Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw

                                                     ┌── James Clinton Hinshaw
                                                     │    1815-1857 
                            ┌── John David Hinshaw ──┤
                            │    1847-1926           │
                            │                        └── Martha Hunter
                            │                            c1813-?    
Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1889                     │                        ┌── M. Laufenburg
D: 1984                     │                        │
                            └── Ellen Laufenburg ────┤
                                 1851-1930           │
                                                     └── Merry Raap
M: John Samuel Burton
   ├── Elizabeth Elaine Burton (1912-1986) 1
   ├── Barbara Evelyn Burton (1914-1995) 1
   └── John Samuel Burton (1916-1969) 2,3,4

Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw     [ID 02017] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw5,6 [Harriet E. Hinshaw7,8].

Born Aug 21 1889, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.5,6,7,8  Hattie Elizabeth and brother George David were twins.1,7,8  

Hattie and George's birth was announced in the Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, California) on August 31, 1889:9,10

Born to Mr./Mrs. J.D. HINSHAW, Two Rock Valley, Aug. 21, 1889, twins, son/daughter.

Hattie was raised in Two Rock, California, on her parents' farm, where one of her chores was milking cows.11  Shown at right is Hattie at age 18 in Petaluma, California, 1907.  

She married John Samuel Burton1 [Samuel Burton4], Oct 26 19101, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California1.  John, son of Robert William Burton Sr. & Isabella Williams, was born Mar 28 1881, Vallejo, Solano County, California.2  John's father, Robert William Burton Sr., was from Boston, Lincolnshire, England and his mother, Isabella Williams, was from Stranraer, Scotland.1  

When Hattie was 29, three Los Angeles doctors told her she had a month to live.  Instead she survived.  She went north to Oregon and Washington, and slept on the banks of the Rogue River.  She ate raw fruits and vegetables and improved "with a little willpower and God's help."11  

Hattie and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), 235 Ralston St., San Francisco, California:4

Burton, Samuel, head-of-household, age 49, born in California; parents born in England; first married at age 29; owned home ($4750 value); occupation: weigher, fruit produce.
Burton, Hattie, wife, age 40, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; first married at age 20; occupation: strapper [unclear], paper box co.
Burton, Bessie, daughter, age 17, born in California; parents born in California.
Burton, Barbara, daughter, age 15, born in California; parents born in California; attended school.
Burton, Samuel Jr., son, age 13, born in California; parents born in California; attended school.

John died Jan 12 1935, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.1  

At age 62 Hattie retired.  Shortly thereafter she read a newspaper ad for a motorcycle for sale for $50.  The next evening, Hattie was the owner of a new motorcycle and could hardly wait until she could "get out and see the country."  She was often seen with her saddle bag packed with bait and a pole tied to the back of her motorcycle as she pulled off toward some fishing spot.11  

Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw died Jan 31 1984, Napa, California.6,12,13

(photo)Photo: Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw 14

(photo)Photo: Hattie - age 83 14

(photo)Photo: Hattie and her motorcycle 14


  1. Contribution from Richard Burton.
  2. Contribution from Richard Burton citing:
    John Samuel Burton's (Jr.) birth certificate.
  3. Contribution from Richard Burton citing:
    John Samuel Burton's (Jr.) birth certificate.
  4. 1930 census, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California; roll T626-198, ED 106, page 36A, line #30, dwelling #370, family #370.
  5. Contribution from Richard Burton citing:
    Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw's death certificate;
    John Samuel Burton's (Jr.) birth certificate.
  6. RootsWeb California Death Records database:
  7. 1900 census, Bloomfield Precinct, Sonoma County, California; roll T623-114, ED 155, page 21B, line #67, dwelling #459, family #467.
  8. 1910 census, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California; roll T624-109, ED 149, page 23A, line #28, dwelling #423, family #444.
  9. Posting Jun 26 2001 by Jeanne Taylor () to NORCAL-L.
  10. http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/42/4094.
  11. Contribution from John Charles Burton.
  12. Contribution from Richard Burton citing:
    Hattie Elizabeth Hinshaw's death certificate.
  13. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  14. Photo courtesy of Richard Burton.

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