Roscoe Clair Hinshaw

                                                     ┌── Michael Hinshaw
                                                     │    1816-1884 
                        ┌── Milton Wheeler Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1855-1926               │
                        │                            └── Rachel Kemp
                        │                                 1821-1895 
Roscoe Clair Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1904                 │                            ┌── John Burton
D: 1930                 │                            │
                        └── Elnora "Nora" Burton ────┤
                             1867-1919               │
                                                     └── Susanna Rushton
Roscoe Clair Hinshaw     [ID 06316] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Roscoe Clair Hinshaw1 [Clair Hinshaw1,2].

Born Feb 29 1904, near Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2,3  

In 1921 Clair accompanied his brother Claude and his family on their trip to Los Angeles in a 1917 Model T Ford.  He worked at odd jobs (e.g. working on a bean threshing crew), then became a steam-shovel fireman with the Los Angeles Water Department, helping to build a dam.  Later he worked for the water department in one of its electric powerhouses.1  

Roscoe Clair Hinshaw died Aug 28 1930, Olive View Tuberculosis Sanitarium, near Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; buried Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2  Medical: Clair died from Tuberculosis.1

(photo)Photo: Roscoe Clair Hinshaw, 1918, age 14


  1. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  2. Boxley Cemetery gravestone inscriptions; USGenWeb Archives.
  3. 1910 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; ED 91, page 8B, line #77, dwelling #115, family #118.

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