┌── Uriah Hinshaw
┌── David Hinshaw ────────┤
│ 1818-1870 │
│ └── Mary Elizabeth Lewis
William Ezra Hinshaw ─────────────┤
B: 1855 │ ┌── Henry Lewis
D: 1943 │ │
└── Elizabeth Ann Lewis ──┤
└── Kesiah (Kezia) Perkins
M: Ruth Samantha "Mantie" Janeway
├── Sylvester E. Hinshaw (1876-1955) 1,2,3,4
├── Orelia P. Hinshaw (1878-1957) 1,2,3,5,6,7
├── Corild Hinshaw (1880-1883) 2
├── Gertrude A. Hinshaw (1883-?) 1,2
├── Jesse A. Hinshaw (1886-c1890) 1,2
├── Ruby Hinshaw (1888-1888) 2
├── Ross Louis Hinshaw (1890-1925) 2
├── Cyrus Taylor Hinshaw (1893-1969) 2,8
├── Ernest Enoch Hinshaw (1895-1978) 2,8
└── Ruth E. Hinshaw (1898-) 2,8,9
M: Georgia Logan
M: Mitilda -
William Ezra Hinshaw [ID 01392]
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William Ezra Hinshaw1,10,11,12 [Ezra Hinshaw2,5].
Born Mar 5 1855, Lynn Grove MM, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa.1,2,3,8,10,12,13
He married Ruth Samantha "Mantie" Janeway, Oct 16 1875, Missouri.1,2,5,11,12,14 Ruth, daughter of Enoch Janeway & Phebe Hockett, was born Feb 26 1860, Iowa.2,3,8,9,14
Samantha's maternal grandmother was Ruth (Sopher) Hockett who had married Ezra's uncle Evan Hinshaw.2
Because Samantha's father, Enoch Janeway, would not agree to the marriage, they travelled to Missouri to marry.14
William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 15 1880), living with an unidentified Francis & Almira Mitchell in Grant Township, Hardin County, Iowa:3
Mitchell, Francis M., age 34, born in Ohio; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; farmer.
Mitchell, Almira L. [initial unclear], wife, age 33, born in Indiana; parents born in Ohio; keeping house.
Mitchell, James A., son, age 10, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Mitchell, Maggie A., daughter, age 8, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, William E., age 25, born in Iowa; parents born in Tennessee; farmer; can read, cannot write.
Hinshaw, Ruth S., wife, age 20, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Phoeba O.
[initial unclear], daughter, age 1, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa.
William Ezra and family at some point moved to Lubbock, Texas.15
In a letter dated July 7th 1886, a Wilda Janeway said "Mantie had four children (that is Uncle Enoch's daughter)". ... "She and her husband have gone back to Iowa They don't like Texas".16
The following article was published in the "Kellogg Enterprise" (Kellogg, Iowa) on December 21, 1888:17
At Center MM (Iowa) on 6-15-1889, W. E. Hinshaw, wife Ruth and children Sylvester E., Orelia P., Gertrude A., & Jesse A. were received on a certificate from Estacado MM, Texas.1
At Center MM (Iowa) on 4-20-1910, W. E. Hinshaw was dropped from membership.1
On Oct 23 1908 the following letter from William Ezra Hinshaw was published in "The Avalanche" newspaper of Lubbock, Texas:18
Boaz, New Mexico, Oct. 16, 08. To The Avalanche:
As some of my friends ask me to write them about the country, I take the opportunity of telling them through the Avalanche.
I will say to one and all I am well please with the country. I landed here the first Sunday in April and had to build fence and break my land. I have 60 acres of crop; corn, maize, kaffir corn, sorghum, watermelons etc; have sold more stuff for cash than any year I lived in Lubbock county and have 80 acres broke for crop next year. I found plenty of water at a depth of 110 feet some get water near us at 40 feet. There is plenty of fine land subject to homestead near town. I raised watermelons that weighed 60 pounds. Some corn crops on second year land is estimated at 50 bushels per acre.
W. E. HINSHAW
William and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 11-12 1910), Chaves County, New Mexico:8
Hinshaw, William E., head-of-household, age 55, born in Iowa; parents born in Tennessee; first marriage, married 35 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (free).
Hinshaw, Ruth S., wife, age 50, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother's birthplace unknown; first marriage, married 35 years; 10 children, 6 living.
Living nearby in 1910 was an unidentified widow Elizabeth Hinshaw (age 77, born in North Carolina), living with her nephew, Henry W. Colvard.19
It appears that William and Ruth were separated or divorced. William apparently remarried sometime before 1920. Ruth and daughter were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 16 1930), Chaves County, New Mexico:9
Hinshaw, Ruth S., head-of-household, age 70, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; widow; owned home ($800 value); no radio in home; occupation: none.
Hinshaw, Ruth E.Ruth died Apr 7 1935, Chaves County, New Mexico; age 76.20
, daughter, age 31, born in Texas; parents born in Iowa; single; occupation: none.
He then married Georgia Logan.21 Georgia was born about 1865, Illinois.21 Georgia had apparently been previously married, and had at least two sons.21
William was shown in the 1920 census, with a new wife and step children, living in Lubbock County, Texas:21
Hinshaw, W. E., head-of-household, age 64, born in Iowa; parents born in Tennessee; owned home (mortgaged); occupation: farmer.
Hinshaw, Georgia [unclear], wife, age 55, born in Illinois; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Logan, Anna, niece, age 8, born in Iowa; father born in Nebraska; mother born in Kansas; attended school.
Logan, Claire E., step son, age 14, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa; attended school.
Logan, Clyde, step son, age 13, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa; attended school.
He then married Mitilda -.22 Mitilda was born about 1853, Illinois.22
William was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 18 1930), apparently remarried again and living in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri:22
Wass, C.J., head-of-household, age 53, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; first married at age 35; rented home ($10 rent); no radio in home; occupation laborer, plumbing co.; Spanish War veteran.
Wass, Unity, wife, age 43, born in Missouri; parents born in Illinois; first married at age 25.
Wass, Abbie, daughter, age 17, born in Oklahoma; father born in Ohio; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Wass, Junita, daughter, age 13, born in Oklahoma; father born in Ohio; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Wass, Charles, son, age 9, born in Oklahoma; father born in Ohio; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Wass, Maxine, daughter, age 4 years 4 months, born in Oklahoma; father born in Ohio; mother born in Missouri.
Henshaw, W. E., step father, age 75, born in Iowa; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 20; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Mitilda, wife, age 77, born in Illinois; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in Tennessee; first married at age 13.
In 1943 William was a widower and retired farmer living in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.13
William Ezra Hinshaw died Nov 11 1943, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; age 88.12,13 Medical: William died due to injuries received in an auto accident Nov 9 1943.13
Photo: William Ezra Hinshaw death certificate
- "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to [Iowa] Quaker Meeting Records",
a microfiche in the LDS Family History Library.
- "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph;
LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
- 1880 census index, Grant Township, Hardin County, Iowa; roll T9-0343, ED 126, page 489A, line #4, dwelling #113, family #114.
- RootsWeb California Death Index:
- "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to Quaker Meeting Records" (Swathmore
College Index Card Collection); California Quaker Meetings; (Ramona MM);
microfilm number 0002149 in the LDS Family History Library.
- RootsWeb California Death Records database:
- VitalSearch California Death Index 1940-2000:
- 1910 census, Kenna Precinct, Chaves County, New Mexico; roll T624-913, ED 31, page 198B, line #74, dwelling #261, family #261.
- 1930 census, Lake Arthur Precinct, Chaves County, New Mexico; roll T626-1393, ED 18, page 3B, line #77, dwelling #54, family #58.
- The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS)
International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Iowa.
- Family group sheets from Annette L. Schmidt ()
- Contribution from Claudia Wormley Wilson () citing:
records of Raymond Earl Wormley (1920-1997), probably information from his aunt Zola Alice Trout Cleverley.
- Death certificate of William E. Henshaw;
State of Arizona, Department of Health Services: http://genealogy.az.gov.
- Contribution from Cynthia Braze () citing
Letter from D.F. Janeway dated January 27, 1877.
- Contribution from Christine Haw () citing:
an unpublished Phenix family history.
- Contribution from Cynthia Braze () citing
Letter from Wilda Janeway dated July 7, 1886.
- "Kellogg Enterprise", Dec 21 1888; http://www.ancestry.com.
- "The Avalanche" (Lubbock, Texas), Oct 23 1908, page 3; posted Jul 20 2004 by Betsy () to TXLUBBOC-L.
- 1910 census, Kenna Precinct, Chaves County, New Mexico; roll T624-913, ED 31, page 196B, line #61, dwelling #193, family #193.
- New Mexico Deaths, 1899-1940; USGenWeb Archives:
- 1920 census, Precinct 4, Lubbock County, Texas; roll T625-1829, ED 176, page 7A, line #26, dwelling #118, family #120.
- 1930 census, Springfield, North Campbell Township, Greene County, Missouri; roll T626-1189, ED 36, page 17A-17B, line #50, dwelling #418, family #418.
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