Roland Hinshaw

                                            ┌── George Hinshaw
                                            │    1775-1862 
                  ┌── George Hinshaw ───────┤
                  │    1820-1874            │
                  │                         └── Susannah Johnson
                  │                              1790-1876 
Roland Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1867           │                         ┌── James Toliver
D: 1927           │                         │
                  └── Polly Maria Toliver ──┤
                       1828-1925            │
                                            └── Elizabeth Maxwell
M: Mary Knight
   ├── George Knight Hinshaw (1891-1969) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── James Deane Hinshaw (1892-1979) 1,2,3
   └── Mary Narola Hinshaw (1894-1986) 1,2,3,4,7,8

Roland Hinshaw     [ID 00602] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Roland Hinshaw9 [Rolla Hinshaw1,10,11,12, Rollo Hinshaw13, Rollie Hinshaw14].

Born Aug 22 1867, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois.1,3,4,5,6,9,10,13,15,16  

He married Mary Knight, Jan 15 1890, at her parents' home south of Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,6,11,12,15,17  Mary, daughter of James Prentiss Knight & Mildred Gregora Stagner, was born Aug 28 1871, near Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.3,4,5,7,8,17,18,19,20  

Mary Knight was born on what was then the Dr. Curtis Knight farm, south of Bloomington, Illinois.  She lived with her parents on her father's farm, which was adjacent to the Curtis Knight farm.  She attended the #7 school and graduated there.17  

Rolla and Mary spent their early married years in the country south of Bloomington, Illinois, until about 1896, after which they lived into Bloomington.17  

Rolla and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), 307 S. Center, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:3

Hinshaw, Rolla, head-of-household, age 32, born Aug 1867 in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois; married 10 years; occupation: butcher; rented home.
Hinshaw, Mary, wife, age 28, born Aug 1871 in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; married 10 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Hinshaw, Georg, son, age 9, born Jan 1891 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Deane J., son, age 7, born Dec 1892 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Narola, daughter, age 6, born March 1894 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.

Rolla and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15 1910), 926 W. Olive St., Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:4

Hinshaw, Rolla, head-of-household, age 42, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois; first marriage, married 20 years; occupation: butcher, meat market; rented home.
Hinshaw, Mary, wife, age 38, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; first marriage, married 20 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Hinshaw, George K., son, age 19, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Narola, daughter, age 16, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.

After her children were grown, Mary became involved in the establishment and development, and the subsequent operation of the Woman's Exchange, which was established in 1910.17  In 1920 she entered the school of napropathy in Chicago from which she graduated, and she then took up practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.17  

Mary was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6 1920), living in a boarding house on S. Ashland Blvd., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:19

Hinshaw, Mary K, boarder, age 47, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; widow; occupation: none.

Rolla was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 5 1920), living as a lodger at 332 Broadway, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois:16

Elwood, Daniel, head-of-household, age 30, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; rented home; occupation: neutralizer, [..unclear..] refinery.
Elwood, Jennie, wife, age 29, born in Illinois; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; occupation: enumerator, census.
Henshaw, Rolla, lodger, age 52, born in Illinois; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: manager, grocery.

Roland Hinshaw died Jun 26 1927, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; buried Scogin Hill Cemetery, Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.2,5,6,21  

In 1927 Mary returned from Philadelphia and took up residence with her daughter, Narola, where she remained the rest of her life.17  

Widow Mary was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), living with the family of daughter Narola at 1012 W. Moulton Street, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:7

Hinshaw, K. Mary, mother-in-law, age 58, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; widow.

Widow Mary was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 15 1940), living with the family of daughter Narola at 824 West Jefferson Street, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:8

Hinshaw, Mary K, mother, age 68, born in Illinois; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; widow.

Mary died Dec 20 1955, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; buried Scogin Hill Cemetery, Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.2,5,6,18  

Mary's obituary was published as follows:17

Mrs. Mary K. Hinshaw, 84, of 1012 MacArthur Ave. died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital.  She had been in failing health for 2 1/2 years.  

Mrs Hinshaw was taken to the Beck Memorial Home where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  The Rev. George Stuart will officiate and burial will be in Scoggin Cemetery.  

The former Mary Knight was born south of Bloomington Aug. 28, 1871, the eldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. James P. Knight.  She and Rolla Hinshaw were married Jan. 15, 1890.  Mr. Hinshaw preceded his wife in death.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was a member of the Shirley Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 50.  

Surviving are two sons, George K. of Akron, Ohio, J. Deane of R. R. 3; one daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Armstrong, with whom Mrs. Hinshaw made her home; two brothers, George W. Knight or R. R. 3 and James C. Knight of 5 Harbord Dr.; one sister, Miss Adelma Knight of 22 White Pl., 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  

In addition to Mrs. Hinshaw's husband, two sisters preceded her in death.

Mary has been described as "a serious person, was exceedingly responsible, was immaculate in all things.  She was a very hard worker, was loyal to her family, and a very good mother.  She was always volunteering to help those who were sick or disabled in any way".17

(photo)Photo: Rolla Hinshaw

(photo)Photo: Mary Knight 20

(photo)Photo: Rolla Hinshaw's gravestone Scogin Hill Cemetery


Sources

  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.
  2. GEDCOM file g442.ged at http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. 1900 census, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T623-322, ED 84, page 5B, line #61, dwelling #101, family #124.
  4. 1910 census, 7th Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T624-306, ED 93, page 282A, line #3, dwelling #24, family #24.
  5. Gravestone inscriptions in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Stout's Grove Cemetery, Parklawn (Danvers) Cemetery, & Scogin Hill Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
  6. Letters from Warren Gfeller, Wichita, KS (re George/Polly Toliver).
  7. 1930 census, 7th Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T626-535, ED 23, page 13B, line #69, dwelling #318, family #334.
  8. 1940 census, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll T627-841, ED 57-16, page 8B, line #42, household #181.
  9. 1880 census, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0230, ED 167, page 361C, line #36, dwelling #370, family #380.
  10. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  11. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book J, page 189):
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  12. Contribution from Mara Bruce () citing:
    McLean County, Illinois marriages, Marriage Card Catalog in the
    McLean County Letitia Green Stevenson Genealogical Society Library,
    McLean County Historical Society; McLean County book J pg 189.
  13. "The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois", subtitled "Old Settlers of McLean County, Illinois", microfilm #0164002 in the LDS Family History Library.
  14. "History of McLean County", F547 M16 B3 in the Sutro Library, S.F.
  15. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  16. 1920 census, Ward 7, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois; roll T625-410, ED 179, page 4A, line #1, dwelling #42, family #55; enumerated by Jennie Elwood.
  17. Family group sheets and family records from Robert Alonzo Hinshaw
  18. Contribution from Robert A. Hinshaw.
  19. 1920 census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625-329, ED 1049, page 5B, line #68, dwelling #70, family #112.
  20. Ancestry Family Tree data "Hinshaw Tree" posted by "Judith Curtin".
  21. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html.


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