Mary Jane Hinshaw

                                              ┌── Absalom Hinshaw
                                              │    1819-1900 
                       ┌── Iram Hinshaw ──────┤
                       │    1842-1914         │
                       │                      └── Mary Jane McKinnister
                       │                              ?-1845 
Mary Jane Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1864                │                      ┌── Robert Lettus Hooper Jones
D: 1942                │                      │
                       └── Melvina T. Jones ──┤
                           c1834-?            │
                                              └── Jane Jennie Crawford
M: William Ezra Hoopes

Mary Jane Hinshaw     [ID 01193] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 31 18641,2 [Aug 31 18633,4,5,6], Washington Township, Randolph Coounty, Indiana1,2.  

She married William Ezra Hoopes7,8, Dec 12 18837,8 [Dec 13 18832,3,4,5], Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana7,8.  William, son of Edwin A. Hoopes & Anna Baker, was born Nov 29 1858, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4  


Harry Hoopes, born Nov 29 1884, died Dec 6 1884.
Caroline G. Hoopes, born Apr 14 1886.
Edwin A. Hoopes, born Jul/Jan 12 1888, died Oct 14 1918.
Anna Margaret Hoopes, born May 16 1890, died Jul 23 1965. 4
Joshua G. Hoopes, born Feb 10 1894, died 1929.
Elizabeth J. Hoopes, born Aug 16 1897, died Aug 25 1897.
Ellsworth Hoopes, born Dec 10 1901.
Union H. Hoopes, born 1904, died 1920.

Mary and William settled in Wayne County, Indiana, then in August of 1885 they moved east to a farm in Edgemont, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.2  

William died Jan 17 1937, Edgemont, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.3,4  

Mary Jane Hinshaw died Jul 3 1942, Longwood Gardens/Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania; buried Cumberland Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.3,4,5,9  

Mary's obituary was published as follows [newspaper name and date unknown]:9

Mrs William E. Hoopes

Mary J., widow of William E. Hoopes, passed away on Friday morning at her home at Hamorton in the 79th year of her age.  She had been ill during the past week.  

Mrs. Hoopes was born in Indiana, her parents dying when she was quite young.  Her married life was spent at Gradyville, Deleware county.  Her husband died five years ago, since which time she had made her home with a daughter at Hamorton.  

She was a member of the Society of Friends.  

She is survived by three children: Caroline, wife of Walter Urey, Edgemont; Annie, wife of Walter Uhde, Hamorton, and Ellsworth, of Edgewood Arsenal, Md.  There are [... end of clipping]

Another obituary was published as follows [newspaper name and date unknown]:9

HOOPES- In Hamorton, Pa, on the 6th-day, 7th-mo. 3rd, Mary J. (nee Hinshaw), wife of late William E. Hoopes, formerly of Gradyville, in his [sic - her] 79th year.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services on 3rd-day, 7th-mo 7th, at 2 o'clock, at the Rigby Funeral Home, Baltimore Ave. and Jackson St., Media.  Interment in Cumberland Cemetary.  Friends may call Monday evening.


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  2. Smedley, Samuel Lightfoot. "Genealogy of the Smedley Family"; Wickersham Printing Company, 1901.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  4. "Dale Jones Genealogical Database",
  5. Ray Maris database:
  6. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 442B, line #24, dwelling #75, family #75.
  7. "Index to Marriage Records, Wayne County, Indiana 1860-1920 Volume II",
    Indiana Work Projects Administration, 1941; book C-O, pg 61.
  8. Wayne County, Indiana Marriage Licence Database:
  9. Contribution from Sheila Prior ().

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