Emily Henshaw

 1. Emily Henshaw (1852-1923)
    +Robert Edward Brantley (1842-1915)
Emily Henshaw     [ID 09825] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 10 1852, Louisiana.1,2,3,4  (c1854).5  (c1856).6  

Emily was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 9 1870), living with unidentified family members in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana:3

Hudson, Viney, mulatto age 36, born in Louisiana; cook; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Emely, mulatto age 18, born in Louisiana; school mistress.
Henshaw, Eddy, mulatto age 5, born in Louisiana.
Henshaw, Ruphus, mulatto age 2, born in Louisiana.
Henshaw, Kate, mulatto age 14, born in Louisiana; attended school.

She married Robert Edward Brantley, Jul 25 1868, Alabama.2,7  (c1870).5  Robert was born Nov 14 1842, Alabama.2,4  (Nov - 1843).5,8,9  Robert was born in Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Alabama, per a U.S. Consular Registration Application for son Abner Brantley.8,10  

Children (all born in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana):2,4,5,7

William Brantley, born Aug 16 1869; died Sep 22 1936, Los Angeles County, California, age 66. 11
Robert Jackson Brantley, born Aug 15 1870, New Iberia, Louisiana; died Aug 20 1954, Los Angeles, California; married Alice Elvira Tomlinson, Apr 17 1907 (children: Bertha Lucille, Genevieve Thomasina, Margaret Alice, and Joyce Brantley). 12,13
Richard Foster Brantley, born Jun 3 1872 (Jun 2 1885); died Nov 20 1943, San Joaquin County, California; married c1906, Nan Dunlap. 12
Walter Brantley, born Feb 6 1875; died Jan 11 1964, Mendocino County, California. 12
Ashbel Henshaw Brantley, born Jun 26 1877; died May 1 1961, Alameda County, California. 12
Augusta Virginia Brantley, born Nov 17 1879; died Apr 23 1949, Alameda County, California; married 1) -- Donahue (divorced before 1910), 2) -- Traini. 12
Abner Edward Brantley, born Nov 7 1882, New Iberia, Louisiana; died May 24/25 1954, Alameda County, California; married c1906, Mamie E. Hanson (she died Jan 22/25 1919, Humboldt County, California, age 33). 10,12,14,15
Eva Brantley, born Dec 15 1884; died Jan 16 1957, Alameda County, California; married c1914, Alfred B. Overholtzer (children: Emily and Richard Overholtzer). 6,12
Emily O. Brantley, born Dec 21 1886; died Jan 3 1977; married 1) c1909, R. Julius Janssen (child: Hazel Jansen), 2) -- Hunt. 6,12
Belva Lockwood Brantley, born Oct 14 1888; died Oct 23 1963, Mendocino County, California; married 1) Sydney Dayne Freeman, 2) -- Vonsicherer. 12

Emily and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana:4

Brently, Robt., age 38, born in Alabama; [..parents' birthplaces blank..]; occupation: none.
Brentley, Emily, wife, age 28, born in Louisiana; father born in New York; mother born in Louisiana; teaching.
Brently, Jackson, son, age 9, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana; attended school.
Brently, Richard, son, age 7, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana; attended school.
Brently, Walter, son, age 5, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana.
Brently, Ashbell, son, age 3, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana.
Brently, Augusta, daughter, age 7 months, born Nov [1879] in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana.

Emily's children were shown in the 1904 city directory of Eureka, California:16

Brantley, Abner, wks Mercer & Hodson Imp. Co., r 734 9th.
Brantley, Ashbel, shgl weaver, r 734 9th.
Brantley, Miss Eva, student, r 734 9th.
Brantley, Richard, shgl weaver, r 734 9th.
Brantley, R. J., shgl weaver, r 734 9th.
Brantley, Walter, shgl weaver, r 734 9th.
Emily and family were shown in the 1909 city directory of Eureka, California:16
Brantley Abner E, lab, r 1034 K.
Brantley Ashbel H, foreman Humboldt Times, b 1075 Myrtle av.
Brantley Belva L, stenogr Times Publishing Co, b 1075 Myrtle av.
Brantley Emily O, bkpr, b 1075 Myrtle av.
Brantley Eva, student, b 1075 Myrtle av.
Brantley Richard, shingle weaver, r 1226 East av.
Brantley Robert, millhand Eureka Sash D & M Mills, r 1075 Myrtle av.
Brantley Walter, shingle weaver, b 1075 Myrtle av.
Emily's family was shown in the 1910 city directory of Eureka, California:16
Brantley Ashbel H foremn The Times b 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Belva L stngr b 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Eva tchr b 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Richd F sawyer h 1226 East
Brantley Robt E h 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Robt J weaver h 2004 Albee
Brantley Walter weaver b 1075 Myrtle

Emily and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 4 1910), 1107 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, Humboldt County, California:5

Brantley, Robert, head-of-household, age 66, born in Alabama; parents born in United States; first marriage, married 40 years; occupation: watchman, canning mill; owned home (free).
Brantley, Emily, wife, age 56, born in Louisiana; father born in England; mother born in Louisiana; first marriage, married 40 years; 11 children, 9 living.
Brantley, Walter, son, age 35, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana; single; occupation: studying, civil service.
Brantley, Ashbel, son, age 33, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana; single; occupation: linotype, printing office.
Brantley, [..unclear..], daughter, age 23, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana; single; occupation: teacher, public school.
Brantley, Belva L., daughter, age 21, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana; single; occupation: stenographer, lawyer's office.
Donahue, Agusta, daughter, age 30, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana; divorced; 2 children, 2 living; occupation: stenographer, real estate office.
Donahue, George, grandson, age 6, born in California; father born in California; mother born in Louisiana.
Donahue, Elbert, grandson, age 4, born in California; father born in California; mother born in Louisiana.

Emily's family was shown in the 1912 city directory of Eureka, California:16

Brantley Abner E doormkr E S D & M Mills b 1034 K
Brantley Eva tchr b 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Robt E h 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Walter carmn Humb Transit Co b 1075 Myrtle
Emily's family was shown in the 1913 city directory of Eureka, California:16
Brantley Abner E doormkr Eur S D & M Mills h 1034 K
Brantley Ashbel H foremn The Times h 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Eva tchr b 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Mamie dep Co Tax Colr b 1034 K
Brantley Robt E h 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Walter carmn H T Co b 1075 Myrtle
Emily's family was shown in the 1914 city directory of Eureka, California:16
Brantley Abner E doormkr E S D & M Mills r 1034 K
Brantley Ashbel H foreman Times Pub Co b 1075 Myrtle av
Brantley Eva tchr b 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Mrs Mamie dep Co Colr r 1034 K
Brantley Robert E r 1075 Myrtle
Brantley Walter car opr b 1075 Myrtle

Robert died May 29 1915, Eureka, Humboldt County, California; age 74.11  (Jun 26 1915).9,15  

Robert's obituary was published as follows (paraphrased):8

Mr. Brantley was 74 years of age and a native of Alabama.  He was a veteran of the Civil War.  He had made his home in Eureka for 20 years.  

Services took place at the family residence, 1075 Myrtle Avenue, the Rev. E. A. Wible officiating.

Emily's family was shown in the 1916 city directory of Eureka, California:16

Brantley Abner E (Mamie) doormkr Eur S D & M Mills r 1034 K
Brantley Ashbel H (Anna McN) foremn mach dep Times Pub Co r 1075 Myrtle av
Brantley Mrs Mamie dep co aud r 1034 K
Brantley Walter b 1075 Myrtle

Widow Emily was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 12 1920) living with daughter Eva and with Augusta's son Albert at 1508 Schiller St., Alameda, Alameda County, California:6,17

Overholtzer, Alfred, head-of-household, age 32, born in California; father born in Oregon; mother born in Massachusetts; rented home; occupation: draftsman, telephone co.
Overholtzer, Eva, wife, age 32, born in Louisiana; father born in Alabama; mother born in Louisiana.
Overholtzer, Emily, daughter, age 4 years 7 months, born in California; father born in California; mother born in Louisiana.
Overholtzer, Richard, son, age 0 months, born in California; father born in California; mother born in Louisiana.
Jansen, Hazel, niece, age 8, born in California; father born in California; mother born in Louisiana; attended school.
Brantley, Emily, head-of-household 2, age 64, born in Louisiana; parents born in Louisiana; widow; rented home.
Donohue, Albert, grandson, age 14, born in California; father born in California; mother born in Louisiana; attended school.

Emily Henshaw died Feb 2 1923, at the home of daughter Emily, 453 26th Ave., San Francisco, San Francisco County, California; age 70y 8m 22d.1,18  (Feb 7 1923).11  

Emily might have been a daughter of (or slave of) Ashbel Burnham Henshaw.19

(photo)Photo: Emily Henshaw with grandsons Elbert Brantley Donahue & George Donahue 18,20

(photo)Photo: Emily Henshaw with unidentified child 20

(photo)Photo: Emily Henshaw gravestone Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery 18

(photo)Photo: Robert Edward Brantley gravestone Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery 9

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Sources

  1. California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985; http://www.ancestry.com.
  2. LDS IGI, citing: member submission.
  3. 1870 census, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana; roll M593-513, page 193, line #19, dwelling #203, family #211.
  4. 1880 census, 6th Ward, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana; roll T9-454, ED 31, page 437B, line #17, dwelling #328, family #336.
  5. 1910 census, 2nd Ward, Eureka, Humboldt County, California; roll T624-77, ED 8, page 77A, line #30, dwelling #344, family #365.
  6. 1920 census, Alameda, Alameda County, California; roll T625-87, ED 10, page 10A, line #5, dwelling #191, family #233.
  7. Contribution from Karen Bergstrom ().
  8. Ancestry Family Tree data "Michael Spähnle Family" posted by "MaurineSLeBlanc".
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95068693.
  10. Abner E. Brantley registration at the U.S. Consulate in Brazil, 1921;
    U.S., Consular Registration Applications, 1916-1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. VitalSearch California Death Index 1905-1929:
    http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm.
  12. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  13. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94570526.
  14. 1900 census, Bucksport, Humboldt County, California; roll T623-86, ED 20, page 6A, line #42, dwelling #128, family #128.
  15. California, Death Index, 1905-1939; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. 1920 census, Alameda, Alameda County, California; roll T625-87, ED 10, page 12B, line #59, dwelling #191, family #304.
  18. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95069064.
  19. Speculation.
  20. Ancestry Family Tree data "Michael Spähnle Family" posted by "MaurineSLeBlanc"; photo from Barbara Donahue.


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