Mary Elizabeth 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...... Absolom Hinshaw (1728-?) m Rebecca Haddock 
 7....... Absolom Hinshaw (1752-1830) m Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1753-1833)
 8........ Benjamin Hinshaw (1803-1840) m Mary E. Larrence (1800-1851)
 9......... Isaac M. Hinshaw (1831-1912) m Elizabeth Matilda Hadley (1837-1914)
10.......... Tunis Theodore Hinshaw (1857-1932) m Lucinda Jane Short (1861-1935)
11........... Mary Elizabeth Hinshaw (1892-1983)
              +Roy Harvey Cain (1887-1970)
Mary Elizabeth Hinshaw     [ID 04507] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Dec 16 18921,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 [Dec 19 18939,10], near Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washingtom1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.  

Mary was a member of the first class graduated from the White Salmon High School (White Salmon, Klickitat County, Washington).4  

She married Roy Harvey Cain, 1916, White Salmon, Klickitat County, Washington.1,4,9,11  Roy was born Sep 9 1887, Creston, Nebraska.2,7,8,9,11  


Phyllis Cain, born 1926, Oregon; married -- Evans. 8
Kathleen Cain; married 1) -- Murray, 2) -- Levin.

Mary lived in White Salmon where she and her husband were prominent in school and community affairs over a long period of years.12  

Mary and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 20 1920), Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington:7

Cain, Roy H., head-of-household, age 32, born in Nebraska; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois; rented home; occupation: teacher, Sup't City Schools.
Cain, Mary E., wife, age 27, born in Washington; father born in Indiana; mother born in Oregon; occupation: librarian, city library.
McCoy, Keith J., nephew, age 4, born in California; father born in Oregon; mother born in Washington.

Mary and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 23 1930), Klickitat County, Washington:8

Cain, Roy H., head-of-household, age 42, born in Nebraska; father born in Ohio; mother born in Iowa; first married at age 28; owned home; occupation: teacher, high school; not a veteran.
Cain, Mary E., wife, age 37, born in Washington; father born in Indiana; mother born in Oregon; first married at age 23.
Cain, Phyllis R., daughter, age 3 years 7 months, born in Oregon; father born in Nebraska; mother born in Washington.
Cain, Keath J., [..unclear] son, age 14, born in California; father born in Nebraska; mother born in Washington; attended school.

Roy died Nov 28 1970, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona; age 83.2,11  

Roy's obituary was published in "The Enterprise" (White Salmon, Washington) on Thursday, December 3, 1970 [includes portrait]:11

Loved Teacher Passes

Funeral services for Roy H. Cain were held in the United Methodist Church in White Salmon at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. Donald Kaelin officiating.  

Roy Cain passed away in Mesa, Arizona on November 28th after a brief illness.  Services were held in Mesa on Sunday for the host of friends made during the ten winters the Cains have spent there.  They maintained their home in White Salmon until September of this year.  

Roy Harvey Cain was born in Creston, Nebraska on September 9, 1887.  His death in Arizona this week came in his 83rd year.  

In 1916 Roy Cain and Mary E. Hinshaw were married in White Salmon.  They observed their Golden Wedding Anniversary here in 1966.  

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Murray of Los Gatos, California and Mrs. Phyllis Evans of Hood River.  Keith McCoy of White Salmon shared the warmth of the Cain home for many years.  Several grandchildren, including four great grandchildren, will miss this jovial man.  

After graduation from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1909, Roy Cain came to White Salmon to teach in the White Salmon High School.  Except for brief assignments in the other schools, he taught in the White Salmon system from 1910 until his retirement as superintendent of schools in 1945.  The last 20 years of his service to Columbia High School students were uninterrupted.  

For many years Roy and Mary Cain have been honored guests at the unions of pre-1946 Columbia High classes.  He is well remembered as an exceptional teacher and friend by many generations of students.  Plans for a fitting memorial or scholarship at the new Columbia High School have been under discussion with the administration by an alumni committee for some time.  

Roy Harvey Cain had a lifelong interest in athletics and was prominent in early day baseball in the White Salmon Valley.  For many years he coached Columbia High athletic teams.  

Following retirement from the local schools, Roy Cain served as the first manager of Klickitat County Port District No. 1 during its formative years.  

Roy Cain was proud of his long lodge affiliations, 45 years with the I.O.O.F. and 35 years with the Masonic Order.  As members of the Order of Eastern Star he and Mary where leaders over the years in the Order of Rainbow for Girls.  He took great pride in the years he was their rainbow Dad - and later their Rainbow Granddad.  

He also served in many capacities as a member of the White Salmon Methodist Church.  

Local friends participating in his last rites as bearers were Sam Dalles, Earl R. Dean, William Manly, Jr., C.P. Randall, Richard B. Ship and Lee Whiting.  Honorary bearers were Norman Bargabus, Lewis DeWalt, Wilbur Dunlap, Dan N. Hunsaker, Walter Hunsaker, Orie Kreps, Charles W. Oliver and J.W. Roberts.

In 1983 Mary was living in/near White Salmon, Klickitat County, Washington.2  

Mary Elizabeth Hinshaw died Feb 19 1983, Hood River Care Center, Klickitat County, Washington; age 90.2,9,13,14  

Mary's obituary was published in "The Enterprise" (White Salmon, Washington) on Thursday, February 24, 19834


Mary E. Cain, a prominent longtime resident of White Salmon, died at Hood River Care Center Saturday at the age of 90.  

Mrs. Cain was born in Goldendale Dec. 16, 1892, to Tunis and Lucinda J. Hinshaw.  The Hinshaw family moved to White Salmon in 1911 to enter the general merchandise business.  Mrs. Cain was a member of the first class graduated from the White Salmon High School.  

In 1916 she married Roy H. Cain, for 27 years a teacher and administrator in the White Salmon Valley Schools.  Their 54-year marriage ended with his death in 1970.  With the exception of a few brief years of teaching in other communities, the Cains made their home in White Salmon.  They were especially interested in youth activities which they energetically led through their church and lodge affiliations including Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Masonic Order and Order of Eastern Star.  They were also local leaders in Rainbow Girls for many years.  

Mrs. Cain is well remembered for her long tenure as choir director for the White Salmon Methodist Church.  More recent affiliations include the PEO Sisterhood and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  

Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Levin, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Phyllis Evans, College Place.  A nephew, Keith McCoy of Trout Lake, also shared the Cain home for many years.  

In addition to seven grand-children and 11 great-grandchildren, Mrs. Cain has three surviving sisters, all residents of White Salmon, Laurie Hodson, Agnes Coughlin and Alice Withey.  

Services were held at the Adventist Church in White Salmon Tuesday, with Pastor Keith Canwell officiating.  Burial followed at the White Salmon Cemetery.

In an affadavit dated Feb 6 1959 Mary declared:1,3

I, Mary E. Cain, state that I was born near Goldendale, Klickitat County, Wa., on Dec 16, 1892 to Tunis T. Hinshaw and Lucincla J. Hinshaw and my name was recorded in family records as Mary Elizebeth Hinshaw and I have also been known as Mary Hinshaw and since my marriage in 1916 as Mary E. Cain.

(photo)Photo: Tunis Hinshaw family

(photo)Photo: Tunis Hinshaw and daughters

Social Security information for Mary Elizabeth Hinshaw: 533-20-3608

Social Security information for Roy Harvey Cain: 537-14-9559


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Vernon Goodrich ().
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. Jean Allyn Smeltzer's Klickitat County, Washington birth records:
  4. Jeffrey L. Elmer's Klickitat County, Washington obituaries [reproduced with permission]:
  5. 1900 census, Klickitat County, Washington; roll T623-1746, ED 118, page 13A, line #2, dwelling #262, family #262.
  6. 1910 census, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington; roll T624-1656, ED 117, page 284A, line #24, dwelling #71, family #71.
  7. 1920 census, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington; roll T625-1932, ED 104, page 13A, line #43, dwelling #28, family #28.
  8. 1930 census, Fruit Valley Precinct, Klickitat County, Washington; roll T626-2489, ED 14, page 4A, line #1, dwelling #65, family #65.
  9. Contribution (GEDCOM file) from Ted Hinshaw.
  10. Jean Allyn Smeltzer's Klickitat County, Washington birth records:
  11. Jeffrey L. Elmer's Klickitat County, Washington obituaries [reproduced with permission]:
  12. Contribution from Ted Hinshaw citing:
    "History of Klickitat County", edited by Pete May,
    published 1982 by the Kickitat County Historical Society.
  13. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996;
  14. Jeffrey L. Elmer's Klickitat County, Washington obituaries:

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