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Richard Howard Shinn

Richard Howard Shinn[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1894 - 1959  (65 years)

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  • Name Richard Howard Shinn 
    Born 2 Apr 1894  Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1900  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    1900 U.S. Federal Census
    1900 U.S. Federal Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia; Roll: 1760; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0035; FHL microfilm: 1241760.
    Occupation 1908  Cinco, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miner 
    Mine Photo - Cinco, WV c. 1908
    Mine Photo - Cinco, WV c. 1908
    This is a photo of the mine after the accident that killed Amonson. This accident started some of the child labor laws (my grandfather Richard pictured as a child) and also was the start of the Unions. The Conley family owned the Cinco Mine, or a portion thereof.
    Residence 1910  Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    1910 U.S. Federal Census
    1910 U.S. Federal Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1685; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1375698.
    Residence 1920  Martin, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    1920 U.S. Federal Census
    1920 U.S. Federal Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Martin, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1958; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 84; Image: 17.
    Residence 1930  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    1930 U.S. Federal Census
    1930 U.S. Federal Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: 2537; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0040; Image: 718.0; FHL microfilm: 2342271.

    1930 U.S. Federal Census
    1930 U.S. Federal Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: 2537; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 348.0; FHL microfilm: 2342271.

    Note: Shinn family moved during census time and census was doubled.
    Residence 1942  411 Donnally Street, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Donally Street, West Virginia
    Donally Street, West Virginia
    Donally Street, West Virginia
    Residence 1957  213 Goshorn Street, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    213 Goshorn Street Charleston
    213 Goshorn Street Charleston
    Must have been the address for a state hospital.
    Died 2 Dec 1959  Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Richard H. Shinn Death Certificate
    Buried 4 Dec 1959  Hall Cemetery, Big Chimney, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Death Record States birth as July 6 1894 or June 7 1894.

      Born in the spring of 1894, Richard was the 5th son of William and Hannah. His father was a farmer. His parents were in their 30's so he would have worked on the farm along with his brothers for most of his childhood. His education would have been lower to average. Their farm would not have had electricity or running water.

      In 1901, Richards father William passed away. Richard would have been 7. Richards mom Martha remarried to George McGraw before 1910, and the family moved to Elk, Kanawha WV. Richard worked as a coal miner from a young age (as seen in photo below).

      Richard would have never known his paternal grandfather nor his Maternal Grandparents. He would have known his paternal Grandmother Hannah Shinn (Knapp), and it is possible that they lived with her before his mother remarried.

      Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909, would have been the president for most of Richards childhood. When Richard was a young teen many things were happening in the world that would have been a topic of discussion. Mail was being delivered, the automobile was being massed produced and the 1st airplane was flown.

      When he was a teenager people were moving to the midwest and the Detroit are in masses to work in the automobile industry. Major events in Richards teen life were the great earthquake in Los Angeles and the sinking of the Titanic.

      In 1914, when Richard was 20, he enlisted in WWI. Woodrow Wilson was president. After the war he married Goldie Mae Conley. 1918 began the Spanish Epidemic which killed 1% of the American population. It is possible that their 1st child died in the Flu epidemic that year.

      Between 1919 and 1929 Richard and Goldie had 1 daughter and 4 sons. At 25, silent films became widespread. Richard and Goldie may have seen their 1st movie together.

      Richard worked as a coal miner during these years rather than choosing to work in the automobile industry. In 1930, Goldie and Richard divorced. Goldie moved to Detroit, and Richard to Charleston. (It makes one wonder if economics played a role in the divorce, since they were at the beginning of the great deppression). Soon after he married his 2nd wife Edna.

      In 1933 Franklin Roosevelt becomes President and in 1934 Hitler comes to power in Germany. By 1941 the Japanese attack pearl harbor and we declare war. Richard enlisted at 48 years of age. The Rumor is that he was a spy. By 1945, Hitler commits suicide and the germans surrendered. Truman also begins the first of his two terms.

      After the war, Richard and his 2nd wife lived in Charleston until he died. He would have had a more comfortable life with running water, indoor restrooms, a telephone, and radio. He would have seen the invention of the television.

      Richard did move to the Detroit area for one year with Edna but did not like it. My father, Robert J. Shinn, doesn't remember much of his father, only seeing him rarely throughout his life.
    Person ID I33671  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2014 

    Father William Thomas Shinn,   b. 4 Jun 1860, Union, Mason, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1901, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Martha Ann Boswell,   b. 23 Jun 1863, Givens, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1940, Big Chimney, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1882  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    shinn-william-martha-boswell-ml.jpg
    William T. Shinn and Martha A. Boswell Marriage Certificate
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    shinn-william-martha-boswell-mc.jpg
    William T. Shinn and Martha A. Boswell Marriage Certificate
    Family ID F9766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Edna Ervin,   b. Abt 1900, Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1944  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Shinn,   b. (LIVING), West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F14008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Goldie Mae Conley,   b. 29 Mar 1899, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1980, Farmington Hills, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1916  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1945  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Clara Virginia Shinn,   b. 9 Apr 1919, Big Chimney, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 2004, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Wesley Howard "Bus" Shinn,   b. 19 Apr 1920, Coopers Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1991, Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Charles Richard "Jack" Shinn,   b. 10 Nov 1922, Coopers Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1980, Warren, Macomb, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +4. Everett Ray Shinn,   b. 30 Jun 1925, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1979, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +5. Robert Joe "Bob" Shinn,   b. 6 Jan 1928, Cinco, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 2004, Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Photos
    shinn-robert-brothers.jpg
    shinn-robert-brothers.jpg
    Robert Shinn with his brothers signing up for WWII
    this was supposed to have been taken the day pearl harbor was bombed. all enlisted.
    Starting in back: Robert "Bob", Wesley "Bus" (facing bob), Charles "Jack", Everett, with Step Brothers Karl and Jewel Stafford (both in front)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 18:55:53 
    Family ID F5420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 1894 - Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miner - 1908 - Cinco, Kanawha, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1916 - Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1942 - 411 Donnally Street, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1944 - Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1945 - Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1957 - 213 Goshorn Street, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Dec 1959 - Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Richard H. Shinn

    Documents
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    shinn-richard-dc-923.jpg
    Richard H. Shinn Draft Card
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    Richard H. Shinn Draft Card Back

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    Richard H. Shinn Draft Card
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    Richard H. Shinn Draft Card Back
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    DNA Results (for linked person ~ inferred)

    Inferred DNA
    Paternal Haplogroup R1b1a2

    Results from James Dee Shinn who is paternally related to linked person and the son of Robert Joe Shinn, Sr.

    Histories
    wv-mine-entrance.jpg
    wv-mine-entrance.jpg
    Shinn, Richard Howard is the boy. His brother was killed in this mine.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Family Trees and LDS, This information is obtained from Public and Private Family Trees and Data Collections including but not limited to: LDS, Ancestry, WFT, MyFamily etc., (Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual private or public files. This infomation is not a "Primary Source".), Ancestry Family Trees.

    2. [S113] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, ( United States, Selective Service System.), Registration Location: Kanawha County, West Virginia; Roll: 1992561; Draft Board: 2.
      Birth date: 2 Apr 1894 Birth place: West Virginia Residence date: Residence place: Kanawha, West Virginia

    3. [S184] U.S. City Directories, Various Private Direcories and Ancestry, (This database is a collection of directories for U.S. cities and counties in various years. The database currently contains directories for all states except Alaska.).
      Name: Richard H Shinn
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1928
      Street address: 406A Brown
      Residence Place: Charleston, West Virginia, USA
      Occupation: Miner
      Spouse: Goldie M Shinn
      Publication Title: Charleston, West Virginia, City Directory, 1928

    4. [S59] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - United States, Selective Service S), Roll: ; Local board: Kanawha , West Virginia.
      Birth date: 2 Apr 1894 Birth place: Jackson, West Virginia Residence date: Residence place: Kanawha, West Virginia

    5. [S234] West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
      Name: Richard Shin
      Birth Date: abt 1894
      Death Date: 2 Dec 1959
      Death Place: Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia
      Death Age: 65
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: Will Shinn
      FHL Film Number: 559885


    6. [S67] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971.
      Name: Goldie Conley
      Gender: Female
      Spouse's Name: Richard Shinn
      Spouse Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 1916
      Marriage Place: Kanawha


    7. [S172] Michigan Divorce Records.
      Name: Richard H Shinn
      Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1916
      Marriage Place: W Virgin IA
      Decree Date: 15 Oct 1945
      Decree Place: Wayne, Michigan, USA
      Spouse Name: Goldie M Shinn
      State File Number: 82126531
      Docket Number: 375827
      Number of Children: 0
      Divorce Status: Granted

    8. [S420] Death Certificate.

    9. [S61 ] Find a Grave, Cemeteries, Headstones, Various Private and Public Records including: Actual Headstones and Cemetery Records, Find A Grave, BillionGraves, and U.S. Veterans Gravesites and U.S. Headstone Applications, ((Click link to Find a Grave etc)), http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139519236.

    10. [S6] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia; Roll: T623_1760; Page: 2A; Enumer.
      Birth date: Apr 1894 Birth place: West Virginia Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Ripley District, Jackson, West Virginia

    11. [S10] 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District.
      Birth date: abt 1894 Birth place: West Virginia Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia

    12. [S7] 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Martin, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1958; Page: 6B; Enumer.
      Birth date: abt 1894 Birth place: West Virginia Residence date: 1920 Residence place: Martin, Kanawha, West Virginia

    13. [S13] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: 2537; Page: 14A; Enumer.
      Birth date: abt 1893 Birth place: West Virginia Residence date: 1930 Residence place: Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia


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