Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── Jehu Hinshaw
                                                      │    1819-1903 
                             ┌── William M. 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 Cora Sarchet

M: Euretta Ammerilla Sleezer
   ├── Edelbert Hinshaw (c1923-) 1,2,3
   ├── Alice Irene Hinshaw (1924-2004) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Bernice Hinshaw (c1924-) 1
   ├── Alma Marie Hinshaw (1926-1972) 2,3,4,5
   ├── Edward Garfield Hinshaw (1927-1988) 2,4
   ├── Harold Eugene Hinshaw (1929-) 2,4
   ├── Orville Lee Hinshaw (1931-2016) 4
   ├── Betty Jean Hinshaw (1934-1996) 4,6
   ├── Philo Jehu Hinshaw (1936-1985) 4
   ├── Sarah Carrie Hinshaw (1937-2003) 4,6
   ├── Deforest William Hinshaw (1938-1989) 3,4,6
   └── Emma Emarilla Hinshaw (1939-2002) 4,6

Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw     [ID 00576] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw7,8,9 [Rolla E. Hinshaw10,11, Rolla D. Hinshaw12, Rollie Hinshaw13, Raleigh D. Hinshaw14].

Born Apr 8 188512,13,15 [Apr 8 18822,3,7,8,9,10], Illinois12,13,15 [Secor, Woodford County, Illinois7].  

He married Laverne Cora Sarchet12,16 [Fern Sarchet15], Nov 25 190912,16.  Laverne, daughter of William Henry Sarchet & Mary S. "Mollie" Bowman, was born May 4 1890, Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois.6,12,15,16  

No children from the first marriage.4  

Rolla and Fern were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 26 1910), Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:15

Hinshaw, Rolla, head-of-household, age 25, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first marriage, married 0 years; occupation: driver, coal wagon; rented home.
Hinshaw, Fern, wife, age 20, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio; first marriage, married 0 years; no children.

Rolla and Fern were shown in the 1913 city directory of Bloomington, Illinois:17

Hinshaw Rolla, butcher
Hinshaw Rolla E (Laverne), driver C B Hamilton, r 606 N Center.

Rolla was a World War I veteran,2,8 having served as a sargeant8,9 in Company D, 5th Regiment, Illinois National Guard (U.S. Army).18  

The following newspaper article was published in a McLean County newspaper on Tuesday, March 11, 1915:19

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.

It appears that Rolla and Fern probably divorced or separated.  Fern remarried (before Feb 1938) to a -- Nelson.6  

Rolla was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 15 1920), living with his parents at 806 Chestnut St., Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:11

Hinshaw, Rolla E., son, age 36, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; single; occupation: teamster, city.

He then married Euretta Ammerilla Sleezer, about 1922.2,4  Euretta, daughter of Philo David Sleezer & Emma Anley/Ainlay, was born Jul 14 1902, Cherokee County, Iowa.2,16,20,21,22  

Rolla and family were shown in the 1925 Iowa state census (Jan 1 1925), Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa:1

Henshaw, Rolla, head-of-household, age 40, born in Illinois; completed 5th grade; father: Henshaw, William (birthplace unknown); mother's name & birthplace unknown; parents' marriage place unknown; church: protestant; rented home; World War I veteran, army, Illinois.
Henshaw, Euretta, wife, age 22, born in Iowa; completed 5th grade; father: Sleezer, Philo (age 51, born in Iowa); mother: Anly, Emma (born in Canada); parents married in Canada; church: protestant.
Henshaw, Edelbert, son, age 2, born in Illinois; father: Henshaw, Rolla (age 40, born in Illinois); mother: Sleezer, Euretta (age 22, born in Iowa); parents married in Illinois; church: protestant.
Henshaw, Bernice, daughter, age 1, born in Illinois; father: Henshaw, Rolla (age 40, born in Illinois); mother: Sleezer, Euretta (age 22, born in Iowa); parents married in Illinois; church: protestant.
Henshaw, Irene, daughter, age 2 months, born in Illinois; father: Henshaw, Rolla (age 40, born in Illinois); mother: Sleezer, Euretta (age 22, born in Iowa); parents married in Illinois; church: protestant.

Rolla and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), Fox Township, Kendall County, Illinois:2

Hinshaw, Rolla, head-of-household, age 48, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first married at age 40; rented home ($5 rent); no radio in home; occupation: laborer, farm; World War I veteran.
Hinshaw, Euretta, wife, age 27, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Canada; first married at age 20.
Hinshaw, Edelbert, son, age 7, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa.
Hinshaw, Irene, daughter, age 5, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa.
Hinshaw, Alma, daughter, age 4, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa.
Hinshaw, Edward, son, age 2 years 11 months, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa.
Hinshaw, Harold, son, age 5 months, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa.

Euretta died Jan 4 1940, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois; age 37.4,20,21,23,24  

Rolla and children were shown in the 1940 census (May 8 1940), Fox Township, Kendall County, Illinois:3

Henshaw, Rolla, head-of-household, age 58, born in Illinois; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kensall County, Illinois; widower; rented farm ($900/month rent); occupation: road building, W.P.A.; worked 38 weeks in 1939; $492 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Delbert D, son, age 17, born in Illinois; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kensall County, Illinois; occupation: fence building, C.C.C. [..unclear..] Idaho; worked 32 weeks in 1939; $365 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Irene, daughter, age 15, born in Illinois; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kensall County, Illinois.
Henshaw, Alma, daughter, age 14, born in Iowa; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kensall County, Illinois.
Henshaw, D.E.Forest, son, age 1, born in Illinois.
Rolla's other children were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 27 1940), Illinois Soldiers Sailor's Children's School, Normal, McLean County, Illinois:25
Hinshaw, Betty, state ward, age 6, born in Illinois; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kendall County, Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Edward, state ward, age 12, born in Illinois; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kendall County, Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Harold, state ward, age 10, born in Illinois; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kendall County, Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Orville, state ward, age 8, born in Illinois; completed 2nd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kendall County, Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Philo, state ward, age 4, born in Illinois; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kendall County, Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Sarah, state ward, age 3, born in Illinois; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Kendall County, Illinois; attended school.

On Jun 26 1943 Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw, age 61, registered for the World War II draft in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.  He declared he was born April 8 1882 in Secor, Illinois, and was then residing in Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. Alma Johnson, 408 N. Union Ave., Aurora, Illinois.  He was recorded as 6'0" tall, 155 lbs., gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, and "scar right instep, right kneecap, carbuncle left shoulder blade".  Typewritten "Rolla EDelbert Hinshaw" but signed "Rolla Eddelbert Hinshaw".7  

Rolla and family were shown in the 1952 city directory of Aurora, Illinois:17

Hinshaw Orville mach opr Haberle Eng & Mfg r537 S Spencer
Hinshaw Rolla jan Haberle Eng & Mfg r537 S Spencer

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.8,9,10  

All but the two oldest girls were put into the Old Soldiers home in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois and remained there until they were 18.4

(photo)Photo: Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw about 1952 26

(photo)Photo: Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw with son Orville, about 1952 26

(photo)Photo: Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw with son Ed and daughter Sarah, about 1952 26

(photo)Photo: Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw World War II draft registration card 7

(photo)Photo: Euretta Ammerilla Sleezer gravestone Millington Newark Cemetery 22

Social Security information for Rolla Edelbert Hinshaw: 355-10-2568


Sources

  1. 1925 Iowa state census, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa:
    Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  2. 1930 census, Fox Township, Kendall County, Illinois; roll T626-522, ED 7, page 3B-4A, line #96, dwelling #76, family #76.
  3. 1940 census, Fox Township, Kendall County, Illinois; roll T627-825, ED 47-7, page 6A, line #35, household #111.
  4. Contribution from Mary G. Tidwell ().
  5. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Burials in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California:
    http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/losangeles/lanat/h/lanat%5Fh11.htm.
  9. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  11. 1920 census, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T625-386, ED 91, page 11A, line #4, family #241.
  12. "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.
  13. 1900 census, 1st Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T623-321, ED 81, page 17A, line #22, dwelling #356, family #394.
  14. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. 1910 census, 3rd Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T624-306, ED 84, page 12A, line #34, dwelling #264, family #312.
  16. Ancestry Family Tree data "MARTIN-OATES FAMILY TREE" posted by "mdmorgans".
  17. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. McLean County, Illinois in the World War, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. 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.
  20. gravestone photo.
  21. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49214667.
  23. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html.
  24. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66896512.
  25. 1940 census, Normal, McLean County, Illinois; roll T627-842, ED 57-70, page 9B, line #61.
  26. Photo courtesy of Kevin Eugene Hinshaw.


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