+-- Jehu Hinshaw | 1819-1903 +-- William Hinshaw --+ | 1842-1920 | | +-- Cynthia Ann Elizabeth Beeler | 1821-1858 Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw ---+ B: 1885 | +-- Barret F. Roath D: 1962 | | +-- Clara Roth -------+ 1844-1920 | +-- Milly Calhoun M: Laverne C. Sarchet M: Euretta A. Sleezer +-- Edelbert Hinshaw, c1923- +-- Alma Hinshaw, 1925-<1964 +-- Irene Hinshaw, c1925- +-- Edward Garfield Hinshaw, 1927-1988 +-- Harold Eugene Hinshaw, 1929- +-- Orville Lee Hinshaw, 1931- +-- Betty Jean Hinshaw, 1934- +-- Philo Jehu Hinshaw, 1936-1985 +-- Sarah Carrie Hinshaw, 1937- +-- Deforest William Hinshaw, 1938-1989 +-- Emma Emorilla Hinshaw, 1939-
|Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw     [ID 00576]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Apr 8 1885, Illinois.1,a,b    (Apr 8 1882).c,d,e,f
He married Laverne C. Sarchet, Nov 25 1909.1    (Fern Sarchet)b    Laverne was born May 4 1890, Illinois.1,b
No children from the first marriage.g
Rolla and Fern were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 26 1910), Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:b
The following newspaper article was published in a McLean County newspaper on Tuesday, March 11, 1915:i
Mr. William Hinshaw of 806 East Chestnut Street has received a letter from his son, Private Rolla E. Hinshaw, written from Ettelbuck, Luxemburg, on Feb 20, in which he says:
"I have sent papers and partal cards home of the building in which we are billeted.    It is a hospital.    Spring is here in this country and they plant potatoes next month, so I am told.    I do not think we will get home until June and maybe not until September, but don't worry.    because I am getting along fine and feeling good."
Private Hinshaw is with the 129th infantry.    He met a soldier named R. B. Hinshaw from Australia.
Private Hinshaw encloses a copy of the Paris edition of the Chicago Tribune, in which apears an article headed, "Thirty third Divisions Holds Many Distinction as Fighting Unit".    The 129th infantry is a part of this division.    The division was formed with the Illinois national guard elements as a nucleus, and was trained at Camp Logan prior to embarking for France.    The division got into the fighting on the British front soon after it's arrival, and on July 4, fought alongside the British and Australians on July 4.    It was the first American division to be decorated by the king of England.    The division was afterward sent to Verdun, where it was in the trenches for forty-four days.    It participate in the great attack of the Firt American Army in the Argonne on Sept. 26 and fought continuous until Oct. 2.    It was then transferred to the Meuss sector and did more good work.    The thirty-third division claims to be the only American division which has fought with the British, French, and Americans.    It has formed a-part of five different armies.
Rolla was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 15 1920), living with his parents at 806 Chestnut St., Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:j
Rolla and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), Fox Township, Kendall County, Illinois:f
Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw died May 1 1962, Los Angeles County, California; buried May 7 1962, Section 160 Row Y Site 22, Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.c,d,e
All but the two oldest girls were put into the Old Soldiers home in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois and remained there until they were 18.g
Photo: Rolla D. Hinshaw about 1952 m
Photo: Rolla D. Hinshaw with son Orville, about 1952 m
Photo: Rolla D. Hinshaw with son Ed and daughter Sarah, about 1952 m
Social Security information for Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw: 355-10-2568
1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
(a) 1900 census, 1st Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T623-321, ED 81, page 17A, line #22, dwelling #356, family #394.
(b) 1910 census, 3rd Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T624-306, ED 84, page 12A, line #34, dwelling #264, family #312.
(c) RootsWeb California Death Index:
(d) Burials in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California:
(e) U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
(f) 1930 census, Fox Township, Kendall County, Illinois; roll T626-522, ED 7, page 3B-4A, line #96, dwelling #76, family #76.
(g) Contribution from Mary G. Tidwell ().
(h) McLean County, Illinois in the World War, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
(i) Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
McLean County, Illinois newspaper article, Mar 11 1915, pg 7; from a librarian at a McLean County library.
(j) 1920 census, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T625-386, ED 91, page 11A, line #4, family #241.
(k) gravestone photo.
(l) State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
(m) Photo courtesy of Kevin Eugene Hinshaw.
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