Richard Caron Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── William Hinshaw
                                                      │    1810-c1905
                         ┌── John Ballard Hinshaw ────┤
                         │    1833-1904               │
                         │                            └── Mary Ann "Polly" Cunningham
                         │                                c1813-?    
Richard Caron Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1898                  │                            ┌── Joshua Blankenship
D: 1955                  │                            │
                         └── Laura Jane Blankenship ──┤
                              1860-1931               │
                                                      └── Eliza Metcalf
M: Dollie Holloway

M: Edna Irene Smith
   ├── Robert Sandford Hinshaw (1930-1988) 1,2
   ├── Richard Glenn Hinshaw (1931-2012) 1,2
   ├── Laura Belle Hinshaw (1933-1983) 1,2
   ├── John Ballard Hinshaw, III (1935-2016) 1,2
   ├── Louis Wesley Hinshaw (1936-2014) 1,2
   ├── Donald Kay Hinshaw (1937-1984) 1,2
   ├── Milton Folbe "MF" Hinshaw (1939-2006) 1,2
   └── Arna Dale Hinshaw (1942-) 1,3

Richard Caron Hinshaw     [ID 05714] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 23 18982,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 [Sep 23 189311,12,13,14], Foss, Washita County, Indian Territory, Oklahoma2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.  

Richard was shown in his father's household in the 1900 census (Jul 10 1900), Washita County, Oklahoma:6,15

Hinshaw, Richard, son, age 1, born Sept 1898 in Oklahoma; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Arkansas.

In 1916 Richard served in the U.S. Army, Company K, 26th Infantry.  He was honorably discharged three times: On Jun 6 1919 he was discharged and re-enlisted.  On Jun 6 1920 he was discharged and re-enlisted.  On Jan 10 1925 he was finally discharged.1  

Richard served in the U.S. Armed Forces from Jun 8 1917 to Jun 6 1919.8  He was in the battle of Meuse-Argonne Forest, where he was wounded on Oct 5 1917, for which he received a purple heart and a silver cross with an oak leaf cluster.  While this definitely would classify him as hero, he never talked about this or any other war experiences.  In fact, his family did not know he had won such high honors until he died and his fellow VFW members located his war record and accorded him the 21 gun salute due him at his funeral.1  

Richard was shown in the 1920 census (January 1920), Camp Zachary Taylor, Jefferson County, Kentucky:16

Henshaw, Richard C., age 22, born in Oklahoma; father born in U.S.; mother born in South Carolina; occupation: private.

He married Dollie Holloway, Jun 7 1920, Clark County, Indiana.11,12,13,17  Dollie, daughter of George Holloway & Birdie Crither, was born Nov 17 1900, Arkansas.11,12,13  

He then married Edna Irene Smith18 [Irene Smith5, Edna Irene Smith Bonner19,20], Dec 3 192918, Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Arkansas18.  Edna, daughter of William Walter Smith & Daisy Belle Hedrick, was born Mar 8 1908, Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas.1,2,5,10,20,21,22  

Irene had been previously married to William Bonner.20,22  

Richard and Irene were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 2 1930), U.S. Highway No. 63, Turrell, Tagleman Township, Crittenden County, Arksansas:10

Hinshaw, Richard C., head-of-household, age 31, born in Oklahoma; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Arkansas; first married at age 24; rented home ($15 rent); no radio in home; occupation: proprietor, auto repair shop; World War I veteran.
Hinshaw, Irene, wife, age 21, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; first married at age 15.

Richard and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 15 1940), Mississippi Township, Crittenden County, Arkansas:2

Hinshaw, Richard, head-of-household, age 41, born in Oklahoma; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Crittenden County, Arkansas; rented home ($12/month rent); occupation: watchman, dog race track; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1300 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Eda Irene, wife, age 31, born in Arkansas; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Robert S., son, age 9, born in Arkansas; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Glen Richard, son, age 8, born in Arkansas; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Laura Bell, daughter, age 6, born in Arkansas; completed 1st grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Hinshaw, John B., son, age 4, born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Louis Wesley, son, age 3, born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Donald Kay, son, age 2, born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Milton Folbe, son, age 6 months, born in Tennessee.

Irene became a renowned cook in her area.  Not only could she make plain ordinary everyday fare that was as ambrosia, she could also make "fancy" food that was as lovely to look upon as it was tasty to eat.  When Governor Cherry was in Imboden for a breakfast one time it only seemed natural that the city fathers would call upon Irene to make the biscuits for the governor's breakfast.  It was always a pleasure for Irene to remember that the governor complimented her cooking and asked for a couple of biscuits to take with him.  He then asked to be introduced to the cook and offered Irene a job as cook at the Governor's mansion anytime she wanted it.1  

Irene was always the first to send food to the home of anyone ill or where there had been a death.  This generosity of hers was attested to anew at her own death when the ladies of the town came day after day bearing food to feed her family and each lady had a tale of when Irene had brought food to her house in a time of need.1  

Irene once ran for public office in the little town of Imboden, Arkansas.  She only received a handful of votes.  The next morning when she went to the post office to get her mail she was wearing a set of toy pistols strapped to her side.  The postmaster asked her what in the world she was doing that for, and she replied, "Any one who has lived in a town this size and hasn't any more friends than the few who voted for me yesterday needs to wear protection".1  

Richard was an electrician by trade, but also did some plumbing and mechanic work.  He had very courtly manners and was well liked by those outside of the family, but he was an overbearing, and sometimes cruel, father and husband.1  

Richard Caron Hinshaw died Jan 13 1955, VAMTG Hospital, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; buried Hope/Imboden Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas.5,7,8,9,20,23,24  

Edna died Feb 17 1983, Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas; buried Hope/Imboden Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas.5,20,21,22

(photo)Photo: Richard Caron Hinshaw 1918, in his WWI uniform 25

(photo)Photo: Richard Caron Hinshaw death certificate 8

(photo)Photo: Richard Caron Hinshaw & Edna Irene Smith Bonner gravestone Hope/Imboden Cemetery 20

(photo)Photo: Richard Caron Hinshaw & Edna Irene Smith Bonner gravestone Hope/Imboden Cemetery 9

(photo)Photo: Richard Caron Hinshaw & Edna Irene Smith Bonner gravestone Hope/Imboden Cemetery 9

Social Security information for Richard Caron Hinshaw: 431-01-8351

Social Security information for Edna Irene Smith: 431-21-8530


Sources

  1. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  2. 1940 census, Mississippi Township, Crittenden County, Arkansas; roll T627-131, ED 18-20, page 7B, line #67, household #176.
  3. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  4. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Paper written by Laura Jane Blankenship Hinshaw showing the births
    of all of her children; Personal knowledge.
  5. "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
  6. 1900 census, Elk Township, Washita County, Oklahoma Territory; ED 208, page 69B (sheet 22), line #89, dwelling #444, family #444.
  7. Burials in Hope/Imboden Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas:
    http://geocities.com/nlmatthews@sbcglobal.net/hope-cem.htm.
  8. Richard Carron Hinshaw death certificate; Shelby County, Tennessee Register of Deeds:
    http://register.shelby.tn.us/imgView.php?id=15819550113.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58310513.
  10. 1930 census, Turrell, Tagleman Township, Crittenden County, Arkansas; roll T626-71, ED 4, page 2A, line #34, dwelling #34, family #39.
  11. Indiana Marriage Records Index 1845-1920; Ancestry.com; book 50, pg 98.
  12. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. "Directory of Cemeteries in Western District" [Lawrence County, Arkansas]; J. W. Jean, Imboden, Arkansas, 1959; page 37:
    http://www.accessgenealogy.com/arkansas/lawrencecounty/westerndistrict/page37.htm.
  15. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing: census data.
  16. 1920 census, Camp Zachary Taylor, Jefferson County, Kentucky; roll T625-577, ED 18, page 13B, line #97.
  17. Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Marriage certificate, Poinsett County, Arkansas.
  19. http://www.findagrave.com.
  20. ArkansasGravestones.org: http://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=188132.
  21. Contribution from Mary Bloemker ().
  22. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73744377.
  23. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Death certificate, State of Tennessee; Personal knowledge.
  24. Shelby County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds; Archives:
    http://register.shelby.tn.us.
  25. Photo courtesy of Dale Hinshaw McMasters.


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