Walter Rainsford 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.... Joseph E. Henshaw (1864-1940) m Ada B. Jefferson (1869-1921)
 5..... Walter Rainsford Henshaw (1892-)
        +Gretta Ellis (c1898-)
 6......  Eline Henshaw (c1917-) 1
 6......  Evangeline Henshaw (c1920-) 1,2
 6......  Walter Ellis Henshaw (1927-1977) 1,2
Walter Rainsford Henshaw     [ID 09212] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 10 1892, Digby County, Nova Scotia.3,4  (Jul 10 1893).1,5,6,7,8  

He married Gretta Ellis, about 1915.1,2  Gretta was born about 1898, Nova Scotia.1,7  

Walter and Gretta immigrated into the U.S. in 1915.1  

On Jun 5 1917 Walter Rainsford Henshaw, age 23, registered for the World War I draft in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  He declared he was born July 10 1893 in Canada and was then an alien living at 52 Church, Wethersfield, Connecticut, employed as a grinder with Hartford Machine Screw Co. of Hartford; married with one child.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair.5  

Walter and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 4-5 1920), living in a multiple-family dwelling (probably an apartment building) at 46 Wolcott Street, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut:7

Henshaw, Walter, head-of-household, age 26, born in Nova Scotia; parents born in Nova Scotia; immigrated 1915, resident alien; rented home; occupation: grinder, [..unclear..] factory.
Henshaw, Greta, wife, age 22, born in Nova Scotia; parents born in Nova Scotia; immigrated 1915, resident alien.
Henshaw, Arline, daughter, age 4 years 1 month, born in Connecticut; parents born in Nova Scotia.
Henshaw, Evangeline, daughter, age ? months, born in Connecticut; parents born in Nova Scotia.

Walter and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), 76 Hanover St., Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts:1

Henshaw, Walter, head-of-household, age 36, born in Canada; parents born in Canada; first married at age 21; immigrated 1915, naturalized citizen; rented home ($36 rent); radio in home; occupation: machinist, electrical plant; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Greta, wife, age 32, born in Canada; parents born in Canada; first married at age 17; immigrated 1915, naturalized citizen.
Henshaw, Eline, daughter, age 13, born in Connecticut; parents born in Canada; attended school.
Henshaw, Evangeline, daughter, age 10, born in Connecticut; parents born in Canada; attended school.
Henshaw, Walter, Jr., son, age 2 years 3 months, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Canada.

On Apr 26 1942 Walter Rainsford Henshaw, age 49, registered for the World War II draft in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.  He declared he was born July 10 1893 in Digby, Nova Scotia, and was then residing at 48 Commercial St., Lynn, Massachusetts where he was employed by the General Electric Co., River Works, Lynn, Massachusetts.  He declared his relative/contact was his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Wrenn of Sumner St., Lynn.  He was recorded as 5'9" tall, 153 lbs., brown eyes, brown & gray hair, dark complexion, and "mark on left hand side of head".8  


Sources

  1. 1930 census, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts; roll T626-900, ED 167, page 16A, line #20, dwelling #349, family #372.
  2. Contribution from Tim Sanford ().
  3. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    T-6446. 1901 census, Clements West, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; page 9.
  4. 1901 census, Clements West, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; film T-6446, Division 1, page 7, entry #48, family #85; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1910 census, Windsor village, Windsor County, Vermont; roll T624-1618, ED 290, page 290B, line #94, dwelling #212, family #263.
  7. 1920 census, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; roll T625-183, ED 103, page 5B, line #87, dwelling #50, family #114.
  8. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.


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