John L. Hinshaw

                                                         ┌── William Hinshaw
                                                         │    1789-1854 
                                    ┌── Martin Hinshaw ──┤
                                    │    1827-1906       │
                                    │                    └── Ruth Hinshaw
                                    │                         1791-1836 
John L. Hinshaw ────────────────────┤
B: c1860                            │                    ┌── Joshua Barker
D: 1895                             │                    │
                                    └── Rachel Barker ───┤
                                         1828-1904       │
                                                         └── Elizabeth Vestal
M: Mary Catherine "Mollie" Campbell

John L. Hinshaw     [ID 07958] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1860, Chase County, Kansas.1,2,3,4  

He married Mary Catherine "Mollie" Campbell, Feb 25 1879, Illinois (probably Cumberland County).2,5  Mary, daughter of Charles Hiram Campbell & Emma Myers, was born Feb 24 1861, Cumberland County, Illinois.4,5  

John and Mary were shown in the 1895 state census, Washington Township, Montgomery County, Iowa:4,5

John L. Hinshaw, age 34, born in Kansas.
Mary C. Hinshaw, age 33, born in Illinois.
Also living in Washington, Iowa in 1895 were John's parents and also brother Jesse.4  

John L. Hinshaw died Jan 24 1895, Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa; buried Lot 73, Space 1, Villisca Cemetery, Villisca, Iowa.1,5,6  

John's obituary was published in the "Review" newspaper on January 31, 1895:2

At his home 7 miles north of Villisca, of consumption, J.L. Hinshaw aged 34 years, 4 months and 22 days.  Deceased was born in Chase County, Kansas.  He removed with his parents to Indiana and from there to Illinois, where he married to Mollie Campbell, February 25, 1879.  There they resided until in the fall, when he removed to Iowa, living there ever since.  He united with the U.B. church 15 years ago this month and has lived a faithful consistent christian life ever since.  He leaves a faithful and devoted wife, father, mother and one brother to mourn his loss.  He will be missed by all who knew him, but he has gone to rest, after 2 years of constant suffering.  

Although he was only in bed about five weeks, yet many kind, watchful friends were ever-near him to do all in their power to nurse him to health again, but all in vain.  The Lord's will be done, not ours.  

The bereaved wife, parents and brother have our deepest sympathy in this dark hour of grief and affliction.  We must realize that what is our loss is his gain and we have a blessed hope beyond the grave that when the storm of life is o'er, the faithful will meet to part no more.

The family sent the following card of thanks to well-wishing friends and neighbors:5

We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to friends and neighbors who so kindly rendered their assistance in this sad hour of bereavement.  

Mrs. Mollie Hinshaw
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hinshaw
J.R. Hinshaw

The February 27 1895 issue of the R.O. Express newspaper noted:5

Mrs. Mollie Hinshaw is moving to the home of her sister, Mrs. L. Damuth, with whom she will make her home for the present.

The following article was published in "The Villisca Review" (Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa) on Thursday, November 29, 1895:7


Mrs. Mollie Hinshaw is on the sick list.

After John died, Mary remarried on Dec 16 1896 to Addison Leroy Wheeler, who died in 1910, and then to Elmie D. Gordon, Aug 4 1912.5  

Mary died Apr 4 1941, Toledo, Cumberland County, Illinois; buried Janesville Cemetery, Coles County, Illinois.5  

Mary's obituary was published in the "Review" newspaper on April 10, 1941:8


Mrs. Mollie G. Gordon died Friday morning at 11:15 at her home at Toledo, Illinois, after having been afflicted with paralysis since last summer.  Mrs. Gordon is a sister of Mrs. D.S. Wheeler of Council Bluffs and was a resident of this community in her younger days, and will remembered by many of the older residents.  She is survived by her husband, E.D. Gordon and two daughters, Grace of Chicago and Hazel of Toledo and two sisters, Mrs. Wheeler and Ida.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon.


  1. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT:, 2000.
  2. Contribution from Susan Campbell () citing:
    Obituary of J.L. Hinshaw; the "Review" newspaper, Jan 31 1895.
  3. 1870 census, Sumpter Township, Cumberland County, Illinois; page 241, line #16, dwelling #26, family #26.
  4. Iowa State Census, 1895;
  5. Contribution from Susan Campbell ().
  6. WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. "Iowa Old Press", USGenWeb:
  8. Contribution from Susan Campbell () citing:
    Obituary of Mollie G. Gordon; the "Review" newspaper, Apr 10 1941.

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