Joseph McMillan Hinshaw

 1. Joseph Hinshaw  m Elizabeth Longmore 
 2.. Richard D. Hinshaw (1865-?) m Catherine McMillan (c1866-?)
 3... Joseph McMillan Hinshaw (1884-1979)
      +Elizabeth Ann "Bess" Brown (1889-1974)
 4....  Joseph McMillan Hinshaw, Jr. (1912-1990) 1,2,3,4,5
 4....  Katherine Jane "Kay" Hinshaw (c1914-) 2,3,4
 4....  Richard Stuart Hinshaw (1917-1935) 2,3,4
 4....  Andrew Brown Hinshaw (1919-1997) 1,2,3,4
 4....  John Hayes Hinshaw (c1921-1938) 2,4
 4....  Robert Bruce Hinshaw (1923-2013) 1,2,4,5,6
Joseph McMillan Hinshaw     [ID 08894] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 2 1884, Glasgow, Scotland.2,3,4,7,8,9  

Joseph immigrated to Canada when he was 16 years old.2  

On Feb 15/24 1908 Joseph Hinshaw, age 23 and single, immigrated from Canada at the Port of Detroit.  He declared he was born in Glasgow, Scotland, had immigrated to Canada in Montreal on Aug 10 1902 on the S.S. Sardinian, and was then a resident of Montreal and a citizen of Canada, occupied as a telegraph operator.  He declarded he had never before been in the U.S., and was destined to join a friend, J.M. Reilly, 214 Majestic Bldg.. Detroit.  He declared his nearest relative was his father, Richard Hinshaw, of 186 Mance St., Montreal.  He was recorded as 5'3" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, in good health, not deformed or crippled, not a polygamist, and not an anarchist.10,11  

Joseph was a telegrapher in the Northwest Territories before settling, at first, in Toronto, and later in Detroit, Michigan, where he joined the stock exchange as a telegrapher.  Achieving physical stature of only 5'3", and an 8th grade education, he nevertheless reached high levels of success, most notably, he served two terms on the Board of Goveners of the New York Stock Exchange in the 1940's.2  

Joseph was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21-22 1910), living in a boarding house at 574 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan:12

Henshaw, Joseph, boarder, age 25, born in Scotland; parents born in Scotland; single; occupation: broker, stocks & bonds.

He married Elizabeth Ann "Bess" Brown, about 1911, probably in Michigan.1,2,3,4,9  Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew + Jane Brown, was born Jun 10 1889, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan.2,3,4,7,8,13  

On Jul 7 1916 Joseph Hinshaw, born Nov 2 1884, was naturalized a U.S. citizen14 at the U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan.13  

On Sep 12 [1917] Joseph Hinshaw, age 33, registered for the World War I draft in Oakland County, Michigan.  He declared he was born Nov 2 1884 in Scotland, and he was then residing in Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan.  He declared his nearest relative was Besse A. Hinshaw of Birmingham.  He was recorded as short, slender, blue eyes, black hair.9  

Joseph and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 31 1920), Yorkshire Road, Troy Township, Oakland County, Michigan:3

Hinshaw, Joseph, head-of-household, age 35, born in Scotland; parents born in Scotland; immigrated 1903; owned home (mortgaged); occupation: broker, Watling & Hayes [unclear]; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Bess A., wife, age 30, born in Michigan; father born in Ireland; mother born in Michigan.
Hinshaw, Joseph M., son, age 8, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan; attended school.
Hinshaw, Catherine J., daughter, age 6, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan.
Hinshaw, Richard S., son, age 2 years 6 months, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan.
Hinshaw, Andrew B., son, age 11 months, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan.
Also living in Oakland County in 1920 were Joseph's parents and family.15  

On Jul 17 1928 Joseph & Bess arrived at the Port of New York, having sailed from Liverpool, England on Jul 7 1928 on the S.S. Scythia:13

Hinshaw, Joseph, age 43, naturalized at the U.S. District Court, Detroit, Michigan; address in the U.S.: 703 Yorkshire Road, Birmingham, Michigan.
Hinshaw, Bess A., age 39, born in Port Huron, Michigan on June 10th 1889.

Joseph and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan:4

Hinshaw, Joseph, head-of-household, age 46, born in Scotland; parents born in Scotland; immigrated 1908; first married at age 26; owned home ($55,000 value); radio in home; occupation: broker, Watling & Hayes [unclear]; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Bess, wife, age 40, born in Michigan; father born in Ireland; mother born in Michigan; first married at age 21.
Hinshaw, Joseph, son, age 18, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan; attended school.
Hinshaw, Catherine J., daughter, age 16, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan; attended school.
Hinshaw, Richard, son, age 12, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan; attended school.
Hinshaw, Andrew B., son, age 11, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan; attended school.
Hinshaw, John H., son, age 9, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan; attended school.
Hinshaw, Robert Bruce, son, age 6, born in Michigan; father born in Scotland; mother born in Michigan; attended school.
Carter, Susie, servant, age 37, born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia; married, first married at age 30; occupation: maid, private family.

Elizabeth died Mar 22 1974, Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan.7,8  

In 1979 Joseph was still living in Bloomfield (Bloomfield Hills), Oakland County, Michigan.7,8  

Joseph McMillan Hinshaw died Aug 29 1979, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.2,7,8

(photo)Photo: Joseph McMillan Hinshaw border crossing record, Feb 15 1908 11

(photo)Photo: Joseph McMillan Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 9

Social Security information for Joseph McMillan Hinshaw: 378-32-6115

Social Security information for Elizabeth Ann "Bess" Brown: 371-68-8780


Sources

  1. Contribution from Laura Scott.
  2. Contribution from Dana Wrensch ().
  3. 1920 census, Troy Township, Oakland County, Michigan; roll T625-790, ED 205, page 17B, line #60, dwelling #396, family #402.
  4. 1930 census, Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan; roll T626-1016, ED 13, page 7B, line #57, dwelling #149, family #149.
  5. Contribution from Elizabeth Hinshaw Merriman.
  6. Obituary of Robert Bruce Hinshaw.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  8. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; http://www.ancestry,com.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; roll T624-679, ED 12, page 150A, line #38, dwelling #148, family #147.
  13. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. 1920 census, Royal Oak, Royal Oak Township, Oakland County, Michigan; roll T625-790, ED 200, page 38A, line #17, dwelling #813, family #904.


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