Alena Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── Elihu William Hinshaw
                                                  │    1856-1930 
                      ┌── Andrew Milton Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1877-1954              │
                      │                           └── Nancy Jane Godlove
                      │                                1858-1941 
Alena Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1915               │                           ┌── Felix Francis Favre
D: 1997               │                           │
                      └── Mary Eugenia Favre ─────┤
                           1875-1951              │
                                                  └── MaryAnn Adeline Denomeny/Denonie
M: Raymond Edwin Ross

Alena Hinshaw     [ID 09942] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Alena Hinshaw1,2,3 [Elena Hinshaw1,4,5].

Born Oct 11 1915, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho.2,3,4,5,6,7,8  

Named Elena Hinshaw at birth, she changed the spelling sometime in the 1960's to Alena.1  No middle name.1  

She married Raymond Edwin Ross, Sep 9 1934, Boise, Ada County, Idaho.2,3,9  Raymond, son of William Edwin Ross & Cora May Lindsay, was born Oct 30 1903, Howe, Adair County, Iowa.6,9  


Alvena May Ross, born Sep 6 1944; married Billy Howard Kinkade, Oct 11 1963, Washington County, Idaho [email: ]. 1,10,11,12
Clifford E. Ross, born Jun 24 1936, Idaho; married Leona Shanley, May 1 1960, Washington County, Idaho. 7,10,11
Plus two additional daughters.

Alena and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 22 1940), Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho:7

Ross, Raymond, head-of-household, age 34, born in Iowa; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Adams County, Idaho; rented farm ($5/month rent); occupation: farmer, own farm,
Ross, Alena, wife, age 24, born in Idaho; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Adams County, Idaho,
Ross, Clifford E., son, age 3, born in Idaho.

Raymond died Dec 16 1981, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho; buried Plot 60 33, Cambridge Cemetery, near Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho.6,9  

Raymond's obituary was published in "The Idaho Statesman" on Friday, December 18, 1981:9

CAMBRIDGE--Services for Raymond Edwin Ross, 78, Cambridge, who was killed in an automobile accident December 16, 1981, in Cambridge, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cambridge Baptist Church by The Rev. Larm Carr, under the direction of Thomason's Northam Jones Funeral Home, Weiser.  Interment will follow in Cambridge Cemetery.  

He was born October 30, 1903, in Hebron, Iowa, to William Edward and Cora May Lindsay Ross.  At age 9, he moved with his family to the Boise Valley where he was educated.  He married Alena Hinshaw on September 9, 1934, in Boise.  They moved to Cambridge, where they ranched until 1951.  He worked for the Oregon Portland Cement Company in Lime, Oregon from 1961 until retiring in 1968.  He was caretaker for the Cambridge and Salubria cemeteries.  He was a member of the AFL-CIO and the Baptist Church.  

Survivors include his wife of Cambridge; a son; three daughters; five grandchildren and numerous cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother.  Memorials may be made in his name to the Cambridge Ambulance Fund.

In 1997 Alena was living in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho.6  

Alena Hinshaw died May 19 1997, Weiser Rab & Care Center, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho; buried Plot 60 30, Cambridge Cemetery, near Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho.3,6,8  

Alena's obituary was published in "The Idaho Statesman" on May 21, 1997:2

Alena (Hinshaw) Ross, 81, Cambridge went to her eternal rest on Monday, May 19, 1997, at a Weiser care center.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 1997, at the Cambridge Baptist Church.  Burial follow at the Cambridge Cemetery under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home, Weiser.  

Alena was born October 11, 1915, at the family home on Rush Creek near Cambridge, Idaho, the daughter of Andrew Milton and Mary Eugenia Favre Hinshaw.  She attended grade school at the Rush Creek School and high school in Cambridge.  Alena married Raymond C. Ross September 9, 1934, in Boise, Idaho.  She belonged to various Cambridge clubs and organizations and was always available to help neighbors and friends.  Alena enjoyed gardening, berry picking and especially fishing.  

Survivors include a son and his wife; three daughters; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; and an older brother, Cletus Hinshaw.  The family suggests memorials be made to the Cambridge Ambulance Fund, Box 187, Cambridge, Idaho, 83610.

(photo)Photo: Alena Hinshaw & Raymond Edwin Ross gravestone Cambridge Cemetery 2,9

Social Security information for Alena Hinshaw: 518-28-0758

Social Security information for Raymond Edwin Ross: 519-05-7151


  1. Contribution from Alvena (Ross) Kinkade.
  3. Family group sheets by Alta Ione Bradbury, Kanab, Utah
  4. 1920 census, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho; roll T625-294, ED 182, page 8B, line #73, dwelling #163, family #166.
  5. 1930 census, Weiser Forest, Cambridge Precinct, Washington County, Idaho; roll T626-404, ED 18, page 1B, line #58, dwelling #19, family #19.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. 1940 census, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho; roll T627-755, ED 44-15, page 8A, line #21, household #167.
  8. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007;
  10. Idaho, Marriage Index, 1842-1964, 1975-1996;
  11. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1;
  12. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2;

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