Aurelius Henshaw

11 January 1895–9 January 1985 (Age 89)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Aurelius

When Aurelius Henshaw was born on 11 January 1895, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Joseph Henshaw, was 29 and his mother, Fredricka Bunemann, was 18. He married Ruth Adele Quivey about 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 January 1985, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Aurelius Henshaw
Ruth Adele Quivey
Marriage: about 1920
Barbara Louise Henshaw

Spouse and Children

about 1920


    Barbara Louise Henshaw


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English (mainly north central England):1. habitational name from a place in Northumberland, so called from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Heðīn (from a short form of the rare compound names formed with hǣð ‘heath’ as the first element) + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. 2. habitational name from a place in the parish of Prestbury, Cheshire, and from a lost place in southeastern Lancashire, both named from Middle English hen ‘hen’ + shaw ‘wood’. The name de Henneshagh occurs at Rochdale as early as 1325 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Aurelius Renshaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Aurelius Henshaw, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Aurelius Herzog in household of Joseph Herzog, "United States Census, 1910"

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