James Daniel Hinson (1881-1949)

updated January 2019

James Daniel Hinson is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s uncle, brother to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971). He was the 6th of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

Dan was born July 6, 1881 in Whitener, Arkansas. In 1884, his brother Zimri died. In 1887, his brother Polk died.

On the 1900 US Census, Dan was 18, and he lived with his parents and siblings in Springdale, Arkansas.

He married Capitola Lester in Washington County, Arkansas on July 18, 1905. He was 24, she was 20. They had their first child in 1906, a son named William. In 1908 they had a son named Horace, who lived only a month. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1910 US Census, Dan was 29 and Capitola was 24. They lived in Springdale, and son William was 4. Dan worked as a laborer, doing odd jobs. Capitola was a dressmaker, working at home. Son Lester was born later in 1910.

The family moved to Iola, Kansas prior to 1913, when their son Murvin was born there in 1913. They had a daughter, Mildred, in 1917. Dan’s mother Cumi died in 1918 and his sister Vernie died in 1920.

On the 1920 US Census, they lived in Iola, Kansas. Dan was 38 and worked as a laborer in a garage. Capitola was 34 and a dressmaker. William was 13, Lester was 9, Murvin was 6, and Mildred was 2.

They had two more sons, Lloyd Glen Hinson born in 1921, and Herbert D. Hinson born in 1925. Herbert died in 1926 and his Find A Grave memorial is here. Daniel’s father Newton died in 1925.

On the 1930 US Census, they lived in Iola, Kansas. Dan was 48 and a laborer doing odd jobs. Capitola was 44 and a seamstress in a private home. Children still at home were Murvin (age 17), Mildred (age 12) and Glen (age 8).

On the 1940 US Census, they were still in Iola, Kansas. Dan was 58 and Capitola was 54. An occupation isn’t listed for Dan, but Capitola was a seamstress at WPA Sewing Room. (WPA stands for Works Progress Administration, part of the New Deal which provided jobs during the Great Depression. You can read more about it here.) The only child left at home was Glenn, age 18, who worked as an elevator operator at a hotel.

Dan’s brother Mack died in 1945 and his sister Cleopie died in 1946.

Dan died on May 31, 1949 at age 67 and Capitola died November 8, 1970 at age 84. They are buried in Highland Cemetery in Iola, Kansas. Find A Grave has memorials for Dan and Capitola.

The children of James Daniel Hinson & Capitola Lester:

Siblings William & Murvin

William Newton Hinson – William was born April 20, 1906 in Springdale, Arkansas. He married Margaret Brower. I can’t find him on the 1930 US Census, but by 1940 they were in Las Vegas, Nevada. William was 34 and worked as a brakeman on a steam railroad. Margaret was 30 and a stenographer. Margaret died July 13, 1956. William died August 17, 1989. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Horace Greeley Hinson – Horace was born October 23, 1908 in Springdale, Arkansas. He died November 30, 1908. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

Lester with his dad shortly before his dad died

Lester K. Hinson – Lester was born November 13, 1910 in Springdale, Arkansas. He married Thelma L. Croley, and worked as an auto mechanic in Iola, Kansas on the 1930 and 1040 US Census. They had 1 child. Lester died June 20, 1983 and Thelma died March 9, 1989. Lester’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

Murvin with his father.

Murvin D. Hinson – Murvin was born July 26, 1913 in Iola, Kansas. He married Evelyn Ruth Leslie. On the 1940 US Census they were in Iola, Kansas, and he worked as a timekeeper for county road improvement. He enlisted in the Army at the end of World War II on April 21, 1945 and served through July 21, 1946. He died September 30, 1994 and Evelyn died August 27, 1999. Murvin’s Find a Grave memorial is here.

Mildred Lois Hinson – Mildred was born 1917 in Iola, Kansas. She married William McClay and was listed with him on the 1940 US Census in Iola, Kansas. William’s occupation was “ice-man.” By 1948 she was living in Wichita, Kansas and listed in the city directory under her maiden name. She died 1984. Mildred’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lloyd Glen Hinson – Glen was born August 19, 1921. He married Gladys Mae Downey and they had 3 children. They lived in Pasadena, Texas. Glen died on March 7, 1986 and Gladys died on December 12 the same year.

Herbert D. Hinson – Herbert was born June 3, 1925 in Iola, Kansas. He died May 12, 1926. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson (1852-1918) – Her Obituary

HARP Louis Cumi Left Her Sister HARP black and white cropped

Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson on the left, and one of her sisters

My grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan had a clipping of his grandmother’s obituary published in Springdale News (date unknown) and I have transcribed it:

Louisa Curry Hinson (nee Harp) was born November 30, 1852 near Hindsville, Madison County, Ark., and died April 10, 1918 at the family home on East Emma Avenue, Springdale Ark., at 5:20 am, age 65 years, 4 months and 10 days.

At age fifteen years she was converted and joined the Baptist church in the community of her childhood. She lived a consistent Christian life until the day of her death.

October 14, 1868, she was married to I.N. Hinson to whom she was a faithful and devoted wife until the day of her death. They had ten children, eight of whom still live. They are Mack of Springdale, Daniel of Iola, Kansas, Len of Camp Beauregard, LA, Mrs. Blake Baggett and Mrs. Bertie Cowan of Springdale, Mrs. Elmer Loyd of Van Buren, Mrs. S. O. Johnson of Memphis, TN, and Mrs. Andrew Sanders of Lorenzo, TX. All of these except Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Sanders were present at the funeral, sickness preventing their presence. Besides these she leaves one sister, Mrs. Martha Nail of Wichita Falls, TX and three brothers, Jim and Burden Harp of Hindsville and Allen Harp of Kirkland TX. The last named brother couldn’t be present at the funeral.

Mrs. Hinson was a beautiful patient Christian character. Her influences in the home meant much to the family. She was cheerful, pleasant and patient in all things. As a mother she was kind and gentle and devoted to the interests of her children. As a wife she was devoted and patient and helpful. The stars she will wear in eternity can alone reflect the kindly patience and gentle care which she showed in every realm of her life.

On the morning of April 4, she suffered a paralytic stroke while about the duties of the house. She did not think she was very sick, but soon sunk into unconsciousness. From this she never aroused. Gradually her condition grew worse, until on Wednesday morning, April 10, at 5:20 oclock she went away to meet her savior. Her place will not be filled here again. She is gone from us never to return but awaits us coming to her. The Lord grant that we should go to that way at the end of our days.

Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday afternoon, April 11, by pastor W. I. Elledge of the Baptist Church in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives. Her remains were laid away in Bluff Cemetary the same day. The friends of the family showed their appreciation of her excellent character in every possible way. The beautiful floral tribute spoke more eloquently than words can express the esteem in which she was held by those who knew her best.

Card of thanks: We take this method of extending our thanks and of expressing our deep appreciation to every person who so kindly helped us in the sickness and death of our wife and mother. The kindness of friends is worth more at such a time as this as any other thing we know. We thank you every one. I.N. Hinson and family.

Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) & Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918)

 

updated February 2019

Isaac Newton Hinson and Louisa Cumi Harp are my 2x great grandparents. They were the parents of my great grandmother Myrtle Bertie Hinson.

Isaac Newton Hinson was born November 24, 1849 in Arkansas. He was the son of Daniel Hinson and Rhoda Vaughn, the 6th of their 7 children.

Louisa Cumi Harp was born November 30, 1852 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of James Thomas Harp and Nancy Jane Hinds, the 6th of their 11 children.

On the 1850 US Census, Newton’s family was farming in Brush Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Newton was 1, his father Daniel was 40, and his mother Rhoda was 40. His siblings in the home were William, age 17; Margaret, age 14; Penelope, age 11; Thomas, age 8; and Daniel, age 5 – all were born in Arkansas. Only William had attended school the prior year. Their last name was listed as Hynson.

On the 1860 US Census, Newton’s family farmed in Clear Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Newton was 10, father Daniel was 54 and mother Rhoda was 48.  Siblings in the home were Thomas, age 18; Phillip Daniel, age 15; Emily, age 1; Penelope, age 20, and her husband William Linley, age 23, and their daughter Mary, an infant. It is noted that Rhoda and Penelope can’t read. No one in the home attended school the prior year.

Also on the 1860 US Census, Cumi’s family farmed in War Eagle Walnut, Benton County, Arkansas. Cumi was 5, father James was 37, and mother Nancy Harp was 32. Siblings in the home were: William, age 16; Julia, age 14; Sarah, age 11; Mary, age 8; John, age 4; Martha, age 2; and James, age 1. Neither of Cumi’s parents could read, and no one in the home attended school the prior year.

Sometime in the 1860s, Cumi’s father died, as did Newton’s. The Civil War likely played into both.

Newton & Cumi married on October 14, 1868. Newton was 18 and Cumi was 15.

On the 1870 US Census, Newton & Cumi were both said to be 20 years old, but Newton was 21 and Cumi was 18. They farmed in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. Newton was marked as unable to read. That year they had their first child, a son named Zimri.

In 1872 they had son Mack. In 1875 they had daughter Ada, and Cumi’s brother John died. In 1877 they had daughter Belle and in 1879 they had daughter Bertie.

On the 1880 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. Newton was listed as 30 (he was 31) and Cumi was listed as 24 (she was 28). They had 5 children: Zimri, age 10; Mack, age 7; Ada, age 5; Belle, age 3; and Bertie, an infant. Newton was marked as being unable to read or write, and Zimri had attended school the prior year.

In 1881 they had son Dan. In 1884, their son Zimri died at age 14. In 1885 they had son Lin. In 1885 they had daughter Cleopie. In 1886 Cumi’s mother died. In 1887 they had son Polk Wallis, and he lived only 15 days. In 1889 they had daughter Vernie.

Sometime after 1880, Newton’s mother died, but we don’t have records.

On the 1900 US Census, the family was farming in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. Newton was 51 and Cumi was listed as 47 (she was 48). Children in the home were: Bertie, age 20 and recorded as a son; Dan, age 18; Lin, age 16 and recorded as a daughter named Lena; Cleopie, age 14; and Vernie, age 10. Newton and Cumi had been married for 30 years, and Cumi had given birth to 11 children, with 9 living. Vernie and Lin were attending school.

In 1905, Cumi’s sister Sarah died and in 1906 her sister Julia died.

On the 1910 US Census, the family was in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. Newton was listed as 60 (he was 61) and a driver in a livery barn. Cumi was listed as 56 (she was 58), and she had given birth to 10 children, with 7 still alive. Newton and Cumi had been married for 40 years. Children in the home were: Cleopie, age 24; Bertie, age 29 (married for 7 years but abandoned by her husband) was a dressmaker working from the home, and her son Paul, age 7; Lin, age 27, working as a brakeman on the railroad, and his wife Annie, age 20.

Cumi died on April 10, 1918 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. She was 65. Her Find a Grave memorial is here.

On the 1920 US Census, widowed Newton was 70. He lived with daughter Bertie, age 33 and divorced, and her son Paul, age 16 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. Paul had attended school and was the only one employed. He worked as a delivery boy for a grocery store. In 1920, Newton’s daughter Vernia died.

Newton died July 12, 1925 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. He was 75. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

My beautiful picture

Newton and Cumi are buried together in Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, Arkansas. The photo shows my great grandmother Bertie with her sisters Ada and Belle. The young girl is Ada’s granddaughter Cleona Sanders.

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

This photo was sent to me by Sonny Sanders, son of Utah Sanders and grandson of Andrew Jackson Sanders and Dora Ada Hinson (they are incorrectly labeled and Mr & Mrs A. G. Sanders in the photo.) In the center of the photo is Cumi and “G. Father Hinson” is Newton. My great grandmother Bertie is in the top row at the far right, and my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan is on the left in the front row. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History has this photo in their archives and provided me with more information. The photo was taken at the Baggett residence in Springdale around 1904. The man in the middle row to the left of Cumi is Blake Baggett. Based on that identification, I think he’s holding his daughter Winnie, who was born in 1900, and I believe that is his wife Belle standing behind him to the left.

The children of Isaac Newton Hinson & Louisa Cumi Harp:

Zimri Hinson – Zimri was born July 5, 1870 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. He died July 30, 1884 in Waco, Texas according to family records. He was 14.

Thomas Macklin Hinson – Mack was born May 23, 1872 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. He married Emily Jane Seitz in 1892. They had 2 children. He died October 18, 1945 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas at age 73. His Find a Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Dora Ada Hinson – Dora was born May 7, 1875 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. She married Andrew Jackson Sanders on February 28, 1893. They had 4 children. She died December 28, 1959 in Lubbock, Texas at age 84. Her Find a Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

May Belle Hinson – Belle was born September 24, 1877 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. She married Robert Blake Baggett on December 24, 1897 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had 4 children. She died October 26, 1970 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas at age 93. Her Find a Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Myrtle Bertie Hinson – Bertie was born August 13, 1879. She married Albert Gibson Cowan on March 10, 1902 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had a son, and Albert left shortly after. Bertie married Henry Thomas Troutt on April 7, 1912 in Washington County, Arkansas. It was another short marriage. She died September 1, 1971 at age 92. Her Find a Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

James Daniel Hinson – Dan was born July 6, 1881 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. He married Capitola Lester on July 18, 1905 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. They had 7 children. He died May 31, 1949 in Iola, Allen County, Kansas at age 67. His Find a Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Lin Walter Hinson – Lin was born January 19, 1885 in either Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas, or in Wichita Falls, Texas. He served in World War I. He married Annie Gramling on September 18, 1909 in Benton County, Arkansas. They divorced. He married Hazel Snowden on April 4, 1922 in Washington County, Arkansas. They divorced. He married Nadine Harris on August 2, 1938 in Washington County, Arkansas. He died October 19, 1952 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas at age 67. His Find a Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Cleopatra Ellen Hinson – Cleopie was born December 5, 1886 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. She married Sterling Oscar Johnson on December 23, 1912 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had 5 children. She died October 24, 1946 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee at age 60. Her Find a Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Polk Wallis Hinson – Polk was born on February 16, 1887 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas, and died March 3, 1887 according to family records. He was 15 days old.

Vernia Jane Hinson – Vernie was born December 1, 1889 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. She married Robert Elmer Lloyd in 1909 and they had 3 children. She died February 5, 1920 in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas at age 30. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.