Bessie M. Hinshaw

                                        ┌── Edmund B. Hinshaw
                                        │    1815-1883 
                     ┌── Seth Hinshaw ──┤
                     │    1853-?        │
                     │                  └── Irena Hiatt
                     │                       1825-1871 
Bessie M. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1878              │                  ┌── Peter Owens
D: 1973              │                  │
                     └── Mary Owens ────┤
                          1858-?        │
                                        └── Rachel Davis
M: Wilber F. Grow

Bessie M. Hinshaw     [ID 01790] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 29 1878, Indiana.1,2,3,4  

She married Wilber F. Grow1,4,5 [Wilbur Grow1,5,6], Aug 3 18981,4,5.  Wilber, son of Samuel Grow & Martha Fields, was born Oct 31 1876.1,4,7  


Gerald Grow.
Ralph Grow.
Lawrence Grow.

Wilber died 1941, buried Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.4  

In 1973 Bessie was living in/near Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.2  

Bessie M. Hinshaw died Mar 25 1973, buried Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.2,4  

Bessie and Wilber are buried with their son, Ralph E. Grow (1902-).4,7  

Bessie's obituary appeared in a 1973 Indiana newspaper:8

BESSIE GROW Former Teacher at Stone Station Dead at 94

Mrs. Bessie Mae GROW, 94, 502 W. Adams St., died Sunday [25 March 1973] morning at Golden Rule Nursing Home in Gaston after a long illness.  

She was born near Winchester and moved to Muncie in 1947.  She was a teacher who began her career in 1895 at No. 4 school near Stone Station north of Winchester.  She was a member of Fountain Square United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, and she belonged to Fourth Division of Friends Memorial Church.  Her husband, Wilbur, died in 1941.  

She is survived by three sons, Gerald, Yorktown, Ralph, Muncie and Lawrence, Anderson; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Parson Mortuary with Rev.  Herman Surber and Rev. Harold Fredericks officiating.  Burial will be in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday or prior to services Tuesday.

Social Security information for Bessie M. Hinshaw: 305-24-7700


  1. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. 1880 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T9-307, ED 165, page 114A, line #1, dwelling #318, family #328.
  4. Contribution from Betty Creath () citing:
    Gravestone inscription, Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Indiana.
  5. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  6. Biographical sketch of Seth Hinshaw.
  7. Randolph County, Indiana Cemeteries; USGenWeb Archives:
  8. Obituary of Bessie (Hinshaw) Grow; contributed by Betty Creath ().

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