Cyrus J. 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....... Thomas Hinshaw (1757-1825) m Rebecca Marshill (1762-1836)
 8........ Thomas Hinshaw (1802-1877) m Hannah Piggott (1801-1866)
 9......... Job Hinshaw (1828-1897) m Serena Cox (1828-1911)
10.......... Cyrus J. Hinshaw (1862-1933)
             +Nora Pickett (1862-1894)
11...........  Herman J. Hinshaw (1884-1904) 1,2
11...........  Clifford C. Hinshaw (1885-1891) 1,2
11...........  Harold Harrison Hinshaw (1889-1964) 1,2,3,4
             +Nora May Snider Freeman (1874-1969)
11...........  Martha Grace Hinshaw (1917-2006) 1,2,5,6,7
Cyrus J. Hinshaw     [ID 01787] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 11 1862, Randolph County, Indiana.5,8,9,10,11  

He married Nora Pickett8,12,13,14,15,16,17 [Nona Pickett18,19, Nora Puckett14, Nora Pichett12], Mar 3 18838,12,13,14,15,16,17, Randolph County, Indiana8,12,13,14,15,16,17.  Nora, daughter of John W. Pickett & Fannie Coffin2,18,20,21,22, was born Feb 11 18622,18,20,21,22 [Dec 19 186515,16,17], Randolph County, Indiana2,18,20,21,22.  

Nora died Jan 12 1894, age 28y 24d.17  Nora reportedly died from "dropsy" (edema); she was ill for a long time and Cyrus and Nora and family moved into her parents household as Cyrus was unable to care for Nora and the boys alone.23  

Nora's obituary was published as follows (as excerpted):17

HINSHAW Nora V., b. Dec. 19, 1865 d/o James W. & Fanny Plckett.  She m. Cyrus Hinshaw Mar. 3, 1883, they had 3 children.  She d. Jan. 12, 1894 ae 28y 24d.  Fun & bur at Jericho.

In September 1897 (one month after the death of his father), at Jericho MM, Cyrus was granted a certificate to Traverse City MM, Michigan.1,24  In Traverse City he worked as a guard and counselor at an insane asylum (name of institution unknown).1  

Cyrus was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), living in a boarding house at 412 West Eighth Street, Traverse City, Michigan:11

Hinshaw, Cyrus, boarder, age 38, born Feb 1862 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Virginia; widower; occupation: "agent (insurance)".
Cyrus apparently left his sons Herman and Harold in the care of Nora's parents, as his sons were shown living in their household in the 1900 census (Jun 12 1900), Randolph County, Indiana:25
Pickett, John W., head-of-household, age 64, born Aug 1835 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Maryland; married 41 years; farmer; owned farm.
Pickett, Fannie, wife, age 57, born Nov 1842 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; married 41 years; 3 children, 1 living.
Hinshaw, Herman J., grandson, age 16, born Jan 1884 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; farm laborer.
Hinshaw, Harold H., grandson, age 11, born Jan 1889 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; farm laborer.

In the early 1900s Cyrus had an apple orchard at Tonasket, Washington, and later had one at Wenatchee, Washington.1  

Cyrus was shown in the 1910 census (May 16 1910), living alone in Tonasket Township, Okanogan County, Washington:26

Hinshaw, C. J., head-of-household, age 48 [unclear]; [birthplace and parents' birthplaces shown as "un" - presumably "unknown"]; occupation: real estate; owned farm (free).

He then married Nora May Snider Freeman1 [Nora May Snider1], May 14 19131, Okanogan, Okanogan County, Washington1.  Nora, daughter of Joseph Snider & Martha Ann Kendall, was born May 27 1874, Mason City, Mason County, Illinois.1,5,27  

Nora was a young widowed schoolteacher.  She had previously married in 1898 to Jothan Melvin Freeman; he had died Jan 21 1900.1  Nora taught school in Omaha, Nebraska, Maine, Massachusetts, and Washington state.1  

Cyrus and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 9-12 1920), Chelan County, Washington (census page very faded):5

Hinshaw, Cyrus J., head-of-household, age 57 [unclear], born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; [..mother's birthplace unclear..]; owned home; occupation: farmer, [..unclear..].
Hinshaw, Nora S., wife, age 45, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Martha G., daughter, age 2, born in Washington; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois.

Cyrus and Nora had a farm in Malheur County, Oregon, at Little Valley, south of Vale in Section 19, Township 19.1  

Cyrus was a fruit tree salesman for the Washington Nursery Company of Yakima, Washington (he also at one time sold fruit trees for Stark Brothers Nursery).  Cyrus brought many of the early fruit trees to the state of Washington (he brought thousands of fruit trees into Okanogan country, helping to develop Washington as a leading fruit producing area).1  

Cyrus J. Hinshaw died Aug 30 1933, Rosary Hospital, Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon; buried Sep 1 1933, Ontario, Oregon.8,10,19,28,29  Medical: Cyrus died from "Decompensated heart disease".10,30  

Cyrus' obituary was published in "The Malheur Enterprise" (Vale, Oregon) on Thursday, August 31, 1933 (page 1), as follows:31

C. J. Hinshaw of Little Valley Dies

C. J. Hinshaw, rancher of Little Valley died at the Ontario Hospital early Wednesday morning.  Surviving are his wife and a son of Anacortes, Wash.  

Seriously ill, Mr. Hinshaw was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon where he died a few hours later.  The funeral will be held in Ontario today.

Another obituary was published in "The Journal-Herald" (Winchester, Indiana) on September 26, 1933:19


Cyrus J. Hinshaw, aged 71, died August 30, 1933.  His home was near Harper, Oregon.  He died at the Holy Rosary hospital, Ontario, Oregon, and was buried at Ontario, September 1, 1933.  

He was the son of Job and Serena Cox Hinshaw.  In early life he married Nona Pickett.  To them were born three sons, Herman, Clifford and Harold.  After the death of his wife, Herman and Clifford, he went to Michigan and later to the state of Washington.  

Twenty years ago he married Mrs. Nora Snider Freeman.  To them was born one daughter, Martha Grace.  

Two years ago the family moved to land near Harper.  His death was due to heart trouble and complications.  He is survived by his widow; one son, Harold H. Hinshaw, of Anacortes, Washington; one daughter, Martha Grace, at home; two grandchildren, Nona and Jack Hinshaw; one brother, Charles F. Hinshaw, Winchester, and a number of other relatives.

From the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Vale, Oregon; Probate File # 1081: Estate of Cyrus J. Hinshaw; final papers filed Dec 17 1939:1

Heirs: Nora S. Hinshaw, widow, Okanogan, Washington.  
Harold H. Hinshaw, age 49, Anacortes, Washington (son).  
Martha Grace Hinshaw Byrd, age 21, Omak, Washington (daughter).  

Estate (partial listing): Real Estate, 160 acres, Malheur County, valued $1000.  
Government payment for sugar beets: $41.28.  
Interest in sugar beet crop: $78.87,

Nora died Nov 19 1969, Okanogan, Okanogan County, Washington; buried Old Okanogan Cemetery.1,27,32

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Cyrus J. Hinshaw "The Journal-Herald" (Winchester, Indiana), September 26, 1933 19

Social Security information for Nora May Snider Freeman: 539-50-4922


  1. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge.
  2. Obituary of Cyrus J. Hinshaw.
  3. Contribution from Jack Hinshaw.
  4. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    Probate records and will of Cyrus Hinshaw.
  5. 1920 census, Malaga Precinct, Chelan County, Washington; roll T625-1921, ED 8, page 3A, line #22, dwelling #51, family #52.
  6. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge.
  7. Washington State Birth Index 1907-19;
  8. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  9. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    Records of the Lienkaemper Funeral Chapel, Ontario, Oregon.
  10. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    death certificate (Oregon Health Division, Portland, Oregon).
  11. 1900 census, 3rd Ward, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan; roll T623-712, ED 41, page 6A, line #27, dwelling #113, family #126.
  12. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  13. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  14. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; (county bk page 21).
  15. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll M593-354, page 546, line #34, dwelling #295, family #297.
  16. 1880 census, Winchester Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T9-0307, ED 167, page 136C, line #9, dwelling #65, family #66.
  17. Randolph County, Indiana obituary transcripts, 1885-1899; USGenWeb:
  18. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    Obituary of Fannie Coffin Pickett; "American Friend" magazine March 23, 1933.
  19. Obituary of Cyrus J. Hinshaw; courtesy of Vivian Byrd Elvidge.
  20. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  21. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    "Jericho Friends Meeting" (Jericho Meeting, Winchester, Indiana).
  22. Contribution from Austin Cox () citing:
    marriage record of Cyrus J. Hinshaw & Nora Pickett, Randolph County, IN.
  23. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing: Martha Grace Hinshaw.
  24. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 2, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  25. 1900 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 134, page 244B (sheet 8B), line #76, dwelling #162, family #172.
  26. 1910 census, Tonasket Precinct, Okanogan County, Washington; roll T624-1667, ED 119, page 57B, line #51, family #128.
  27. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  28. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    Records of the Lienkaemper Funeral Chapel, Ontario, Oregon;.
  29. Oregon Death Index, 1903-98;
  30. Oregon Death Index, 1903-1970;
  31. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    Microfilm record, Malheur County Library, Ontario, Oregon.
  32. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996;

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