William James Hinchey

                         ┌── Paul Chilrose Hinchey
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William James Hinchey ───┤
B: 1829                  │
D: 1893                  │
                         └── Mary Ann Doyle
                                        
M: Lucinda Jane Holloman
   ├── Allen Holloman Hinchey (1859-1934) 1,2
   ├── Paul P. Hinchey (1861-1941) 2
   ├── Robert E. Hinchey (1863-?) 2,3
   ├── William W. Hinchey (1865-1942) 2,3
   ├── Augustus Stephen Hinchey (1873-1964) 2,3
   └── Flora B. Hinchey (1875-?) 2,3

William James Hinchey     [ID 14959] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 5 1829, Dublin, Ireland.1,2,4,5,6  

He married Lucinda Jane Holloman, Aug 8 1857, Iron County, Missouri.7,8  (Aug 27 1857).9  Lucinda, daughter of Allan W. Holloman & Lucinda Smith Holmes, was born Jan 19 1836, St. Genevieve County, Missouri.3,10,11  (c1835).1  (c1840).2  

William and family were shown in the 1860 census, St. Louis, Missouri:1

Wm Hickey, age 30, born in Ireland; portrait painter; $100 personal property.
Lucinda J Hickey, age 25, born in Missouri.
Allen Hickey, age 1, born in Missouri.

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 12 1880), Arcadia, Iron County, Missouri:2

Hinchey, Wm J., age 50, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; portrait painter.
Hinchey, L. J., wife, age 40, born in Missouri; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; keeping house.
Hinchey, Allen, son, age 21, born in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; school teacher.
Hinchey, Paul P., son, age 18, born in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; works on farm.
Hinchey, Robert E., son, age 16, born in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; works on farm.
Hinchey, William W., son, age 14, born in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; works on farm.
Hinchey, Augustus, son, age 6, born in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri.
Hinchey, Flora B., daughter, age 4, born in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri.

William James Hinchey died Sep - 1893, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri; buried DeSoto City Cemetery, DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri.4,5,10  

Widow Lucinda and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 11 1900), Pratt [street], DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri:3

Hinchey, Lucinda, head-of-household, age 64, born Jany 1836 in Missouri; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; widow; 6 children, 6 living; owned home (mortgaged).
Hinchey, Emett, son, age 36, born July 1863 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; single; occupation: photographer.
Hinchey, William, son, age 34, born Jany 1866 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; single; occupation: clerk, R.R. office.
Hinchey, Gussie, son, age 26, born July 1873 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; single; occupation: photographer.
Hinchey, Flora, daughter, age 24, born Aug 1875 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri; single; occupation: retoucher, photograph.
Johnson, Mary E., servant, age 18, born Oct 1881 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; single; occupation: servant.

Lucinda died Jan 13 1915, Bismark, St. Francis County, Missouri; age 78y 11m 25d.10,11  

A biographical sketch of William James Hinchey was published by the Roughton Galleries in Dallas:5

William James Hinchey
(1829-1893)

Born in Dublin, Ireland, William Hinchey was the second son in a family of eight children.  He began painting and drawing as a boy, encouraged by his father, a superintendent of government buildings.  By the time he turned twelve, he had earned enough money painting portraits to pay half of his tuition at Trinity College.  He later attended Oxford and during the 1840s studied painting in Paris.  Accompanied by Bishop Lamy, Hinchey came to the United States in 1854 to assist in the restoration of Spanish missions in New Mexico and to paint pictures for new Catholic churches.  

Prevented by ill health from completing this work, in 1856, he established a studio in St. Louis, where he was befriended by the painters Manuel de Franco and George Caleb Gingham and became a successful portraitist.  In 1857 he taught art and French at a girls' school in Arcadia Valley, Missouri, while continuing to maintain his St. Louis studio.  In 1862 Hinchey went to Washington, D.C., where he painted portraits of well-known statesmen, among them Ulysses S. Grant.  He also recorded Civil War battles and activities in forts and camps in Iron County, Missouri, and in St. Louis, publishing his sketches in Frank Leslie's Illustrated News and Harper's Weekly.  

Hinchey died in St. Louis after being thrown from a cable car.

William J. Hinchey was listed in "The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1564-1860, by George C. Groce and David H. Wallace (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1957).12

(photo)Photo: William James Hinchey Self portrait, c1859; Spanierman Gallery 13,14

(photo)Photo: William James Hinchey & Lucinda Jane Holloman marriage record Iron County, Missouri 8

(photo)Photo: Lucinda Jane Holloman death certificate St. Francis County, Missouri 11


Sources

  1. 1860 census, 10th Ward, St. Louis, Missouri; roll M653-654, page 754, line #35, dwelling #1206, family #1483.
  2. 1880 census, District 53, Arcadia, Iron County, Missouri; roll T9-0691, ED 53, page 543D, line #42, dwelling #169, family #174.
  3. 1900 census, DeSoto, Valle Township, Jefferson County, Missouri; roll T623-867, ED 62, page 12A, line #34, dwelling #239, family #248.
  4. LDS IGI, citing: member submission.
  5. Biographical sketch of William James Hinchey; The Roughton Galleries:
    http://www.crgalleries.com/hinchey.html.
  6. Jefferson County, Missouri Cemetery Inscriptions; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~mojeffer/dpl_cem_he.html.
  7. "Missouri, 1851-1900 Marriage Index".
  8. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Iron County, Missouri Marriage Books A and B, 1857-1873; USGenWeb:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo/iron/vitals/iron-all.txt.
  10. Jefferson County, Missouri Cemetery Inscriptions; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~mojeffer/desotocity.html.
  11. Death certificate for Lucinda Jane Hinchey; Missouri State Archives:
    http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1915/1915_00002268.PDF.
  12. Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI); http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. http://www.artnet.com/ag/fineartthumbnails.asp?aid=8280.
  14. http://www.spanierman.com/artists/h/hinchey960027.htm.


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