Bertha Irene Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── Amos Ratcliff Hinshaw
                                                        │    1825-1900 
                        ┌── Americus Fernando Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1854-1943                  │
                        │                               └── Elizabeth Linton
                        │                                    1831-1905 
Bertha Irene Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1889                 │                               ┌── John M. Shouse
D: 1977                 │                               │
No Issue                └── Charity Shouse ─────────────┤
                             1865-1943                  │
                                                        └── Lucinda Rollfe
Bertha Irene Hinshaw     [ID 04493] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 9 1889, Ashland, Boone County, Missouri.1,2,3,4,5  

On May 2 1922 Bertha Hinshaw was issued a U.S. passport.  She declared she was born February 9th 1889 in Ashland, Missouri, and her father, Americus F. Hinshaw, was born in Winchester, Indiana and was then residing in Ashland, Missouri.  Bertha declared she was then residing in Hibbing, Minnesota, occupied as a teacher.  She declared she intended to depart June 21st 1922 from the port of Montreal, Canada on board the Melita, intending to visit France, England, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and Czechoslovakia for "educational purposes".  She was recorded as age 33, 5' 2" tall, blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, broad nose, oval face.  Her passport application was affirmed by Ross W. Elliott, "College Instructor", "Lincoln High School", Hibbing, Minnesota, who affirmed he had known Bertha for two years.  Her passport was to be sent to "Miss Bertha Hinshaw, c/o Junior College, Hibbing, Minnesota".4  

On Aug 23 1922 Bertha arrived in the Port of New York (Ellis Island) on the ship S.S. Majestic, having departed from Southampton, England on Aug 19 1922:5

Hinshaw, Bertha, age 33, born Feb 9 1899, Ashland, Mo.; single; residence: Ashland, Mo.

Bertha later lived in Spokane, Washington.6,7  She never married.1  

Bertha Irene Hinshaw died Jul - 1977.7

(photo)Photo: Bertha Irene Hinshaw 1922 passport photo 4

(photo)Photo: Bertha Irene Hinshaw with her father and brother Raymond 8

Social Security information for Bertha Irene Hinshaw: 554-30-0570


  1. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    A family paper in the handwriting of Clyde Herbert Hinshaw.
  2. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    A family paper from the personal papers of Mattie Valeria Hinshaw.
  3. 1910 census, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri; roll T624-770, ED 5, page 61B, line #51, dwelling #73, family #76.
  4. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925;
  5. Ellis Island Foundation manifest database:
  6. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  8. Photo courtesy of Frank Machala Hinshaw.

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