George Edward Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw  m Sarah Elizabeth Morgan 
 2.. John Edward Henshaw (1796-1891) m Abigail Sophia Beals (c1796-1884)
 3... John Edward Henshaw (1839-1929) m Jemima Chute (1843-1924)
 4.... Wallace Lenley Henshaw (1885-1974) m Helen M. Newcomb (c1887-?)
 5..... George Edward Henshaw (1919-2003)
        +Lillian A. Kersis 
 6......  Valerie A. Henshaw  1
 6......  George E. Henshaw  1
 6......  Richard F. Henshaw  1
George Edward Henshaw     [ID 09202] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Apr 24 1919, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.2,3,4,5,6  

He married Lillian A. Kersis, about 1949.5,6  

In 2000 George was living in E. Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.4,7  

George Edward Henshaw died Jan 10 2003, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, New Hampshire.4,5,6  

George's obituary was published in the "Hampton Union" (Hampton, New Hampshire) on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 and in the "Portsmouth Herald" (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) on Friday, January 17, 2003:5,6

George E. Henshaw

KINGSTON - George Edward Henshaw, 83, of Exeter Road, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, in Exeter Hospital.  

He was born April 24, 1919, in Salem, Mass., the son of the late Wallace L. and Helen M. (Newcomb) Henshaw.  He resided in North Andover, Mass., before moving to Kingston in 1959.  

He was a 1937 graduate of Salem High School and attended Northeastern University.  He played high school and college football.  

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving three years in the South Pacific as a medical technician.  He was the recipient of the Presidential Citation, C067 American Division, the American Defense Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with two service stars.  

Mr. Henshaw owned and operated a dairy farm until his retirement 20 years ago.  

He was a longtime member of the Starr King Lodge AF & AM of Salem.  

In his youth he enjoyed skiing as a member of a club that built their own lodge in North Conway, sailing with the Sea Scouts and climbing Mt. Katahdin.  

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lillian A. (Kersis) Henshaw of Kingston; one daughter, Valerie A. Gilbert of California; two sons, George E. Henshaw of California and Richard F. Henshaw of East Kingston; four grandchildren; and one brother, Lenley Henshaw of Wells, Maine.  

Memorial services were held Tuesday in the Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, with the Rev. Wendall Irvine officiating.  

Memorial donations may be made to the N.H. SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885.

Social Security information for George Edward Henshaw: 034-28-9335


  1. Obituary of George Edward Henshaw.
  2. 1920 census, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; roll T625-697, ED 280, page 14A, line #6, dwelling #223, family #360.
  3. 1930 census, Ward 6, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; roll T626-903, ED 266, page 14B, line #66, dwelling #230, family #240.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. Obituary of George Edward Henshaw; the "Hampton Union", Jan 14 2003;
  6. Obituary of George Edward Henshaw; the "Portsmouth Herald", Jan 17 2003;
  7. Obituary of Wallace N. Henshaw:
    The Nashua (New Hampshire) Telegraph, January 22, 2000.

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