Judy, thank you for the response and for your research. Yes, it is HINKSON. I had corrected my mistake on other message boards, but obviously neglected Asotin County.
The fact that the HINKSONs were in Spokane in 1887 is useful news. Loren's daughter, Rosa, was with husband ('Rowland' WILLIAMS) and brother, Harry HINKSON, in Florence Pct., Idaho County, Idaho in 1900. According to census reports, Harry was born 1884 in Idaho. So, between 1884 (Idaho) and 1887 (Spokane) Loren was separated from his wife, Rachel Ellen (nee SMITH). She is the real focus of my search!