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Ernest and Juanita Hind(s)

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Re: Ernest and Juanita Hind(s)

Posted: 1336017693000
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Attached is an obituary and a Death notice for Ernest G Hinds from the Columbian newspaper.

I checked the City Directories for Vancouver (Clark County) while I was at the library looking for the obituaries.

Neither Ernest nor Juanita appear in any directory before 1948. Both appear in 1948:

Moxley, Juanita Mrs, r1414 D
Hinds, E G, millwkr CRPM r411 1/2 Main

Both appear in the 1950 Vancouver City Directory
Moxley, Juanita Mrs 808 E 43rd Av
Hinds, Ernest G millwkr CRPM h411 1/2 Main

In 1954 City Directory they appear together:
Hinds Ernest G (Juanita) Pressman CRPM h1106 Ingalls

Ernest's Obituary mentions, in addition to Juanita, a daughter in Glendale, California named Mrs. Maria Malone. I searched for her, but there were several possibilities.

I went back and searched the California Voters Registrations and found this in 1932:

1932 Los Angeles Voters Registration
Hinds, Mrs. Chona, 4428 Sunset Blvd, D
Hinds, Ernest G, 4428 Sunset Blvd, DS

Chona does not appear with him in 1934's LA Voters Registration

I searched the 1930 Census for someone named Chona in Los Angeles CA, in hopes I could find her maiden name. There were 3 Chona's of an age fairly close to Ernest's, so I took those one by one and searched through the Los Angeles County Brides database for 1930, 1931, 1932 (Ernest was not married on the 1930 census in April, so I started in 1930)

on the third Chona... I found the marriage:
Los Angeles County Brides
May 19, 1931
Simpson, Chonita
Ernest G Hinds

So I went back to the 1930 Census and transcribed the info for Chona... and yes, she had a daughter named Maria, so Mrs Maria Malone from the obituary is Ernest's step daughter.

1930 Census
Los Angeles (district 723), Los Angeles, California
Simpson, Chona, head, f, w, 47, m, 15, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona
- Marie, daughter, f, w, 19, s, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona, Stenographer, Insurance Company
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 163; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 723; Image: 983.0; FHL microfilm: 2339898.

This is interesting after knowing Chona Simpson married Ernest Hinds, this is the full household where Ernest lived in 1920... They actually lived in the same house 11 years before they married.

1920 Census
Los Angeles (District 472), Los Angeles, California
Jackson, Sara, head, f, w, 41, m, Pennsylvania, Wales, England, none
- Leo P, husband, m, w, 28, m, California, California, Ireland, Blacksmith, Steam railway
Treyoning, Thomas, Father, m, w, 82, wd, 1876, NA 1880, Wales, England, none
Simpson, Chona, lodger, f, w, 38, m, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona
- Allen J, Lodger, m, w, 21, s, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona, Telegraph Operator, Telegraph Co
- Marie, Lodger, f, w, 9, s, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona
Hinds, Earnest, lodger, m, w, 31, wd, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Pressman, Paper Co
Manning, Rita Margaret, lodger, f, w, 58, wd, 1877 NA 1880, Ireland, Ireland, Ireland
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 75, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_116; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 472; Image: 292.

Continuing to follow Chona...

1910 Census
El Paso, El Paso, Texas
Simpson, John, head, m, w, 35, m1, 14, California, California, California, Traveling Salesman show
- Chona, wife, f, w, 29, m1, 14, 2/2, California, California
- Allen, son, m, w, 12, s, Arizona, California, California
- Mercedes, daughter, f, w, 9, s, Arizona, California, California
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: El Paso, El Paso, Texas; Roll: T624_1549; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0074; Image: 91; FHL microfilm: 1375562.

1900 Census
Tucson, Pima, Arizona Territory
Simpson, J G, head, w, m, Mar 1875, 25, m, 3, Arizona, Michigan, Arizona, Clerk, Shoe Store
-Chona, wife, w, f, Aug 1879, 20, m, 3, 1/1, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona
-Allen, son, w, m, Dec 1898, 1, s, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 1, Pima, Arizona Territory; Roll: 47; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 47; FHL microfilm: 1240047.

Here's Maria L Simpson's birth record, including Maiden name for Chonaa:

Place of Birth: Tucson, Pima, Arizona
Maria Luisa Simpson
born 9 - 15- 1910
Father: John G Simpson, Residence: El Paso, age 37, birthplace: Tucson, Travelling salesman
Mother: Chona Angulo, Residence: El Paso, age 31, spanish, birthplace: Tucson, housewife
Number of child of this mother: 3, number of children of this mother, now living: 3

Death record for the daughter Mercedes...

Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
Name: Mercedes Simpson
Death Date: 28 Feb 1912
Death Place: El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas
Gender: Female
Race: white
Death Age: 10 years 11 months 16 days
Estimated Birth Date: 1902
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1891
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John S. Simpson
Father's Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona
Mother's Name: Chona Angula
Mother's Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona
Occupation: Student
Place of Residence:
Burial Place: Concordia
Burial Date: 28 Feb 1912
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2050599
Digital Film Number: 4151126
Image Number: 2330
Reference Number: 3944
Source Citation
"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 May 2012), Chona Angula in entry for Mercedes Simpson, 1912.

Chona and John's Marriage record:

Arizona, Marriages, 1888-1908
Groom's Name: J. G. Simpson
Groom's Birth Date: 1876
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 21
Bride's Name: Chona E. Angula
Bride's Birth Date: 1879
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 18
Marriage Date: 04 Sep 1897
Marriage Place: Pima, Arizona
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09626-1
System Origin: Arizona-EASy
Source Film Number: 2117391
Reference Number: p 21
Source Citation
"Arizona, Marriages, 1888-1908," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 May 2012), Chona E. Angula, 1897.

Marie was Mrs. Malone in 1960 when Ernest died, but apparently she divorced, took back her maiden name and remarried:

California Marriage Index, 1960-1985 about Marie L Simpson
Name: Marie L Simpson
Age: 52
Est. Birth: abt 1911
Spouse Name: Robert L Destenay
Spouse Age: 54
Date: 3 Aug 1963
Location: Los Angeles

California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Marie L Destenay
Name: Marie L Destenay
Social Security #: 565124022
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1910
Birthplace: Arizona
Death Date: 30 Aug 1974
Death Place: Los Angeles

.... probably more than you ever wanted to know, but a fun challenge for me to find!


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