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Opal Irene Hinshaw

                                                    ┌── Jacob Allen Hinshaw
                                                    │    1826-1910 
                         ┌── Elwood Scott Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1866-1928             │
                         │                          └── Peninah Scott
                         │                               1829-1910 
Opal Irene Hinshaw ──────┤
B: 1898                  │                          ┌── William Mann
D: 1964                  │                          │
                         └── Sarah Samantha Mann ───┤
                              1865-1910             │
                                                    └── Mary E. Bailey
M: Herschel Edgar Thomas

Opal Irene Hinshaw     [ID 11764] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

    (Opal Irene Hinshaw)216    (Opal Irena Hinshaw)a

Born Jun 9 1898, Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana.a,b,c,d    (Jun 7 1898).216,e,f

She married Herschel Edgar Thomas, Dec 9 1916.e,216,c,d    Herschel, son of Edgar Jesse Thomas & Orena Ridgway, was born Sep 27 1893, Amboy, Miami County, Indiana.c,d,209,e,f

Children:e

Howard Francis Thomas, born Jul 15 1917, Indiana; died Feb 1982; married Glennis Crosbie [two daughters]. c,d,g
Eva Louise Thomas, born Oct 26 1921, Marion, Indiana; died Mar 2 1973, Golden Age Nursing Home, Marion, Grant County, Indiana; buried Friends Cemetery, Amboy, Indiana; married David William Clark, Nov 25 1943 (children: Jacqueline Carrie, Rebecca Jo, Joel Dane and Jan Rena Clark). d,f

On Jun 5 1917 Herschel Edgar Thomas, age 23, registered for the World War I draft in Miami County, Indiana.    He declared he was born Sept 27 1893 in Amboy, Indiana, and was then still residing in Amboy, married, with a dependent wife.    He claimed an exemption due to [..unclear..] "Friends Church".    He was recorded as tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair.h

Opal and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 14 1920), Harrison Township, Miami County, Indiana:c

Thomas, Herschel, head-of-household, age 25, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; rented home; occupation: carpenter, house.
Thomas, Opal, wife, age 22, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Thomas, Howard F., son, age 2 years 5 months, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.

Opal and Herschel were shown in the 1925 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal) electn Indiana Gen Serv Co h1924 S Gallatin
Herschel was shown in the 1927 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel h1924 S Gallatin
Opal and Herschel were shown in the 1929 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal) electn h2219 S Boots

Opal and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), 2219 South Boots Street, Marion, Grant County, Indiana:d
Thomas, Herschel E, head-of-household, age 36, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 24; rented home ($23 rent); radio in home; occupation: electrician, electric light co.; not a war veteran.
Thomas, Opal I, wife, age 31, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 19.
Thomas, Howard F., son, age 12, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Thomas, Eva L., daughter, age 8, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

Opal and Herschel were shown in the 1931 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal) formn Ind Genl Serv Co h2219 S Boots
Opal and family were shown in the 1935 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal) asst supt Ind Genl Serv Co h2312 S Washington
Thomas Howard F clk John I Groom r2312 S Washington
Opal and family were shown in the 1938 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas E Louise student r2312 S Washington
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) asst sub sta supt Ind Genl Service Co h2312 S Washington
Thomas Howard F officewkr Anaconda Wire & Cable Co r2312 S Washington

Opal and family were shown in the 1940 census (May 3 1940), 4302 Wigger Street, Marion, Grant County, Indiana:i
Thomas, Herschel E., head-of-household, age 46, born in Indiana; completed 2 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; owned home ($1200 value); occupation: construction foreman, electric utilities; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $2500 wages in 1939.
Thomas, Opal I., wife, age 42, born in Indiana; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town.
Thomas, Howard F., son, age 22, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; occupation: accountant, wire and cable factory; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $840 wages in 1939.
Thomas, Eva Louise, daughter, age 18, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; occupation: soda clerk, drug store; worked 12 weeks in 1939; $120 wages in 1939.

Opal and family were shown in the 1940 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Eva L clk r4302 Wigger
Thomas Herschel E (Opal) foremn IGSCo h4302 Wigger
Thomas Howard F clk AW&CCo r4302 Wigger
Opal and family were shown in the 1942 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas E Louise bkpr First Natl Bank r4302 S Wigger
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) foremn IGSCo h4302 S Wigger
Thomas Howard F (Glennis R) mach opr AW&CCo h1002 1/2 S Boots apt E
Opal and Herschel were shown in the 1945 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) formn IGSCo h4302 Wigger
Opal and family were shown in the 1948 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) foremn h4302 S Wigger
Thomas Howard F (Glennis R) carp O Dewey Smith h4123 S Wigger
Opal and family were shown in the 1950 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel supt I&ME Co r4302 Wigger
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) supt h4302 Wigger
Thomas Howard F (Glennis R) carp h4123 Wigger
Opal and family were shown in the 1955 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) h4302 Wigger
Thomas Howard F (Glennis) carp Victor Pherson h4123 Wigger
Opal and family were shown in the 1957 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) h4302 Wigger
Thomas Howard F (Glennis) carp Victor Pherson h4123 Wigger
Opal and family were shown in the 1958 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) h4302 Wigger
Thomas Howard F (Glennis) carp Victor Pherson h4123 Wigger
Opal and family were shown in the 1960 city directory of Marion, Grant County, Indiana:g
Thomas Herschel E (Opal I) h4302 Wigger
Thomas Howard F (Glennis R) constn wkr h4123 S Wigger

Opal Irene Hinshaw died Dec 24 1964, Marion, Grant County, Indiana; buried Friends Cemetery, Amboy, Miami County, Indiana.216,e,f

Opal's obituary was published in in the "Daily Chronicle" on Dec 24 1964, and in the "Marion Leader Tribune" on Dec 25 1964.j

Herschel died Jan 29 1973, Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; buried Friends Cemetery, Amboy, Miami County, Indiana.209,e,f

Herschel's obituary was published in in the "Marion Leader Tribune" and in the "Marion Chronicle" on Jan 30 1973.j

(photo)Photo: Opal Irene Hinshaw as a baby k

(photo)Photo: Opal Irene Hinshaw k

(photo)Photo: Herschel Edgar Thomas f

(photo)Photo: Opal Irene Hinshaw & Herschel Edgar Thomas gravestone Friends Cemetery, Amboy, Indiana f

(photo)Photo: Eva Louise Thomas Clark gravestone Friends Cemetery, Amboy, Indiana f

Social Security information for Herschel Edgar Thomas: 309-03-9968


SOURCES

209. "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

216. Hinshaw family notes and photos from Jim Lieland (); excerpted from "Hinshaw and Allied Families History" by Dota Claudius Brown

(a) U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994; http://www.ancestry.com.

(b) 1900 census, Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T623-399, ED 121, page 6B, line #59, dwelling #117, family #118.

(c) 1920 census, Harrison Township, Miami County, Indiana; roll T625-441, ED 139, page 6A, line #8, dwelling #116, family #119.

(d) 1930 census, 4th Ward, Marion, Center Township, Grant County, Indiana; roll T626-589, ED 12, page 6B, line #97, dwelling #159, family #167.

(e) Ancestry Family Tree data (several submitters).

(f) http://www.findagrave.com.

(g) U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.

(h) U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.

(i) 1940 census, 4th Ward, Marion, Center Township, Grant County, Indiana; roll T627-1047, ED 27-18, page 24A, line #2, household #513.

(j) Marion County Public Library (Marion County, Indiana) obituary database:
http://gen.marion.lib.in.us/search_form.asp.

(k) Photo courtesy of great-grandson Brian Campbell ().


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