Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Ralph Hinsey

1904 - 1970

West - F40

38.649555, -121.279199

From the northwest corner of the Smith-Dixon plot, go one path over to the west and five stones north to find the second Hinsey plot.

Ralph Hinsey was born in Fair Oaks, the son of W.W. Hinsey who we visited earlier, the general manager of the Fair Oaks Fruit Company. Ralph followed in his fatherís footsteps and was involved in many Fair Oaks businesses and community activities.

He built, owned, and operated the Red and White Market formerly located at the southwest corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard and California Avenue. He was instrumental in the development of the Fair Oaks Fire Department, and was on the San Juan School Board for over 20 years. He is buried with his wife, Georgia Hinsey.