Joseph M. Hinshaw

                                            ┌── Abel Hinshaw
                                            │    1799-1876 
                      ┌── John A. Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1822-1888        │
                      │                     └── Nancy Bookout
                      │                          1799-1882 
Joseph M. Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1867               │
D: 1940               │
                      └── Elizabeth Titus
M: Serilda M. Slusher
   ├── Roy J. Hinshaw (1890-1968) 1
   └── Jessie Hinshaw (1894-) 1,2,3

Joseph M. Hinshaw     [ID 11685] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1867, near Snow Hill, Randolph County, Indiana.1,3,4,5,6,7  

He married Serilda M. Slusher1,8,9 [Cerrelda Slusher2,4, Cerrelda Shusher7,10], Apr 11 18891,8,9, Blackford County, Indiana1,8,9.  Serilda was born 1870, Indiana.3,4,10  (c1873).1  

Marriage by John Bronstetter, minister.8,9  

Note that Joseph's niece, Frances Hinshaw, married Virgil Slusher (relationship unknown).  

Joseph and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21-22 1910), Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana:1

Hinshaw, Joseph M., head-of-household, age 43, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 21 years; owned farm; occupation: farmer, home farm.
Hinshaw, Cerilda M., wife, age 37, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first marriage, married 21 years; 4 children, 2 living.
Hinshaw, Roy, son, age 19, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Jessie, daughter, age 16, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

Joseph and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 26-29 1920), Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana:3

Hinshaw, Joseph M., head-of-household, age 52, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; owned home; occupation: farmer.
Hinshaw, Cerelda, wife, age 49, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
King, Jessie, daughter, age 25, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; widow.
Living nearby in 1920 was the family of brother Jacob.11  

In 1926 Joe was living in Fiat, Jay County, Indiana.12  

Joseph M. Hinshaw died Apr 2 1940, at his home, Portland, Indiana; age 73.4,7  

Joseph's obituary was published in the Union City "Times-Gazette" on Wednesday, April 3, 1940:7

Auto accident shock is fatal. - Hastens death of Joseph Hinshaw, aged resident of Jay county.  

Portland, Indiana, April 2. --- An automobile accident in front of his home a mile west of Flat at noon Monday, resulted fatally at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning for Joseph Hinshaw.  Shock suffered in the crash is blamed for hastening his death from organic heart trouble with which he had been afflicted for several months.  

Mr. Hinshaw, who was 73 years of age, and his wife were occupants of a car driven by Marion Pugh of Hartford City, from which place they were returning from a visit.  As Mr. Pugh turned his auto into the Hinshaw home drive, it was struck by a machine driven by Mrs. Clyde H. Brown, of Montpelier, R. R. 1, a Jay Garment company employee, who was hurrying from Portland to the Hartford City hospital, where her husband had been taken for an operation.  The Pugh car was overturned twice and the driver and his aged passenger were badly shaken up.  

Mr. Hinshaw was a native of Randolph county, having been born near Snow Hill.  With his parents he moved to Blackford county when he was 15 years old.  After his marriage to Mrs. Cerrelda Shusher, he lived for 15 years in Randolph county and then came to Penn township, where they since resided.  Surviving, besides the widow, are a son, Ray Hinshaw, of Waynedale, Allen county; two grandchildren and a sister, Hettie, wife of Perry Cline, of Penn township.  

Funeral services will be held at the Flat Friends church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. Ray Bouse.  Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery, Pennville.

Serilda died Jan 8 1954, buried Twin Hills IOOF Cemetery, Pennville, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana.4,10  

Cerrelda's obituary was published in the "Herald" (Montpelier, Indiana) on January 14, 1954:10

Cerralda Hinshaw, died Friday, January 8, 1954.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph.  She is surrvived by her son, Roy, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister, Lola Pegg.


  1. 1910 census, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana; ED 72, sheet 3A, line #28, dwelling #50, family #50.
  2. Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcripts 1882-1920, Jay County, Indiana;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938.
  3. 1920 census, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana; roll T625-440, ED 76, page 3B, line #75, dwelling #80, family #81.
  4. Jay County, Indiana USGenWeb database:
  5. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 336B, line #24, dwelling #315, family #315.
  6. 1880 census, Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T9-307, ED 174, page 297C, line #12, dwelling #78, family #79.
  7. Randolph County, Indiana obituary transcripts; USGenWeb Archives:
  8. Indiana Marriage Records Index 1845-1920;; pg 34.
  9. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920;
  11. 1920 census, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana; roll T625-440, ED 76, page 4B, line #89, dwelling #105, family #107.
  12. Obituary of John Leonard Hinshaw.

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