Mary E. Hinshaw

                                               ┌── John Hinshaw
                                               │    1824-1911 
                   ┌── William Ellis Hinshaw ──┤
                   │    1865-1946              │
                   │                           └── Sarah Commons
                   │                                1822-1910 
Mary E. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1897            │
D: 1988            │
                   └── Flora A. Ressler
M: Perry Harvey

Mary E. Hinshaw     [ID 10621] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 3 1897, on her grandfather John Hinshaw's farm, near Hortonville, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2,3,4  

Mary attended Hortonville Elementary School and gratuated from Westfield High School in 1915.1  

She married Perry Harvey1,5 [Perry Doyle Harvey6, Doyle Harvey7], Apr 14 19171,5, Hamilton County, Indiana1,5.  Perry, son of Sanford M. Harvey & Missouri A. Spaugh, was born May 30 1894, Eagletown, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,6,7,8,9,10  

Perry was the first cousin of Carrie L. Spaugh who married Mary's cousin James Thomas Hinshaw.6  


Jean Harvey, born c1921 (c1918); married Everett Babb.
Eloise Harvey, born c1924; married Carl McDonald.
Jeanette Harvey, born 1928 (1927); married Waverly Myers.

On Jun 5 1917 Perry Harvey, age 23, registered for the World War I draft in Eagletown, Hamilton County, Indiana.  He declared he was born May 30 1894 in Indiana, and was then residing in Westfield, [Hamilton County,] Indiana where he was married and a self-employed farmer.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair.9  

In 1918 Mary and Perry built a home on the Harvey farm south of Eagletown, Indiana, where they lived for the remainder of their lives.1  

Mary and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:8

Harvey, Perry, head-of-household, age 35, born in Indiana; father born in Indiana; mother born in North Carolina; first married at age 22; owned home; radio in home; occupation: farmer, live stock; not a war veteran.
Harvey, Mary E., wife, age 33, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 19.
Harvey, Gene, daughter, age 9, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Harvey, Eloise, daughter, age 5, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Harvey, Jeanette, daughter, age 1 year 6 months, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.

On Apr 27 1942 Perry ("none" middle name) Harvey, age 47, registered for the World War II draft in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana.  He declared he was born May 30 1894 in Eagletown, Hamilton County, Indiana, and was then residing in Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana where he was self-employed.  He declared his relative/contact was Mary Harvey of Westfield.  He was recorded as 5'11" tall, 200 lbs., blue eyes, blonde hair, ruddy complexion.10  

Mary was organist at Eagletown Methodist Church for 39 years and taught Sunday school for 35 years.1  She was the first president of the Friendly Eagles Home Ec Club from 1940-41, and was an honorary member of the club.  She was a volunteer in the gift shop at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, Indiana, for 9 years.  In 1983, she was crowned Hamilton County Senior Queen at the age of 85.  Mary was active in Fun For Folks, Outlook Club, United Methodist Women, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Westfield, Indiana, which she attended regularly.1  She enjoyed making quilts, tatting, sewing, working her yard and playing piano and organ.  In 1977, she wrote the story of her life and presented copies to her family for Christmas.  A copy was placed in the Westfield Library for interested readers.  She lived through an era of so many "first" - she called these the "Golden Years".  At the age of 80 she began writing poetry and wrote more than 900 poems.1  

Perry died Mar 17 1962, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.1  

Mary E. Hinshaw died Jan - 1988.4  

Social Security information for Mary E. Hinshaw: 309-48-7522


  1. Contribution from Gene & June (Millikan) Cordell ().
  2. 1900 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T623-375, ED 92, page 11A, line #34, dwelling #252, family #257.
  3. 1910 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T624-353, ED 111, page 251A, line #25, dwelling #81, family #85.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; (Book 14, page 573).
  6. Posting Mar 24 2007 by Dan Stevenson to the Hamilton County, Indiana message board:
  7. 1900 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T623-375, ED 93, page 4A, line #22, dwelling #83, family #85.
  8. 1930 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T626-590, ED 22, page 3B, line #91, dwelling #88, family #91.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  10. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942;

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