Walter R. Hinshaw

                                                ┌── Richard Hinshaw
                                                │    1814-1861 
                       ┌── Richard M. Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1861-1942           │
                       │                        └── Mary A. Eaves
                       │                            c1827-?    
Walter R. Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1892                │                        ┌── John M. Jost
                       │                        │
No Issue               └── Rosa Jost ───────────┤
                            1865-1947           │
                                                └── Elizabeth Earl
M: Gertrude Merle Ginn

Walter R. Hinshaw     [ID 10341] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Walter R. Hinshaw1,2,3 [R. Walter Hinshaw4, Ray Hinshaw5].

Born May 20 18922,4 [May 20 18911], Indiana2,4.  

He married Gertrude Merle Ginn1,3 [Merle Ginn5,6], May 8 19151,3, White County, Indiana1,3.  Gertrude was born Aug 9 1894, Indiana.4,6  

No children.1  

On Jun 5 1917 Walter R. Hinshaw, age 25, registered for the World War I draft in Monticello, White County, Indiana.  He declared he was born May 20 1892 in [..unclear..] Indiana, and he was then residing in [..unclear..], Monticello, Indiana where he was married and a farmer.  He declared he had six years of military service as a private in the Indiana National Guard infantry.  He was recorded as short, medium build, gray eyes, light hair.2  

Walter and Gertrude were shown in the 1920 census, Union Township, White County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, R. Walter, head-of-household, age 27, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; rented home; farmer.
Hinshaw, M. Gertrude, wife, age 25, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.

In 1979 Merle was living in/near Monon, White County, Indiana.6  

Gertrude died Aug - 1979.6  

Social Security information for Gertrude Merle Ginn: 306-28-2638


  1. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  3. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941;
  4. 1920 census, Union Township, White County, Indiana; roll T625-475, ED 232, page 2A, line #43, dwelling #31, family #31.
  5. Biographical sketch of Richard Hinshaw.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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