Thomas Vestal Hinshaw

                                                    ┌── Ezra Hinshaw
                                                    │    1813-<1880
                         ┌── Thomas Baron Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1841-1918             │
                         │                          └── Permelia E. Jarrell
                         │                              c1821-?    
Thomas Vestal Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1890                  │                          ┌── Isaac Barton Davis
D: 1961                  │                          │
                         └── Malinda A. Davis ──────┤
                              1864-1910             │
                                                    └── Margaret Jane Childress
M: Alice Georgia Hopkins
   ├── Chester Hinshaw (1912-1912) 1,2
   ├── Ruby Irene Hinshaw (1914-1979) 1,3,4
   ├── Thomas Vestal Hinshaw (1917-1999) 1,3,4,5,6
   └── William Nelson Hinshaw (1920-) 1,4,5

Thomas Vestal Hinshaw     [ID 06587] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Thomas Vestal Hinshaw7,8 [Thomas Vestel Hinshaw9,10, Vestal Thomas Hinshaw11].

Born Dec 16 1890, Hickman County, Kentucky.7,9,10,12,13  (Nov - 1890).3,4,8,11  

At the age of 19, Thomas went to work as a laborer in a factory, where he began using Thomas as his first name.1  

In 1910 Thomas lived on Mengel Lane, Sassafrass Ridge, Fulton County, Kentucky.14  

In 1912 he worked as a "railroad maintenance man".  At the railroad he met his future wife Alice, who worked there as a cook.15  

He married Alice Georgia Hopkins, about 1911.1,4  Alice, daughter of Uriah Hopkins & Arminta Lucrethia Augusta Proffer, was born Jan 3 1893, Missouri.1,3,4,5,13,16  

On Jun 2 1917 Thomas Vestel Hinshaw, age 26, registered for the World War I draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born December 16 1890 in Hickman [county], Kentucky, and was then residing at 5260 Second Ave., Pittsburgh with a wife and two children, and was a fireman employed by the B&O R.R.  He claimed an exemption due to "wife and two children".  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, grey-brown eyes, black hair.9  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6 1920), 74 Alameda Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:3

Hinshaw, Thomas V., head-of-household, age 29, born in Kentucky; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; rented home; occupation: conductor, street car.
Hinshaw, Alice, wife, age 26, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Hinshaw, Rubie, daughter, age 6, born in Missouri; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Missouri.
Hinshaw, Thomas V. Jr, son, age 2 years ? months, born in Illinois; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Missouri.

Thomas and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), 5131 Ladora Way, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:4

Hinshaw, Thomas V., head-of-household, age 39, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; first married at age 21 [unclear]; rented home ($25.00 rent); radio in home; occupation: conductor, street car; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Alice [unclear] G., wife, age 36, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; first married at age 18 [unclear].
Hinshaw, Ruby I., daughter, age 16, born in Missouri; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Missouri; occupation: stenographer, office.
Hinshaw, Thomas V. Jr, son, age 13, born in Illinois; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, William N., son, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Missouri; attended school.

Thomas and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 27 1940), 4612 Sylvan Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:5

Henshaw, Thomas V, head-of-household, age 49, born in Kentucky; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; rented home ($33/month rent); occupation: conductor, street railway; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1964 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Alice, wife, age 46, born in Missouri; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, Thomas, son, age 23, born in Illinois; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; single; occupation: attendent, gasoline station; worked 0 weeks in 1939; $0 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, William, son, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; single; occupation: machinist, electric manufacturing; worked 9 weeks in 1939; $140 wages in 1939.

In 1942 Thomas Vestel Hinshaw, age 51, registered for the World War II draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born 12-16-1890 in Hickman [county], Kentucky, and was then residing at 4612 Sylvan Ave., Pittsburgh, employed by the Pittsburgh Railways Co.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. Alice Hinshaw of the same address.10  

Thomas and Alice were shown in the 1947 city directory of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:17

Henshaw Thos V (Alice) car opr r1201 Mifflin rd
Thomas and Alice were shown in the 1949 city directory of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:17
Henshaw Thos V (Alice) car opr r Trailer 1201 Mifflin rd
Thomas and Alice were shown in the 1950 city directory of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:17
Henshaw Thos V (Alice) car opr r1201 Mifflin rd
Thomas and Alice were shown in the 1954 city directory of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:17
Henshaw Thos V (Alice) r1201 Mifflin rd
Henshaw Wm N (Julia) insp h461 Kilbourne

Thomas worked with the railroad until retirement.15  He retired to Fontana, California.1  

Thomas Vestal Hinshaw died Feb 6 1961, Covina, Los Angeles County, California; buried Sunnyside Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.1,12,13  

In 1974 Alice was living in/near Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles County, California.16  

Alice died Nov 6 1974, buried Olive Lawn Memorial Park, La Mirada, Los Angeles County, California.1,16,18  (Nov 4 1974).13

(photo)Photo: Thomas Vestel Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 9

(photo)Photo: Thomas Vestel Hinshaw World War II draft registration card 10

Social Security information for Thomas Vestal Hinshaw: 193-05-4163

Social Security information for Alice Georgia Hopkins: 186-20-1381


Sources

  1. Contribution from Sharon Hinshaw-Payne.
  2. Death certificate, Commonwealth of Kentucky, State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics; contributed by Joy Bliss Gerber
  3. 1920 census, 15th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1523, ED 558, page 5B, line #86, dwelling #73, family #105.
  4. 1930 census, 15th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-1979, ED 250, page 8A-8B, line #86, dwelling #110-111, family #119-120.
  5. 1940 census, 15th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; roll T627-3664, ED 69-432, page 9A, line #31, household #170.
  6. VitalSearch California Death Index 1940-2000:
    http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm.
  7. Contribution from Bill Collard ().
  8. 1910 census, 3rd Magisterial District, Fulton County, Kentucky; roll T624-477, ED 61, page 89B, line #97, dwelling #241, family #247.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. 1900 census, Sassafras Ridge, Fulton County, Kentucky; roll T623-521, ED 45, page 2B, line #54, dwelling #35, family #45.
  12. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  13. California, Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Contribution from Sharon Hinshaw-Payne citing:
    1900 and 1910 census, Sassafrass Ridge, Fulton County, Kentucky.
  15. Contribution from Sharon Hinshaw-Payne citing:
    Interview with Thomas Vestal Hinshaw.
  16. "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
  17. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Burials at Olive Lawn Memorial Park, La Mirada, Los Angeles County, California; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/losangeles/cemeteries/olivelawn.txt.


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