Harold William Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... William Henshaw (1735-1820) m Phebe Swan (1753-1808)
 8........ William Henshaw (1780-1862) m Lucy Stratton (1795-1879)
 9......... Waldo Flint Henshaw (1833-1904) m Sarah E. - (c1845-?)
10.......... Frederick W. Henshaw (1871-?) m Laura A. Hall (1872-1968)
11........... Harold William Henshaw (1912-1997)
              +Loretta B. LaHair (1910-1992)
12............  Paul Henshaw  1
12............  Robert Henshaw  1
12............  Harold William "Hal" Henshaw, Jr. (1930-2014) 1,2,3,4,5
12............  Anita L. Henshaw (1948-2014) 1,2,5,6
Harold William Henshaw     [ID 08298] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 1 1912, Massachusetts.4,7,8,9  

He married Loretta B. LaHair, 1930.2  Loretta, daughter of George J. LaHair & Marie Isabelle "Belle" Perron, was born May 16 1910, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,4,7,8,9,10  

Harold and Loretta were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living with his parents on Reservoir St., Cherry Valley (Leicester), Worcester County, Massachusetts:9

Henshaw, Frederick W., head-of-household, age 59, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; first married at age 28; rented home ($25 rent); no radio in home; occupation: caretaker, city; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Laura A., wife, age 58. born in Canada; parents born in Canada; immigrated 1891, naturalized; first married at age 27.
Henshaw, Paul F., son, age 23, born in Massachusetts; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Canada; single; occupation: lineman, power co.; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Harold W., son, age 17, born in Massachusetts; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Canada; first married at age 17; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Loretta M., daughter-in-law, age 20, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; first married at age 20; occupation: none.

Harold was shown in the 1931 city directory of Worcester, Massachusetts:11

Henshaw Harold clerk Lincoln sq h 6 William
Harold W. Henshaw was shown in the 1934 Worcester, Massachusetts City Directory, residing at 5 Lexington.12  Harold and Loretta were shown in the 1939 city directory of Worcester, Massachusetts:11
Henshaw Harold W (M Loretta B) clk Lincoln Sq Mkt h 423 Pleasant

Harold and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 11 1940), 421 Pleasant St., Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:4

Henshaw, Harold W., head-of-household, age 27, born in Massachusetts; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; rented home ($22/month rent); occupation: clerk, retail market; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1152 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, M. Loratta, wife, age 29, born in Massachusetts; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Henshaw, Harold W, son, age 9, born in Massachusetts; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.
Lahair, Carol, relative, age 2, born in Massachusetts.

On Oct 27 1943 Harold W. Henshaw, born 1912 in Massachusetts, enlisted at Fort Devens, Massachusetts as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had three years of high school.13  

Harold and Loretta were shown in the 1957 city directory of Worcester, Massachusetts:11

Henshaw Harold W (Loretta B) carrier PO h 3 Ripley pl
Harold and Loretta were shown in the 1958 city directory of Worcester, Massachusetts:11
Henshaw Harold W (Loretta B) carrier PO h3 Ripley pl
Harold and Loretta were shown in the 1959 city directory of Worcester, Massachusetts:11
Henshaw Harold W (Loretta B) carrier P O h3 Ripley pl
Harold and Loretta were shown in the 1961 city directory of Worcester, Massachusetts:11
Henshaw Harold W (Loretta B) carrier PO h3 Ripley pl
Henshaw Loretta B Mrs sls Denholm & McKay r264 Belmont
Henshaw Loretta B Mrs sls Grants r3 Ripley pl

Loretta died Aug 21 1992, Millbury Convalescent Center, 5 Rhodes St., Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts; buried Cherry Valley Cemetery, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,7,8  Death certificate #041323.8  

Loretta's obituary was published on Thursday, August 22, 1992 in the Worcester, Massachusetts "Telegram & Gazette" (page A4) as follows:2

WORCESTER - Loretta B. (LaHair) Henshaw, 82, of 11 Sever St., Worcester, died yesterday in the Millbury Convalescent Center, 5 Rhodes St., Millbury, after a long illness.  She leaves her husband of 62 years, Harold W. Henshaw of Worcester; a son, Harold W. Henshaw Jr. of Pearl, Miss.; a daughter, Anita L. Staupe of Milford; two brothers, Michael LaHair of Riverview, Fla., and John LaHair of Millbury; five grandchildren; nephews and nieces.  She was born in Worcester, daughter of George and Belle (Perron) LaHair, and lived here many years.  She also lived in Leicester.  Mrs. Henshaw was a nurse's aid at the former Doctors Hospital for several years, retiring many years ago.  She was a member of Pilgrim Church and a past noble grand of Naomi Lodge of Rebekahs.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Hammond St.  Burial will follow in Cherry Valley Cemetery, Leicester.  Calling hours at the funeral home are from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

In 1994-1997 Harold was living at 11 Sever St., Worcester, Massachusetts.7,14  

Harold William Henshaw died Apr 17 1997, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.7,8  Death certificate #027756.8  

Social Security information for Harold William Henshaw: 027-09-0874

Social Security information for Loretta B. LaHair: 027-24-5229


Sources

  1. Anita L. Henshaw obituary.
  2. Obituary of Loretta (LaHair) Henshaw;
    Worcester, Massachusetts "Telegram & Gazette"; Aug 22, 1992, pg A4.
  3. Harold William "Hal" Henshaw, Jr. obituary.
  4. 1940 census, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll T627-1719, ED 23-220, page 7A, line #37, household #147.
  5. Obituary of Loretta (LaHair) Henshaw;
    Worcester, Massachusetts "Telegram & Gazette"; Aug 22, 1992, pg A4.
  6. Contribution from Marcum Ross Henshaw.
  7. "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
  8. Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2001; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1930 census, Cherry Valley (Leicester), Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll T626-964, ED 213, page 4A-B, line #50, dwelling #72, family #86.
  10. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Ronald J. Baril, Sr. ().
  11. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1934 Worcester, Massachusetts City Directory; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. 1994 Phone and Address Directory; http://www.ancestry.com.


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