Elihu William Hinshaw

 1. Elias Hinshaw (c1786-c1840) m Sarah Williams (1789-?)
 2.. Silas Hinshaw (1831-1865) m Melvina Ellen Ledington (1835-1918)
 3... Elihu William Hinshaw (1856-1930)
      +Nancy Jane Godlove (1858-1941)
 4....  Andrew Milton Hinshaw (1877-1954) 1,2,3
 4....  Mary Louise Hinshaw (1878-1947) 1,2,3
 4....  Maggie Bell Hinshaw (1881-1960) 1
 4....  Lucretia Ellen Hinshaw (1882-1972) 1,3,4
 4....  Ida Elizabeth Hinshaw (1884-1905) 1,3
 4....  Henry Etta Hinshaw (1888-1978) 1,3
Elihu William Hinshaw     [ID 02812] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 25 18561,2,3,5,6,7,8,9, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9 [Kansas Territory10].  

He married Nancy Jane Godlove, Apr 9 1876, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.1,7,11  Nancy, daughter of Henry Godlove & Minerva Elizabeth Custer, was born Aug 18 1858, Delaware County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12,13,14  

Elihu and Nancy Jane were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 15 1880), Mill Creek Township, Pottawatomie County, Kansas:2

Henshaw, Elihu, age 23, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Missouri; farmer.
Henshaw, Nannie, wife, age 21, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; keeping house.
Henshaw, A.M., son, age 3, born in Kansas.
Henshaw, M.L., daughter, age 1.
Living in the same dwelling with Elihu and family in 1880 was the family of a Daniel Ledington, age 40;15 living next door was the family of a William Ledington, age 47.16  These were probably Elihu's uncles - his mother's brothers.17  

Elihu and family, along with his mother Melvina, left Kansas on May 2 1883.  They arrived and settled in Salubria Valley, near Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho on Aug 25 1883.1  

Elihu and Nancy Jane were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 10 1900), Salubria, Washington County, Idaho:3

Henshaw, Elihu W., head-of-household, age 43, born Aug 1856 in Iowa; father born in Germany; mother born in Virginia; married 24 years; farmer; rented farm.
Henshaw, Nancy J., wife, age 41, born Aug 1858 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; married 24 years; 6 children, 6 living.
Henshaw, Andrew M., son, age 23, born Feb 1877 in Kansas; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Mary, daughter, age 22, born Aug 1878 in Kansas; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Lucretia, daughter, age 17, born Sep 188? [unclear] in Kansas; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Ida, daughter, age 15, born Dec 1884 in Idaho; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Henrietta, daughter, age 13, born Feb 1887 in Idaho; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana; attended school 5 months.

Elihu and Nancy Jane were shown in the 1910 census (May 6 1910), Salubria, Washington County, Idaho:5

Hinshaw, E.W., head-of-household, age 53, born in Iowa; parents birthplaces unknown; married 33 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Hinshaw, N.J., wife, age 52, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; married 33 years; 6 children, 5 living.

Elihu and Nancy Jane were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 26 1920), Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho:6

Hinshaw, Elihu, head-of-household, age 63, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Missouri; owned home; farmer.
Hinshaw, Nancy J., wife, age 61, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Very nearby in 1920 was the household of son Andrew.18  Also living in Cambridge in 1920 was widowed daughter Lucretia.19  

Elihu William Hinshaw died Mar 9 19301,7 [Mar 5 193020], Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho1,7; buried Plot 1B 11, Salubria Cemetery, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho1,7.  

Widow Nancy Jane was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living with daughter Lucretia in Weiser Forest, Cambridge Precinct, Washington County, Idaho:4

Hinshaw, Nancy J., head-of-household, age 71, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; widow; first married at age 18; owned home ($800 value); radio in home; occupation: none.
Conway, Lucretia, daughter, age 47, born in Kansas; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana; widow; first married at age 21; occupation: none.
Living two houses away in 1930 was the family of son Andrew Milton Hinshaw.21  

Nancy Jane was shown in the 1940 census, living with daughter Lucretia at 1242 Second Street, Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon:14

Conway, Lucretia, head-of-household, age 57, born in Kansas; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; widow; owned home ($1000 value); $0 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Nancy, mother, age 81, born in Indiana; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; widow; $0 wages in 1939, plus other income.

Nancy died Feb 25 1941, Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon; age 82y 6m 7d.1,7,13,22  

Nancy Jane's obituary was published in the "Onaga Herald" (Onaga, Kansas):7

Nancy Jane Hinshaw passed away in Lebannon [sic], Ore., on Feb. 25, 1941 at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 7 days.  

She was married to Elihu W. Hinshaw.  They lived in Kansas until 1882, when they crossed the plains by wagon train, settling in Idaho.  To this union five girls and one boy were born.  One daughter passed away in 1905.  Mr. Hinshaw died in 1930 at which time Mrs. Hinshaw moved to Oregon.  

She is survived by 4 daughters, Etta Unger, Lucretia Conway and Maggie West, all of Oregon, and Mary Cape of Idaho, and one son, Milton of Idaho.  Also three brothers, Ike Godlove of Soldier, Kans., Ole Godlove of Montana and John Godlove of California.

(photo)Photo: Elihu William Hinshaw & Nancy Jane Godlove gravestone Salubria Cemetery 13,20

(photo)Photo: Nancy Jane Godlove death certificate Linn County, Oregon 13


Sources

  1. Family group sheets by Alta Ione Bradbury, Kanab, Utah
  2. 1880 census, Mill Creek Township, Pottawatomie County, Kansas; roll T9-393, ED 239, page 218C, line #37, dwelling #210, family #224.
  3. 1900 census, Salubria Precinct, Washington County, Idaho; roll T623-234, ED 110, page 5A, line #32, dwelling #76, family #77.
  4. 1930 census, Weiser Forest, Cambridge Precinct, Washington County, Idaho; roll T626-404, ED 18, page 1B, line #68, dwelling #21, family #21.
  5. 1910 census, Salubria Precinct, Washington County, Idaho; ED 276, page 211 (sheet 11), line #10, dwelling #157, family #159.
  6. 1920 census, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho; roll T625-294, ED 182, page 8B, line #51, dwelling #158, family #161.
  7. Ancestry Family Tree data "Kyler/Bonds/Haworth" posted by "judyr1918".
  8. Contribution from Hope Phillips ().
  9. 1870 census, Louisville P.O., Vienna Township, Pottawatomie County, Kansas; roll M593-441, page 462, line #33, dwelling #99, family #99.
  10. 1860 census, Louisville P.O., Vienna Township, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Territory; roll M653-352, page 551, line #6, dwelling #345, family #271.
  11. "Old Settler's Tales" by F.F. Crevecoeur;
    "The Kansas Collection", University of Kansas:
    http://www.kancoll.org/books/crevecoeur/ost08.htm.
  12. http://www.webroots.org/library/usahist/hbspnk03.html.
  13. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15697281.
  14. 1940 census, Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon; roll T627-3371, ED 22-28, page 5B, line #50, household #131.
  15. 1880 census, Mill Creek Township, Pottawatomie County, Kansas; roll T9-393, ED 239, page 218C, line #34, dwelling #210, family #223.
  16. 1880 census, Mill Creek Township, Pottawatomie County, Kansas; roll T9-393, ED 239, page 218C, line #41, dwelling #211, family #225.
  17. Speculation.
  18. 1920 census, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho; roll T625-294, ED 182, page 8B, line #73, dwelling #163, family #166.
  19. 1920 census, Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho; roll T625-294, ED 182, page 5B, line #83, dwelling #104, family #106.
  20. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15697285.
  21. 1930 census, Weiser Forest, Cambridge Precinct, Washington County, Idaho; roll T626-404, ED 18, page 1B, line #58, dwelling #19, family #19.
  22. Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008; http://www.ancestry.com.


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