Howard Krepps 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........ Howard Krepps Henshaw (1918-2005)
           +Elma Swan (1922-1991)
 9.........  Lois A. Henshaw (1947-) 1,2
 9.........  Howard F. Henshaw (1961-) 1,2
Howard Krepps Henshaw     [ID 08733] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Dec 9 19182,3,4,5,6 [about 19207], Merrittstown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania2,3,4,5,6.  

On Mar 24 1942 Howard K. Henshaw, born 1918 in Pennsylvania, enlisted at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had three years of high school, and was single, without dependents.  He was recorded as 70" tall, 158 lbs.8  

He married Elma Swan.2,9  Elma was born Aug 29 1922.6  

The following article was published in "The Monessen Daily Independent" (Monessen, Pennsylvania) on Thursday evening, July 30, 1953:10


Five Others in
Hospital; One
Reported Poor

Four workmen are dead and five others hospitalized following a disastrous accident at the Pittsburgh Steel Co. plant here yesterday afternoon.  

Six other men suffered injuries when a trestle on which four hopper cars were standing collapsed in the open hearth department during the lunch hour.  

Another worker was released from the hospital today.  

Killed in the tragedy were:

Treated at the plant infirmary and sent home were:
Howard Krepps Henshaw, 34, of Brownsville R. D. 1.  

Elma died Dec 31 1991, Pennsylvania.2,6,9  

Howard Krepps Henshaw died Apr 25 2005, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.2,6,9  

Howard's obituary was published in the "Herald Standard" (Uniontown, Pennsylvania) on Friday, April 29, 2005:9


Howard K. Henshaw, age 86, of Brownsville, Pa., died Monday, April 25, 2005, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa.  

He was born December 9, 1918, in Merrittstown, Pa., the son of Porter G. Henshaw and Blanche Krepps Henshaw.  

Mr. Henshaw was a graduate of Redstone High School class of 1937, was a member of Fort Burd United Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, Pa., where he served as a Deacon and Elder, and was a member of the American Legion Post 7705, Centerville, Pa. and the VFW Post 47, Uniontown, Pa.  

He served with the 65th Armored Field Artillery Battalion during World War II in the campaigns of South Africa, Sicily, and D. Day in Europe.  He was a retired Steelworker for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Monessen Plant, retiring in 1981.  

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elma Swan Henshaw in 1991, and two brothers, James and Clark D. Henshaw.  

Surviving are a son, Howard F. Henshaw and his wife Carolyn, Brownsville, Pa., and a daughter, Lois A. Falsetto and husband Dennis Falsetto, all of Brownsville, Pa.; five grandchildren: Howard F. Henshaw Jr., Vonnie Henshaw, Marc Henshaw, Kristi L. Headley and Kevin A. Falsetto and his wife Mishelle; five great grandchildren: Cory Liptak, Shelby Henshaw, Alexandra Wasko, Cole Falsetto and Steele Falsetto; a sister, Helen M. Harshman, Uniontown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  

Friends will be received at the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME (formerly Confer Funeral Home), 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.  

Interment will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Howard's name to the Fort Burd United Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 200 Thornton Road, Brownsville, PA 15417.

Social Security information for Howard Krepps Henshaw: 199-10-2157

Social Security information for Elma Swan: 181-14-9903


  1. Obituary of Howard Krepps Henshaw.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Michael Heskett ().
  3. Lori Lindsey Henshaw database.
  4. 1920 census, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1570, ED 76, page 1A, line #20, dwelling #6, family #6.
  5. 1930 census, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2041, ED 76, page 23A, line #23, dwelling #406, family #412.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. 1930 census, Merrittstown, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2041, ED 77, page 1A, line #36, dwelling #8, family #8.
  8. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  9. Obituary of Howard K. Henshaw; the "Herald Standard", Apr 29 2005; "Obituary Collection",
  10. "The Monessen Daily Independent", Jul 30 1953;

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