Helen M. Henshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806)
 3... Nicholas Henshaw (1763-1821) m Margaret McConnel (1753-1810)
 4.... William Henshaw (1786-?) m Ann Parker (1786-1845)
 5..... William Harrison Henshaw (1813-1886) m Elizabeth Foster (1824-1885)
 6...... John Morgan Henshaw (1849-1917) m Anna Maria Work (1855-1937)
 7....... Porter Gaddis Henshaw (1886-?) m Blanche Edna Krepps (c1884-?)
 8........ Helen M. Henshaw (1913-2006)
           +Joseph I. Harshman (1911-1986)
Helen M. Henshaw     [ID 08731] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Dec 9 1913, Waltersburg, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4,5,6  

She married Joseph I. Harshman.5,7  Joseph was born Aug 26 1911.8  

On Apr 26 1943 Joseph I. Harshman, born 1911, enlisted at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had four years of college, was married, and employed as a "physical therapy technician or chain store manager".  He was recorded as 76" tall, 118 lbs.9  

Joseph died Dec 4 1986.6,7,8  

Helen M. Henshaw died Apr 8 2006, Laurel Ridge Nursing Home, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; age 92.6  

Helen's obituary was published in the "Herald Standard" (Uniontown, Pennsylvania) on April 10, 2006:6,7

Helen M. Henshaw Harshman, age 92, of Brownsville, Pa., and formerly of Fredericktown, Pa., died Saturday, April 8, 2006, in the Laurel Ridge Nursing Home, Uniontown, Pa.  

She was born December 9, 1913, in Waltersburg, Pa., the daughter of Porter G. Henshaw and Blanche Krepps Henshaw.  

Mrs. Harshman graduated in the Class of 1931 from the now former Redstone Township High School and attended California State Teachers College (now California University of Pennsylvania) and also Waynesburg College.  

She had been a former teacher for the Beth-Center School District.  

She was a longtime member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Deemston Borough, the P.S.E.A.R., The Order of The Eastern Star Chapter No. 205 in Monessen and the Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 705 Ladies Auxiliary in Centerville.  

Helen was the last of her immediate family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph I. Harshman on December 4, 1986, and three brothers, James W. Henshaw, Clark D. Henshaw and Howard K. Henshaw.  

She is survived by two sisters-in-law: Winifred R. Henshaw of Merrittstown, Pa., and Virginia Johnson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  

At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation.  

A private Graveside Service and interment will be in the Beallsville Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Gregg officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 250 Hastings Road, Fredericktown, PA 15333.  

All arrangements are under the direction of the JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main Street (Route 40), Beallsville, PA.

Social Security information for Joseph I. Harshman: 194-09-4995


  1. Lori Lindsey Henshaw database.
  2. 1920 census, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1570, ED 76, page 1A, line #20, dwelling #6, family #6.
  3. 1930 census, Merrittstown, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2041, ED 77, page 1A, line #36, dwelling #8, family #8.
  4. 1930 census, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2041, ED 76, page 23A, line #23, dwelling #406, family #412.
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Michael Heskett ().
  6. Obituary of Helen M. Henshaw Harshman; the "Herald Standard" Apr 10 2006:
  7. Obituary of Helen M. Henshaw Harshman; the "Herald Standard", Apr 10 2006; "Obituary Collection", http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. "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
  9. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.

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