Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hinthorne, Lee Allen

Lee Allen Hinthorne

Lee Allen Hinthorne may have been born in Davenport, Scott, IA. His son, Frank, so stated on birth certificate of his sister, Margaret Laura Hinthorne, on 23 Jul 1942 when he certified a delayed birth certificate for her. The obituary gave the birth place as McLean Co., IL.

Robert Hinthorne wrote: There is a conflict about where Lee Allen Hinthorne was born. His son, Frank, made a declaration (witness) before a Notary Public that his father was born in Davenport, Iowa and that the birthplace of his mother, Laura Sophorina Paul, was Jeffersonville, Ohio. The cause for this declaration was to obtain a Birth Certificate for Frank Hinthorne's sister, Margaret Laura Hinthorne, dated 29 May 1942.

Robert continues: Previous to finding the above cited document there was no other evidence to prove where either Lee Allen or Laura Sophorine (Paul) Hinthorne were born. It was generally believed that Lee Allen Hinthorne was born near Towanda in Lexington Township, McLean Co., IL. It was believed taht Laura Sophorina was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Census: 1860, in Mc Lean Co., IL, Money Creek Twp.
Listed as Ellen, female, age 14, born in IL, living with James Henthorn N.
and Sarah E. his wife. [The census taker made an error in sex and name. REH]

OCCUPATION: In 1880, Laborer

Census: 1880, in Mc Lean Co., IL, Lexington Twp., Sheet 23, Line 11, 5 Jun 1880
Hinthorn, L.A. [Lee Allen], 33, Laborer, IL, OH OH; Laura S., 24, OH OH IN;
Elmer, 8, IL; Frank, 6, IL; Oda or Ada, 4, IL; Maud, 1, IL,
Paul, Martha A., 35, OH OH IN [sister of Laura]
[Note: Some researchers read the surname as Henthorn. REH]

Census: 1900, in Macoupin Co., IL, Carlinville, 23, 23
Hinthorne, Lee A., born in May 1846, age 54, married 29 years, Laura S.,
born in Mar 1853, age 47, married 29 years, mother of 7 children, 7
children living, born in OH, father born in OH, mother born in OH;
Maude, dau., born in Apr 1879, age 21, single, born in IL, IL, OH; Bessie,
dau., born in Apr 1884, age 16, single, born in IL, IL, OH; Maggie, dau.,
born in Jul 1886, age 13, single, born in IL, IL, OH; Ethel, dau., born in
Apr 1894, age 6, single, born in IL, IL, OH

Census: 1910, in Macoupin Co., IL, Carlinville, 332, 119, 127
Hinthorne, Lee, age 64, married 30 years, born in IL, IL, IL;
Laura, wife, age 56, married 30 years, 7 children, 6 living, born in OH,
OH, OH; Maggie, dau, age 24, IL, IL, OH; Ethel Percy, dau, age 16, married
1 year, 1 child born, 0 children living, IL, IL, OH; Robert Percy,
son-in-law, age 19, married 1 year, IL, IL, IL

BIOGRAPHY: Lee Allen Hinthorne
Lee was a building contractor. He was a 33rd Degree Mason.
The Lee Allen Hinthorne family lived at Towanda, IL before moving, in 1884, to Carlinville, IL. Towanda was near Bloomington, IL about 230 miles north of Carlinville. The move south was made in their covered wagon and took them 10 days to complete.

Frank Hinthorne, (father of Helen (Hinthorne) Lindquist who wrote this item) was 10 years old at the time. He was born on 6 Mar 1874. He told the family of the wonderful trip they had, even with all their hardships. They would make campfires during the day to cook their food and would sleep at night in a farmer's barn, if one was near, or make a campsite.

Lee Hinthorne was a Civil War veteran and a 33rd degree Mason. His picture still remained in the Masonic Hall at Carlinville, IL (1980).

He owned Lee Hinthorne and Company House Raising and moved houses. His work also included building foundations in stone, cement and brick. He dug cellars, cisterns and did repair work. He owned the first lumber yard and saw mill. He did repair work on the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville, IL. His two sons, Frank and Elmer, helped him in his business. His grandson, William Hinthorne, Frank's son, got his finger cut off at the sawmill, which kept him from entering the First World War.

When Lee Hinthorne died, 11 Nov 1911, he left his business to his second son, Frank.
(Source: History of Lee Allen Hinthorne and His Wife Laura (Paul) Hinthorne, Helen C. (Hinthorne) Lindquist, abt 1980)

MILITARY: From the State Archives at Springfield, IL
PVT. Lee A. Hinthorn
Unit - Company "I" 145 (100 days) Infantry Reg.
Age 18
Joined for service and enrolled: 11 May 1864
Where - Towanda, IL
By Whom - Capt. Keys
Mustered into service:
When - 9 Jun 1864 Where - Camp Butler, IL By Whom - Lt. Montgomery
Residence: Town: Towanda, IL County: Mc Lean State: IL
Mustered Out:
When - 23 Sep 1864 Where - Camp Butler, Il By Whom - Lt. Montgomery
(Note: Lee was born in 1846 per this war record. This date doesn't match the Bible record)

OBITUARY: Death of Lee Allen Hinthorn
Lee Allen Hinthorn an old resident of Carlinville, IL and veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday, November 11, 1911.

An old and highly respected resident of this city and veteran of the Civil War in the person of Lee Allen Hinthorn, died at his home in this city at 332 Plum St., Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. Hinthorn was aged 66 years and 3 days. He had been failing in health for a number of months and while it was not generally known among his friends that his condition was serious, yet his family knew such to be the case.

Lee Allen Hinthorn was born in McLean County, Illinois on Nov. 8th, 1845. In that county he grew to young manhood, where he was married to Miss Laura Paul. To this union seven children were born, six of whom are now living and are as follows:

Frank Hinthorn, Mrs. Maude Arnold and Mrs. Ethel Pursey of Carlinville; Mrs. Eddie Fay of Alton; Mrs. Margaret Gay of Springfield; and Elmer Hinthorn of East St. Louis. The widow also survives her husband. In addition, the deceased is survived by one brother, Jefferson Hinthorn, of Topeka, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Willis of McLean County.

Mr. Hinthorn has been a resident of Carlinville for many years, during which time he followed the occupation of house moving and construction work. Until his health failed he was always busy with his work and was respected by all who knew him.

In May 1863, he joined Company I, 145 Illinois Infantry. He served two years in that memorable contest, the Civil War. Since that conflict Mr. Hinthorn has been a constant sufferer from a wound received in one of his legs while in service. This wound had never healed and during the long period of time since the close of this war, Mr. Hinthorn has suffered from it. This fact was not known to many, except to a few of his intimate friends. It was a serious handicap, yet, seldom was he known to complain. He served his country faithfully and honorably. His demise will be a source of extreme regret to those who knew him best.

Funeral services were held from this home on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. C.C. Brown, of the Holiness Mission officiated. There was a large attendance by those who wished to pay their last tribute of respect. Interment was in the city cemetery. The Odd Fellows and Dan Messick Post G.A.R. officiated at the grave.
(Source: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL, 15 Nov 1911, Page 1)

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