┌── Enan Hinshaw │ 1824-1901 ┌── Charles Newton Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1849-1918 │ │ └── Rebecca Ingram │ 1829-1908 Walter A. Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1892 │ ┌── William C. Smith D: 1952 │ │ └── Anna Ella Smith ─────────┤ 1852-1947 │ └── Mary Jane Everal M: Natalia Ann Doty ├── Jack Wendell Hinshaw (1916-1992) 1 └── Lola Lorine Hinshaw (1914-2016) 1
|Walter A. Hinshaw [ID 00009]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Nov 26 1892, near Danvers, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Walt had no full middle name - just the given middle initial A.1
He married Natalia Ann Doty, May 24 1913, East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois.1,4,5,9 Married by George Blanchard, Justice of the Peace.4,5
Natalia Ann Doty, daughter of William Franklin Doty & Martha Glendora Johnstone, was born Jun 3 1890, Pana, Christian County, Illinois.4,5,10 Natalia was affectionately known in the family as "Tootsie". She had been almost completely blinded by Scarlet Fever as an infant.
Walt and Natalia were shown in the 1915 city directory of Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:11
On Jun 5 1917 Walter A. Hinshaw, age 24, registered for the World War I draft in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. He declared he was born November 26th 1892 in Danvers, McLean County, Illinois. He was then residing at 1222 S. Law, Bloomington, where he was married with a wife & two children, employed as an automobile mechanic with Arnold Bros., 214 E. Front St. He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.6
During World War I, Walt served in the U.S. Army,12 as a private in H Company, 7th Infantry,13 stationed in France, where he was gassed and wounded several times.12
After the war, Walt, having experienced new excitement in France, decided not to return to farm life. He settled in Chicago and stayed there for some time, alone, until finally his mother wrote him a letter insisting that he send for his wife and children.12
Walt and Natalia were shown in the 1919 city directory of Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:11
Walt was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 21 1920), living alone as a lodger at 3534 Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois:14
Natalia ("Tootsie"), with children Jack and Lola, moved to Chicago sometime after 1920 to be with Walt.12
Walter A. Hinshaw was a member (probably about 1920 or so) of the first American Legion post to be established in McLean County: the Louis E. Davis Post No. 56.15
Walt and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 4206 Berkeley Avenue, Chicago, Illinois:16
Walt and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 10 1940), 10047 South Lowe Avenue, Chicago, Illinois:18
On Apr 27 1942 Walter A. Hinshaw, age 49, registered for the World War II draft in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He declared he was born Nov 26 1892 in Danvers, Illinois, and was then residing at 10047 Lowe Ave. in Chicago (no home telephone), employed by the Royalton Rug Co. at 4729 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago. He declared his relative/contact was "Italia Hinshaw" of the same address. He was recorded as 5'6" tall, 148 lbs., hazel eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, and "scar on left thigh - scar on left hand".7
Walter A. Hinshaw died Dec 20 1952, A.M. Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; age 60.1,8 Medical: Walter died from lung cancer.8,19
Natalia Ann Doty died Feb 20 1972, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, Illinois; buried Mount Vernon Memorial Estates, 11875 Archer Avenue, Lemont, Cook County, Illinois.10
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw when young 20
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw 21
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw in the Army, c1917 21
Photo: Walter Hinshaw with wife Natalia Doty, son Jack Hinshaw, and daughter Lola Hinshaw 21
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw & Natalia Ann Doty marriage license St. Clair County, Illinois 4
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw & Natalia Ann Doty marriage record St. Clair County, Illinois 5
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 6
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw World War II draft registration card 7
Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw death certificate 8
Photo: Natalia Ann Doty obituary Chicago Tribune, Feb 21 1972 22
Social Security information for Walter A. Hinshaw: 345-14-2936
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