Susan May Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── Thomas Henshawc1770-1840 
                         ┌── Joseph P. Henshaw ───┤
                         │    1823-1893           │
                         │                        └── Elizabeth Field
                         │                            <1800-1860 
Susan May Hinshaw ───────┤
B: 1855                  │
D: 1929                  │
                         └── Matilda B. Nealles
M: Aurelius L. Armstrong

Susan May Hinshaw     [ID 13815] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Susan May Hinshaw1 [Susan Mary Hinshaw2, Susan Mary Henshaw3,4].

Born Jan 25 1855, Johnson County, Missouri.2,4,5  

She married Aurelius L. Armstrong, May 1 1878, Johnson County, Missouri.1,2,3  Aurelius, son of Andrew L. Armstrong & Sarah Ann Hancock, was born Aug 8 1854, Quincy, Hickory County, Missouri.1,2,5  


Atropa Leto Armstrong, born Oct 6 1888; died Jan 4 1975; married Charles Albert Rutherford. 1,2,5

A.L. Armstrong had received his education in the public schools of Clinton, Missouri and Kentucky University, Lexington, Kentucky.  After returning from college, Mr. Armstrong entered the employ of C. C. Williams, who conducted a drug store at Clinton, and for two years was thus employed.  He then entered the employ of Bolton and Davis, and two years later bought the interest of Mr. Davis in the drug store and the firm became Bolton & Armstrong.  This business arrangement continued for a period of five years when Mr. Armstrong sold his interest to his partner and in the fall of 1879 engaged in the drug business for himself, and was continuously engaged in that business in the town of Clinton to at least 1919.  His first drug store was on the south side of the square, and in 1890 he moved to the north side.1  

A.L. Armstrong was a Democrat and took an active part in his party organizations since boyhood.  He served two terms in the State Legislature, representing Henry County in the Forty-sixth General Assembly in 1910, and was re-elected, serving as a member of the Forty-seventh General Assembly.  He served as mayor of Clinton.  For a number of years he was a member of the Henry County Democratic Central Committee.1  

Susan and Aurelius were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 3 1920), Clinton, Henry County, Missouri:5

Armstrong, Aurelius, head-of-household, age 66, born in Missouri; father born in Illinois; mother born in Missouri; owned home; occupation: proprietor, drug store.
Armstrong, Susan, wife, age 64, born in Missouri; parents born in Virginia.
Armstrong, Sarah, mother, age 93, born in Missouri; parents born in Maryland; widow.
Rutherford, Charles A., son-in-law, age 35, born in Missouri; parents born in Virginia; occupation: conductor, railroad.
Rutherford, Atropa L., daughter, age 38, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Rutherford, Aletrice, granddaughter, age 7, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.

Aurelius died 1926, buried Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.2  

Susan May Hinshaw died Dec 26 1929, buried Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.2  


  1. "Armstrong Biographies, Henry County, Missouri"; USGenWeb Archives:
  2. Transcription, Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry Co, Missouri; USGenWeb.
  3. "Missouri, 1851-1900 Marriage Index".
  4. 1860 census transcription, Johnson County, Missouri; USGenWeb Archives;
    Warrensburg district, reel M653-626, page 911B (Aug 17 1860).
  5. 1920 census, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri; roll T625-921, ED 88, page 3B, line #57, dwelling #74, family #83.

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