Zimri Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Elias Hinshawc1786-c1840
                          ┌── Isaac G. Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1813-1873         │
                          │                      └── Sarah Williams
                          │                           1789-?    
Zimri Hinshaw ────────────┤
B: 1851                   │                      ┌── Elias Buell
D: 1918                   │                      │
                          └── Melissa Buell ─────┤
                               1831-1923         │
                                                 └── Sarah Hammond
M: Mahala Elizabeth Syron
   ├── William Ray Hinshaw (1875-1948) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Mittie M. Hinshaw (1877-?) 1,2,3,4,6,7
   ├── Jason P. Hinshaw (1880-1902) 2,7
   ├── Alta Hinshaw (1890-) 1,2,6,7
   └── Charles A. Hinshaw (1892-1984) 1,2,7,8,9

Zimri Hinshaw     [ID 02633] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 28 1851, Douglas, Polk County, Oregon.1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11  

He married Mahala Elizabeth Syron1,2,12,13 [May Syron2], Apr 2 18741,2,12,13, Ballston, Polk County, Oregon1,2,12,13.  Mahala, daughter of Peter Adolphus Syron & Mary Jane Franklin, was born Feb 22 1858, Red Prairie, Polk County, Oregon.2,4,8,9,13  

The following article was published in the "Morning Oregonian" ("The Daily Oregonian") [Portland, Oregon] on Monday, February 28, 1876:14

Z. Hinshaw, Esq, of Dallas, butchered a pig last week that weighed 630 pounds net.  It yielded 320 pounds of lard.

Zimri and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 11-12 1880), Douglas Township, Polk County, Oregon:4

Hinshaw, Zimri, age 29, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; farmer.
Hinshaw, Mahala, wife, age 22, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; keeping house.
Hinshaw, William R., son, age 4, born in Oregon; parents born in Oregon.
Hinshaw, Mittie M., daughter, age 2, born in Oregon; parents born in Oregon.
Hinshaw, Zenus, brother, age 20, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; laborer.
Hinshaw, Elias, brother, age 13, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Living next door in 1880 was Zimri's remarried mother and family;15 next door on the other side was the family of brother Tilman;16 one more house away was the family of brother Avery.17  

Zimri and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 16 1910), Falls City, Polk County, Oregon:8

Hinshaw, Zimri, head-of-household, age 59, born in Oregon; parents born in United States; first marriage, married 37 years; occupation: rancher; owned home (free).
Hinshaw, Mahaley, wife, age 52, born in Oregon; parents born in United States; first marriage, married 37 years; 5 children, 4 living; occupation: keeper, boarding house.
Hinshaw, Charley, son, age 18, born in Oregon; parents born in Oregon.

Zimri and family were doubly-enumerated in the 1910 census, being again shown in the 1910 census (May 16 1910), Rock Creek Precinct, Polk County, Oregon:9

Hinshaw, Zimri, head-of-household, age 59, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Iowa; first marriage, married 37 years; occupation: farmer, stock farm; rented farm.
Hinshaw, Mahala E. [or B. - unclear], wife, age 52, born in Oregon; father born in Iowa; mother born in Ohio; first marriage, married 37 years; 5 children, 4 living; occupation: keeper, boarding house.
Hinshaw, Charles A., son, age 17, born in Oregon; parents born in Oregon.

Zimri Hinshaw died Apr 3 1918, Dallas, Polk County, Oregon; buried IOOF Cemetery (Falls City Cemetery), Falls City, Polk County, Oregon.2,18,19  

After Zimri died, May remarried to Charles Otis "Charlie" Hamar, Aug 8 1921, Lincoln County, Oregon.2,13  

Mahala died Jul 8 1940, Rickreall, Polk County, Oregon; buried Falls City Cemetery, Falls City, Polk County, Oregon.2,13,20  

A biographical sketch of Zimri Hinshaw was published in "Portrait & Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley Oregon."  (Chapman Publishing Company, 1903. p. 1250):12

ZIM HINSHAW

On the banks of the Luckiamute, in one of the finest locations in Falls City, Zim Hinshaw has erected a modern residence which would be a credit to any city in the state.  Here he is enjoying a partial respite from a very strenuous life, although engaged in the real estate business, and in overlooking a variety of personal interests.  A native son of Oregon, he was born on the old claim on Mill creek, Douglas precinct, March 28, 1851, and his entire life has been spent in this county.  His father, Isaac, was born in the state of Ohio, removed therefrom to Indiana, and crossed the plains to Oregon in 1845.  His journey was accomplished with the time-honored ox-teams, and consumed the greater part of seven months.  Locating in Kings valley he took up a donation claim, but sold the squatter's right and came to Mill creek, near Sheridan, where he took up a claim of six hundred and forty acres.  In time he proved up on his land, cleared a considerable part, and died there in 1873, at the age of sixty-seven years.  He was a man of great force of character, and some peculiarities, one of which was a decided reluctance to owe any man.  He had a great memory, and was a well known politician, although he never went further than a general support of Democracy, steadfastly declining to hold office.  His father, Elias, was a farmer before him, and lived and died in the east.  Isaac was twice married, and was the father of fifteen children, three being born of the first union.  Of the twelve children in the last family, and born to Melissa (Buell) Hinshaw, Zim is the oldest.  Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Iowa, a daughter of Elias Buell, who crossed the plains in 1847, settling on Mill creek, Polk county.  He was a millwright by trade, and ran a saw and grist mill on Mill creek for many years.  In his youth Zim Hinshaw had but scant opportunity for acquiring an education, for the farm demanded the care of all of the children who were old enough to work on it.  He lived at home until 1883, and that summer bought a quarter interest in the mill, which he afterward conducted for seven years.  Then he sold and bought a farm of ninety-five acres two miles north of the old mill, where he farmed for about six years.  This venture proved a losing one, for he put much of his land in hops, and lost all that he had and five hundred dollars more.  In 1896 he took a homestead on the Siletz river in Polk county, and farmed on the one hundred and sixty acres until February, 1902.  He then sold his farm and came to Falls City, where he has since engaged in the real estate business.  In the meantime he has invested heavily in town and country property, and among other desirable possessions owns the Falls City Hotel, which he rents and the Falls City Saw Mill site, with its forty-foot falls, and horse-power of three hundred and fifty-six.  He also built a two-story building, in which is a barber shop on the lower floor and his own office on the upper, and he owns quite a number of town lots, and has built a jewelry store 16x30 feet, ground dimensions.  His efforts in the state of his birth have therefore been of the practical and substantial kind, and have resulted in large financial returns.  In Ballston, Polk county, Ore., Mr. Hinshaw married Mahala E. Syron, a native of the town, and daughter of Peter Syron.  Mr. Syron is one of the pioneer blacksmiths of that town, and came to Oregon in 1852.  Besides following his trade in Ballston he has overseen the management of a large farm near by, although his seventy-seven years entitle him to rest from active life at the present time.  Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hinshaw, of whom William is a stock and hay-raiser of Rock creek, Polk county; Mittie M. is the wife of A. G. Stewart, a stock-rancher of the vicinity of Gaston, Ore.; Peter was accidentally shot while out hunting, January 4, 1902, and his death resulted; Alta is living at home; and Charles also is living with his parents.  Mr. Hinshaw is independent in politics, and is at present a member of the city council.  He is fraternally identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Falls City; Sheridan Lodge No. 64, A. F. & A. M.; and Knights of the Maccabees of Falls City.  With his family, he is a member of the Baptist Church.


Sources

  1. Contribution from Lucille Bigelow ().
  2. Lee Gentemann database: http://www.open.org/leegent.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  4. 1880 census, Douglas Precinct, Polk County, Oregon; roll T9-1083, ED 103, page 453D, line #1, dwelling #91, family #92.
  5. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. William Ray Hinshaw obituary.
  7. Zimri Hinshaw biographical sketch.
  8. 1910 census, Falls City, Polk County, Oregon; roll T624-1282, ED 242, page 248A, line #4, dwelling #215, family #218.
  9. 1910 census, Rock Creek Precinct, Polk County, Oregon; roll T624-1282, ED 244, page 274A, line #1, dwelling #189, family #192.
  10. 1860 census, Salt Creek P.O., Douglas Precinct, Polk County, Oregon; roll M653-742, page 538, line #1, dwelling #445, family #401.
  11. 1870 census, Grand Ronde P.O., Polk County, Oregon; roll M593-1287, page 312, line #30, dwelling #501, family #489.
  12. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37270536.
  13. Oregon Secretary of State; "Early Oregonian" database:
    https://secure.sos.state.or.us/prs/profile.do?ancRecordNumber=50536.
  14. The "Morning Oregonian", May 3 1872; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. 1880 census, Douglas Precinct, Polk County, Oregon; roll T9-1083, ED 103, page 453C, line #42, dwelling #90, family #91.
  16. 1880 census, Douglas Precinct, Polk County, Oregon; roll T9-1083, ED 103, page 453D, line #7, dwelling #92, family #93.
  17. 1880 census, Douglas Precinct, Polk County, Oregon; roll T9-1083, ED 103, page 453D, line #11, dwelling #93, family #94.
  18. Oregon Death Index, 1903-1970; Ancestry.com.
  19. Contribution from Lucille Bigelow () citing:
    Zimri's death certificate.
  20. Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008; http://www.ancestry.com.


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