┌── Benjamin Hinshaw │ 1803-1840 ┌── Isaac M. Hinshaw ──────────┤ │ 1831-1912 │ │ └── Mary E. Larrence │ 1800-1851 Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1861 │ ┌── John Long Hadley D: 1907 │ │ └── Elizabeth Matilda Hadley ──┤ 1837-1914 │ └── Elizabeth Bray M: Ida Ruth Dingman ├── Amy Laura Hinshaw (1887-1974) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Cora M. Hinshaw (1889-1985) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Eldon Elsworth Hinshaw (1891-1991) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Wilma Ella Hinshaw (1893-1991) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Anna Ida Hinshaw (1895-1976) 1,2,3,4,5 M: Almeda Baker ├── Meda W. Hinshaw (1901-1901) 6,7 M: Hattie M. Gunn └── Kenneth Elmer Gunn Hinshaw (1906-1990) 1,8
|Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw [ID 00196]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw9,10 [Elmer B. Hinshaw11].
Born Aug 17 1861, Morgan County, Indiana.3,9,10,11,12
Elmer was named after a Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union Army officer killed in the War Between the States. Colonel Ellsworth, who had worked in Abraham Lincoln's Illinois law office was shot while removing a Confederate flag from a rooftop in Alexandria, Va. in May 1861.1
He married Ida Ruth Dingman9,10,13 [Ida Ruth Dingmon1], Oct 31 18869,10,13. Ida, daughter of John I. Dingmon & Laura Sewell, was born Jun 19 1867, Washington County, Oregon.1,2,12,13
Elmer and Ida were shown in the 1887 territorial census (Jun 25 1887), Klickitat County, Washington:14
Ida died 1896, at her home, near Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington; buried Mt. View Cemetery, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington.1,2,12
He then married Almeda Baker.3,6,7 Almeda was born Dec - 1863, Canada.3
Elmer and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 21 1900), Klickitat County, Washington:3
Almeda died Jan 25 1901, buried Mt. View Cemetery, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington.12
He then married Hattie M. Gunn2,6 [Mary Harriet Gunn8, Harriet Tebbs1], Feb 17 19032,6. Hattie, daughter of Peter Gunn & Carrie Fraser, was born Wine Harbor, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada.2 Hattie had been previously married to a -- Tebbs.1,6
Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw died Oct 31 1907, buried Mt. View Cemetery, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington.9,12,13
Elmer's funeral was held in Goldendale, Washington, with the following funeral card offered:15
The Funeral of the Late
Elmer E. Hinshaw
Will be held from the
M. E. Church,
Sunday, November 3, 1907,
at 11 A.M.
Friends of Family Invited
Elmer's children were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), Broadway Street, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington:4
Widow Hattie and son Kenneth were shown in the 1920 census, Goldendale Township, Klickitat County, Washington:16
The following article appeared in "History of Klickitat County", edited by Pete May, published 1982 by the Kickitat County Historical Society:1
Members of the Elmer Hinshaw family continue to be associated with Goldendale. Two daughters, Cora (Mrs. William Richardson) and Wilma (Mrs. Martin Spalding) reside in Goldendale. A son, Eldon Hinshaw, who once farmed his father's property south of Goldendale, now lives in Seattle. Two other children, Amy (Mrs. Fred Bridgefarmer) and Ann (Mrs. Walter Hamilton) died within the last decade. Two of the Elmer Hinshaw children - Amy and Cora - were school teachers during first decade of this century. Another daughter, Wilma, served for many years as clerk of the Klickltat County Superior Court.
The mother of these five Hinshaw children was Ida Ruth Dingmon, herself a county pioneer who came to Goldendale in 1871 from Oregon. Her father, John I. Dingmon, served in the Union Army from Michigan and crossed the plains in the l860s by covered wagon. His wife, Laura (Sewell) was the daughter of Henry Sewell who came to Oregon in 1843 from Alabama with the first wagon train to reach the Willamette Valley.
Elmer Hinshaw's youngest son, Kenneth, lives in retirement in the Pine Forest community northwest of Goldendale on the farm developed by his maternal grandfather, Peter Gunn, who came to Klickitat county from Nova Scotia. Kenneth Hinshaw's mother, the late Harriet Tebbs, married Elmer Hinshaw in 1903, seven years after the death of his first wife, Ida.
The following biography appeared in "An Illustrated History of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties", Interstate Publishing Co., Chicago, IL., 1904:17
ELMER E. HINSHAW. There are comparatively few citizens of Klickitat county who have been engaged in agricultural pursuits in this section and otherwise identified with its history during the past twenty-seven years. Among those pioneer farmers and present-day- successful men is he whose sketch is herewith presented. He resides three miles south of Goldendale. A native of Morgan county, Indiana, he was born August 19, 1861, to the marriage of Isaac and Elizabeth (Hadley) Hinshaw. They were of Southern birth, the father born in North Carolina April 15, 1831, the mother in the same state February 8, 1837. When Elmer B. [sic] was five years old he was taken to Kansas, where the family resided nine years. Then they went to California. In 1877 they came north to the rapidly developing Columbia river basin and took up their home in Klickitat county, which was then very sparsely settled and principally in the hands of stockmen. In Kansas, California and Washington our subject received the greater part of his education, attending the public schools of the various localities in which he lived during boyhood. He remained at home upon the farm until he reached his majority, then filed on a claim near Dot. There he farmed and raised stock for seven years, or until 1889, when he sold that property and invested in railroad land, purchasing a quarter section of forfeited land for $1.25 an acre. This purchase, together with one hundred and sixty acres since acquired, comprises his present farm, which he has brought to a high state of cultivation.
On the 13th of October, 1886, Mr. Hinshaw married Miss Ida R. Dingmon, a native of Washington county, Oregon, born June 19, 1867. Her father is of Canadian birth and English parentage. He removed from Canada to Michigan in 1860, served with distinction in the Civil war, and afterwards came to the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Dingmon is now a resident of Klickitat county, to which he came in 1871. Mrs. Laura (Sewell) Dingmon was also a native of Oregon, born in Washington county, the daughter of parents who were among Oregon's earliest pioneers; she died in 1896 at her home near Goldendale. Mrs. Hinshaw received the most of her school training in Klickitat county. At the age of twenty she was married to Mr. Hinshaw. She passed to the world beyond in 1896, mourned by all who knew her, for in her they recognized a woman of exceptional worth. Five children survived, whose names and birthdays are as follows; Amy, August 14, 1887; Cora, January 31, 1889; Eldon B. [sic], April 25, 1891; Wilma, June 14, 1893, and Anna, November 1 1895; all are natives of Klickitat county.
Mr. Hinshaw was again married, February 17, 1903, Miss Hattie M. Gunn then becoming his bride. Her parents, Peter and Carrie (Fraser) Gunn, were born in Nova Scotia and both of Scotch descent. Hattie, the daughter, was born at Wine Harbor, Guysborough county, Nova Scotia. The family became residents of California in 1870, and eight years later came to Klickitat county, the year of the Indian outbreak in Oregon. Mr. Gunn is still one of the county's prosperous farmers. Mrs. Gunn's death occurred May 26, 1904. When seventeen years of age Miss Gunn, now Mrs. Hinshaw, commenced teaching school, and for sixteen years, including six years in the public schools of Goldendale. she was engaged in that high vocation, attaining commendable success. With the exception of one year, spent in King county, she taught in the Klickitat schools. To better fit herself for this work, she entered Willamette University, from which institution she received her degree June 14, 1892. She served two years on the board of county examiners. Mrs. Hinshaw also possesses marked ability as a painter and has spent considerable time studying under an excellent teacher. Much of her best work is to be found in her own home. Mr. and Mrs. Hinshaw have gathered around them a wide circle of loyal friends and acquaintances and enjoy the highest esteem of all. By thrift and good judgment Mr. Hinshaw has transformed his land into one of the best appointed and most substantial farms in the valley.
Photo: Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw 18
Photo: Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw, in Seattle, 1925 18
Photo: Ida Ruth Dingman, in Goldendale, Washington 18
Photo: Family of Isaac Hinshaw
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