William E. Hinshaw

 1. William E. Hinshaw (1869-1939)
    +Bessie M. Powell (1902-1991)
 2..  Paul T. Hinshaw (1922-1969) 1,2
 2..  William Eugene Hinshaw (1925-2010) 1,2
William E. Hinshaw     [ID 19486] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jun 24 1869, Indiana.3  (c1879).1,4  

In 1921 William was living in Ravenden, Lawrence County, Arkansas.4  

He married Bessie M. Powell, Jul 2 1921, Lawrence County, Arkansas.1,4  Bessie was born Jan 19 1902, Arkansas.2,5,6  (c1896).4  

It appears that this was William's second marriage.1  

William and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 5 1930), Union Township, Randolph County, Arkansas:1

Hinshaw, William E, head-of-household, age 50, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 21; occupation: farmer, general farm; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Bessie M, wife, age 28, born in Arkansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Arkansas; first married at age 19.
Hinshaw, Paul T, son, age 8, born in Arkansas; father born in Indiana; mother born in Arkansas.
Hinshaw, Eugene W, son, age 5, born in Arkansas; father born in Indiana; mother born in Arkansas.

William E. Hinshaw died Nov 20 1939, buried Baker Cemetery, Ozark Acres, Sharp County, Arkansas.3  

Bessie and sons were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 2 1940), Union Township, Sharp County, Arkansas:2

Henshaw, Bessie M., head-of-household, age 38, born in Arkansas; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; widow; rented farm ($4/month rent); occupation: housekeeper, farm.
Henshaw, Paul T., son, age 18, born in Arkansas; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: laborer, farming.
Henshaw, William E., son, age 15, born in Arkansas; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: new worker; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $360 wages in 1939.

Bessie remarried to Everett E. Carnahan, Oct 2 1947, Sharp County, Arkansas.4  

Bessie died Oct 9 1991, buried Baker Cemetery, Ozark Acres, Sharp County, Arkansas.5,6  

This is probably the same as William Ezra Hinshaw #7410.7

(photo)Photo: William E. Hinshaw gravestone Baker Cemetery 8

(photo)Photo: Bessie M. Powell gravestone Baker Cemetery 9

Social Security information for Bessie M. Powell: 431-44-5088

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  1. 1930 census, Union Township, Randolph County, Arkansas; roll T626-93, ED 30, page 2A, line #30, dwelling #25, family #25.
  2. 1940 census, Union Township, Sharp County, Arkansas; roll T627-176, ED 68-25, page 1A, line #21, household #6.
  3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67678082.
  4. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67594778.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  7. Speculation.
  8. ArkansasGravestones.org: http://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=3246.
  9. ArkansasGravestones.org: http://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=3256.

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