Bessie Lee Henshaw

 1. George Washington Henshaw (1852-1924) m Rebecca Caladonia "Callie" Hartline (1865-1946)
 2.. Bessie Lee Henshaw (1895-1986)
     +George Washington Piland (1881-1965)
Bessie Lee Henshaw     [ID 08384] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jun 19 1895, Bell County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  

In 1905 Bessie's parents moved her family to Haskell County, Texas.1  

She married George Washington Piland, Jul 16 1911, Haskell County, Texas.1,3,7,9,10,11  George was born Feb 4 1881, Missouri.5,7,8  

George had been a boarder living in the household of Bessie's parents in Haskell County, Texas.5  

Children (all born in Texas):6,7,12

Grady Winferd Piland, born May 14 1912; died Feb 11 1993, Smith County, Texas. 2,13,14
Bernice O. Piland, born c1915.
Maggie Lee "Margie" Piland, born Nov 3 1916; died Sep 4 2009, buried Willow Cemetery; married Ed Mickey Melton, Dec 21 1944, Yuma, Arizona (children: Jeannette and Toni Melton). 8
Spurgeon Truett Piland, born Feb 10 1919; died Feb 11 1985, Taylor County, Texas; married Ethel Lucille Patterson. 2,13,14,15,16
Marion Clifford Piland, born Sep 30 1921; died Dec 27 1994, Haskell County, Texas; married Freida Helen Makes. 14,17
Ottis/Otis E. Piland, born c1924.
Dora M. Piland, born c1927.
May Belle [Maybell/Maybelle] Piland, born Dec 13 1929, Old Rose Community, Haskell County, Texas; died Aug 3 2015, Abilene, Texas; married Jim Melvil Benton, Oct 31 1954, Haskell, Texas.

Bessie and children were shown in the 1920 census (Mar 15-16 1920), living with her parents in Wheeler County, Texas:6

Henshaw, George W., head-of-household, age 67, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; owned home; farmer.
Henshaw, Callie R., wife, age 54, born in Texas; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Alabama.
Henshaw, Callie, daughter, age 17, born in Texas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Texas; single; attended school.
Piland, Bessie, daughter, age 24, born in Texas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Texas; married.
Piland, Grady W., grandson, age 7, born in Texas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Texas; attended school.
Piland, Bernice O., granddaughter, age 5, born in Texas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Texas.
Piland, Maggie L., granddaughter, age 2 years ? months [unclear], born in Texas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Texas.
Piland, Spurgeon T., grandson, age 10 months, born in Texas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Texas.

Bessie and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 21 1930), Haskell County, Texas:7

Piland, George W., head-of-household, age 48, born in "Missouria"; father born in "Missouria"; mother born in Texas; first married at age 30; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; not a veteran.
Piland, Bessie L., wife, age 34, born in Texas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Texas; first married at age 16.
Piland, Grady W., son, age 17, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas; attended school.
Piland, Bernice O., daughter, age 15, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas; attended school.
Piland, Magge L., daughter, age 14, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas; attended school.
Piland, T[..unclear..] S., son, age 11, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas; attended school.
Piland, Marrian C., son, age 8, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas; attended school.
Piland, Ottis E., son, age 6, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas.
Piland, Dora M., daughter, age 3, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas.
Piland, Maybell, daughter, age 4 months, born in Texas; father born in Alabama [sic]; mother born in Texas.
Living next door in 1930 was the family of sister Mary;18 one more house away was the family of sister Lillian;19 another house further was the family of sister Ida.20  

George died Sep 19 1965, Haskell County, Texas; buried Willow Cemetery, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.1,8,13,14  

In 1965 Bessie was living in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.10  

In 1979 Bessie was still living in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.9,11  

Bessie Lee Henshaw died Jun 26 1986, Haskell Nursing Center, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas; buried Willow Cemetery, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.1,2,8,14  

Bessie's obituary was published in a local newspaper on Thursday, July 3, 1986:1

Bessie Lee Piland

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Side Baptist Church for Bessie Lee Piland.  

Mrs. Piland, 91, died Thursday, June 26, at Haskell Nursing Center.  

The Rev. Darrell Feemster officiated.  Burial was in Willow Cemetery, under direction of Holden-McCauley Funeral Home.  

Pallbearers were Buford Cox, Chunky Tidwell, Carroll Scheets, Dent Atchison, Jess Leonard and John Sparkman.  

Born June 19, 1895, in Bell County, Mrs Piland came to Haskell County in 1905.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Henshaw, pioneer residents of Haskell County.  She was married to George W. Piland in Haskell July 16, 1911.  She was a Baptist.  Mr. Piland died in 1965.  

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John (Marie) Bartley and Maybelle Benton, both of Haskell, and Mrs. Ed (Maggie Lee) Melton of Abilene; three sons, M. C. Piland and Otis Piland, both of Abilene, and Grady Piland of Tyler; a sister, Callie Phillip Scheets of Amarillo; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter and a son preceded her in death.

(photo)Photo: Bessie Lee Henshaw & George Washington Piland gravestone Willow Cemetery 8

Social Security information for Bessie Lee Henshaw: 454-88-0857


Sources

  1. Contribution from Colleen (Scott) Young () citing: obituary of Bessie Lee Piland.
  2. "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
  3. George Washington Henshaw family bible.
  4. 1900 census, Justice Precinct 5, Bell County, Texas; roll T623-1610, ED 26, page 8A, line #8, dwelling #116, family #116.
  5. 1910 census, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas; roll T624-1562, ED 108, page 12A-B, line #46, dwelling #165, family #165.
  6. 1920 census, Precinct 6, Wheeler County, Texas; roll T625-1857, ED 245, page 5A, line #19, dwelling #78, family #79.
  7. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #1, dwelling #171, family #191.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. Obituary of Willie (Henshaw) Rose.
  10. Obituary of Ida Jane (Henshaw) Ford.
  11. Obituary of Georgia Mae (Henshaw) Rose Moore.
  12. Obituary of May Belle (Piland) Benton; "Abilene Reporter-News" Aug 5 2015:
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/reporternews/obituary.aspx?pid=175435676
    https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=3264609&fh_id=14238.
  13. Texas Deaths, 1964-98; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Rootsweb Texas Death Records 1964-1998: http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi.
  15. Contribution from Judy Benton ().
  16. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/haskell/vitals/births/1947/haskeb47.txt.
  17. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/haskell/vitals/births/1944/haskb44.txt.
  18. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #11, dwelling #172, family #192.
  19. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #20, dwelling #173, family #193.
  20. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #26, dwelling #174, family #194.


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