Garl Edward Hinshaw

                                                   ┌── Frank Sylvester Hinshaw
                                                   │    1882-1971 
                         ┌── Weldon Ross Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1906-1960            │
                         │                         └── Margaret Rachel Wooten
                         │                              1879-1969 
Garl Edward Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1926                  │                         ┌── Virgil Monroe Swaim
D: 2013                  │                         │
                         └── Maude M. Swaim ───────┤
                              1907-1997            │
                                                   └── Sarah Elizabeth Royall
M: Mary Catherine Crater
   ├── Garl Edward "Eddie" Hinshaw, Jr. (1955-) 1
   └── David Wayne Hinshaw (1957-) 1

Garl Edward Hinshaw     [ID 10728] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Garl Edward Hinshaw2,3,4 [Gorrel Edward Hinshaw2,5, Garrel Hinshaw6].

Born Aug 30 1926, Boonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina.3,4,5,6,7,8  

Originally named Gorrel, he later changed the spelling of his name to Garl2 (however his birth is recorded as Garl Edward Hinshaw).3  

On Feb 28 1945 Garl E. Hinshaw, born 1926 in North Carolina, enlisted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had one year of college, was single, without dependents, and a geographer.9  

He married Mary Catherine Crater4 [Catherine Crater2,10], Nov 20 19484, Forsyth County, North Carolina4.  Mary, daughter of Gaither Eugene Crater & Bertie Ashe, was born 1929, North Carolina.4,10,11  

In 2003 Garl and Catherine were living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.2  

Garl Edward Hinshaw died Jan 26 2013, age 86.7,8  

Garl's obituary was published in the "Winston-Salem Journal" (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) on Sunday, January 27, 2013:7,8

Garl Edward Hinshaw, Sr.  
Aug. 30, 1926 - Jan. 26, 2013

Garl Edward Hinshaw, Sr., 86, died Saturday, January 26, 2013.  He was born August 30, 1926 in Boonville, NC to the late Weldon Ross and Maude Swaim Hinshaw.  Growing up on the family farm, Garl graduated from Boonville High School as a member of the National Beta Club, attended Oak Ridge Military Institute and in 1945 joined the US Army.  In 1946, he was appointed as Second Lieutenant in the 709th Military Police and served in the Allied Occupation of Germany.  While working as a cost accountant at Hanes Dye & Finishing, he met the love of his life, Catherine Crater, and they were married November 24, 1948.  He established his accountancy practice, Hinshaw's Tax & Bookkeeping Service, which served local individuals and businesses for over 30 years.  Garl was an avid golfer, shooting his age first at 63, a feat he would frequently repeat into his 80's.  He was a member of South Fork Baptist Church, having served on the finance committee.  Garl was a kind and gentle man, and his family and friends will miss his bright eyes, warm smile and quick wit.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Virgil Franklin (Infant), Thad Wesley and Billy Gray Hinshaw.  Surviving are his devoted wife of 64 years, Catherine Crater Hinshaw, son, Eddie Hinshaw, his wife Dawn and their sons, Mitchell and Jesse of Charlotte, NC, son, Dave Hinshaw, his wife, Jennie and their daughter, Catherine of Winston-Salem, and 16 nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013 at South Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Sewell officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or South Fork Baptist Church, 3830 Wayne Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.  Online condolences may be made at

(photo)Photo: Garl Edward Hinshaw 8


  1. Contribution from Catherine Crater Hinshaw.
  2. Contribution from Catherine Crater Hinshaw.
  3. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  4. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000;
  5. 1930 census, Boonville Township, Yadkin County, North Carolina; roll T626-1729, ED 2, page 18A, line #33, dwelling #341, family #344.
  6. 1940 census, Boonville Township, Yadkin County, North Carolina; roll T627-2991, ED 99-3, page 6B, line #48, household #323.
  7. Obituary of Garl Edward Hinshaw; "Winston-Salem Journal", Jan 27 2013:
  8. Obituary of Garl Edward Hinshaw; Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home:
  9. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  10. Obituary of Doris Crater Hundley; "Winston-Salem Journal", Feb 8 2007:
  11. 1930 census, 312 Wood St., Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina; roll T626-1690, ED 59, page 12B, line #73, dwelling #212, family #230.

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