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Hiram Hinkley (1853 - 1936)

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Hiram Hinkley
Born in Sullivan County, New York, United States of Americamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 21 Jan 1885 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in West Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States of Americamap
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Hiram Hinkley, son of David Hinkley of New York and Dellia Mead of NY (? New Jersey), was born 4 Aug 1853 in New York State. Hiram's death certificate names his mother Dellia Mead, but census data calls her Phila.[1]

He was listed in the New York census of 14 June 1855 in Rockland, Sullivan County, New York.[2]

David Hinkley 38, b. Dutchess County
Phila Hinkley 35 b. Dutchess County
Noma Hinkley 17 b. Dutchess County
William Hinkley 15 b. Dutchess County
David Hinkley 13 b. Delaware County
George Hinkley 11 b. Sullivan County
Parmer Hinkley 9 b. Sullivan County
Columbus Hinkley 5 b. Sullivan County
Alice Hinkley 3 b. Sullivan County
Hinkley 0 unnamed 6/12 months Hiram but age inconsistent. b. Sullivan County

He was enumerated on the US Federal census of 1 Aug. 1860 in Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York. (Forestburgh P.O.). Data indicates all were born in New York.[3]

David Hinkley, 39, farmer;
Mary Hinkley 20; (Is Mary the Noma of the 1855 census?)
Palmer Hinkley 12;
Columbus Hinkley 10;
Alice Hinkley 7;
Hiram Hinkley, 5;
David Hinkley 15;
George Hinkley 14;

The Sullivan County 1865 Census does not exist.

In 1870, there is a Hiram Hinkley, 18, born in New York, working as a clerk in a department store, living in a boarding house in Ulysses township, Trumansburg, Tompkins, New York. Is this the correct Hiram?[4]

4 Nov 1878, in Buffalo, New York, Hiram Hinkley enlisted in the 3rd Cavalry (company unclear O or B). He was born in Rockland, New York, a farmer, grey eyed, brown haired, fair complexioned, 5' 6". He was discharged 7 May 1880.

Hiram E Hinkley married 21 Jan 1885, in Leroy, Miss Effie E Crofutt. The bride and groom were residents of Leroy, Pennsylvania, and H.K. Mott Esq. officiated.[5][6]

See Effie's profile for 1900, 1910 and 1920 Census. 1870 and 1880 are online. (need to be added)

He was a laborer at a chemical plant when he and Effie were enumerated on the census of 19 April 1910 at Barclay, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.[7]

  • Hiram Hinkley 50 m. 1. m. 25 yrs. b. NY laborer at a chemical plant.
  • Effie Hinkley 42 wife m. 1. m. 25 yrs. b. PA. 5 children 5 living. cook at a boarding house.
  • Harry Hinkley 18 son b. PA. conductor for a street car.
  • Floyd Hinkley 15 son b. PA.
  • Viola Hinkley 6 dau. b. PA.
  • Blanche Vermilya 21 dau. m. 1. m. 3 yrs. b. PA. 1 child 1 living. Dining room girl at a boarding house.
  • Merrick Vermilya 22 son-in-law. m. 1. m. 3 yrs. b. PA. Laborer at a round house.
  • Theodore Vermilya 2 gr-son b. PA.
  • Stephen Seifler 26 boarder b. PA. Brakeman log train.
  • Nellie Shultz 17 servant b. PA. Kitchen girl boarding house.[7]
1920 US Census: Towanda Ward 3, Bradford, Pennsylvania (Kings Bury Avenue)[8]
Hiram E Hinkley, head, 52, Stationary lineman in a handle manufactury.
Effie E Hinkley, wife, 52
Viola D Hinkley, daughter, 16
Theodore B Vennulgea 11

1930 US Census: Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania (Second Street, First Ward)[9]

Floyd S Hinkley, 34, b. Pennsylvania, father b. New Jersey, mother b. Pennsylvania, married at 22, mechanic in a garage;
Josephine C Hinkley, wife, 34, b. in Minnesota, father b. in Holland, mother b. in Belgium, married at 22;
Alta L Hinkley, daughter, 9, b. Minnesota;
Rosemary E Hinkley, daughter, 2 7/12, b. Minnesota;
Hiram E Hinkley, father, 67, widowed b. New Jersey, father b. New Jersey, mother b. Holland;
Caroline Bongard, (indexed as Bengard), mother in law, widowed, 71, she and her parents born in Belgium;
William H Bongard (indexed Bengard), brother in law, 45, b. Minnesota, father b. Belgium, mother b. Holland, teamster.
Please note there are several inconsistencies in the places listed here.

At the age of 82, Hiram was admitted to the Almshouse, the Bradford County Home, on 4 April 1935. [10] He died there the following winter 26 Jan 1936.[1] The County Home records state he was buried at Riverside Cemetery in West Burlington, but he was buried at Oak Hill in Towanda, next to Effie, on 29 Jan 1936.[1][11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hiram Hinkley. 26 Jan 1936. West Burlington, Bradford County, PA
  2. Census of the state of New York, for 1855. Rockland, Sullivan County. 14 June 1855. Microfilm. New York State Archives, Albany, New York. 1855 NY Census David Hinkley Household number: 108 Line Number: 25
  3. Year: 1860; Census Place: Mamakating, Sullivan, New York; Roll: M653_866; Page: 677; Family History Library Film: 803866 1860 US Census David Hinkley
  4. 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, Census Place: Trumansburg, Tompkins, New York; Roll: M593_1104; Page: 419A; Image: 843; Family History Library Film: 552603 image at Family Search
  5. Reporter Journal 28 Jan 1885, & Bradford Republican 5 Feb 1885. From the card file at the Bradford County Historical Society.
  6. Race, Dr. Henry. Manuscript Notebook of Dr. Henry Race, founder of the Hunterdon County Historical Society, Preserved in it's library. Concerning part of the family for whom Flemington, NJ is named. Handwritten notebook. This source has dates only no places.Crofutt Source Documents: Race Notebook
  7. 7.0 7.1 Year: 1910; Census Place: Barclay, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1318; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1375331 [ 1910 US Census Hiram Hinkley.
  8. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Census Place: Towanda Ward 3, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1541; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 886
  9. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Census Place: Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2006; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0047; Image: 840.0; FHL microfilm: 2341740
  10. Bradford County Home Records. From the Bradford County Historical Society, Yates County, New York. Card Catalog of Vital Records, from News clippings and other sources.
  11. Photo of gravestone at Findagrave 42921683 Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Source: S352

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