SHAIN, Hon. Hopkins B.: Born in Macon County, Missouri September 27, 1860 the son of Captain Ed C. and Emily Bristow Shain. Ed. C. Shain was the son of William T. and Elizabeth Smoot Shain. William was a native of VA who came to Missouri with his parents, Abraham and Martha Turpin Shain and served in the Blackhawk War. Abraham's father was a native of Ireland. Capt. Ed C. Shain was born in Macon Co.,MO in 1836. He served in the Civil War in the Union Army company K, 42nd Missouri Infantry. Emily Bristow Shain was a native of Macon County, MO and the daughter of Wesley and Sarah Cherry Bristow, both natives of Kentucky. Hopkins B. Shain married in 1887 to Miss Kate L. Hackensmith, a native of Macon Co.,MO. She was the daughter of Matson and Louisa McCoy Hackensmith., both natives of Kentucky. To Judge Shain and Mrs. Shain have been born seven children: Lucille E. married Captain William A. Beckemeyer; Ed C. Shain, served in the Union Army 122nd Field Artillery in Illinois; Matson Hackensmith Shain; Catherin L, died in infancy; Beatrice S; William D and Virginia. Judge Shain has one granddaughter, Marjorie Beckenmeyer.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman