Alva R. Hinshaw

                                                     ┌── John A. Hinshaw
                                                     │    1822-1888 
                          ┌── John Leonard Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1863-1926             │
                          │                          └── Elizabeth Titus
                          │                               1829-1902 
Alva R. Hinshaw ──────────┤
B: 1884                   │
D: 1958                   │
                          └── Mary Ellen Rockhill
                               1860-?    
M: Bessie Elizabeth White
   ├── Dale Atroide Hinshaw (1911-1996) 1,2,3,4
   └── Gale W. Hinshaw (1913-1997) 1,2,3,5

M: Nancy J. Riffle

Alva R. Hinshaw     [ID 09927] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 30 1884, Jay County, Indiana.2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11  (Randolph County, Indiana).12  

He married Bessie Elizabeth White1,13,14,15,16 [Elizabeth White17], Dec 16 19091,13,14,15,16, Jay County, Indiana1,13,14,15,16.  Bessie, daughter of Harvey H. White, was born about 1893, Indiana.2,10,17  (1876).7,8  

Alva and Bessie were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 25-26 1910), Jay County, Indiana:10

Hinshaw, Alva, head-of-household, age 25, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first marriage, married 0 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; rented farm.
Hinshaw, Bessie, wife, age 17, born in Indiana; parents born in Ohio; first marriage, married 0 years; no children.

On Sep 12 1918 Alva Hinshaw, age 34, registered for the World War I draft in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana.  He declared he was born June 30 1884, and was then residing in Geneva, Adams County, Indiana where he was a self-employed farmer.  He declared his nearest relative was Mrs. Alva Hinshaw of Geneva.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, grey eyes, grey hair.11  

Alva and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 14-15 1920), Adams County, Indiana:2

Hinshaw, Alva, head-of-household, age 36, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; rented home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hinshaw, Bessie E., wife, age 27, born in Indiana; parents born in Ohio.
Hinshaw, Dale E., son, age 8, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Gale W., son, age 6, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

Bessie died 1922, buried Twin Hills IOOF Cemetery, Pennville, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana.7,8  

In 1926 Alva was living in Berne, Adams County, Indiana.18  

He then married Nancy J. Riffle [Nancy J. Ault19].  Nancy, daughter of Simon + Lilley Riffle, was born Aug - 1890, Indiana.3,20  Nancy had been previously married Nov 16 1911 to Harvey C. Ault,3,15,21 and had a son, Ivan Ault.22  

Alva and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 18 1930), Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana:3

Hinshaw, Alva, head-of-household, age 45, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 25; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, farming; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Nancy, wife, age 39, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 21.
Hinshaw, Dale, son, age 19, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Gale W., son, age 17, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Ault, Ivan [unclear], stepson, age 9, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

On Apr 27 1942 Alva Hinshaw, age 57, registered for the World War II draft in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  He declared he was born June 30 1884 in Randolph County, Indiana, and was then residing in Pennville, Jay County, Indiana where he was self-employed.  He declared his relative/contact was Nancy J. Hinshaw of Pennville.  He was recorded as 5'10" tall, 210 lbs., gray eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion, and a "scar on outside right forearm".12  

Alva R. Hinshaw died 1958, buried Twin Hills IOOF Cemetery, Pennville, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana.7,8

(photo)Photo: Alva R. Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 11

(photo)Photo: Alva R. Hinshaw World War II draft registration card 12

(photo)Photo: Alva R. Hinshaw & Bessie Elizabeth White gravestone Twin Hills IOOF Cemetery 8


Sources

  1. Jay County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920, Volume 1;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration.
  2. 1920 census, Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana; roll T625-420, ED 4, page 6A, line #15, dwelling #107, family #115.
  3. 1930 census, Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana; roll T626-595, ED 2, page 10A, line #2, dwelling #214, family #214.
  4. Jay County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920, Volume 1;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration; book H-15, page 3.
  5. Jay County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920, Volume 1;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration; book H-15, page 51.
  6. Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcripts 1882-1920, Jay County, Indiana;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938.
  7. Jay County, Indiana USGenWeb database:
    http://www.dollsdotcom.com/jaycounty/jaysearch.asp.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. 1900 census, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana; ED 64, sheet 2A, line #43, dwelling #33, family #33.
  10. 1910 census, Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana; roll T624-358, ED 63, page 3A, line #5, dwelling #46, family #46.
  11. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Index to Marriage Records, Jay County, Indiana, 1850-1920; Volume I;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938; county book C-K, page 168.
  14. Index to Marriage Records, Jay County, Indiana, 1850-1920; Volume II;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938; county book C-K, page 168.
  15. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. Ancestry Family Tree data "Rice GEDCOM FOR EXPORT 1 Jan 2012" posted by "atlaspc12".
  17. Biographical sketch of Harvey H. White; Jay County, Indiana message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.indiana.counties.jay/1014.
  18. Obituary of John Leonard Hinshaw.
  19. Posting May 22 2001 by Brian Scott Hinshaw to the Hinshaw GenForum:
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/hinshaw/messages/197.html.
  20. 1900 census, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio; roll T623-1304, ED 85, page 9B, line #98, dwelling #180, family #185.
  21. 1920 census, Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana; roll T625-420, ED 4, page 7A-B, line #50, dwelling #139, family #146.
  22. Contribution from John Hinshaw.


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