Dora Ada Hinson (1875-1959)

updated January 2019

Dora Ada Hinson was my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971). She was the 3rd of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

Ada was born May 7, 1875 in Whitener, Arkansas. She grew up in Madison County, Arkansas. Two of her brothers died during her childhood, Zimri in 1884 and Polk in 1887.

She married Andrew Jackson Sanders on February 28, 1893 in Madison County, Arkansas. She was 17 and Andrew was 19. They had son Carnel in 1894 and he died in 1896. They had son Utah in 1896 and son Sam in 1898.

On the 1900 US Census, Ada was 25, and she had been married to Andrew, a farmer, age 26, for 7 years. She had given birth to 3 children, two of whom were living: Utah, age 3; Sam, age 2. They lived in Madison County, Arkansas.

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

Sonny Sanders (son of Albert Utah Sanders) sent me the portraits above and this group photo.  Ada and Andrew are mismarked as Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Sanders. I think the photo was taken around 1905-06. I haven’t identified all the siblings in the photo but Ada’s mother Cumi is in the center and her father Newton is marked G. Father Hinson.

(Update: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History has this photo in their archives and provided me with more information. It 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 this identification, 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.)

In 1901, they had son Ottis.

On the 1910 US Census, Ada and Andrew were both listed as being 35. They were still farming in Springdale. Utah was 13, Sam was 12, and Ott was 9.

“at their farm in Texas”

Utah’s Find A Grave memorial I know the family moved to Washington state in about 1911, and then to Texas in 1913. Ada’s mother died in 1918, and her sister Vernie died in 1920. I can’t find them on the 1920 US Census. Ada’s father died in 1925.

On the 1930 US Census, Ada and Andrew were listed as 55 & 56 years old. In the 1940 US Census, Ada was 65 and Andrew was 66. They were farming in Crosby, Texas.

Ada’s brother Mack died in 1945, her sister Cleopie died in 1946, her brother Dan died in 1949, and her brother Lin died in 1952.

Ada and Andrew both died at Poplar Grove Convalescent Home in Lubbock, Texas. Ada died on December 28, 1959 at age 84 and Andrew died June 30, 1962 at age 88. Find A Grave has memorials for Ada and Andrew are here and here. They are buried in Lorenzo Cemetery in Crosby County, Texas.

The children of Dora Ada Hinson & Andrew Jackson Sanders:

Carnel O. Sanders – Carnel was born April 11, 1894 and died March 20, 1896. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

SANDERS Utah

Albert Utah Sanders

Albert Utah Sanders – Utah was born August 22, 1896. He married Anna Gladys Woodward in 1921 and they had 6 children. Utah was farming in Lubbock, Texas in 1930 and by 1940 was a contractor is Los Angeles, California. Utah died April 29, 1985. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel Newton Sanders – Sam was born March 27, 1898. He married Jo B. Fugitt on June 29, 1921 and they had 3 children. He farmed in Lubbock, Texas (1930 and 1940). Sam died November 12, 1989. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

SANDERS Ottis Lee black and white

Ottis Lee Sanders

Ottis Lee Sanders – Ott was born April 16, 1901. He married Mallie McCall on June 5, 1927. They didn’t have children. They lived in Crosby, Texas. He worked as a teacher (1930) and a superintendent (1940). Ott died His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Vernia Jane Hinson (1889-1920)

updated February 2019

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

HINSON Clopie on left HINSON Vernie on right

A cousin, Sonny Sanders, sent me this photo of Vernie, with her sister Cleopie on the left.

Sonny Sanders also sent me the photo below. Sonny is grandson of Vernie’s sister Dora Ada Hinson, 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.

On the 1900 US Census, Vernie was 10 years old, and she lived with her parents and siblings in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.

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 Vernie has been married to Robert Elmer Lloyd for 2 years, but I can’t find record of their marriage. He was a clerk at a grocery store and they lived in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Their son Elliot was born 7 days after the census was taken on April 29, 1910. He died June 14, 1911. Their son James Elmer, was born in 1912. Their daughter Virginia was born March 1, 1917 and died February 16, 1919. Vernie’s mother Cumi died in 1918.

On the 1920 US Census, the family lived in Sebastian County, Arkansas and Robert was a salesman at a grocery store. Vernie was 30 and her son James was 7. She 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.

The children of Vernia Jane Hinson & Robert Elmer Lloyd:

Elliott Lloyd – Elliot was born April 29, 1910 and died June 14, 1911. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

James Elmer Lloyd – James 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.

Virginia Lloyd – Virginia was born March 1, 1917 and died February 16, 1919. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.