Elisha Emanuel Hinshaw

                                                                ┌── Levi Hinshawc1821-1863 
                          ┌── Andrew Jackson Hinshaw ───────────┤
                          │    1853-1935                        │
                          │                                     └── Permelia Christeson
                          │                                         c1828-1898 
Elisha Emanuel Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1886                   │                                     ┌── James Killman
D: 1914                   │                                     │
                          └── Sarah Elizabeth "Lydia" Killman ──┤
                               1870-1916                        │
                                                                └── Mary Ella Brownfield
M: Isabella Dougal
   └── Andrew Jackson Hinshaw (1913-1995) 1,2,3,4

Elisha Emanuel Hinshaw     [ID 06865] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep - 1886, Missouri.1,2,5,6  

He married Isabella Dougal2 [Isabell Dougal7, Isabella Dougell1], 19112, Musselshell County, Montana2.  Isabella, daughter of John + Margaret L. Dougall, was born about 1890, Edinburgh, Scotland.7  (1894).5  (c1897).8  

Isabella and her parents and sister Christina had immigrated from Liverpool, arriving on the ship S.S. Majestic at the port of New York on April 4, 1906.8  

On Oct 14 1913, Elisha homesteaded 480 acres of land in Musselshell County, Montana.9,10,11  

Isabella died Jan 24 1913, Montana; buried Musselshell Cemetery, Musselshell County, Montana.1,4,5,7  

Isabella's obituary was published in the "Roundup Record" (Roundup, Montana) in January, 1913:4

Mrs. Bell Hanshaw of near Melstone died last Friday of pneumonia.  She came to this country with her parents about seven years ago from Scotland.  During this time she made many friends who will sadly miss her.  She is survived by the father and mother, husband and a three weeks old baby boy.  An only sister preceded her in death only three months ago.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. G. E. Hutt of this place Monday afternoon.

Elisha Emanuel Hinshaw died Apr 11 1914, Musselshell County, Montana; buried Musselshell Cemetery, Musselshell County, Montana.2,3,5  

Elisha was killed in a farming accident.2  According to folklore, after his wife died he was so grief stricken that he went out to plow with a wild mule, it got away from him and he was hit with the plow and was killed.  Some thought it was almost suicide.12  

Elisha's obituary was published in the "Roundup Record" (Roundup, Montana) on Thursday, April 16, 1914:3


Young Rancher Is Terribly Mangled
When Team Runs Away and
Drags Disc Over Him.


Elisha Hinshaw, 28, a young rancher of near Melstone, was killed last Saturday by being dragged in a disc by a runaway team.  The accident occurred at 11:00 o'clock in the forenoon and was seen by several neighbors, who immediately came to his assistance.  The team ran into a fence where the unfortunate man was extricated by his neighbors.  He died six hours afterwards of loss of blood and internal injuries sustained in the terrible accident.  Hinshaw had hitched up a team of raw mules between a horse to a double disc.  When they became frightened and started to run he was thrown from his seat onto the first disc and was caught in the second one and dragged a considerable distance.  

Hinshaw was 27 years and six months of age.  His wife died about a year ago.  A little boy, thirteen months old, is left parentless, and will be taken care of by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dougal, who live near Melstone.  

Undertaker M. A. Acton went to Melstone Sunday to prepare the body of the unfortunate man for burial.  The remains were interred Monday afternoon in the cemetery at Musselshell where the wife and sister of the deceased are buried.

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Elisha Hinshaw the "Roundup Record" (Roundup, Montana), Thursday, April 16, 1914 3

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Isabella Hinshaw the "Roundup Record" (Roundup, Montana), January, 1913 4


  1. Contribution from Mary Lavon Cappleman Hocker.
  2. HFA query posted Apr 26 1999 by Sharon Gammon ().
  3. Obituary of Elisha Hinshaw, courtesy of Janet Branson ().
  4. Obituary of Isabella Hinshaw, courtesy of Janet Branson ().
  5. Burials in Musselshell Cemetery, Musselshell County, Montana:
  6. 1900 census, Roubidoux Township, Pulaski County, Missouri; ED 116, page 239B, line #88, dwelling #53, family #55.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  8. S.S. Majestic passenger manifest, Apr 4 1906; http://www.ellisisland.org.
  9. Musselshell County, Montana Land Records; USGenWeb Archives.
  10. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
  11. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
  12. Posting Dec 12 2002 by Janet Branson () to the Musselshell MT message board:

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