Jul. 30, 1856 Bridgeport Franklin County Kentucky, USA
Feb. 16, 1932 District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA
Mildred Carlton "Minnie" Williams Shinn was born in Franklin County KY to Jacob and Catherine C (Mueller) Williams. She was the fourth of eight children, and the one who held her family together when her mother died in 1879.
Minnie had just married her husband Josiah Hazen Shinn the previous year, and had a newborn daughter of her own, but she and her husband welcomed her four younger siblings into their home and raised all of them to adulthood.