Mary Lovisa Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── Ezra Hinshaw
                                                  │    1783-1838 
                            ┌── Abijah Hinshaw ───┤
                            │    1812-1878        │
                            │                     └── Phebe Hobson
                            │                          1783-1838 
Mary Lovisa Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1854                     │                     ┌── Robert Traverse
D: 1929                     │                     │
                            └── Hannah Traverse ──┤
                                 1822-1869        │
                                                  └── Lavinia Camp
M: George Rolling Alexander

Mary Lovisa Hinshaw     [ID 09642] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 7 18541,2,3,4,5 [Nov - 18556], on the family farm, near Penn, Cass County, Michigan1,2,3,4,5.  

She married George Rolling Alexander2,3 [George Rollin Alexander1,5], Nov - 18732,3.  George, son of John Alexander & Sarah Jones2,4,5,7, was born Aug 18 18552,4,5,7 [Jul - 18556], Michigan2,4,5,7.  

Children:3,4,6,7,8

Loren B. Alexander, born Sep 25 1875, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; married c1898, Jessie Belle Murray (child: Marie R. Alexander, born Aug 1898). 9,10
Ernest J. Alexander, born May 1884, Michigan.
Maude Alexander, born 1877; died 1879, age two years, buried Young's Prairie Cemetery, Cass County, Michigan. 5

Mary and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 12 1880), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:4

Alexander, George R., age 24, born in Michigan; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio; livery man.
Alexander, Mary L., wife, age 25, born in Michigan; parents' birthplaces unknown; keeping house.
Alexander, Loren B., son, age 4, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan.

Mary and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 11 1900), 393 Terrace Ave., Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan:6

Alexande, George, head-of-household, age 44, born July 1855 in Michigan; parents born in Ohio; married 26 years; occupation: traveling salesman; rented home.
Alexande, Mary L., wife, age 44, born Nov 1855 in Michigan; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; married 26 years; 3 children, 2 living.
Alexande, Ernest, son, age 16, born May 1884 in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; attended school 10 months.

Mary and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 26 1910), 926 Quigley Ave., Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan:7

Alexander, George R., head-of-household, age 54, born in Michigan; parents born in Ohio; first marriage, married 35 years; occupation: [..unclear..]man, carriages; owned home (mortgaged).
Alexander, Mary L., wife, age 25, born in Michigan; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; first marriage, married 35 years; 3 children, 2 living.
Alexander, Ernest J., son, age 25, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; single; occupation: clerk, wholesale paper.

George died Jul 27 19152,5 [19133]; buried Young's Prarie Cemetery, near Penn, Cass County, Michigan2,5.  

Mary Lovisa Hinshaw died Mar 16 19291,2,5 [Mar 17 19293], Glendale, Los Angeles County, California1,2,5; buried Young's Prarie Cemetery, near Penn, Cass County, Michigan1,2,5.  

Mary's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on Mar 21 1929:3

Mrs. G.R. Alexander Died In California

Mrs. Mary Lovisa Alexander, a native Cass countian, and a former resident of Cassopolis, died at the home of her son, Loren B. Alexander, at Glendale, Calif., Sunday, aged 74 years.  The body is being shipped to Cassopolis and is expected to arrive here Friday evening.  Funeral services will be held at the D.E. Hatch home at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, and burial will be beside her husband in Young's Prairie cemetery.  

Mary L. Hinshaw was the youngest of five daughters of a well-known pioneer couple, Abijah and Hannah Traverse Hinshaw.  She was born in Penn twp., Nov. 7, 1854.  Mrs. Emeline Johnson of this village is the only survivor of the sisters, Phoebe dying in infancy; Lovinia, wife of James Stamp, dying 58 years ago; and Sarah, wife of Martin Stamp, dying 57 years ago.  She married Geo. Rolling Alexander in November, 1873.  They lived consecutively in Penn, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, South Dakota, and Battle Creek, the husband dying the latter city in 1913.  While in Cassopolis he was in the livery business with the late Chas. B. Zeller.  

Mrs. Alexander is survived by two sons, Loren B., with whom she lived, and Ernest, also in the west.  Maude, a daughter, died at the age of two.  Surviving her are also two grandchildren, Mrs. Marie Hepperd of Wilmette, Ill., and John Alexander of Howe, Ind., two nieces, Mrs. D.E. Hatch of Cassopolis and Mrs. Jennie Stamp of Roachdale, Ind.  And a nephew, Eston Johnson, of Penn.

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Mary Lovisa Hinshaw & George Rollin Alexander Young's Prarie Cemetery 5

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: daughter Maud Alexander Young's Prarie Cemetery 5


Sources

  1. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
  2. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  3. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    obituary of Mary Lovisa Alexander; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
  4. 1880 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T9-0575, ED 72, page 541D, line #41, dwelling #184, family #191.
  5. Family group sheets and family photos contributed by Marlene Johnson ()
  6. 1900 census, 11th Ward, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; roll T623-723, ED 84, page 16A, line #29, dwelling #357, family #393.
  7. 1910 census, 12th Ward, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; roll T624-656, ED 123, page 286B, line #87, dwelling #426, family #465.
  8. Posting Jul 15 2003 by Nancy Rigggs () to ALEXANDER-L
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/gV.2ADEB/3239.
  9. 1900 census, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan; roll T623-704, ED 29, page 9A, line #48, dwelling #211, family #226.
  10. 1920 census, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan; roll T625-759, ED 45, page 10A, line #17, dwelling #180, family #259.


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