Edith Valentine Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── John Milton Hinshaw
                                                        │    1836-1863 
                           ┌── George Wallace Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1860-1918               │
                           │                            └── Rachel A. Gaskill
                           │                                c1839-1860 
Edith Valentine Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1894                    │
                           └── Amanda E. Steigelmeire
M: James Merton Looker

Edith Valentine Hinshaw     [ID 16264] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Edith Valentine Hinshaw1 [Valentine Hinshaw2,3].

Born Feb 14 1894, Iowa.1,2,3  

She married James Merton Looker, 1920, Iowa.1  James, son of James Jerome Looker & Anna R. Geist, was born Aug 13 1882, Victor, Iowa.1  James had been previously married to Nellie Goltz (divorced), by whom he had five children.1  

Edith and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 515 Pennsylvania Ave., Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa:4

Looker, James M, head-of-household, age 47, born in Indiana; parents born in United States; first married at age 21; rented home ($10.00 rent); no radio in home; occupation: laborer, cement co.; not a war veteran.
Looker, Edith, wife, age 36, born in Iowa; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 19; occupation: janitor, office building.
Looker, Edna Mae, daughter, age 5, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Iowa.
Looker, Eugene, son, age 4 years 3 months, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Iowa.
[.. plus one "lodger" and one "roomer" ..].

Edith and James divorced before Apr 13 1940.1,5  

Edith and children were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 13 1940), 2416 E. 36th St., Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa:5

Looker, Edith, head-of-household, age 46, born in Iowa; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; divorced; owned home ($700 value); occupation: seamstress, sewing project; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $630 wages in 1939.
Looker, May, daughter, age 15, born in Iowa; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Looker, Eugene, son, age 14, born in Iowa; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Cain, Rallie, lodger, age 43, born in Iowa; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; occupation: laborer, plumbing; worked 26 weeks in 1939; $450 wages in 1939.


  1. Ancestry Family Tree data "Char's Family Tree2" posted by "CHARLENE57113".
  2. 1900 census, Marshalltown, Marshall Township, Marshall County, Iowa; roll T623-447, ED 117, page 6A, line #39, dwelling #120, family #126.
  3. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll T624-419, ED 85, page 169A, line #13, dwelling #54, family #54.
  4. 1930 census, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll T626-676, ED 66, page 3A, line #8, dwelling #23, family #45.
  5. 1940 census, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll T627-1197, ED 100-136A, page 12B, line #79, household #230.

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