John Robert 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...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... Jesse Hinshaw (1770-1846) m Mary Marshill (1773-1806)
 8........ Benjamin Hinshaw (1795-?)
 9......... Uriah Solomon Hinshaw (1822-1888) m Sarah Pickard (1820-1891)
10.......... William Arrington Hinshaw (1846-1920) m Ellen J. Coble (1838-1885)
11........... John Robert Hinshaw (1877-1957)
              +Nora Agnes Cook (1878-1950)
12............  Zula Augusta Hinshaw (1900-1988) 1,2,3
12............  (female child) Hinshaw (1904-) 4
12............  Vernon Ezra Hinshaw (1906-1982) 2,3,5,6,7
12............  William Cleon Hinshaw (1909-1977) 2,3,5,6,8
12............  Robert Dumont Hinshaw (1912-1988) 2,4,5,6,8,9
12............  (female child) Hinshaw (1914-1914) 4,8
12............  Willard Alden Hinshaw (1916-1991) 2,4,5,6,8
12............  Harold Francis Hinshaw (1918-1978) 2,4,5,6,8
John Robert Hinshaw     [ID 02248] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 8 1877, North Carolina.2,3,5,6,9,10  

According to family folklore, John's mother died when he was young and he was then raised by a black lady, possibly a servant (unconfirmed).2  

He married Nora Agnes Cook, Feb 18 1900, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.2,11,12  Married by Rev. Willis Bond.13  Nora, daughter of Ezra Cook & Mary Haworth, was born Mar 1 1878, Illinois.3,5,6,9,14  

John and Nora were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:15

Hinshaw, John, head-of-household, age 23, born May 1877 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 0 years; occupation: farm laborer; rented home.
Hinshaw, Nora, wife, age 22, born Mar 1878 in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Indiana; married 0 years; no children.

At Westfield MM on 8-27-1903, John, Nora C., & Eula A. [sic] were granted a certificate to Coloma MM1 (Parke County, Indiana).  

At Coloma MM on 10-15-1903, John R. & wife Nora C. and daughter Zula A. were received on a certificate from Westfield MM dated 8-27-1903.1  

John and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 19 1910), Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana:3

Hinshaw, John R. Jr., head-of-household, age 32, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 10 years; occupation: driver, creamery; rented home.
Hinshaw, Nora B., wife, age 32, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first marriage, married 10 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Hinshaw, Zulu A., daughter, age 9, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Vernon E., son, age 3, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, William C., son, age 4 months, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois.

On Sep 12 1918 John Robert Hinshaw, age 41, registered for the World War I draft in Rockville, Parke County, Indiana.  He declared he was born May 8th 1877, and was then residing in Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana where he was a farmer employed by a Seth Cook of Bloomingdale.  He declared his nearest relative was Nora Agnes Hinshaw of Bloomingdale.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, dark eyes, dark hair.10  

John and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 9 1920), West St., Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana:5

Hinshaw, John R., head-of-household, age 42, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; owned home; occupation: farmer.
Hinshaw, Nora, wife, age 41, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Vernon, son, age 13, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Cleon, son, age 10, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Dumont, son, age 8, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Willard, son, age 3, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Harold Frances, son, age 1, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois.

John and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), Rockport Road, Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana:6

Hinshaw, John, head-of-household, age 52, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first married at age 22; rented home ($10 rent); radio in home; occupation: laborer, farm; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Nora, wife, age 51, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 21.
Hinshaw, Vernon, son, age 23, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: truckman, truck.
Hinshaw, Cleon, son, age 20, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: mixer, bakery.
Hinshaw, Dumont, son, age 18, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: carpenter, house.
Hinshaw, Willard, son, age 14, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; single; attended school.
Hinshaw, Harold Frances, son, age 11, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; single; attended school.

John and family were shown in the 1940 census (May 10 1940), Church Street, Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana:9

Hinshaw, John R., head-of-household, age 63, born in North Carolina; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; rented home ($7/month rent); occupation: common labor, building construction; worked 20 weeks in 1939; $525 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Nora C., wife, age 62, born in Illinois; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Hinshaw, Dumont, son, age 28, born in Indiana; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; occupation: common labor, building construction; worked 12 weeks in 1939; $550 wages in 1939.

Nora died Aug 10 1950, age 77.2,16  

Nora's obituary was published in the "Tribune" (Terre Haute, Indiana) on August 10, 1950 (page 2).16  

John Robert Hinshaw died May 5 1957, age 79.2,17  

John's obituary was published in the "Tribune" (Terre Haute, Indiana) on May 6, 1957 (page 2).16

(photo)Photo: John Robert Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 10


Sources

  1. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 6, 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.
  2. Contribution from Donna M Berry.
  3. 1910 census, Bloomington, Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana; roll T624-373, ED 84, page 120B, line #64, dwelling #98, family #98.
  4. Parke County, Indiana births 1882-1920; USGenWeb Archives;
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~inparke/Births/ParkeBirths1882to1920Page37.htm.
  5. 1920 census, Bloomingdale, Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana; roll T625-443, ED 58, page 5A, line #29, dwelling #119, family #134.
  6. 1930 census, Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana; roll T626-622, ED 11, page 2B, line #64, dwelling #45, family #45.
  7. Vernon Ezra Hinshaw marriage license.
  8. Indiana Birth Records Index, 1880-1920. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  9. 1940 census, Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana; roll T627-1084, ED 61-11, page 5A, line #1, household #104.
  10. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book 10, page 503).
  12. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book C-4, page 35).
  13. Contribution from Donna M Berry citing: marriage license.
  14. Contribution from Donna M Berry citing: marriage license application.
  15. 1900 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T623-375, ED 92, page 4A, line #10, dwelling #76, family #79.
  16. Vigo County (Indiana) Public Library, Wabash Valley Obituary Index:
    http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries.
  17. "Wabash Valley Obituary Index"; Vigo County, Indiana Public Library:
    http://vax1.vigo.lib.in.us/~obits/index2166.htm.


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