Joseph Henry Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── Solomon Hinshaw
                                                  │    1841-1929 
                        ┌── John Luther Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1874-?               │
                        │                         └── Elizabeth J. Beals
                        │                              1849-1928 
Joseph Henry Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1908                 │                         ┌── Caleb Clark
D: 1976                 │                         │
                        └── Luzena E. Clark ──────┤
                             1878-?               │
                                                  └── Rhoda S. (Clark)
M: Vera Ellen Frary

Joseph Henry Hinshaw     [ID 01786] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Joseph Henry Hinshaw1,2 [Joe Henry Hinshaw3].

Born Mar 29 1908, Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2,3,4  

Joseph lived in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.2  

He married Vera Ellen Frary, Sep 3 1937, Madison County, Indiana.3  (Marriage license dated Aug 26 1937, Hamilton County, Indiana).3  

Vera, daughter of Marion Augustus Frary & Lois Jane Sharp, was born Dec 20 1912, Monticello, White County, Indiana.2,3,5,6  

Joe and Vera were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 10 1940), 1715 Terrace, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana:7

Hinshaw, Joe, head-of-household, age 31, born in Indiana; completed 1 year of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana; rented home ($20/month rent); occupation: polisher, jewelry making; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1800 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Vera, wife, age 27, born in Indiana; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.

Joe and Vera were shown in the 1952 city directory of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana:8

Hinshaw Jos H (Vera E) plshr h3655 N Tacoma av

In 1969 a Vera E. Hinshaw (believed to be this Vera Ellen Frary Hinshaw) painted an oil-on-canvas titled "Maine Beside the Water".9  It is not known if Vera painted extensively or not, or what other artworks she created, or how widely-known she was.  

Joseph Henry Hinshaw died Jan - 1976, buried Section 7, Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.2,10  

Joe's obituary was published in the "Indianapolis Star" (Indianapolis, Indiana) on Monday-Tuesday, February 2-3, 1976.11  

In 1980 Vera was living at 1707 E. 73rd St., Indianapolis, Indiana.5  

Vera died Sep 25 1998, Cambridge Health Care, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; age 86.2,6,12

(photo)Photo: Joseph Henry Hinshaw & Vera Ellen Frary marriage license Hamilton County, Indiana 3

(photo)Photo: Joseph Henry Hinshaw & Vera Ellen Frary marriage license application Hamilton County, Indiana 3

(photo)Photo: Vera Ellen Frary 1931 yearbook photo, New Castle High School, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana 13

(photo)Photo: Joseph Henry Hinshaw & Vera Ellen Frary gravestone Summit Lawn Cemetery 10,12

Social Security information for Joseph Henry Hinshaw: 305-01-1860

Social Security information for Vera Ellen Frary: 305-05-7412


  1. "Chronology of the Beals family" by Thomas J. Beals, microfiche #6048746 in the LDS Family History Library.
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001;
  4. 1920 census, Liberty Township, Stoddard County, Missouri; roll T625-964, ED 211, page 10A, line #32, dwelling #233, family #238.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1;
  6. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011;
  7. 1940 census, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; roll T627-1129, ED 96-279, page 1A, line #1, household #3.
  8. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995;
  13. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012;

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