Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

William Hinsey

1862 - 1929

West - J20

38.555, -121.279

Return to the path at the Bramhall bench (Row K on the north fence). Go south just past the spire stone and on your left facing away from you is the William Hinsey family plot.

William W. (Bill) Hinsey was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, son of a successful physician. He came to California in 1899 and became assistant manager of a fruit shipping company in Newcastle. When the Fair Oaks Fruit Association folded after less than a year in existence, a number of Fair Oaks businessmen formed the Fair Oaks Fruit Company and brought Bill Hinsey in as Manager. He successfully managed the Fruit Company until his death in 1929.

He is buried next to his wife Carrie. His son Ralph is buried a short distance away and we’ll pass him later in the tour.