Richard M. Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... William Hinshaw (1724-1814) m Sarah Courtney (1730-c1768)
 7....... William Hinshaw (1759-1807) m Margaret Hunt (1765-1828)
 8........ Uriah Hinshaw (1785-1843) m Mary Elizabeth Lewis (1783-1837)
 9......... Richard Hinshaw (1814-1861) m Mary A. Eaves (c1827-?)
10.......... Richard M. Hinshaw (1861-1942)
             +Rosa Jost (1865-1947)
11...........  John Earl Hinshaw (1886-?) 1,2
11...........  C. Glen Hinshaw  1,2
11...........  Alice Maud Hinshaw (1890-1989) 1,2
11...........  Walter R. Hinshaw (1892-) 1,2
Richard M. Hinshaw     [ID 10217] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Apr 23 1861, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana.1,3,4,5,6  

Richard was shown in the 1870 census (Jul 21 1870) living in the household of his half-sister, Nancy (Eaves) Furguson, White County, Indiana:3

Ferguson, Edgar, age 28, born in Illinois; farmer; $150 personal property.
Ferguson, Nancy, age 22, born in Kentucky; keeping house.
Ferguson, Thomas, age 5, born in Indiana.
Ferguson, July A., age 3, born in Indiana.
Ferguson, Infant, age 6 months, born Jan [1870] in Indiana.
Henshaw, Richard, age 9, born in Indiana; attended school.

He married Rosa Jost6,7,8 [Rosina Jost1], Dec 26 18856,7,8, White County, Indiana6,7,8.  Rosa, daughter of John M. Jost & Elizabeth Earl, was born Mar 18 1865, Francesville, Indiana.1,4,6,8,9  

Richard lived in Monticello, Indiana.1  He was a farmer, and also a coal dealer in Monticello.1  

Richard and Rosa were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 1920), Monticello, White County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, Richard M., head-of-household, age 58, born in Indiana; parents born in U.S.; rented home; occupation: none.
Hinshaw, Rosa, wife, age 54, born in Indiana [unclear]; father born in [..unclear..]; mother born in Kentucky; occupation: cash merchant.

Richard and Rosa apparently divorced.5  

Richard was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 23 1940), Washington [street], Monticello, White County, Indiana:5

Hinshaw, Richard, age 79, born in Indiana; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; divorced; occupation: refined coal dealer [lined-through].
Rosa was shown separately in the 1940 census (Apr 8 1940), 123 Dewey, Monticello, White County, Indiana:9
Hinshaw, Rosa, head-of-household, age 75, born in Indiana; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; divorced; owned home ($2300 value).

Richard M. Hinshaw died Oct 17 1942, buried Monticello, White County, Indiana.1  

Rosa died Jan 7 1947, at her home, Monticello, White County, Indiana; age 81.8  

Rosa's obituary was published in the "Logansport Pharos Tribune" (Logansport, Indiana) on January 8, 19478 (see scan below).  

A biographical sketch of Richard Hinshaw was published in the 1915 "A Standard History of White County Indiana":6


Among the native-born citizens of White County who have spent their lives within its boundaries, and as far as possible have aided its growth and development, whether relating to its agricultural or mercantile interests, is Richard Hinshaw, now prosperously engaged in the fuel business at Monticello.  He was born April 23, 1861, in Liberty Township, a son of Richard and Mary (Hickman) Hinshaw, both of whom spent their last years in White County, their bodies being laid to rest in Clarke's cemetery.  His father crossed the plains with the gold seekers of 1849, and after spending a few years in California returned to the East, locating in Indiana prior to the outbreak of the Civil war.  Assuming contracts for digging ditches, he worked all through the northern part of White County.  

Educated in the district schools, Richard Hinshaw began the battle of life for himself at an early age, and being a youth of energy and ambition met with assured success in his undertakings.  He became thoroughly acquainted with the various branches of agriculture, and for twenty-four consecutive years was engaged in farming in Monon Township.  Removing to Monticello in 1904, Mr. Hinshaw embarked in the coal business, and as a dealer in fuel has built up a large and highly satisfactory trade.  

Mr. Hinshaw married, December 26, 1885, Miss Rosa Jost, a daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (Earl) Jost.  Four children have been born of their union, namely: Earl, who married Sadie Burns; Glenn, who lived but four short months; Maud, wife of Earl Burns; and Ray, who married Merle Ginn.  Politically Mr. Hinshaw is an earnest supporter of the principles of the democratic party.  Fraternally he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 107; of the Improved Order of Red Men, No. 578; and of the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 1549, all in Monticello.

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Rosa Jost Logansport Pharos Tribune (Logansport, Indiana), Jan 8 1947 8


  1. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  2. Biographical sketch of Richard Hinshaw.
  3. 1870 census, Brookston P.O., West Point Township, White County, Indiana; roll M593-373, page 318, line #7, dwelling #44, family #47.
  4. 1920 census, Monticello, White County, Indiana; roll T625-475, ED 233, page 3A, line #33, dwelling #13, family #13.
  5. 1940 census, Monticello, White County, Indiana; roll T627-1110, ED 91-18, page 13B, line #54.
  6. Biographical sketch of Richard Hinshaw; "A Standard History of White County Indiana"; W.H. Hamelle, 1915, The Lewis Publishing Company;
  7. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941;
  8. Obituary of Rosa Jost Hinshaw; Logansport Pharos Tribune, Jan 8 1947;
  9. 1940 census, Monticello, White County, Indiana; roll T627-1110, ED 91-18, page 5B, line #57, household #107.

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