Ira Elmer 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........ Simon Hinshaw (1785-1852) m Rebecca Hobson (1784-1855)
 9......... Enan Hinshaw (1824-1901) m Rebecca Ingram (1829-1908)
10.......... Charles Newton Hinshaw (1849-1918) m Anna Ella Smith (1852-1947)
11........... Ira Elmer Hinshaw (1884-1935)
              +Effie P. Prather (1897-1962)
12............  Laura Jane Hinshaw (1915-1971) 1,2
12............  Ira Elmer Hinshaw (1918-1989) 1,2,3,4
12............  Thelma Mae Hinshaw (1922-) 1,2,3,4
12............  James Ray Hinshaw (1927-2000) 2
Ira Elmer Hinshaw     [ID 00023] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 13 1884, Illinois.2,5,6,7,8,9,10  

He married Effie P. Prather, Jul 4 1913, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.2,4,6,7,8  Effie, daughter of John Prather & Jane Finch, was born Mar 11 1897, Kentucky.2,6,7,8,10  

Effie was sister of Des Prather who married Ira's brother Bert.4  

On Sep 12 1918 Ira Elmer Hinshaw, age 34, registered for the World War I draft in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.  He declared he was born February 13th 1884, and was then residing in Danvers, McLean County, Illinois where he was a self-employed farmer.  He declared his nearest relative was Effie Hinshaw of Danvers.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, black hair.9  

Ira and family were shown in the 1919 city directory of Bloomington, Illinois:11

Hinshaw Bert (Dessie) r 307 E Baker
Hinshaw Bert L (Fern) patrolman r 932 W Moulton
Hinshaw Bertha (wid J G) r 1005 N Evans
Hinshaw Charles sales A Livingston & Sons rms 1015 N Evans
Hinshaw Charles E (Nellie) emp Campbell Holton & Co r 604 S Clayton
Hinshaw Fernando W (Mattie) carrier R F D r 1306 E Oakland av
Hinshaw Ira E (Effie) r 1211 S Wright
Hinshaw Mary Mrs mgr Woman's Exchange r 215 E Mulberry
Hinshaw Ray W (Catherine) clk R F Empson r 1403 W Mulberry
Hinshaw Richard stu r 932 W Moulton
Hinshaw Roland J * r 932 W Moulton
Hinshaw Rolla E * r 806 E Chestnut
Hinshaw Walter A (Natalia) r 1018 E Front
Hinshaw Wm (Carrie) r 806 E Chestnut
Hinshaw Wm E (Fannie) tmstr r 406 W Olive

Ira and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 28 1920), Radnor Township, Peoria County, Illinois:10

Hinshaw, Ira, head-of-household, age 36, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; rented home; farmer.
Hinshaw, Effie, wife, age 22, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
Hinshaw, Laura, daughter, age 4 years 7 months, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky.
Hinshaw, Ira Jr., son, age 2, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky.

Ira Elmer Hinshaw died Feb 21 1935, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois; buried Stout's Grove Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.2,6,7,8,12  Medical: Ira died from pneumonia (after walking the streets looking for a job during the Depression).13  

After Ira's death, Effie remarried to Alet Johnston in 1942.4  

Effie died Dec 30 1962, buried Stout's Grove Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.2,6,7,8  


  1. Interview with Jack Hinshaw and Wayne Hinshaw.
  2. A family group sheet from Thelma Hinshaw, courtesy of Wayne Hinshaw.
  3. Interview with Jack Hinshaw.
  4. Interview with Wayne Hinshaw.
  5. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  6. Gravestone inscriptions in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Stout's Grove Cemetery, Parklawn (Danvers) Cemetery, & Scogin Hill Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
  7. "McLean County Cemeteries", Vol. 11-2, Danvers Township, by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society (McLean County Historical Soc.).
  8. Family group sheets from Randy Hunter ()
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  10. 1920 census, Radnor Township, Peoria County, Illinois; roll T625-400, ED 136, page 10A, line #5, dwelling #203, family #208.
  11. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989;
  12. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
  13. Contribution from David W. Jones citing: Eva Hinshaw.

If you have additional information on this person, please share!

If you would like to be automatically notified by email whenever an update is made affecting this page then enter your email address and click the "Enter" button below:

Your Email Address:
Notify me whenever this page is updated
Do not notify me if this page is updated
Show me my current registered notification requests

How is this person related to other ancestors? To find out, enter the database ID number of another ancestor, and then click the "Enter" button below:

ID Number:

If you would like to save this person on your computer ▾ more...

HFA Home Page Return to HFA Home Page

Copyright © 1997-2020, The Hinshaw Family Association. All rights reserved.
Permission is granted for all free personal, private and non-commercial uses.
Commercial use of any portion contained herein is expressly prohibited.

Privacy Policies

This site uses spambot thwarting technology to hide email addresses from all known email harvesting programs used by spammers.

[This page was computer generated]

Spambot Bait!