Lillian Vale Henshaw

 1. George Washington Henshaw (1852-1924) m Rebecca Caladonia "Callie" Hartline (1865-1946)
 2.. Lillian Vale Henshaw (1900-1977)
     +William Richard Spinks (1896-1971)
Lillian Vale Henshaw     [ID 08386] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 26 1900, Belfalls, Bell County, Texas.1,2,3  

She married William Richard Spinks4,5 [Richard Spinks3,6,7], Aug 27 19164,5, Haskell County, Texas4,5.  (Aug 24 1916).6  William, son of William Alexander "Will" Spinks & Sarah Adilane, was born Feb 12 1896, DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas.2,3,8,9,10  

Children:8,9

Richard Elmer Spinks, born May 1 1917, Haskell County, Texas; died Jun 12 1951, Safford, Arizona. 3,11
William Earnest "Bill" Spinks, born May 13 1920, Shamrock, Texas; died Dec 2/3 2005, Tucson, Arizona, buried Graham Cemetery, Safford, Arizona. 12
Lillian Lucille Spinks, born 1922, Texas; died Jan 25 1931, Haskell County, Texas. 13
Mildred Juanita Spinks, born Jan 8 1924, McLean, Gray County (recorded under Wharton County), Texas; died Jun 10 1972, Duncan, Greenlee County, Arizona, buried Graham Cemetery, Safford, Graham County, Arizona; married 1) Marion Franklin Bridges (children: Neta Jean, Janet Carol and Franklin Neal Bridges); 2) AG "PeeWee" Sallis. 2,3,14,15
Myrtis Faye Spinks, born May 5 1928, Haskell County, Texas; died Mar 15 2000, Pima, Arizona; married -- Walker. 7,14,15
Wanda Jean Spinks, born Sep 15 1932, Haskell County, Texas; died Aug 4 1980, Duncan, Arizona; married -- Sanders. 14,15
Dana Adeline Spinks, born Aug 5 1935, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico; married -- Cook. 9,15
Clifford Clayton Spinks, born Jun 1 1938, Haskell County, Texas. 14
Jerry Don Spinks, born Nov 9 1940, Haskell County, Texas. 14

On Jun 5 1917 William Richard Spinks, age 21, registered for the World War I draft in Haskell County, Texas.  He declared he was born February 12 1896 in DeLeone, Texas, and was then residing in Haskell County, Texas, a self-employed farmer with a wife and child.  He was recorded as medium height, slender, brown eyes, brown hair.10  

Lillian and family were shown in the 1920 census (Mar 15-16 1920), Wheeler County, Texas:11

Spinks, William R., head-of-household, age 28, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Tennessee; rented home; farmer.
Spinks, Lillian V., wife, age 19, born in Texas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Texas.
Spinks, Richard L. [initial unclear], son, age 2 years 5 months [unclear], born in Texas; parents born in Texas.
Living next door in 1920 were Lillian's parents with sisters Callie and Bessie.16  

Lillian and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 21 1930), Haskell County, Texas:8

Spinks, William R., head-of-household, age 34, born in Texas; father born in Texas; mother born in Tennessee; first married at age 20; owned home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farming; not a veteran.
Spinks, Lillian, wife, age 29, born in Texas; father born in Alabama; mother born in Texas; first married at age 16.
Spinks, R. Elmer, son, age 12, born in Texas; parents born in Texas; attended school.
Spinks, William R. Jr., son, age 9, born in Texas; parents born in Texas; attended school.
Spinks, Mildred J., daughter, age 6, born in Texas; parents born in Texas.
Spinks, Mertice F., daughter, age ? months [unclear], born in Texas; parents born in Texas.
Living next door in 1930 was the family of sister Mary;17 one more house away was the family of sister Bessie;18 living next door on the other side was the family of sister Ida.19  

In 1965 Lillian was living in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.20  

William died Sep 25 1971, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona; buried Graham Cemetery, Safford, Graham County, Arizona.2,3,9  

Widow Lillian was shown in the 1973 city directory of Safford, Graham County, Arizona:21

Spinks Lillian retd r1706 20th Av (SAF)

Lillian Vale Henshaw died Feb 24 1977, Safford, Graham County, Arizona; buried Graham Cemetery, Safford, Graham County, Arizona.2,3,22  

Lillian's funeral was handled by the Caldwell Funeral Home in Safford, Arizona, which included the following funeral card:22

Lillian V. Spinks
Born
May 26,1900
Haskell,Texas
Entered Into Rest
February 24,1977
Safford, Arizona
Graveside Services
Graham Cemetery
Monday, February 28, 1977 10:00 A.M.
Officiating Rev. Bob Carlen
Final Resting Place
Graham Cemetery

Lillian's obituary was published as follows:3

Lillian Spinks 76, a former resident of Haskell, TX passed away in a Safford, AZ hospital at 9:00 pm, Thursday, February 24, 1977, following a lengthy illness.  

Mrs. Spinks was born to Geo Washington Henshaw & Calcadonia (Hartline) Henshaw on May 26, 1900 in Bell County, TX and came to Haskell County, TX in 1905 traveling by covered wagon.  At the age of sixteen she married Richard Spinks on August 27, 1916 in Haskell, TX and they lived awhile in Haskell, McLean, TX, Paris, AR, and then moved to Pima, Safford, Clifton & Apache Junction, AZ.  

Funeral services were held Monday, February 28, with burial in Graham County Cemetery in Safford, AZ.  

Those preceding her in death were her husband Richard Spinks who passed away September 25, 1971.  Son Elmer Spinks died June 12, 1951.  Daughter Juanita Bridges Sallis died June 10, 1972.  Daughter Lillian Lucile died when still an infant and one granddaughter Janet Carol Bridges April 16, 1952.  

Survivors include three sons: Bill of Tucson, AZ Clifford of Winslow, AZ Sgt Jerry Spinks of the US Army in Germany

Three daughters: Myrtis (Carr) Walker of Phoenix, AZ Wanda Sanders of Duncan, AZ Dana (Cook) Schwab of Mesa, AZ.  She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  

Four sisters: Mrs. Georgia Moore; Mrs Willie Rose; Mrs Bessie Piland all of Haskell and Mrs Callie Phillips Scheets of Amarillo.  A sister Sarah Ida Jane (Henshaw) died June 17, 1965 in Abernathy, TX, a sister Mrs Mary Scott died October 29, 1971 in Haskell, a sister Maggie Lee Henshaw died August 26, 1892 at the age of three.  One brother Jms Washington Henshaw died December 17, 1953 in Haskell, TX.  

Lillian and family lived many years in Texas & Arizona, also live at times in Arkansas, Calif & once in New Mexico.

(photo)Photo: Lillian Vale Henshaw & William Richard Spinks 3

(photo)Photo: Lillian Vale Henshaw & William Richard Spinks marriage license 4

(photo)Photo: Lillian Vale Henshaw & William Richard Spinks gravestone Graham Cemetery 3

Social Security information for Lillian Vale Henshaw: 572-32-8515

Social Security information for William Richard Spinks: 449-12-0819


Sources

  1. Contribution from Colleen (Scott) Young () citing:
    newspaper obituary for Lillian V. Spinks.
  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. http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. Lillian Vale Henshaw marriage license; courtesy of Neta Roberts ().
  5. Posting Aug 14 1999 by Deborah Perona () to the Henshaw message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.henshaw/6.10/mb.ashx.
  6. George Washington Henshaw family bible.
  7. Haskell County, Texas, Births - 1928; USGenWeb Archives.
  8. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #20, dwelling #173, family #193.
  9. Contribution from Neta Roberts ().
  10. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. 1920 census, Precinct 6, Wheeler County, Texas; roll T625-1857, ED 245, page 5A, line #27, dwelling #79, family #80.
  12. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Obituary of Mildred Juanita (Spinks) Sallis; "The Abilene Reporter-News", Jun 17 1972; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. 1920 census, Precinct 6, Wheeler County, Texas; roll T625-1857, ED 245, page 5A, line #19, dwelling #78, family #79.
  17. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #11, dwelling #172, family #192.
  18. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #1, dwelling #171, family #191.
  19. 1930 census, Precinct 1, Haskell County, Texas; roll T626-2354, ED 3, page 10A, line #26, dwelling #174, family #194.
  20. Obituary of Ida Jane (Henshaw) Ford.
  21. Polk's Safford (Graham County, Arizona) city directory, 1973; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. Contribution from Colleen (Scott) Young () citing:
    funeral card for the funeral of Lillian V. Spinks.


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