Vernon Ezra Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── William Arrington Hinshaw
                                                 │    1846-1920 
                       ┌── John Robert Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1877-1957            │
                       │                         └── Ellen J. Coble
                       │                              1838-1885 
Vernon Ezra Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1906                │                         ┌── Ezra Cook
D: 1982                │                         │
                       └── Nora Agnes Cook ──────┤
                            1878-1950            │
                                                 └── Mary Haworth
M: Garnet Swaim
   └── Robert Vernon Hinshaw (1936-) 1,2,3

M: Linda Sowers

Vernon Ezra Hinshaw     [ID 08342] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 9 1906, Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana.1,4,5,6,7  

Vernon and his brother were shown in the 1931 city directory of Terre Haute, Indiana:8

Hinshaw Cleon hlpr Vigo Bread Co r1511 Eagle
Hinshaw Vernon hlpr Vigo Bread Co r1511 Eagle

He married Garnet Swaim, May 21 1932, Emmanuel United Episcopal Church, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.1,4,9  Garnet, daughter of David Howard Swaim & Leona Stella Jeffries, was born Jan 20 1908, Indiana.1,2,4,10,11  

Vernon and family were shown in the 1934 city directory of Terre Haute, Indiana:8

Hinshaw Cleon baker r936 N 8th
Hinshaw Vernon E (Garnet) firemn Vigo Bread Co h1807 N 9th

Vernon and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 16 1940), 1555 S. 18th St., Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana:2

Hinshaw, Vernon E, head-of-household, age 33, born in Indiana; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($1300 value); occupation: baker, bakery; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1760 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Garnet, wife, age 32, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Hinshaw, Robert V, son, age 4, born in Indiana.

Vernon and family were shown in the 1942 city directory of Terre Haute, Indiana:8

Hinshaw Cleon W (Evelyn E) baker Midland Bakeries Co h2707 Cruft
Hinshaw Vernon E (Garnet) baker Midland Bakeries Co h1563 S 18th

Vernon and Garnet divorced.1  

Garnet was shown in the 1960 city directory of Terre Haute, Indiana:8

Hinshaw Garnet nurse APS Clinic r2216 N 11th

Garnet remarried to Daryle Paul Fulford.10  Garnet died Jul 19 1997, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; buried Bethany Cemetery, Marshall, Washington Township, Parke County, Indiana.10,11  

He then married Linda Sowers, Oct 16 1964.1  Linda, daughter of Claudie E. + Mary Sowers.12  

In 1982 Vernon was living in Marshall, Parke County, Indiana.5  

Vernon Ezra Hinshaw died Apr 7 1982, Vermillion County, Indiana; buried Bethany Cemetery, Marshall, Washington Township, Parke County, Indiana.5,6  

Vernon's obituary was published in the "Star" on April 8, 1982 (page 10).13  

Also buried in Bethany Cemetery is Vernon's brother Willard and Willard's wife Thelma.7

(photo)Photo: Vernon Ezra Hinshaw & Garnet Swaim marriage license [PDF] Vigo County, Indiana 4

(photo)Photo: Vernon Ezra Hinshaw gravestone Bethany Cemetery 14

(photo)Photo: Garnet Swaim gravestone Bethany Cemetery 11

Social Security information for Vernon Ezra Hinshaw: 307-05-2003


  1. Contribution from Donna M Berry.
  2. 1940 census, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; roll T627-1103, ED 84-26, page 12A, line #36, household #271.
  3. Robert Vernon Hinshaw marriage license.
  4. Vigo County (Indiana) Public Library, Marriage Record Database:
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. Burials at Bethany Cemetery, Washington Township, Parke County, Indiana; USGenWeb Archives;
  8. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989;
  9. Indiana, United Methodist Church Records, 1837-1970;
  12. Obituary of Claudie E. Sowers; Crawfordsville Journal Review May 4 1970;
    posted Mar 3 2009 by Karen Zach () to INFOUNTA-L.
  13. Vigo County (Indiana) Public Library, Wabash Valley Obituary Index:
  14. Ancestry Family Tree data "Parke County_July2015" posted by "LSeits".

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