Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── Quinton Hinshaw
                                                  │    1830-1920 
                          ┌── Robert L. Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1866-1945          │
                          │                       └── Rachel C. Polk
                          │                            1830-1911 
Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1897                   │                       ┌── Josiah Dillon
D: 1949                   │                       │
                          └── Nellie Jane Delon ──┤
                               1871-1958          │
                                                  └── Mary (Dillon)
M: Urpha Kitterman

Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw     [ID 10371] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw1,2,3,4 [Fawcett Hinshaw5].

Born Jul 3 1897, Kennard, Henry County, Indiana.1,2,4,5,6  

On Aug 24 1918 Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw, age 21, registered for the World War I draft in Newcastle, Henry County, Indiana.  He declared he was born July 3 1897 in Kennard, Indiana, his father was born in Greensboro, Indiana, and he was then living in Knightstown, Indiana, where he was self-employed.  He declared his nearest relative was Nellie Hinshaw of Knightstown.  He was recorded as having blue eyes, brown hair.4  

He married Urpha Kitterman, about 1925.5,6  Urpha, daughter of John R. + Retta Kitterman, was born Jun 17 1896, Indiana.6,7,8  

Fassett and Urpha were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), Shirley, Henry County, Indiana:6

Hinshaw, Fassett W., head-of-household, age 32, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 27; owned home ($2300 value); radio in home; occupation: cost accountant, automobile factory; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Urpha K., wife, age 33, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 28; occupation: assistant cashier, bank.

Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw died Apr 13 1949, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.9,10  Fassett was murdered during a holdup attempt.9,10  

The following article was published in the "Reno Evening Gazette" (Reno, Nevada) on April 14, 1949:9

Carpenter Admits
Killing Banker

INDIANAPOLIS, April 14. (AP) -- Clarence Gorman, 27-year-old Indianapolis carpenter, on parole from a prison sentence in California, was held in jail without charge today in connection with the slaying of a small town banker.  

Sgt. Robert Shields, state police detective, said Gorman admitted he fired the shot that killed Fassett Hinshaw, 51, president of the itizens [sic] bank at Shirley, 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis.  He quoted Gorman as saying his revolver discharged accidentally when the victim pushed him during a holdup attempt.  

Sgt. Price Cox, state police detective said Gorman dictated a statement admitting the shooting before he knew Hinshaw had died.  

Sgt. Cox said he told Gorman then that Hinshaw had died and asked him if he still wanted to sign the statement.  He quoted Gorman as saying, "yes, it's a true statement and I'll sign it."

Fassett's shooting was also reported in "The Daily Tribune" (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) on Tuesday, April 12, 194911 (see scan below).  

Urpha remarried to a -- Orr.8  

In 1971 Urpha was living in/near Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana.8  

Urpha died Oct - 1971.8

(photo)Photo: Shooting of Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw "The Daily Tribune" (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin), Apr 12 1949 11

(photo)Photo: Killing of Fassett Wilbur Hinshaw "The Winona Republican-Herald" (Winona, Minnesota), Apr 14 1949 10

Social Security information for Urpha Kitterman: 303-10-8219


  1. 1900 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; ED 61, page 9A, line #33, dwelling #197, family #207.
  2. 1910 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll T624-355, ED 80, page 102B, line #81, dwelling #117, family #117.
  3. 1920 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; ED 62, page 17B, line #17, dwelling #342, family #346.
  4. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  6. 1930 census, Shirley, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll T626-592, ED 11, page 1A, line #11, family #4.
  7. 1900 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll T623-377, ED 61, page 9A, line #21, dwelling #193, family #203.
  8. "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
  9. The "Reno Evening Gazette", Apr 14 1949; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. "The Winona Republican-Herald" (Winona, Minnesota), Apr 14 1949; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. "The Daily Tribune" (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin), Apr 12 1949; http://www.ancestry.com.

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