Josephine Adella 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..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Benjamin Hinshaw (1738-1840) m Elisabeth Hinshaw (1750-1823)
 8........ Jacob A. Hinshaw (1778-1826) m Phebe Allen (1789-1869)
 9......... Jacob Allen Hinshaw (1826-1910) m Peninah Scott (1829-1910)
10.......... Enos H. Hinshaw (1847-1923) m Mary Jane Brown (1846-1918)
11........... Josephine Adella Hinshaw (1881-1963)
              +Michael Donahue (1877-1952)
              +- Sexauer 
Josephine Adella Hinshaw     [ID 10405] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 7 18811,2,3 [Jul - 18804], Indiana1,2,3.  

She married Michael Donahue, Apr 12 1899, Blackford County, Indiana.1,2,3,5  Michael was born Aug 16 18771,3 [Aug 16 18756], Indiana1,3.  


Ruth E. Donahue, born Nov 20 1899 (Apr 1900); died Mar 1981; married Harry Buckles (child: Gwendolyn Buckles, married Eldon Curtis Higgins). 1,4,7

Josephine and daughter were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 7 1900), living with (or staying with) her parents in Hartford, Blackford County, Indiana:4

Donahue, Josephine, daughter, age 19, born July 1880 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; married 1 year; 1 child, 1 living; occupation: housekeeper.
Donahue, Ruth E., granddaughter, age 1 month, born April 1900 in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana.

Josephine and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 22 1910), Hartford, Blackford County, Indiana:3

Donahue, Michael, head-of-household, age 33, born in Indiana; parents born in Ireland; first marriage, married 11 years; occupation: foreman, glass factory; rented home.
Donahue, Josephine A., wife, age 28, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first marriage, married 11 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Donahue, Ruth E, daughter, age 10, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

On Sep 5 1918 Mike Donahue, age 43, registered for the World War I draft in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana.  He declared he was born Aug 16 1875, and was then residing at 913 N. Monroe [unclear], Hartford City, Indiana.  He declared his nearest relative was Thomas Donahue of the same address.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, gray eyes, black hair.6  

Josephine and Michael apparently divorced.  Michael was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), living with (or staying with) his brother Thomas in Hartford, Blackford County, Indiana:8

Donahue, Mike, brother, age 43, born in Ohio; parents born in Ireland; divorced; occupation: shift foreman, glass factory.
Michael died Oct - 1952.1  

She then married - Sexauer2,9 [- Sexaur1].  

Josephine was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 18 1930), living with daughter Ruth at 12213 Yale Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:7

Buckles, Harry G., head-of-household, age 34, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; first married at age 23; rented home ($60 rent); radio in home; occupation: electrician, steel & disc co.; World War I veteran.
Buckles, Ruth, wife, age 20, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 19; occupation: secretary, steel + disc.
Buckles, Gwendolyn, daughter, age 9, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Sexauer, Josephine, mother-in-law, age 48, born in Indiana; father born in Indiana; mother born in Missouri; widow; occupation: housekeeper.

Josephine Adella Hinshaw died Mar 20 1963, Cook County, Illinois; buried Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Lemont, Cook County, Illinois.1,2,10  

Josephine's death was noted in the "Chicago Tribune" (Chicago, Illinois) on March 21, 19639 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: Death of Josephine Adella Hinshaw "Chicago Tribune", Mar 21 1963 9


  1. Contribution from Lynn Seto ().
  2. Hinshaw family notes and photos from Jim Lieland (); excerpted from "Hinshaw and Allied Families History" by Dota Claudius Brown
  3. 1910 census, 2nd Ward, Hartford, Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana; roll T624-340, ED 10, page 11B, line #57, dwelling #262, family #267.
  4. 1900 census, Hartford, Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana; roll T623-360, ED 25, page 9B, line #92, dwelling #209, family #213.
  5. Indiana Marriage Records Index 1845-1920;; pg 266.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  7. 1930 census, 9th Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T626-431, ED 408, page 35A-B, line #50, dwelling #532, family #649.
  8. 1920 census, Hartford, Blackford County, Indiana; roll T625-423, ED 9, page 2B, line #76, dwelling #48, family #48.
  9. Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003;
  10. Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988;

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