John M. Hinshaw

                                          ┌── William H. Hinshawc1831-1896 
                   ┌── Clark E. Hinshaw ──┤
                   │    1853-1923         │
                   │                      └── Manervey Horrell
                   │                           1833-1921 
John M. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1903            │
D: 1968            │
                   └── Nora E. Medlock
M: Priscilla Hamer

John M. Hinshaw     [ID 02359] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 14 1903, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5  

He married Priscilla Hamer, Jan 19 1929.5,6  Priscilla, daughter of Albert Hamer & Alma Palmer, was born May 24 1908, Lawrence County, Indiana.2,5,6  

John and Priscilla were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 610 Oak Street, Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana:5

Henshaw, John, head-of-household, age 26, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 25; rented home ($18.00 rent); no radio in home; occupation: manager, public utility co.
Henshaw, Priscilla, wife, age 21, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 20.
Hamer, Alma, mother-in-law, age 53, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; widow.

In 1968 John was still living in/near Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana.1  

John M. Hinshaw died Jun 1 1968, buried Hamer Cemetery, Spring Mill Village, Lawrence County, Indiana.1,2  

After John died, Priscilla remarried on Jan 1 1975 to Chester Knight.6  

Priscilla died Jul 31 2000, Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana; buried Hamer Cemetery, Spring Mill State Park, Lawrence County, Indiana.2,6  

Priscilla's obituary appeared as follows:6

Priscilla Hinshaw Knight
May 24, 1908-July 31, 2000
MITCHELL -- Priscilla Hinshaw Knight, 92, Mitchell, died at 3:50 p.m. Monday at Wedgewood Healthcare Center in Clarksville.  Born in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Albert and Alma (Palmer) Hamer.  She married John M. Hinshaw on Jan. 19, 1929, and he died June 4, 1968.  She married Chester Knight on Jan. 1, 1975, and he died Sept. 15, 1994.  She was the great-granddaughter of Hugh Hamer, founder of a village near Mitchell which is now Spring Mill State Park.  She was a former shoe store clerk, receptionist in a physician's office in Batesville and retired secretary for the City of Mitchell.  She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Mitchell Associate chapter of Tri Kappa, Farm Bureau and an associate member of Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association.  Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Meyer, Clarksville; two stepsons: Charles B. Knight of Oakland City and James G. Knight of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one great-grandson and 10 step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: John and Frank Hamer; and one sister, Georgia Wilcox.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home, Mitchell, with the Revs. Jack Shake and Bill Sweigart officiating.  Burial will be in Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be: Jeff Meyer, Patrick West, David West, Howard Wilcox, Charles B. Knight and Phil Padgett.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church Building Fund.

(photo)Photo: John M. Hinshaw & Priscilla Hamer gravestone Hamer Cemetery 2

Social Security information for John M. Hinshaw: 252-03-4169


  1. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. 1910 census, Mitchelltree Township, Martin County, Indiana; ED 119, page 114A, line #9, dwelling #293, family #293.
  4. 1920 census, Mitchelltree Township, Martin County, Indiana; roll T625-442, ED 147, page 2B, line #64, dwelling #37, family #37.
  5. 1930 census, Mitchell, Marion Township, Lawrence County, Indiana; roll T626-597, ED 5, page 6A, line #33, dwelling #146, family #151.
  6. Posting Aug 3 2000 by John D. McMullen () to GenConnect "Hamer Obituaries":

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