Hines Family History
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Here’s the research paper on Harry Hines (1858-1928). We also have a number of Hines ~ Thomas family research papers, and Hines Photos.

My name is Janelle Aileen Taylor, and my mother, Jane Alice Hines was born to Paul Daniel Hines and Irene Belle Mankamyer. Irene was born to Josiah Mankamyer and Ida Belle Bittner in Somerset County Pennsylvania.

My father Kenneth James Henry Taylor was born to Austin James Taylor and Bessie May Einsig.

The details surrounding the Hines family and their origins is still being researched.

Harry L. Hines (1858-1928)

Harry L. [1] Hines [2] was born to Harry Hines and Elizabeth Pyle [3] in Pennsylvania. The year or precise date of his birth is not known.

Harry married Harriet (Hattie) Vitter [4] Thomas on August 12th 1907 in Manhattan New York, New York. [5]  Hattie was born June 6th 1882 in Mountain Top, Luzerne County Pennsylvania to Daniel Stewart Thomas and Martha Jane Kishbaugh.

The Hines's written and geneaology family notes on Harry indicated he was Harry L. Hines, [6] a Civil War Veteran, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery Washington D.C., [7] and when Paul was very young, they moved to Philadelphia. [8]

When Harry and Hattie married in 1907, Paul was almost 4 years old, and Hattie was five months pregnant with Harry Jr. Between 1903 and 1907 Hattie must have lived with her parents in East Mauch Chunk, Carbon County Pennsylvania.

In 1910 we learn Harry was 50 years old, twice married, born in Pennsylvania, his parents were born in Pennsylvania, and he was working for himself as a Commercial Traveler of Pianos. The family was living in Division 1 of the 34th Ward, between North Conestoga and Race Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The remaining census record was inconclusive; especially the column indicating civil war service, which had a “3” entered in the column. [9]

In 1920 Hattie was living in Philadelphia, Paul was living with Hattie's parents in East Mauch Chunk, Carbon County Pennsylvania, and their other sons, Harry and Tom, were living in the Western House for Poor Children, in the 24th Ward of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. [10]

In 1921, when Hattie's son Paul graduated from trade school in the Philadelphia area, Paul got a job in Somerset County Pennsylvania. The entire family moved to in Jeannette, Penn Township Westmorland County, near the border with Somerset County.

Hattie divorced Harry Hines on March 3rd 1923 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. From Paul's, marriage application dated 1926, Harry's residence was unknown, and that Harry was retired. This leads us to believe that in 1926 Harry is still alive and living somewhere.

Hattie's 2nd marriage on January 25th 1926 was to Jacob A. Landis of Berlin, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Jacob was born December 23rd 1877 in Pennsylvania to John M. Landis of Brothers Valley Township and Abigail Miller of Middlecreek Township, Somerset County Pennsylvania. [11]

•    Jacob was previously married to Sadie M. Snyder on April 1st 1903 in Somerset County. Sadie was born in 1880 to John S. and Rosa B. Snyder. [12] Sadie died December 17th 1923 in Berlin Somerset County Pennsylvania. [13] Jacob and Sadie Landis had a son William S. Landis who was born 1904 in Pennsylvania, and a daughter named Grace Landis who was born in 1908 in Pennsylvania.

By 1930 the entire Hines and Landis family moved to York Pennsylvania: Hattie and her second husband Jacob, Jacob's son from his first marriage William S., Paul's two brothers; Harry W's first wife Grace and their daughter Margaret, and John Thomas living together in York PA.

Jacob Landis died April 1st 1935 in York Pennsylvania. He was laid to rest in Section J, Lot 195 of the Mt. Rose Cemetery located in York Pennsylvania.

Hattie then married a 3rd time in February 1936 to Frank Watkins of Bethlehem in Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania. Frank died 11 months later on December 1st 1936 in York Pennsylvania.  [14]

In 1940 Hattie owned her home and living by herself at 39 East Catawissa Street, York Pennsylvania. She died October 7th 1951, [15] and was laid to rest next to Jacob Landis in Section J, Lot 195 of the Mt. Rose Cemetery located in York Pennsylvania.

Harry Hines and Hattie Thomas had three boys.

i.    Paul Daniel Hines was born December 9th 1903 in East Mauch Chunk, present day Jim Thorpe, Carbon County Pennsylvania.

ii.   Harry Wilson Hines was born December 13th 1907 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

iii.  John Thomas Hines was born June 9th 1911 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Paul Daniel Hines (1903 - 1978)

Paul Daniel Hines was born December 9th 1903 to Harry Hines and Harriet Vitter Thomas in Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. He was baptized November 8th 1914 at the Mathew Methodist Church Philadelphia Pennsylvania. [16]

Paul attended the Williamson Trade School, Middletown Township, Delaware County Pennsylvania, and he graduated in the class of 1924. Paul lived in the town of Jeannette, Penn Township Westmorland County, working for a tire company when he met Irene Belle Mankamyer [17] , who was working for the Somerset County Home Management as a stenographer and bookkeeper.

On September 29th 1926 22 year old Paul Hines married 19 year old Irene Mankamyer. They were married by Irene's former pastor, Reverend G.E. Truxal, at the Reform Church  [18] of Meyersdale. [19] 

•     Irene was the last of three daughters born November 3rd 1896 to Josiah Mankamyer and Ida Belle Bittner on the family farm ner Meyersdale in Somerset County Pennsylvania.

While on the farm Ida Belle became ill with Typhoid Pneumonia and Fever, and after a month, she died Friday, November 11th 1898.

In 1900 Joseph Mankamyer and his three daughters were living in Meyersdale Somerset County Pennsylvania, with relatives; their mother's Aunt Alice Lepley and her husband William Blume, Alice's brother; Edward Lepley, and their mother's brother and sister; Emma and Grant Bittner. Irene was 25 years old when she was formally adopted on February 4th 1922 in Somerset County by her mother's Aunt and husband; William Blume and Alice Lepley.

On October 15th 1926 Paul and Irene moved into their new homw at 108 North Second Street Jeannette Pennsylvania. Paul would later work for the Shade and Novelty Company and a glass manufacturer in Jeannette.

Soon after their wedding, Paul went looking for a job and wound up the city of York, York County Pennsylvania. On August 9th 1927, shortly after Paul started working for the American Chain and Cable Company, Their daughter Jane Alice Hines was born in their home at 360 East Poplar Street York Pennsylvania.

Later in the fall of 1928, due to age and Alice's failing health, William and Alice Blume moved to York to live with Irene and Paul. This is right after Jane was born. During the 1930s Paul, Irene, and their daughter Jane, along with William and Alice, were living together in the city of York, York County Pennsylvania.

Alice later died at the age of 74 on Dec 21st 1932 at the Hines home; 534 Lamour Street York Pennsylvania. William died at age 80 on May 21st 1934 in the York Hospital. Both were laid to rest at the White Oak Church Larimer Township between Salisbury and Meyersdale Somerset County Pennsylvania in lots 10 and 18.

Paul worked for American Chain and Cable Company his entire career, from when he started on May 5th 1927 to when he retired on Mar 31st 1963. While with the company Paul worked in many positions; shipping, general inspector, personnel manager, and general accounting.

Paul and Irene loved traveling and fishing, and we have numerous photo albums of their trips. Irene died in York Hospital on Mar 9th 1957 at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 6 days.

Irene died March 9th 1957, and Paul would marry one of Irene's best friends, Esther Austin of Meyersdale, Somerset County. Irene was laid to rest in the Mt. Rose Cemetery, Section J, Lot 195, York Pennsylvania, next to her daughter Jane Taylor, and Hattie Hines-Landis.

On February 21st 1964 Paul remarries Irene's girlfriend and travel companion, Ester Austin of Meyersdale in Winchester Virginia, and they lived in Meyersdale Pennsylvania. Paul would die May 8tht 1978, and was laid to rest in Section J, Lot 195 of the Mt. Rose Cemetery located in York Pennsylvania, next to his wife Irene. Ester was laid to rest in Meyersdale.

Paul and Irene had only one child.

i.     Jane Alice Hines was born August 9th 1927 to Paul Hines and Irene Mankamyer in the family home at 360 East Poplar Street York Pennsylvania. Jane was baptized April 1st 1928. She married Kenneth Henry James Taylor.

Jane died September 1st 2006, and was laid to rest in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Section J, Lot 195, York Pennsylvania, next to her mother Irene Hines and Grandmother Hattie Hines-Landis.

Harry Wilson Hines (1907 - 1981)

Harry Wilson Hines was born December 13th 1907 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was baptized November 8th 1914 at the Mathew Methodist Church of Philadelphia. Harry married Emma Grace Sprenkle on October 27th 1928 in York County Pennsylvania. [21] 

Harry and Emma had a daughter named Margaret B. Hines who was born in February 1930. Margaret married Mr. Walker and in 1982 they lived in Vandenberg Village, Santa Barbara County, California.

Grace died July 3rd 1981, [22]  and Harry died February 1st 1982, [23] at the age of 74 in Vandenberg Village Santa Barbara County, California. [24] He had a private cremation and his internment was not identified.

John Thomas Hines (1914 - 1973)

John Thomas Hines was born June 9th 1911 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was baptized November 8th 1914 at the Mathew Methodist Church of Philadelphia. Thomas or Tom as his family called him was President of the York Pennsylvania Press Inc. He married in York County Pennsylvania to Louise V. Fake of Manchester York County Pennsylvania on August 25th 1940. [25] Louise was born September 5th 1913, and died April 12th 1969.

John died February 25th 1973, and he and his wife were laid to rest in Section J, Lot 195 of the Mt. Rose Cemetery located in York Pennsylvania.

End Notes

[1.] Harry's middle initial came from Jane Hines-Taylor typed note on Harry Hines. It may, or may not, be correct.

[2.] Spelling Variation: Hintz; Hynes; Heinz; Hynds; Hinds; Heins; Heines; and Himes

[3.] Harry Hines Parents Names: The information came from Harry Hines's marriage application: Harry Hines Marriage: Name: Harry Hines, Spouse's Name: Hattie Thomas, Event Date: 12 Aug 1907, Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, Father's Name: Harry Hines, Mother's Name: Elizabeth Pyle, Spouse's Father's Name: Daniel Thomas, Spouse's Mother's Name: Jenni Kishbaugh, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00556-7, System Origin: New_York-ODM, GS Film Number: 1452188, New York, Marriages, 1686-1980, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6Q6-R2J : accessed 16 Mar 2014), Harry Hines and Hattie Thomas, 12 Aug 1907; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1452188.

[4.] There are other spellings for Hattie's middle name; Vitt and Vetter.

[5.] Harry Hines Marriage to Hattie Thomas: The information came from Harry Hines's marriage application: Harry Hines Marriage: Name: Harry Hines, Spouse's Name: Hattie Thomas, Event Date: 12 Aug 1907, Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, Father's Name: Harry Hines, Mother's Name: Elizabeth Pyle, Spouse's Father's Name: Daniel Thomas, Spouse's Mother's Name: Jenni Kishbaugh, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00556-7, System Origin: New_York-ODM, GS Film Number: 1452188, New York, Marriages, 1686-1980, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6Q6-R2J : accessed 16 Mar 2014), Harry Hines and Hattie Thomas, 12 Aug 1907; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1452188.

[6.] Harry Hines Father: Paul's father's name also came from Paul Hine's marriage application; Paul D. Hines, Marriage Application, Page 324, Number 824, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, index and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org/pal:/, reference number: 824, .film number: 558948, .digital folder number: 004455225, image number: 00178.

[7.] Harry Hines Civil War and Arlington Burial: The National Archives and Records Administration have misplaced the Civil War Records for the only Harry Hines buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The Arlington National cemetery provided details of his headstone inscription.

[8.] Hines Family in Philadelphia: Paul Hines and Jane Alice Hines-Taylor hand written family notes, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Rd., York Springs, PA 17372.

[9.] It should of had a UA for Union Army, UN for Union Navy, CA for Confederate Army, CN for Confederate Navy, or leave it blank. Other people listed had numbers, “1”, “7”, "8", and so on. The number "3" means nothing.

[10.] Hattie's divorce from Harry Hines was identified on the marriage application between her and Jacob Landis, Marriage Application, Page 77, Number 577, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, index and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org/pal:/, reference number: 577 .film number: 558948, digital folder number: 004455225, image number: 00044

[11.] Jacob Landis and Hattie Hines Marriage Application, Page 77, Number 577, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, index and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org/pal:/, reference number: 577 .film number: 558948, digital folder number: 004455225, image number: 00044

[12.] Jacob Landis Marriage and Sadie's Parents: Family Search (https://familysearch.org/pal:/,.film number: 558935

[13.] Jacob Landis and Hattie Hines Marriage Application, Page 77, Number 577, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/, reference number: 577 .film number: 558948, digital folder number: 004455225, image number: 00044

[14.] Frank Watkins Death: Affidavits of Death, Frank Watkins, Book 27, Page 221, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

[15.] Hattie Watkins Death: Affidavits of Death, Hattie B. Watkins, Book 33, Page 246, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

[16.] Paul Hines daughter's written note on his family, and his record of baptism indicated that Paul was born in Carbon County in 1903, and was baptized in 1914 in Philadelphia, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Rd., York Springs, PA 17372.

[17.] Josiah Mankamyer (1865-1957), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Rd., York Springs PA 17372.

[18.] Paul D. Hines, Marriage Application, Page 324, Number 824, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, index and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org/pal:/, reference number: 824, .film number: 558948, .digital folder number: 004455225, image number: 00178

[19.] Meyersdale is a good distance from Jeanette in Westmorland County where Paul and his family lived, so we don't know exactly how Paul and Irene met.

[20.]  Harry Wilson Hines Middle Name: The name came from the Santa Barbara; Date: 1 Feb 1982; Social Security: 181107235; California, Death Index, 1940-1997; State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

[21.] Harry Hines Marriage: Marriage Application Number: 44715, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

[22.] Grace's date of death was identified in Harry Hines York Newspaper Obituary, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Rd., York Springs PA 17372.

[23.] arry Wilson Hines Social Security Death Notice: 181-10-7235, Mother's Maiden Name was Thomas, Birth December 13th 1907 in Pennsylvania, Died in Santa Barbara on February 1st 1982. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

[24.] Harry Hines York Newspaper Obituary, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Rd., York Springs PA 17372.

[25.] John Thomas Hines Marriage: Marriage Application Number: 56646, Book: 3L, Page 165, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

Bibliography

1. Harry Hines Navy and Army Civil War Card: National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Roll Number: T288-218, T288, 546 rolls.

2. Harry Hines Spanish American War Index Card: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Archive Collection Number: Series 1-5; Folder Number: 206. Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929–1990. Digital Images, 3–5. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

3. Harry Hines, Spanish American War: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Archive Collection Number: Series 1-5; Folder Number: 206.

4. 1890 Harry Hines Census: 10th Ward Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1890, NARA Publication Number: M123, NARA Roll Number: 82, Film Number: 338241, Digital Folder Number: 004678897, Image Number 00330, United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War," index and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org.

5. Heinrich Hintz Marriage: Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950," index and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org), film number: 1465862, digital folder number: 004439011, image number: 00090; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs, PA 17372

6. 1860 Harry Hine Census: Reading, North West Ward, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1077; Page: 1109; Image: 251; Family History Library Film: 805077. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

7. 1900 Harry Hines Census: Amity, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1376; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 1241376. United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

8. 1900 Harry Hines – Widow: Philadelphia Ward 12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1456; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0211; FHL microfilm: 1241456. United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

9. 1910 Harry and Hattie Hines Census: Philadelphia Ward 34, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1405; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0813; ; FHL microfilm: 1375418. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls), Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

10. 1920 Harry Hines Census: Gettysburg Ward 3, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1507; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 391, 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.

11. 1930 Paul D. Hines Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2167; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 170.0; FHL microfilm: 2341901. 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.

12. 1930 Hattie, Harry, and Thomas Hines Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2166; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 125; Image: 987.0; FHL microfilm: 2341900. 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.

13. 1940 Thomas Hines Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3645; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 67-109. United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940, T627, 4,643 rolls.

14. 1940 Harry and Grace Hines Census: West York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3644; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 67-99. United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940, T627, 4,643 rolls.

15. 1940 Paul D. Hines Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3646; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 67-156. United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940, T627, 4,643 rolls.

16. 1940 Hattie Watkins Census: Mauch Chunk, Carbon, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3461; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 13-42. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States 1940, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940, T627, 4,643 rolls.