Della Hinshaw

                                        ┌── Jesse Hinshaw
                                        │    1824-1901 
                 ┌── Ezra Ira Hinshaw ──┤
                 │    1846-1877         │
                 │                      └── Julia Hadley
                 │                           1824-1892 
Della Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1874          │
D: 1918          │
                 └── Glaphrey Goodman
M: Arthur Pete

Della Hinshaw     [ID 01366] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 7 1874, Iowa.1,2,3  

She married Arthur Pete, Sep 18 1907.2,4  


Nellie May Pete.
Stanley Pete.

Della Hinshaw died Sep 30 19182 [Oct 2 19196], Leavenworth, Washington6.  

Della died in an accident when she was working as a telegraph operator for the railroad.  She was accustomed to going to lunch on the other side of the tracks.  One day she crawled under a parked railroad car in order to get to the other side of the tracks.  The cars suddenly started to move, jostled together, and severed her legs, killing her.7  

Della's obituary was published in the "Enterprise Record Chieftain" on Thursday, October 17, 1918, as follows:8


Mrs. J.S. Wagner has received a letter from her sister, Mrs. Glaphrey Shelley of Cornelius, Ore., telling of the death of her daughter, Mrs. Delia Peat, wife of Arthur Peat, at Leavenworth, Wash., Oct. 2.  Mrs. Shelley has been to Enterprise many times and is remembered by friends of the family.  She wrote: "She started to her home a little before midnight and as the trainmen had told her it would be safe to cross the tracks, she darted across them, as it was a nearer route home.  As she crossed the last track, a train ran over her and she lived only two hours.  They brought her here for burial.  Her husband and children are here and expect to stay this winter.  Her boy is 10 years old and the girl is 8.  They are nice quiet children and I am glad to have them and their father".  Milas, Virgil and Louie came to he funeral.  Milas' wife and little girl came, also Louie brought two children.  The three named are the other children of Mrs. Shelley.  Louie is the wife of Ernest Taylor, who has also been in Enterprise.  Milas and Virgil Hinshaw are sons of Mrs. Shelley by a former marriage and both are prominent in the prohibition party, the latter having been state chairman for some years.


  1. The old family bible of Chester Edward Hinshaw, containing family lineage information recorded by Rosina Harriet Hinshaw, contributed by Marion Hinshaw and Heather Hinshaw-Tomas.
  2. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  3. 1900 census, Black Hawk Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; roll T623-439, ED 41, page 3A, line #46, dwelling #63, family #64.
  4. Contribution from Thomas V. Hinshaw citing: Harvey Loy Hinshaw.
  5. Contribution from Thomas V. Hinshaw.
  6. Posting Aug 28 2000 by Dixie Richardson () to HINSHAW-L, citing: obituary of Della Pete.
  7. Contribution from Thomas V. Hinshaw citing: Horton Corwin Hinshaw.
  8. Contribution from Dixie Richardson ().

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