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.
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.
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.