Henry Augustus HINKLEY 1 2 3
- Born: 12 January 1850, Princeton, Green Lake Co., Wisconsin 2 4 5
- Marriage: Harriet L. DAVIS on 26 March 1876 in Faribault, Wells Co., Minnesota
- Died: 8 December 1904, Britton, Marshall Co., South Dakota at age 54 6
- Buried: Britton Cemetery, Britton, Marshall Co., South Dakota
Cause of his death was Obituary description sound like cancer.
Another name for Henry was "Gus" HINKLEY.
Moved from Princeton, Wisconsin to Wilton, Minnesota in 1860, with parents.
In 1879 moved to Traverse County Minnesota. Moved to Britton, South Dakota in 1898. Elected Sheriff of Marshall County in 1902.
Father and one brother buried in Britton at time of his death. In addition to two brothers listed, there were three sisters mentioned in obituary: Mrs. A. Davis of Victor Township, Mrs. D. Davis of Bigstone City, and Mrs. William Leo of Portland, Oregon.
1900 Federal Census, Page 85B, Britton Village, Marshall Co., South Dakota - Digital Microfilm T723\1552\Part1\85B lists a niece, Alberta Davis, living with or visiting on the day of the census, June 28, 1900. She is age 24, b. October 1875 in Minnesota, Single, father b. Wisconsin, mother b. Maine, Occupation Servant.
1900 Federal Census, Marshall County, South Dakota:
Enumeration District 236, sheet 11:
HINKLEY, Gustav head age 50, b. January 1850 in Wisconsin, Married 25 years, father b. Maine, mother b. Maine
, Harriet A. wife age 42, b. July 1857 in Wisconsin, Married 25 years, 2 children/2 living, father b. New York, mother b. New York
, Blanche L. daughter age 18, b. June 1882 in South Dakota, Single, father b. Wisconsin, mother b. Wisconsin
, James R. son age 10, b. Dec 1889 in Minnesota, father b. Wisconsin, mother b. Wisconsin
DAVIS, Alberta niece (see notation above)
Death Claims Old Settler
Sheriff H. A. Hinkley Passed Away Last Thursday After A Long Period of Suffering
Death is Due to Kidney Troubles
Deceased Leaves a Wife and Two Children to Mourn his Untimely Taking Away
Henry Augustus Hinkley died at his home in Britton Thursday morning December the eighth at four o'clock after a long and painful illness. Deceased was born at Princeton Wisconsin January 12th., 1850 and was at the time of his death fifty four years, eleven months and twenty-seven days of age. In 1860 he moved with his parents to Wilton, Minn., where he grew to manhood and on March 26th., 1876, at that place, was married to Miss Harriet Davis. In 1879 he moved to Traverse Co. Minn., where he resided until 1898 coming from there to Britton. Two years ago he was elected Sheriff of Marshall County and so well did he fill the office that he was this year favored with re-election.
During last March and April he suffered a severe attack of rheumatism complicated with kidney troubles from which he never entirely recovered, this fall the General election brought him a number of additional duties and the many severe drives with the incidental exposure to all kinds of weather were too much for his already weakened constitution and four weeks ago he was again compelled to take to his bed. All that medical skill and loving care could do availed nothing. He grew worse and worse until given up by the doctors then rallied suddenly, raising fictitious hopes of a possible recovery, followed by a complete breakdown and death came as a welcome relief from unbearable physical suffering.
He leaves surviving him the widow and two children, both grown, his mother, two brothers, Frank and William L. Hinkley, both of this place; three sisters, Mrs. A. Davis of Victor Twp., Mrs. D. Davis of Bigstone City and Mrs. William Leo of Portland Oregon.
The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the residence and were attended by a host of friends. Rev. Deeble preached a thoughtful and able funeral sermon after which the remains were laid to rest in the Britton Cemetery beside those of a brother and father who had preceded him.
Nothing can be said that will alleviate the sorrow and anguish of those who by his death are bereft of a son, husband, father, brother. For them time alone can heal the wound but the scar will always remain. The knowledge that the Creator doeth all things for the best though his ways be inscrutable may serve to soften the blow and dull the pain. The deceased was a man of singularly lovable character and disposition. No man could meet him and not be his friend. Of him it be truthfully said that he spoke ill of no one and wished everybody well. Known to everybody in our county and widely beyond, the news of his death will be heard with sorrow and regret.
Henry married Harriet L. DAVIS, daughter of James Miron DAVIS and Lucretia COREY, on 26 March 1876 in Faribault, Wells Co., Minnesota. (Harriet L. DAVIS was born on 28 July 1857 in Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin and died in 1943 in Browns Valley, Traverse Co., Minnesota.)