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Henshaw, Rena Bestervelt, 1903-1988



Rena Bestervelt (1903-1988) and John H. Henshaw (1902-1994) were married on November 26, 1926. John worked as a draftsman at Brown Company. Rena and John had three children, Fred, Linda, and Margaret. Margaret (1939-2014) lived in the Kalamazoo area and worked with Catholic Family Services and Girl Scouts of Kalamazoo. She married twice, first to G. Wendel Swain and then to Walter Heath.

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Rena Bestervelt Henshaw Diary

Identifier: RH-A-4083
Scope and Contents The diary was written by Rena Bestervelt Henshaw (1903-1988) who was married to John H. Henshaw (1902-1994.) They had three children: Fred, Linda and Margaret. They got married on November 26, 1926. John H. Henshaw worked as a draftsman from Brown Co. and was a carpenter once he retired in 1966. In 1955, Margaret Henshaw (1939-2014) was diagnosed with polio, which at the time was a devastating disease which had symptoms of paralysis and could be fatal. Margaret’s mother, Rena...
Dates: 1955