Lillian L. Henshaw

 1. Thomas M. Henshaw (1828-1899) m Kezia H. Hamm (1832-1915)
 2.. Lillian L. Henshaw (1873-1961)
     +Cassius U. Ayers (1873-1918)
     +Elmer E. Hoyt (c1862-1932)
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Lillian L. Henshaw1,2 [Lilly L. Henshaw3, Lilla L. Henshaw4].

Born Sep 10 1873, West Weldek, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.2,3,4,5,6  

She married Cassius U. Ayers2,5 [Casius Ayres7], about 18952,5.  Cassius was born Apr - 1873, Vermont.2,7  

Four children (all born in Vermont):2,5,6,7,8

Keziah/Kessiah E. Ayers, born Oct 1896; married George B. More.
Trevor Allen Ayers, born Dec 17 1899; died Sep 1977. 9,10
Evelyn L. Ayers, born c1904; married -- Heath.
Inez L. Ayers, born c1906; married -- Field.

On Aug 25 1898 Lillian and daughter Keziah arrived at the Port of Boston, having sailed Aug 24 1898 from Yarmouth on the S.S. Yarmouth:11

Mrs. C. Ayers, age 24; nationality: "N.S."; residence: Vermont; final destination: Waterbury.
Kezia Ayers, age 2; nationality: "Amc"; residence: Vermont; final destination: Waterbury.

Lillian and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont:7

Ayres, Casius, head-of-household, age 27, born Apr 1873 in Vermont; parents born in Vermont; married 5 years; occupation: laundry man; rented home.
Ayres, Lillie, wife, age 26, born Sep 1873 in Vermont [sic]; parents born in Canada; married 5 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Ayres, Kezia, daughter, age 3, born Oct 1896 in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Canada.
Ayres, Trevor A., son, age 5 months, born Dec 1899 in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Canada.

Lillian and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 25 1910), Duxbury Township, Washington County, Vermont:2

Ayers, Cassius U., head-of-household, age 36, born in Vermont; parents born in Vermont; first marriage, married 15 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (mortgaged).
Ayers, Lillian L., wife, age 36, born in Canada; parents born in Canada; first marriage, married 15 years; 4 children, 4 living; immigrated 1889; occupation: laborer, [..unclear..].
Ayers, Keziah E., daughter, age 13, born in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Canada; attended school.
Ayers, Trevor A., son, age 10, born in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Canada; attended school.
Ayers, Evelyn L., daughter, age 6, born in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Canada; attended school.
Ayers, Inez L., daughter, age 4, born in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Canada.

Cassius died 1918.5  

Widow Lillian and children were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 3 1920), Duxbury, Washington County, Vermont:6

Ayers, Lillian L., head-of-household, age 46, born in Nova Scotia; parents born in Vermont; widow; immigrated 1889, naturalized; owned home (free).
Ayers, Trevor A., son, age 20, born in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Nova Scotia; occupation: mill hand, lumber.
Ayers, Evely L., daughter, age 16, born in Vermont; father born in Vermont; mother born in Nova Scotia; attended school.
Ayers, Inez L., daughter, age 13, born in Vermont; parents born in Vermont [sic]; attended school.

She then married Elmer E. Hoyt5,12 [William Hoyt13], about 19285,12.  Elmer was born about 1862, Vermont.12  

Lillian and Elmer were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), Duxbury, Washington County, Vermont:12

Hoyt, Elmer E., head-of-household, age 68, born in Vermont; parents born in Vermont; first married at age 27; owned home ($1500 value); occupation: mill man, veneer mill; not a war veteran.
Hoyt, Lillian L., wife, age 56, born in Nova Scotia; parents born in Nova Scotia; first married at age 21; immigrated 1889, alien.
Osborn, Jennie, sister-in-law, age 77, born in Nova Scotia; parents born in Nova Scotia; widow; immigrated 1869, alien.

Elmer died 1932.5  

Lillian lived in Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont.8,13  

Lillian L. Henshaw died 1961, at the home of her granddaughter, St. Albany, Vermont; age 87.5  

Lillian's obituary was published on May 8, 1961:5

DEEP BROOK - Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Lillian White, 87, at the home of her granddaughter at St. Albany, Vermont.  The funeral was from the Perkins' Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Wesly Logan officiated.  Burial was in Hope Cemetery in Waterbury, Vermont.  Mrs. White was born in West Weldek, Annapolis County, daughter of the late Thomas and Kessiah (Hamm) Henshaw.  She was twice married.  Her first husband was Cassius Ayers of Waterbury Centre, who predeceased her in 1918.  Some ten years later she married Elmer Hoyt, who died in 1932.  Surviving are son Trevor Ayers, Somerville, Mass.; daughters, Kessiah (Mrs. George B. More); Mrs. Evelyn Heath and Mrs. Inez Field, all of Waterbury, Vermont.


Sources

  1. Contribution from Beth Piepenburg ().
  2. 1910 census, Duxbury Township, Washington County, Vermont; roll T624-1617, ED 220, page 7A, line #22, dwelling #104, family #109.
  3. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    Annapolis County Births, 1873, #419;
    C-13172. 1881 census, Clements, Clementsport Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; page 31.
  4. 1881 LDS census index, Clementsport, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; film C-13172, district 16, sub-district H, page 31, household #165.
  5. Obituaries posted Jul 11 2008 by Gerry Mattinson () to NOVA-SCOTIA-L.
  6. 1920 census, Duxbury, Washington County, Vermont; roll T625-1875, ED 84, page 2A, line #2, dwelling #26, family #28.
  7. 1900 census, Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont; roll T623-1695, ED 239, page 4A, line #34, dwelling #84, family #95.
  8. Contribution from Beth Piepenburg () citing:
    letter written May 14 1944 by Dr. G. Allen Troxell.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. "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
  11. Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1930 census, Duxbury, Washington County, Vermont; roll T626-2431, ED 15, page 2B, line #74, dwelling #28, family #29.
  13. Obituary of Hattie (Henshaw) Troxell; Digby County Obituaries:
    http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/Canada/NovaScotia/DigbyObits/212.


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