Vernie Jane Hinson Lloyd (1889-1920)

HINSON Clopie on left HINSON Vernie on right

A cousin, Sonny Sanders, sent me this photo of Vernie Jane Hinson Lloyd, with her sister Cleopatra Ellen Hinson Johnson (1886-1946) on the left.

Vernie is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971). She is the youngest of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.




Sonny Sanders also sent me the photo below. Sonny is grandson of Vernie’s sister Dora Ada Hinson Sanders, and son of Utah Sanders pictured, so he is Vernie’s great nephew.

HINSON Isaac HARP Louisa, HINSON Bertie HINSON Dora Ada SANDERS Andrew Jackson

Dora and her husband Andrew Jackson Sanders are mismarked in this photo as Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Sanders. Ottis Lee Sanders was born in April 1901 and he looks to be about 4-5 in the photo, so that means the photo was taken around 1905-06. It is possible that Vernie is in this photo with her parents and some siblings and nieces and nephews. She would have been 16-17 years old, so I think she may be the 4th person from the left in the back row. But I’m just guessing.

A Verna Henson married M. M. Borden on December 2, 1906 in Garland, Arkansas but I don’t know if this was our Vernie. I can’t find record of this couple after marriage.

By 1910 US Census she has been married to Robert Elmer Lloyd for 2 years, but I can’t find record of their marriage. He is a clerk at a grocery store and they live in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Her first child, Elliot Lloyd, is born 7 days after the census was taken on April 29, 1910. He died June 14, 1911 and his Find A Grave memorial is here.

Her second child James Elmer Lloyd was born November 13, 1912. He married Pauline Bailey on October 28, 1934. They had several children, the first named after his mother. He served in the Navy in World War II. He died in Arkansas on December 9, 1997 and his Find A Grave memorial is here.

Vernie’s third child Virginia Lloyd was born March 1, 1917 and died February 16, 1919. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The family is enumerated on the 1920 US Census on January 6. The family lives in Sebastian County, Arkansas and Robert is a salesman at a grocery store. Vernie died less than a month later on February 5, 1920 at age 30. Her Find A Grave memorial here.

Robert Elmer Lloyd married Fannie Harwood on April 11, 1921, and they remained in Sebastian County Arkansas on the 1930 and 1940 US Census. They had no children. Robert died August 31, 1955 and his Find A Grave memorial is here.

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