Harlan Ross 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........ William Hinshaw (1789-1854) m Ruth Hinshaw (1791-1836)
 9......... Michael Hinshaw (1816-1884) m Rachel Kemp (1821-1895)
10.......... Milton Wheeler Hinshaw (1855-1926) m Elnora "Nora" Burton (1867-1919)
11........... Harlan Ross Hinshaw (1892-1943)
              +Aletha Frances Teter (1895-1928)
12............  Jerrold Eldon Hinshaw (1917-2003) 1,2,3,4
12............  Don Marcus Hinshaw (1922-2010) 1,2,4
              +Nellie Goff (1904-1989)
12............  Reese Eugene Hinshaw (1932-) 1,2,5
12............  Dale M. Hinshaw (1934-) 1,2,5,6
12............  Max D. Hinshaw (1938-2012) 1,2,5
Harlan Ross Hinshaw     [ID 02093] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Harlan Ross Hinshaw1,7,8 [Ross Hinshaw2,3,9,10].

Born Mar 16 1892, near Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,7,8,10,11  

Ross quit school in the 10th grade when the principal at Boxley School slammed his head on his desk for a prank he mistakenly thought Ross had done.  Ross hired out as a farm hand until he acquired enough money to buy a 400-acre farm near Sheridan, Indiana.1  

He married Aletha Frances Teter1,12 [Lethia Frances Teter13, Letha Frances Teter14], May 16 19141,12, Hamilton County, Indiana1,12.  Aletha, daughter of Hiram Franklin Teter & Ida May Brown, was born Jun 8 1895, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana.3,11,13,14,15  

Ross met Aletha and first started dating her when she was living on a farm across the fields from the Milton Hinshaw farm.1  

On Jun 5 1917 Harlan Ross Hinshaw, age 25, registered for the World War I draft in Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana.  He declared he was born March 16 1892 in Hamilton County, Indiana, and was then residing near Sheridan, Indiana where he was a self-employed farmer with a wife and one child.  He claimed an exemption due to "wife & child".  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair and an [..unreadable..] disability.7  

Ross and family were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 24 1920), Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:3

Hinshaw, Ross, head-of-household, age 27, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; rented home; occupation: farmer, general.
Hinshaw, Aletha, wife, age 24, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Jerold, son, age 3, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.

Aletha died Jan - 1928, near Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried Section S Row 1, Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,11  

He then married Nellie Goff, 1928, Hamilton County, Indiana.1  Nellie, daughter of Henry Calvin + Maud Cleo Goff, was born Jul 10 1904, (probably Hamilton County), Indiana.1,2,4,11,16  

Nellie held a master's degree in elementary education from Ball State University.  She served as a school teacher off and on for half a century.1,11  She began her career in the early 1920s at Boxley School and retired in 1974 from the Cicero Elementary School, both in central Indiana.1  

In 1929 Ross bought his father's home place near Boxley, Indiana.  In 1930 Ross bought and lived on a large farm near Arcadia.  Noted for his frugality, Ross became a respected farmer, cattle feeder, and real estate speculator.1  

Ross and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 25 1930), Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, Ross, head-of-household, age 38, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 22; owned home; radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Nellie, wife, age 26, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 25; occupation: teacher, public school.
Hinshaw, Gerold, son, age 13, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Don, son, age 7, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Clavis, brother, age 20, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single; attended school.

Ross and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 24 1940), Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:2

Hinshaw, Ross, head-of-household, age 48, born in Indiana; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned farm ($1000 value); occupation: operator, farm.
Hinshaw, Nellie, wife, age 35, born in Indiana; completed 3 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Hinshaw, Jerry E., son, age 23, born in Indiana; completed 3 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Hinshaw, Don M., son, age 17, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Hinshaw, Reese E., son, age 7, born in Indiana; completed 2nd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Hinshaw, Dale M., son, age 5, born in Indiana; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Hinshaw, Max D., son, age 1, born in Indiana.

On Apr 27 1942 Harlan Ross Hinshaw, age 50, registered for the World War II draft in Hamilton County, Indiana.  He declared he was born March 16 1892 in Hamilton County, Indiana, and was then residing on R1, Arcadia, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana where he was farming.  He declared his relative/contact was Nellie Hinshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as 5' 8" tall, 150 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, and under "physical characteristics": "index finger + thumb - left hand 2nd joint".8  

Harlan Ross Hinshaw died Mar 1 1943, on his farm near Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried Section S Row 1, Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,11  Medical: Ross died from a heart attack.1  

Nellie died Mar 31 1989, Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried Section S Row 1, Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,11,16

(photo)Photo: Harlan Ross Hinshaw, 1918, age 26

Social Security information for Nellie Goff: 307-40-4768


Sources

  1. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  2. 1940 census, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T627-1050, ED 29-13, page 1A, line #12, household #4.
  3. 1920 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T625-435, ED 88, page 12A, line #10, dwelling #248, family #248.
  4. 1930 census, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T626-590, ED 13, page 9A, line #24, dwelling #213, family #213.
  5. Max D. Hinshaw obituary.
  6. Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  10. 1900 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; ED 78, page 27A-B, line #46, dwelling #277, family #278.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com.
  12. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book 14, page 228).
  13. 1900 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T623-375, ED 78, page 1B, line #69, dwelling #14, family #14.
  14. 1910 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T624-353, ED 91, page 7A, line #36, dwelling #86, family #89.
  15. Contribution from Roger Engelken ().
  16. "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


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