John Rufus 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...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... John Hinshaw (1747-1800) m Ruth (Pike) Weisner (1744-1795)
 8........ Benjamin H. Hinshaw (1782-1866) m Annas Bowman (1790-1865)
 9......... John Hinshaw (1807-1882) m Anna Ratliff (1814-1862)
10.......... Jesse Hinshaw (1848-1921) m Josephene Boyle (1851-1890)
11........... John Rufus Hinshaw (1883-1970)
              +Clara Rebecca Burcham (1886-1975)
12............  Marjorie Josephine Hinshaw (1912-1987) 1,2,3,4,5
12............  Quinton Jesse Hinshaw (1920-1921) 1,2,5
12............  Mary Helen Hinshaw (1923-) 1,2,4
John Rufus Hinshaw     [ID 00941] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

John Rufus Hinshaw1,6,7,8 [Rufus J. Hinshaw2,9,10,11].

Born Sep 13 1883, Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana.1,3,4,7,8,9,11,12,13  

He married Clara Rebecca Burcham, May 13 1911, Henry County, Indiana.1,2,12  Clara, daughter of William J. Burcham, was born Dec 29 1886, Vandalia, Illinois.1,2,3,4,7  

At Duck Creek MM on 4-20-1911, John Rufus was granted a certificate to New Castle MM.6  

On Sep 12 1918 John Rufus Hinshaw, age 34, registered for the World War I draft in Henry County, Indiana.  He declared he was born Sept. 13 1883, and was then residing at 315 So. 9th, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana where he was a self-employed lawyer.  He declared his nearest relative was Clara B. Hinshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as medium height, stout, dark eyes, dark hair.8  

Rufus and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6 1920), 315 South 9th Street, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana:3

Hinshaw, J. Rufus, head-of-household, age 36, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; owned home; occupation: lawyer, general practice.
Hinshaw, Clara B., wife, age 33, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Iowa.
Hinshaw, Margery, daughter, age 7, born in Indiana; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois; attended school.

Rufus and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 1930), 315 9th, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, John R., head-of-household, age 46, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 28; owned home ($6000 value); radio in home; occupation: attorney, law firm; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Clara B., wife, age 43, born in Illinois; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 25.
Hinshaw, Marjorie J., daughter, age 17, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana [sic]; attended school.
Hinshaw, Mary H., daughter, age 6, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana [sic]; attended school.
Burcham, William J., father-in-law, age 75, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; widower; not a veteran.

In 1942 John Rufus Hinshaw, age 58, registered for the World War II draft.  He declared he was born Sept. 13 1883 in Henry County, Indiana, and was then residing at 315 So. 9th Street, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana (telephone number 1342), where he was a self-employed attorney at 1319 Broad, New Castle.13  

Rufus was a Judge in the courts of New Castle, Indiana.2  In 1946 he was living at 315 S. 9th St., New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.2  

Cousin Theresa McNeill Wiese wrote this remembrance of Rufus and Clara:14

"I have fond memories of Rufus and Clara Hinshaw from my childhoood (1950's).  They loved to garden and we would always visit their garden on South 9th Street in New Castle and I remember them encouraging me to try some rhubarb right out of the garden and I hated it!!  I embarrassed my parents by spitting it out immediately!  I don't think I've eaten rhubarb since!!  My mother (Janet Copeland McNeill) was a cousin of Rufus and considered Rufus the "rich" part of the family.  My mother would tell about my grandfather (Clyde Richard Copeland), who made little or no money at times during the Depression, and Rufus would help my grandfather and his family out by giving him odd jobs to do for pay and food from their large garden.  Rufus and Clara were really their lifeline during the Depression and my mother said she wasn't sure what they would have done without Rufus and Clara."

In 1970 John Rufus was still living in/near New Castle, Indiana.7  

John Rufus Hinshaw died Jun 5 1970, buried South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.1,7  

Clara died Jun - 1975.7  

Social Security information for John Rufus Hinshaw: 304-42-6728

Social Security information for Clara Rebecca Burcham: 304-42-6713


Sources

  1. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  2. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  3. 1920 census, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana; roll T625-437, ED 68, page 4B, line #59, dwelling #97, family #104.
  4. 1930 census, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana; roll T626-593, ED 18, page 15B, line #68, dwelling #387, family #438.
  5. Henry County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, Book 1, Vol. 2,
    1882-1920, Indiana Works Progress Administration.
  6. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 4, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  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. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1900 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll T623-377, ED 60, page 6B, line #84, dwelling #153, family #164.
  10. Henry County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, Book 1, Vol. 2,
    1882-1920, Indiana Works Progress Administration (child Quentin).
  11. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  12. Henry County, Indiana Index to Marriage Records, Book 1, Vol. 2,
    1850-1920, Indiana Works Progress Administration; Book CC-14, page 507.
  13. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Contribution from Terri McNeill Wiese ().


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