William Pettis 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....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ Thomas Hinshaw (1775-1824) m Lucy Clanton (1773-1859)
 9......... Benjamin J. Hinshaw (1795-1860) m Ruth Carter (1792-1882)
10.......... Hugh Baker Hinshaw (1834-1914) m Martha Jenette (1842-1868)
11........... William Pettis Hinshaw (1868-1927)
              +Maud Feron Hall (1876-1961)
12............  Clarence Young Hinshaw (1904-1982) 1,2,3,4
12............  Charles Hall Hinshaw (1907-1995) 1,2,3
William Pettis Hinshaw     [ID 04373] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov - 18682,5,6,7 [18691,8], Marin County, California2,5,6,7.  

William was shown in the 1900 census (Jul 17-18 1900), living in the household of uncle William in Bloomfield Township, Sonoma County, California:5

Henshaw, William P. Jr., nephew, age 31, born Nov 1868 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; single; occupation: farm laborer.

He married Maud Feron Hall1,9 [Maude Feron Hall1, Maud M. Hall9], Mar 8 19021,9.  Maud, daughter of Charles T. Hall & Catherine A. Feron, was born Jan 13 1876, California.2,6,8,10  

William was a resident of Bloomfield, California.  Maude was a resident of Petaluma, California.9  

William and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 10 1910), Petaluma Township, Sonoma County, California:2

Hinshaw, William, head-of-household, age 41, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; first marriage, married 8 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; rented farm.
Hinshaw, Maude, wife, age 34, born in California; father born in Rhode Island; mother born in Ireland; first marriage, married 8 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Hinshaw, Clarence, son, age 5, born in California; parents born in California.
Hall, Charles [sic], son, age 2, born in California; parents born in California.
Russill, Echo R., boarder, age 12, born in California; parents born in California; attended school.
Vogensen, Johanes, servant, age 27, born in Denmark; parents born in Denmark; single; occupation: laborer, farm.
Hinshaw, Ben, servant, age 31, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; single; occupation: laborer, farm.

Maude was known as "Aunt Maude" to the whole community.1  

After farming in Marin County for some years, in 1918 "Big Bill" bought 179 acres at 790 Tomales Road in Sonoma County, where he had a herd of "good grade" Durham cows, some sheep and 2000 hens.1,4  

"Big Bill" had a great love for horses and avoided automobiles wherever and as long as possible.  He was a very large man.1  

William Pettis Hinshaw died Apr 8 1927, Sonoma County, California; age 58.4,6,7,11  

The following article appeared in the San Francisco Examiner on April 11, 1927 (page 12, column 2):12

SONOMA RANCHER DROPS DEAD AT HOME
Petaluma, April 10.  

William Pettis Hinshaw, rancher, dropped dead last night at his home in Two Rock while seated on a couch.  Death was due to a heart attack.  A native of Tomales, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Baker Hinshaw and nephew of W. P. (Pet) Hinshaw, who was a millionaire landowner of Sonoma county; brother of A. G. Hinshaw of this city; Mrs D. H. McReynolds, Santa Rosa; cousin of B. B. Hinshaw, president of the Dairyman's Coast Bank, Valley Ford; Mrs M. L. Winans, J. W. Lawrence; husband of Maude Hinshaw and father of Clarence and Charles Hinshaw.

Maud died Feb 10 1961, Sonoma County, California; age 85.4,6,10

(photo)Photo: William Pettis Hinshaw gravestone Bloomfield Cemetery 7

(photo)Photo: Maud Feron Hall gravestone Bloomfield Cemetery 7

Social Security information for Maud Feron Hall: 558-52-9118


Sources

  1. "The Valley of the Trail Between the Two Rocks in Its Younger Days, and Mine", manuscript by Margaret Martin Paull. Contributed by Richard Burton and John Burton.
  2. 1910 census, Petaluma Township, Sonoma County, California; roll T624-109, ED 148, page 22A-B, line #48, dwelling #467, family #467.
  3. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    1920 census - Petaluma Township, Two Rock Precinct, Sonoma County, CA.
  4. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    Sonoma County, California, death records.
  5. 1900 census, Bloomfield Township, Sonoma County, California; roll T623-114, ED 155, page 23A, line #34, dwelling #499, family #507.
  6. Bloomfield Cemetery, Sonoma County, California; USGenWeb Archives.
  7. http://www.findagrave.com.
  8. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    Sonoma County, California, marriage license records; 1920 census.
  9. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    Sonoma County, California, marriage license records.
  10. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  11. VitalSearch California Death Index 1905-1929:
    http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm.
  12. Contribution from Richard Burton.


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