Herman Arthur Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── Nathan Hinshawc1824-1864 
                         ┌── William Nathan Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1863-1907               │
                         │                            └── Sarah Burks
                         │                                c1830-1898 
Herman Arthur Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1900                  │                            ┌── Isaac Young
D: 1983                  │                            │
                         └── Emma Jane Young ─────────┤
                              1869-1949               │
                                                      └── Mary Susan Holder
M: Jimmie Mae Grammer
   ├── Herman William Hinshaw (1921-1921) 1,2,3
   ├── Horace Lanny Hinshaw (1923-1980) 4,5,6,7
   └── Geneva Hinshaw (1925-) 2,4,5,7,8

Herman Arthur Hinshaw     [ID 10127] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 20 1900, Franklin County, Tennessee.2,5,9,10,11,12  

On Sep 12 1918 Herman Arthur Hinshaw, age 18, registered for the World War I draft in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee.  He declared he was born Aug 20 1900 and that he was then residing in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee where he was a farmer.  He declared his nearest relative was his mother Emma Hinshaw of Winchester.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build.12  

He married Jimmie Mae Grammer, Jul 25 1920.4,5,7,10,11  Jimmie was born May 4 1903, Tennessee.2,5,9  

For many years Herman and his brother Floyd were the only barbers in town in Winchester, Tennessee.4,11  

Herman and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 13 1930), Porter Street, Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee:5

Henshaw, Herman, head-of-household, age 29, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 20; rented home ($10 rent); radio in home; occupation: barber, barber shop; not a war veteran.
Henshaw, Jimmie, wife, age 26, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 18.
Henshaw, Horace L., son, age 9 [or 7 - unclear], born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; attended school.
Henshaw, Geneva, daughter, age 4, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee.
Living with Herman & family in 1930 was brother Floyd and his wife.13  

In 1936 Herman was elected mayor of Winchester, Tennessee, and served three four-year terms.4,10,11  

Herman later moved to Fayetteville and accepted a position as an accountant at Redstone Arsenal.  He returned to Winchester following his retirement in 1965 and again served as mayor from 1967-1975.11  

In 1983 Herman was living in/near Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee.9  

Herman Arthur Hinshaw died Feb 2 1983, Lincoln County Hospital, Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee; buried Masonic Gardens of Franklin Memorial Gardens.6,9,10,11,14  Masonic burial.6  

Herman's obituary was published in a Winchester, Tennessee newspaper on February 7, 1983:10

Herman Hinshaw Dies, Former Trustee, Mayor

Herman Arthur Hinshaw, 82, prominent Winchester religious, political and civic leader died Wednesday morning in Lincoln County Hospital in Fayetteville.  

Hinshaw was a former Franklin County trustee and mayor of the City of Winchester.  

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church in Winchester with Dr. Robert E. Brown, pastor of the church; Dr. Mike Davis of Fayetteville and the Rev. Eldon C. Wright of Nashville and former First Baptist pastor, officiating.  Burial was in the Masonic Gardens of Franklin Memorial Gardens.  Moore-Cortner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

A Masonic service was held by Winchester Lodge No. 158, in which he had served in all stationed offices including worshipful master, and had been awarded a 50-year pin.  He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  

Born August 20, 1900, he was a native of Franklin County and a son of the late William Nathan and Emma Jane Young Hinshaw.  

He had served as a deacon in First Baptist Church in Winchester and in Fayetteville for 60 years.  In Winchester, he had served as church treasurer, held positions on the building committee, was a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir.  

He operated a barber shop on the north side of the square with his only surviving brother, Floyd Hinshaw, for over 10 years and left that profession to seek the office of Trustee.  He was elected in 1936 and served three four year terms before leaving the office.  

He moved to Fayetteville and accepted a position as an accountant at Redstone Arsenal.  He returned to Winchester following his retirement in 1965 and in 1967 was elected Mayor of the City of Winchester, a position he held for two four-year terms before retiring for a second time.  

After his retirement, the former trustee-mayor spent a great deal of time doing church work and working at his hobby of woodwork, turning out countless pieces of furniture for relatives and friends.  

He was married on July 25, 1920 to the former Miss Jimmie Mae Grammer, who survives.  

In addition to his widow and brother, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Burklin of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Larry and Bobby Hinshaw of Charlotte, N.C.; Miss Linda Hinshaw of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Beverly Burklin Milstead of Tampa, Fla.  and Charles E. Burklin, Jr. of Memphis and four great-grandchildren.

Jimmie died Jul 30 1983, Lincoln County, Tennessee; age 80.9,14

(photo)Photo: Herman Arthur Hinshaw 11

Social Security information for Herman Arthur Hinshaw: 408-05-9297

Social Security information for Jimmie Mae Grammer: 410-20-5277


  1. Franklin County, Tennessee, cemeteries, F443 F7C46 1986 in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Contributed by Robert Worley.
  2. Contribution from Larry King Hinshaw citing: Young family bible records.
  3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15869304.
  4. Contribution from Joel Lynn Hinshaw.
  5. 1930 census, Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee; roll T626-2246, ED 1, page 12B, line #83, dwelling #241, family #282.
  6. Contribution from Larry King Hinshaw citing: personal knowledge.
  7. Contribution from Larry King Hinshaw.
  8. Obituary of Herman Arthur Hinshaw.
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  10. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    Obituary of Herman Arthur Hinshaw; transcribed Sep 6 2000 by Josephine Anne (Bolden) Pani ().
  11. Mayors of Winchester, Tennessee; City of Winchester, Planning Department:
  12. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. 1930 census, Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee; roll T626-2246, ED 1, page 12B, line #81, dwelling #241, family #281.
  14. Shelby County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds; Archives:

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