Hinton on her 110th birthday, with her son, Robert.
|Birth:||7 June 1910|
West Virginia, USA
|Age:||110 years, 31 days|
Hinton was born in Beckley, West Virginia, United States, on 7 June 1910. She was the middle child. Her mother was a housewife and father was a coal miner. Her early childhood was spent living in several mining camps where her father worked, some so small they had only 15 families. After graduation from high school, Hinton attended a beauty culture school thanks to a neighbor who ran the school and wanted her to learn how to “curl hair” so as to have a skill to enable her to support herself. She joined a local church at an early age. As a young adult, she attended a singing convention in a neighboring community. At that time, she met her future husband, Adolph Goodrich Hinton. The couple got married in Pearisburg, Virginia, on 28 August 1937. They had five children: Charles (born 1945), Billie Joycee, Robert, Carol and Larry (died in 1988). After Charles was born, the family returned to Berkley to live close to the rest of her family. Her husband was a coal miner, while Hinton was a homemaker to her five children. Her husband died in 1984.
In her centenarian years, she spent nearly all of her time at the Villas at Shady Brook, although she continued to own her house in Beckley. In June 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday surrounded by many relatives, including 3 living children: Robert Hinton, Charles Hinton and Billie Hennix. At that time, she also had 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Hinton currently lives at the Villas at Shady Brook in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 110 years, 31 days. She is living with her son, Charles.
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