Ernest Lacy Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── Thomas Hinshaw
                                                       │    1802-1877 
                               ┌── Nathan Hinshaw ─────┤
                               │    1842-1907          │
                               │                       └── Hannah Piggott
                               │                            1801-1866 
Ernest Lacy Hinshaw ───────────┤
B: 1878                        │                       ┌── Jesse Jones
D: 1965                        │                       │
                               └── Rachel Emma Jones ──┤
                                    1846-1920          │
                                                       └── Mary Haworth
M: Mary Aletta Warne

M: Mrs. Aldorena Jessie Bigger

Ernest Lacy Hinshaw     [ID 04080] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 19 18781,2 [Oct 19 18793,4,5], Sterling, Rice County, Kansas1,2.  

In 1920 Ernest was living in Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri.6  Ernest and his mother were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6-7 1920), 1015 West Daugherty Street, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri:5

Hinshaw, Ernest L., head-of-household, age 40, born in Kansas; parents born in Indiana; single; owned home; occupation: conductor, street car.
Hinshaw, Emma, mother, age 73, born in Indiana; parents born in United States; widow; occupation: none.

He married Mary Aletta Warne, about 1921.2,7  Mary, daughter of George W. Warne, was born about 1886, Missouri.2,7  

Ernest and Mary were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 1015 West Daugherty Street, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri:2

Hinshaw, Ernest L., head-of-household, age 51, born in Kansas; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 42; owned home ($2000 value); radio in home; occupation: trainman, [..unclear..] street railway; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Mary A., wife, age 43, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; first married at age 34; occupation: teacher, piano.

Mary died May 27 1934, Joplin, Missouri; buried Mount West Hope Cemetery, Joplin, Missouri.7  

Mary's obituary appeared in the "Joplin News Herald" on Monday, May 28, 1934, as follows:7

"Webb City, Mo., May 28."  

"Mrs. Mary A. Hinshaw, 48 years old, wife of Ernest Hinshaw, an employee of the Southwest Missouri Railroad Company, died at 1:50 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, 1015 West Daugherty street, after a brief illness."  
"Surviving are her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Warne of Carterville, and two brothers, Walter Warne and Willett Warne, both of Oklahoma."  
"Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery."

On Friday, June 8, 1934, The "Joplin News Herald" published the following account of the filing of Mary's will:8

Hinshaw Will Filed

Carthage, Mo. June 8.  
The estate of Mrs. Mary Aletta Hinshaw of Webb City is left mainly to her husband, Ernest Lacy Hinshaw, according to her will, filed today in probate court.  She left her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. George W. Warne, $1,200 to be divided equally.  Her husband was named executor, to serve without bond.  The will was drawn on July 13, 1925, with Edgar Parker of Joplin and G.E. Hough as witnesses.

He then married Mrs. Aldorena Jessie Bigger9 [Aldorena Jessie Dorn10], about 19369.  Aldorena, daughter of Lewis Herman Dorn & Jessie Benton King, was born Jan 4 1892, Missouri.3,10,11  

The following notice appeared in the "Joplin Globe" [Missouri], Friday, May 5, 1936:9

Couple Obtain License
Carthage, Mo., June 4. -- E.L. Hinshaw and Aldorena J. Bigger, both of Webb City, obtained a marriage license from the county recorder today.  Mrs. Bigger received a divorce in circuit court this morning from William S. Biggers.

In 1939 Ernest was living in Arroyo Grande, California.1  

In 1945 Aldorena (and presumably Ernest) was living at 691 Henderson, Santa Luis Obispo, California.12  Aldorena's Social Security application (form SS-5) showed her employer was "Billies Toy & Baby Shop", 856 Monteray [sic], San Luis Obispo.12  

Ernest Lacy Hinshaw died Oct 2 1965, Santa Barbara County, California.3,11  

In 1975 Aldorena was living in Santa Barbara, California.11  

Aldorena died Mar 7 1975, Santa Barbara County, California.3,11

(photo)Photo: Ernest Lacy Hinshaw with his brother Albert Roy Hinshaw 13

Social Security information for Ernest Lacy Hinshaw: 551-24-8026

Social Security information for Mrs. Aldorena Jessie Bigger: 567-34-6019


  1. Contribution from Barb Roberts citing:
    Social Security application form SS5 filed in 1939 by Ernest Lacy Hinshaw.
  2. 1930 census, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri; roll T626-1205, ED 32, page 3A, line #15, dwelling #59, family #63.
  3. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  4. Contribution from Barb Roberts citing:
    1880 census, Sterling Township, Rice County, Kansas.
  5. 1920 census, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri; roll T625-922, ED 74, page 4B, line #53, dwelling #102, family #108.
  6. Contribution from Barb Roberts citing: funeral jacket for
    Rachel Emma Jones Hinshaw, Knell Funeral Home, 308 W. Chestnut, Carthage, Missouri.
  7. Contribution from Barb Roberts citing:
    Obituary for Mary A. (Warne) Hinshaw, "Joplin News Herald", May 28, 1934.
  8. Contribution from Barb Roberts citing:
    "Joplin News Herald", June 8, 1934.
  9. Contribution from Barb Roberts citing:
    "Joplin Globe" [Missouri], Friday, May 5, 1936.
  10. Contribution from Barb Roberts citing:
    Social Security Administration form SS-5 from Aldorena Jessie Hinshaw.
  11. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  12. Social Security Administration form SS-5 from Aldorena Jessie Hinshaw.
  13. Photo courtesy of Barb Roberts.

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