Hervey Wistar Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── Thomas Hinshaw
                                                      │    1831-1925 
                         ┌── Francis Thomas Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1858-1923               │
                         │                            └── Mary Barker
                         │                                 1832-1923 
Hervey Wistar Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1895                  │                            ┌── James J. Harvey
D: 1972                  │                            │
No Issue                 └── Emma Jane Harvey ────────┤
                              1858-1930               │
                                                      └── Rebecca Jane Rayle
M: Mary Fay Raines

Hervey Wistar Hinshaw     [ID 10554] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Hervey Wistar Hinshaw1,2,3,4 [Harvey Hinshaw5].

Born Mar 8 1895, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5  

He married Mary Fay Raines, Jan 5 1922, Vigo County, Indiana.1,2,4  Mary, daughter of Jesse Raines & Alice Hinshaw, was born Jan 1 1901, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana.2,4,5  Mary was from the Lamong community in Hamilton County, Indiana.1  Hervey and Mary were 6th cousins.  

No children.1  

Hervey lived on his parents' farm for awhile, but decided he did not want to farm.  He sold the farm and moved to North Carolina for several years.  He owned and managed a fleet of trucks until his health failed.  In 1953, they moved back to Hamilton County, Indiana, where they bought a small place in the country west of Westfield.  Mary's sisters lived in the same community.  Hervey and Mary visited North Carolina once a year.  He was a WWI veteran, a member of the American Legion, Westfield Masonic Lodge, and Lamong MM.1  

Hervey Wistar Hinshaw died Mar 26 1972, at his home, near Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana; age 77.1,2,5  

Hervey's obituary was published as follows:2

WESTFIELD -- Hervey W. Hinshaw, 77, R.1, Westfield, died early Sunday morning at his home after an illness of three months.  

Born in Hamilton County, he was a son of Francis and Emma Harvey Hinshaw.  He had lived for 18 years in North Carolina coming back to Hamilton County 19 years ago.  

Mr. Hinshaw was an army veteran of World War I: a member of the American Legion, the Lamong Friends Church and the Westfield Masonic Lodge.  

He is survived by his wife, Mary Raines Hinshaw.

Mary died Apr 8 1975, Riverview Hospital, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana; age 74.2,5  

Mary's obituary was published as follows:2

Mary Fay Hinshaw, 74, R.1, Westfield, died Tuesday afternoon at Riverview Hospital after an illness of one year.  

A native of Hamilton County, she was born, Jan. 1, 1901 to Jesse and Allie (Hinshaw) Raines.  She was married in 1922 to Hervey Hinshaw who died in 1972.  

Two sisters, Mrs. Olive Nay and Miss Dee Reines [sic], both of Sheridan, survive along with nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Lamong Friends Church.

(photo)Photo: Thomas & Mary Barker Hinshaw family 6

(photo)Photo: Hervey Wistar Hinshaw & Mary Fay Raines marriage license [PDF] Vigo County, Indiana 4

(photo)Photo: Hervey Wistar Hinshaw & Mary Fay Raines gravestone Crown View Cemetery 2

Social Security information for Hervey Wistar Hinshaw: 244-26-9815

Social Security information for Mary Fay Raines: 238-34-4209


  1. Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw.
  2. http://www.findagrave.com.
  3. 1900 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T623-375, ED 92, page 2B, line #96, dwelling #46, family #47.
  4. Vigo County (Indiana) Public Library, Marriage Record Database:
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  6. Photo courtesy of Waldo Hinshaw.

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