William Frank Hensley

13 April 1831–1924 (Age 92)
Ripley, Union Township, Brown, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Frank

When William Frank Hensley was born on 13 April 1831, in Ripley, Union Township, Brown, Ohio, United States, his father, Archibald Peter Hensley, was 24 and his mother, Wealthy T. Shaw, was 24. He married Mary Margaret Barney on 30 November 1853, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died in 1924, in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States.

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William Frank Hensley
Mary Margaret Barney
Marriage: 30 November 1853
Mary Jane Hensley
Sarah Jane Hensley
Nettie Hensley
Era Thel Hensley
William Archibald Hensley
Eva Ethel Hensley

Spouse and Children

30 November 1853
Pike, Illinois, United States


    Mary Jane Hensley



    Nettie Hensley



    William Archibald Hensley


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 30

Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

English:1. probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Hēahmund + Old English lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + lēah. 2. possibly also a variant of Hemsley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • W H Hensley, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Wm Hensley, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • William Hansley in household of Henry I Dorland, "United States Census, 1920"

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