshaw (1894-1979) 1
 4....  Ernest Harold Henshaw (1897-1927) 1,3
 4....  Angenette Armington Henshaw (1900-1983) 1
 4....  Ruth Dean Henshaw (1903-1991) 1,3,4
 4....  Florence May Henshaw (1905-1975) 1,3,4
 4....  Wilford Bertram Henshaw (1907-1978) 1,3,4
 4....  Gladys M. Henshaw (1908-1965) 1,3
 4....  Frances Henshaw (1916-) 1,5
William Elton Henshaw     [ID 08134] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

William Elton Henshaw1,2,4 [William A. Henshaw3].

Born Oct 16 1859, Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,4  (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts).6  (c1861).3  

William was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 9 1880), living and working in the household of a Benjamin Richmond in Lakeville, Plymouth County, Massachusetts:7

Richmond, Benjamin, age 56, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; farmer.
Richmond, Elizabeth, wife, age 54, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Hanshaw, William, age 20, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; single; laborer.

He married Sarah Ellen "Nellie" Millerd, Feb 5 1888, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,8  Sarah, daughter of Alphonso A. Millard & Angenette Westgate, was born Nov 12 1873, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,3,4,5  

William and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 20 1910), Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts:3

Henshaw, William A., head-of-household, age 49, born in Massachusetts; father born in New York; mother born in Massachusetts; first marriage, married 21 years; occupation: teamster, street dept.; rented farm.
Henshaw, Sarah E., wife, age 36, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Rhode Island; first marriage, married 21 years; 10 children, 9 living.
Henshaw, Ernest H., son, age 12, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Henshaw, Ruth L., daughter, age 6, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Henshaw, Florence M., daughter, age 4, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Henshaw, Wilford B., son, age 3, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Henshaw, Gladys M., daughter, age 11 months, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.

William Elton Henshaw died Feb 26 1926, South Worcester St., Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; age 66y 4m 2d.1,4  

William's obituary was published in the "Taunton Daily Gazette" (Taunton, Massachusetts) on March 1, 1926:4

The funeral of William Elton Henshaw, who passed away in Norton on Friday, February 26, was held from 41 Cohannet Street this afternoon.  Services were conducted by Rev. C. Leonard Holton, pastor of the Raynham Congregational Church, and were largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased.  The remains were placed in the tomb at Mayflower Hill cemetery awaiting interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.  

Mr. Henshaw was born in Easton but had been a resident of Taunton for many years.  In failing health for about a year, his last illness was of little more than a month's duration.  

Mr. Henshaw is survived by his wife, Sarah E. (Millerd) Henshaw; eight daughters, Mrs. Henry M. Curtis, Mrs. John Beard, Mrs. Bertram Westgate, Mrs. Alfred Theroux, Mrs. Irvine Salley, Mrs. Carlton Spencer, Mrs. Harold Phillips, Miss Frances Henshaw; two sons, Ernest H. and Wilford B.; three sisters, Sarah M. Reed, Minerva J. Briggs, and Carrie Rogers; and three brothers, Lewis J., Frank H., and Frederic H. Henshaw.

Nellie remarried to a Alfred/Alford Ephraim MacDonald,4,5 May 26 1926, Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.4  

Nellie and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7-8 1930), Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts:5

MacDonald, Alfred, head-of-household, age 52, born in Massachusetts; father born in U.S.; mother born in Rhode Island; first married at age 48; rented home ($20 rent); radio in home; occupation: [..unclear..], construction co.; Spanish-American War and World War I veteran.
MacDonald, Nellie S., wife, age 56, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; first married at age 15; occupation: dish washer, hotel.
Henshaw, Frances, step daughter, age 12, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.

Alfred/Alford Ephraim MacDonald died Apr 6 1946, Freetown, Massachusetts.4  Nellie then remarried to Jesse Edward Moseley,4 who died Jun 6 1948, New Bedford, Massachusetts.  

Sarah died Aug 30 1964, Lakeville, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,4  

See also: William Henshaw who also lived in Bristol County, Massachusetts.  

See also: Phebe Henshaw who was married in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts about 1821 (perhaps a great aunt).

(photo)Photo: William Elton Henshaw birth certificate Easton, Massachusetts 4

(photo)Photo: William Elton Henshaw death certificate Norton, Massachusetts 4


Sources

  1. Contribution from LaVerne Reynolds ().
  2. Minerva Ellen Henshaw marriage record.
  3. 1910 census, 4th Ward, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; roll T624-580, ED 237, page 2A, line #47, dwelling #36, family #39.
  4. Ancestry Family Tree data "Davidson Family Tree" posted by "shaman91740".
  5. 1930 census, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; roll T626-894, ED 226, page 8B, line #58, dwelling #144, family #198.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. 1880 census, Lakeville, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; roll T9-0550, ED 544, page 556A, line #46, dwelling #97, family #103.
  8. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915; http://www.ancestry.com.


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