Walter A. 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........... Walter A. Hinshaw (1892-1952)
              +Natalia Ann Doty (1890-1972)
12............  Jack Wendell Hinshaw (1916-1992) 1
12............  Lola Lorine Hinshaw (1914-2016) 1
Walter A. Hinshaw     [ID 00009] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 26 1892, near Danvers, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  Walt had no full middle name - just the given middle initial A.1  

He married Natalia Ann Doty, May 24 1913, East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois.1,4,5,9  Married by George Blanchard, Justice of the Peace.4,5  

Natalia Ann Doty, daughter of William Franklin Doty & Martha Glendora Johnstone, was born Jun 3 1890, Pana, Christian County, Illinois.4,5,10  Natalia was affectionately known in the family as "Tootsie".  She had been almost completely blinded by Scarlet Fever as an infant.  

Walt and Natalia were shown in the 1915 city directory of Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:11

Hinshaw Bert (Emma), police, r 1403 S Mason.
Hinshaw Charles E, window trim Wilcox Bros, r 1008 N Evans.
Hinshaw Cormi C (Elizabeth), ret, r 1503 N Main.
Hinshaw Dean, lab, r 215 E Mulberry.
Hinshaw Edward, tmstr McLean County Coal Co.
Hinshaw Fernando W (Mary), rural carrier No 1, r 1005 S Madison.
Hinshaw Garfield (Bertha), butcher, r 806 E Chestnut.
Hinshaw Martha A Mrs, r 1215 W Oakland av.
Hinshaw Nary Mrs, stewardess Woman's Exchange, r 213 E Mulberry.
Hinshaw Orlando W (Sarah), lab, r 1008 N Evans.
Hinshaw Ray W (Catherine), sales R F Empson, r [..unclear..] W Mulberry.
Hinshaw Rollie, hostler Bert Rogers, r 806 E Chestnut.
Hinshaw Walter A (Natalia), wks B & N Ry, r 203 S Lee.
Hinshaw Wm M (Carrie), ret, r 806 E Chestnut.
Walt and Natalia were shown in the 1917 city directory of Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:11
Hinshaw Bert L (Fern M) police r 932 W Moulton
Hinshaw Bertha (wid Garfield) r 801 E Chestnut
Hinshaw Charles E clk Livingston & Sons r 1015 N Evans
Hinshaw Donald r Normal
Hinshaw Fernando (Mattie) R F D carrier r 1005 S Madison
Hinshaw Laverne Miss waitress Lathrop & Bobbett r 305 W Grove
HINSHAW MARY MRS mngr Womans Exchange, r 215 E Mulberry
Hinshaw Orlando W (Sarah J) driver A Washburn & Sons r 1015 N Evans
Hinshaw Raleigh team r 806 E Chestnut
Hinshaw Raymond W (Catherine) clk R F Empsons r 1403 W Mulberry
Hinshaw Rolla meat cutter E A Shaffer r 107 S Center
Hinshaw Walter (Natalia) mach Arnold Bros r 1222 Low
Hinshaw William (Carrie) ret r 806 E Chestnut
Hinshaw William E (Fannie) tmstr r 306 S Lee

On Jun 5 1917 Walter A. Hinshaw, age 24, registered for the World War I draft in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.  He declared he was born November 26th 1892 in Danvers, McLean County, Illinois.  He was then residing at 1222 S. Law, Bloomington, where he was married with a wife & two children, employed as an automobile mechanic with Arnold Bros., 214 E. Front St.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.6  

During World War I, Walt served in the U.S. Army,12 as a private in H Company, 7th Infantry,13 stationed in France, where he was gassed and wounded several times.12  

After the war, Walt, having experienced new excitement in France, decided not to return to farm life.  He settled in Chicago and stayed there for some time, alone, until finally his mother wrote him a letter insisting that he send for his wife and children.12  

Walt and Natalia were shown in the 1919 city directory of Bloomington, McLean County, 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

Walt was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 21 1920), living alone as a lodger at 3534 Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois:14

Huxtley, Mildred Elvira, lodger, female, age 24, born in Illinois; married.
Dalrymple, Edward B., lodger, male, age 27, born in Ohio; married.
Dalrymple, Edith, lodger, female, age 27, born in New York; married
Schroeder, Frances C., lodger, female, age 24, born in Michigan; single; telephone operator.
Hinshaw, Walter A., lodger, male, age 27, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Pennsylvania; married; automobile machinist.

Natalia ("Tootsie"), with children Jack and Lola, moved to Chicago sometime after 1920 to be with Walt.12  

Walter A. Hinshaw was a member (probably about 1920 or so) of the first American Legion post to be established in McLean County: the Louis E. Davis Post No. 56.15  

Walt and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 4206 Berkeley Avenue, Chicago, Illinois:16

Hinshaw, Walter, head-of-household, age 38, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married at age 21; rented home ($48.00 monthly); occupation: mechanic, automobile co.; World War veteran.
Hinshaw, Natalia, wife, age 39, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married at age 22.
Hinshaw, Lola, daughter, age 15, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Jack, son, age 14, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.
Living next door in 1930 was the family of Natalia's sister, Beatrix Doty Davison.17  

Walt and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 10 1940), 10047 South Lowe Avenue, Chicago, Illinois:18

Hinshaw, Walter, head-of-household, age 47, born in Illinois; was living in Chicago on Apr 1 1935; completed 2 years of high school; owned home ($3500 value); occupation: carpenter, own business; $0 1939 wage income, plus non-wage income over $50..
Hinshaw, Natalia, wife, age 49, born in Illinois; was living in Chicago on Apr 1 1935; completed 8th grade education.
Hinshaw, Lola, daughter, age 25, born in Illinois; was living in Chicago on Apr 1 1935; completed 4 years of high school; single; occupation: receptionist, electrical co.; $360 1939 wage income, no non-wage income.

On Apr 27 1942 Walter A. Hinshaw, age 49, registered for the World War II draft in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  He declared he was born Nov 26 1892 in Danvers, Illinois, and was then residing at 10047 Lowe Ave. in Chicago (no home telephone), employed by the Royalton Rug Co. at 4729 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.  He declared his relative/contact was "Italia Hinshaw" of the same address.  He was recorded as 5'6" tall, 148 lbs., hazel eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, and "scar on left thigh - scar on left hand".7  

Walter A. Hinshaw died Dec 20 1952, A.M. Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; age 60.1,8  Medical: Walter died from lung cancer.8,19  

Natalia Ann Doty died Feb 20 1972, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, Illinois; buried Mount Vernon Memorial Estates, 11875 Archer Avenue, Lemont, Cook County, Illinois.10

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw when young 20

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw 21

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw in the Army, c1917 21

(photo)Photo: Walter Hinshaw with wife Natalia Doty, son Jack Hinshaw, and daughter Lola Hinshaw 21

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw & Natalia Ann Doty marriage license St. Clair County, Illinois 4

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw & Natalia Ann Doty marriage record St. Clair County, Illinois 5

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 6

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw World War II draft registration card 7

(photo)Photo: Walter A. Hinshaw death certificate 8

(photo)Photo: Natalia Ann Doty obituary Chicago Tribune, Feb 21 1972 22

Social Security information for Walter A. Hinshaw: 345-14-2936


Sources

  1. Personal knowledge of Jan Hinshaw.
  2. "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.
  3. Family group sheets from Randy Hunter ()
  4. Walter Hinshaw / Natalia Doty marriage license; Illinois Regional Archives Depository.
  5. Walter Hinshaw / Natalia Doty marriage record; Illinois Regional Archives Depository.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Cook County, Illinois, County Clerk's Office, Vital Records:
    http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/Default.aspx.
  9. "My Memory Book", a handwritten manuscript by Mary Beatrix Doty Davison.
  10. her death certificate.
  11. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta); http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. Personal knowledge of Natalia (Doty) Hinshaw, as told to Jan Hinshaw.
  13. Military recognition certificate, issued to Walter Hinshaw.
  14. 1920 census, 2nd Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625_307, ED 95, page 18B, line #52, dwelling #130.
  15. McLean County, Illinois in the World War, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. 1930 census, Ward 3, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Sheet 3A, page 226, line #27, family #51.
  17. 1930 census, Ward 3, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Sheet 3A, page 226, line #24, family #50.
  18. 1940 census, Ward 19, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; ED 103-1286, page 7B, line #77, household #139.
  19. Interview with Jack Hinshaw.
  20. Photo courtesy of David W. Jones.
  21. Photo from Jan Hinshaw family photos.
  22. Obituary of Natalia Hinshaw; "Chicago Tribune", Feb 21 1972; Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003, http://www.ancestry.com.


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