James Washington Henshaw

 1. George Washington Henshaw (1852-1924) m Rebecca Caladonia "Callie" Hartline (1865-1946)
 2.. James Washington Henshaw (1882-1953)
     +Mary Saphronia Rainwater (1882-1956)
 3...  George Henry "Chic" Henshaw (1906-1965) 1,2,3,4,5
 3...  Edward B. "Red" Henshaw (1908-1965) 1,2,3,4
 3...  Lonnie Hayden "Con" Henshaw (1909-1972) 1,2,3,4,6
 3...  Milford Franklin Henshaw (1911-1978) 1,3,4,6
 3...  Marvin J. Henshaw (1912-1944) 1,3,6,7,8
 3...  James Odell Henshaw (1914-1955) 1,3,4,6
 3...  R. C. Henshaw (1916-2001) 1,3,6,7,9
 3...  Carl Milton "Fat" Henshaw (1918-1973) 1,3,4,6
 3...  Homer Samuel Henshaw (1919-1976) 1,3,4,6,7,10
 3...  Otis Harlan Henshaw (1922-1992) 1,4,6,7,11
 3...  Archie Artell Henshaw (1924-1992) 1,4,6,7,11
 3...  Wallace J. Henshaw (1928-) 1,4,6,7,9,12
James Washington Henshaw     [ID 08379] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jun 20 1882, Bell County, Texas.1,2,3,5,6,7,9,13,14,15  

He married Mary Saphronia Rainwater9 [Mary Safronia Rainwater5, Mary Saphronia Spear9, Fannie Rainwater12, Frona Rainwalter14], Jul 2 19059.  Mary, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Rainwater & Amanda Wood, was born Jul 16 1882, Washington County, Arkansas.2,3,5,9,15  

Mary had been previously married and had a son from that marriage, Dewey Lee "Jack" Speer9,16 (Jan 3 1900 - May 24 1988).17  

James and Mary had twelve boys.9  

James and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 30 1910), Haskell, Haskell County, Texas:2

Henshaw, James W., head-of-household, age 28, born in Texas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Texas; first marriage, married 10 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Mary F., wife, age 27, born in Arkansas; parents born in Tennessee; first marriage, married 10 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Dewey [unclear] Lee, son, age 9, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, George H., son, age 3, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, Edward, son, age 2, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, Lonnie, son, age 5 months, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Living next door in 1910 were James' parents and family.18  

On Sep 12 1918 James Washington Henshaw, age 36, registered for the World War I draft in Haskell County, Texas.  He declared he was born June 20 1882, and was then residing in Haskell, Texas where he was a farmer.  He declared his nearest relative was Mrs. Frona Henshaw of Haskell.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.19  

James and family were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 1920), Haskell County, Texas:3

Henshaw, Jas W, head-of-household, age 37, born in Texas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Texas; occupation: farmer.
Henshaw, Frona [unclear] M., wife, age 37, born in Arkansas; parents born in Tennessee.
Henshaw, George H., son, age 13, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school; occupation: farm worker, at home.
Henshaw, Edward B., son, age 11, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school; occupation: farm worker, at home.
Henshaw, Lennie H., son, age 10, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Milford F., son, age 8, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, John [unclear] M., son, age 7, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Jess [unclear] O., son, age 5, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, R. C., son, age 3 years 6 months, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, Carl M., son, age 1 year 10 months, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, unnamed, son, age ? months [unclear], born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Living nearby in 1920 was the family of sister Georgia.20  

James and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 10 1930), Haskell County, Texas:6

Henshaw, James W, head-of-household, age 47, born in Arkansas; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 23; owned home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farming; not a veteran.
Henshaw, M. Froni, wife, age 44 [unclear], born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; first married at age 22.
Henshaw, Lonnie H., son, age 20, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, Meford F., son, age 19, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, Malvin R., son, age 17, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, James O., son, age 15, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, R. C., son, age 13, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Carl M., son, age 11, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Homer S., son, age 10, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Othello R., son, age 8, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Arthur J., son, age 5, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.
Henshaw, Wallice, son, age 2, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Arkansas.

James and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 8-9 1940), Haskell County, Texas:7

Henshaw, J. W, head-of-household, age 57, born in Texas; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; rented farm ($8/month rent); occupation: farmer, farm.
Henshaw, Fronie, wife, age 57, born in Texas; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, Marvin, son, age 27, born in Texas; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: farmer, farm.
Henshaw, R.C., son, age 23, born in Texas; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: farmer, farm.
Henshaw, Sam, son, age 20, born in Texas; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: farmer, farm.
Henshaw, Otis, son, age 18, born in Texas; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, Archie, son, age 15, born in Texas; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Henshaw, Wallice, son, age 11, born in Texas; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.

James Washington Henshaw died Dec 3 1953, Haskell County Hospital, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas; age 71y 5m 13d.1,5,9,15  

James' obituary was published in a local newspaper:1

J.W. Henshaw, 71, Succumbs After Long Illness

J.W. Henshaw, 71, retired farmer and longtime resident of Haskell County, died in the Haskell Hospital at noon Thursday, Dec. 3.  He had been in ill health for three years and entered the hospital about 5 weeks ago due to a heart ailment.  

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.M. Edge, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, and the Rev. Sid Davis, assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  

Burial was in Willow Cemetery under the direction of Holden Funeral Home.  

Mr. Henshaw was born June 20, 1882 in Bell County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Henshaw.  The family came to Haskell County from Bell County in 1906.  Mr. Henshaw was married July 5, 1905 to Mrs. Mary Rainwater Speer, also of Bell County.  

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  

Survivors include his wife; one step-son, Jack Speer of Haskell; 11 sons, G.H. Henshaw of Abilene, E.B., C.M., H.S. and Wallace J. Henshaw, all of Ft. Worth; L.H. Henshaw of Kermit, M.F., J.O. and O.H. Henshaw, all of Haskell; R.C. Henshaw of Tulsa, Okla., and A. A. Henshaw of Medicine Bow, Wyo.; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Ida Ford of Abernathy, Mrs. J.A. Rose of Rochester, Mrs. H.G. Scott, Mrs. G.W. Piland and Mrs. C.C. Rose, all of Haskell, Mrs. R.W. Spinks of Stafford, Arizona, and Mrs. E.L. Phillips of Amarillo.  

One son, Lt. J.M. Henshaw was a casualty in World War II.  Eight of Mr. Henshaw's sons were in the service during the war.  

Pallbearers were Bob Herren, Buford Cox, Henry Atchison, Rice Alvis, Trav Everett, Bob Sego, T.E. Lusk, and Bill Pennington.

Mary died Aug 4 1956, Haskell County Hospital, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas; age 74y 0m 18d.5,15

(photo)Photo: James Washington Henshaw & Mary Saphronia Rainwater gravestone Willow Cemetery 15

(photo)Photo: James Washington Henshaw & Mary Saphronia Rainwater family newspaper article 15


Sources

  1. Obituary of J.W. Henshaw, contributed by Colleen (Scott) Young ().
  2. 1910 census, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas; roll T624-1562, ED 108, page 12B, line #56, dwelling #166, family #166.
  3. 1920 census, Precinct 3, Haskell County, Texas; roll T625-1816, ED 133, page 4B, line #73, dwelling #58, family #73.
  4. Obituary of James Washington Henshaw.
  5. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 4B, line #64, dwelling #73, family #79.
  7. 1940 census, Justice Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T627-4059, ED 104-4, page 4B-5A, line #75, household #78.
  8. Contribution from Colleen (Scott) Young ().
  9. Contribution from Cindy Henshaw Holstein.
  10. Contribution from Colleen (Scott) Young () citing:
    obituary of Homer Samuel Henshaw, 1976.
  11. Obituary of Homer Samuel Henshaw.
  12. Haskell County, Texas, Births - 1928; USGenWeb Archives.
  13. 1900 census, Justice Precinct 5, Bell County, Texas; roll T623-1610, ED 26, page 8A, line #8, dwelling #116, family #116.
  14. George Washington Henshaw family bible.
  15. http://www.findagrave.com.
  16. Contribution from Neta Roberts ().
  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. 1910 census, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas; roll T624-1562, ED 108, page 12A-B, line #46, dwelling #165, family #165.
  19. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. 1920 census, Precinct 3, Haskell County, Texas; roll T625-1816, ED 133, page 4B, line #99, dwelling #62, family #78.


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