Harold L. "Shorty" Hinshaw

                                                               ┌── Aaron M. Hinshaw
                                                               │    1846-1926 
                                   ┌── Benjamin Earl Hinshaw ──┤
                                   │    1878-1964              │
                                   │                           └── Emily J. Beard
                                   │                                1842-1930 
Harold L. "Shorty" Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1908                            │                           ┌── William Lee
D: 1994                            │                           │
                                   └── Emma Adella Lee ────────┤
                                        1878-1963              │
                                                               └── Sarah Pierce
M: Lura Geneva Sloppy
   ├── Gail Patricia Hinshaw (1938-) 1
   └── Harold Lee Hinshaw (1940-) 2

M: Jane Christine (Spencer) Barton

Harold L. "Shorty" Hinshaw     [ID 10354] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 7 1908, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.1,2,3,4,5,6,7  

He married Lura Geneva Sloppy.2  Lura, daughter of Charles K. + Lura M. Sloppy, was born 1911, Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.2,8,9  

Lura died 1960.2  

He then married Jane Christine (Spencer) Barton10 [Jane Christine Spencer2,10,11], about 197910.  Jane, daughter of James Spencer & Rose Nichols, was born Jan 14 1911, David City, Nebraska.10,11  

Jane was Harold's former high school sweetheart from North High School in Des Moines, Iowa.2  Jane had been previously married in 1934 to Carl Leland Barton, who had died in 1959.10  

In 1994 Harold was living in/near Dundee, Kane County, Illinois.4  

Harold L. "Shorty" Hinshaw died Mar 20 1994.2,4  

In 2007 Jane was living in California.2  

Jane died Jul 30 2012, Lexington, Virginia; age 101.10  

Jane's obituary was published in the "Des Moines Register" (Des Moines, Iowa) on August 1-2, 2012:10

Jane Christine Barton, 101 years old, formerly of Urbandale and Des Moines, passed from this world in Lexington VA to be with our Lord on July 30, 2012.  

Mrs. Barton was born to Rose (Nichols) and James Spencer on January 14, 1911 in David City, NE.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl Leland Barton, her second husband, Harold (Shorty) Hinshaw, her big brother Eugene (Max) Spencer of Orange CA, and her baby brother Benjamin (Ben) Spencer of Alturas, CA.  Mrs. Barton grew up in Des Moines and attended West High School before it closed and graduated from North High School in 1929.  She met Carl Barton of Makinaw, IL who attended the Des Moines College of Pharmacy and they married in 1934.  Mr. Barton passed in 1959.  Mrs. Barton and her youngest son Brad moved to Urbandale in 1964.  Mrs. Barton worked at Roosevelt High School as Secretary in the main office and to the six student counselors for over 10 years before retiring.  She moved to the Chicago area in 1979 to be near her son David and met and married Mr. Hinshaw.  He passed in 1994.  She moved to Lexington, VA in 2002.  She was a great teller of stories, especially about living through the Great Depression.  She loved to cook and made the best old fashioned sugar cookies.  

Mrs. Barton is survived by her sons Bradley (Sheree) Barton of Ankeny, and David Barton of Schaumberg IL, and grandsons Andrew Leland Barton and John Paul Benson of California.  Brad wishes to thank his close and old friends Rick Thomas and Derald Higby who looked in on his mom and did for her after he moved to California in 1977.  Mrs. Barton will be buried in Bloomington, IL next to Mr. Barton following a family service.

Social Security information for Harold L. "Shorty" Hinshaw: 470-01-2992


  1. Contribution from Joel Jones.
  2. Contribution from Harold Lee Hinshaw.
  3. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  4. "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
  5. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll T624-419, ED 70, page 2A, line #9, dwelling #26, family #26.
  6. 1920 census, Saylor Township, Polk County, Iowa; roll T625-507, ED 180, page 6A, line #10, dwelling #98, family #98.
  7. 1930 census, Allen Township, Warren County, Iowa; roll T626-686, ED 2, page 5A, line #13, dwelling #107, family #107.
  8. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa; roll T624-398, ED 7, page 2B, line #54, dwelling #42, family #44.
  9. 1930 census, Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa; roll T626-649, ED 9, page 2A, line #39, dwelling #38, family #43.
  10. Obituary of Jane Christine Barton; "Des Moines Register", Aug 1-2 2012:
  11. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.

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