Judge Benjamin Hale Renshaw Sr

MaleApril 1869–1933

Brief Life History of Benjamin Hale

When Judge Benjamin Hale Renshaw Sr was born in April 1869, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Francis H. Renshaw, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Ada Baker, was 25. He married Harriet Fried Simpson on 16 November 1896, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 6 years. He died in 1933, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bala, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Judge Benjamin Hale Renshaw Sr
Harriet Fried Simpson
Marriage: 16 November 1896
Harriet H Renshaw
Benjamin Hale Renshaw Jr.
Helen Renshaw
Maud Renshaw
Frances E Renshaw
Dorothy Renshaw
Edith Renshaw

Sources (27)

  • Benjamin H Kenshaw in household of Francis Kenshaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin H Renshaw - Government record: birth-name: Benjamin H Renshaw
  • Renshaw, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1896Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 8

    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.


    Age 17

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Renishaw in Eckington (Derbyshire), from the Middle English personal name Reynold + shau(e) ‘copse, wood’ (Old English sceaga). The surname forms sometimes show confusion either between the Middle English elements -shau(e) ‘wood’ and -hale ‘nook’, or with another placename that has not yet been identified.

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

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