William E. Hinshaw

                                             ┌── Jacob A. Hinshaw
                                             │    1778-1826 
                      ┌── Elijah Hinshaw ────┤
                      │    1815-1878         │
                      │                      └── Phebe Allen
                      │                           1789-1869 
William E. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1868               │                      ┌── Sarah Hinshaw
D: 1947               │                      │
                      └── Rebecca Larrance ──┤
                           1826-1903         │
                                             └── Peter Larrance
M: Dottie Turner

William E. Hinshaw     [ID 01228] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 22 18681,2,3,4,5,6 [Sep - 18697], Cherry Grove MM, Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana1,2,3,4,5,6.  

He married Dottie Turner2 [Dottie Dimple3,5,7], about 18922.  Dottie, daughter of W.M. + Hettie Turner, was born Apr 5 1872, Randolph County, Indiana.2,3,5,7  

At Cherry Grove MM (Randolph County, Indiana) on 2-9-1895, Dottie Hinshaw of Lynn mtg. was received in membership.2  

William and Dottie were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), Lynn, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:7

Hinshaw, William E., head-of-household, age 30, born Sep 1869 in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; married 8 years; occupation: hardware merch.; owned home (mortgaged).
Hinshaw, Dottie E., wife, age 28, born Apr 1872 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; married 8 years; occupation: clerk in hardware.

On Nov 8, 1910 William E. Hinshaw was elected as a Member of the Assembly, State of California.4  

At Cherry Grove MM on 1-10-1920, William & Dottie were granted a certificate to Bethel Friends Church, Long Beach, California.2  Note this certificate of removal was issue long after the family had apparently moved to California.  

William became mayor of the city of Signal Hill, California.5  

William and Dottie were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 17 1930), Signal Hill, Los Angeles County, California:5

Hinshaw, William E., head-of-household, age 61, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; first married at age 23; owned home ($15,000 value); radio in home; occupation: Mayor, Signal Hill; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Dottie D., wife, age 58, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 20.

In 1939 William was still mayor of Signal Hill, California, residing at 2150 Cherry Ave., Signal Hill.8  

William E. Hinshaw died Mar 8 1947, Orange County, California; age 78 years.3  

Dottie died Nov 12 1951, Los Angeles County, California; age 79 years.3  


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  2. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 2, 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.
  3. RootsWeb California Death Records database:
  4. "California State Roster, 1911 Government and Military records"; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1930 census, Signal Hill, Los Angeles County, California; roll T626-175, ED 1508, page 14A, line #46, dwelling #357, family #379.
  6. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  7. 1900 census, Lynn, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T623-399, ED 129, page 11A, line #42, dwelling #261, family #263.
  8. "Long Beach Independent" (Long Beach, California), Apr 17 1939; http://www.ancestry.com.

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