Hinton celebrating her 110th birthday with her son, Robert
|Birth:||7 June 1910|
Royal, West Virginia, USA
|Death:||22 July 2020|
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA
|Age:||110 years, 45 days|
Early Life and Family
Hinton was born on 7 June 1910 in Royal, West Virginia, USA. She was the second of three children born to Jennie and Robert Gore. Her early childhood was spent living in several mining camps where her father worked, some so small they had only 15 families. After graduating from high school, Hinton attended a beauty culture school thanks to a generous neighbor who operated the school.
As a young adult, Hinton attended a singing convention in a neighboring community. Around 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: Carol (died in 2016), Robert, Charles, Billie, and Larry (died in 1988). After Charles was born, they moved to Beckley, Virginia to live close to the rest of her family. Hinton was a homemaker while her husband worked as a coal miner.
Hinton's husband died in 1984. When she suffered a stroke she had to move to New Jersey to receive support from her children. In her centenarian years, she spent most of her time living with her son Charles in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, although she continued to own her house in West Virginia.
In June 2020, Hinton celebrated her 110th birthday with a parade of over 100 cars. At the time, she had 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She died on 22 July 2020 at the age of 110 years, 45 days.
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