Gertrude L. Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Thomas J. Hinshaw
                                                 │    1822-1896 
                       ┌── Jesse Mills Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1849-?               │
                       │                         └── Sarah Mills
                       │                              1826-1904 
Gertrude L. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1873                │                         ┌── John Jones
D: ?                   │                         │
                       └── Amanda Jane Jones ────┤
                            1852-1880            │
                                                 └── Sarah Overman
Gertrude L. Hinshaw     [ID 01197] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 23 18731,2 [Jul 23 18753,4], Indiana1,2 [Amboy, Miama County, Indiana3,4].  

At Pipe Creek MM on 6-1-1895, Gertrude was received on a letter from First Congregational Church, Amboy, Indiana.1  

Gertrude was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 8 1920), living with (or staying with) the family of sister Jessie, 1105 Boots Street, Marion, Grant County, Indiana:5

Hinshaw, Gertrude, sister-in-law, age 46 [unclear], born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; single; occupation: teacher, common school.

On Jun 9 1920 Gertrude L. Hinshaw was issued a U.S. passport.  She declared she was born July 23 1875 in Amboy, Indiana, and her father, Jesse M. Hinshaw was born in Randolph County, Indiana and was then residing in Culver, Indiana.  Gertrude declared she was then residing in Marion, Indiana, occupied as a public school teacher.  She declared she intended to depart, "from July 20 to 31", from the port of New York, intending to visit France and Great Britain for the purpose of "attend Worlds Conference of all Friends".  Where the pre-printed form stated "I do solemnly swear" Gertrude lined-through "swear", replacing it with "sincerely affirm".  She was recorded as age 45, 5' 3 1/2" tall, brown eyes, brown & gray hair, fair complexion, square face.3  

On Sep 6 1920 Gertrude arrived in the Port of New York (Ellis Island) on the ship S.S. Imperator, having departed from Southampton, England:4

Hinshaw, Gertrude L., age 45, born Jul 23 1875, Amboy, Ind.; single; residence: 1105 Boots Street, Marion, Ind.

(photo)Photo: Gertrude L. Hinshaw 1920 passport photo 3


  1. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 3, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  2. 1880 census, Amboy, Jackson Township, Miami County, Indiana; roll T9-299, ED 124, page 625A, line #7, dwelling #388, family #390.
  3. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925;
  4. Ellis Island Foundation manifest database:
  5. 1920 census, 4th Ward, Marion, Center Township, Grant County, Indiana; roll T625-434, ED 95, page 11A, line #39, dwelling #243, family #270.

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