Lucille Elaine Hinshaw

                                                          ┌── Dr. Franklin Abile Hinshaw
                                                          │    1859-1934 
                          ┌── Dr. Jacob Raymond Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1896-1969                  │
                          │                               └── Mary L. Hewett
                          │                                    1867-1925 
Lucille Elaine Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1917                   │
D: 1998                   │
                          └── Lucille Iris Whitenack
M: Paul Thurston Powell

Lucille Elaine Hinshaw     [ID 10771] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 17 1917, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6  

She married Paul Thurston Powell, Jun 21 1939.2  Paul was born Dec 9 1914, Oklahoma.1,5,6  


Paul Hinshaw Powell, born Sep 2 1945, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; died Mar 25 2013; married Zeta --.
Phil Powell; married Carol --.
Patricia Powell; married Phil Guinn.

Lucille and Paul were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 8 1940), 220 Fleet, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma:5

Powell, Paul T, head-of-household, age 25, born in Oklahoma; completed 5 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma; rented home ($30/month rent); attended school; worked 8 weeks in 1939; $80 wages in 1939.
Powell, Lucille, wife, age 22, born in Oklahoma; completed 5 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Butler, Custer County, Oklahoma; attended school.

During World War II Paul served as a captain in the U.S. Army.6  

In 1966-1998 Lucille was living in/near Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma.1,8  

Paul died Jul 1 1988, buried Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, 1901 E Hubbard Rd., Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma.1,6  

Lucille Elaine Hinshaw died Feb 22 1998, Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma; buried Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, 1901 E Hubbard Rd., Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma.1,2,6  

Lucille's obituary was published in "The Ponca City News" (Ponca City, Oklahoma) on Tuesday, February 24, 1998:2,6

Lucille H. Powell

Lucille H. Powell, longtime Ponca City resident, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.  She was 80.  

Born Lucille Elaine Hinshaw on Aug. 17, 1917, in Bristow, she was the daughter of Dr. Jacob Raymond and Lucille Iris (Whitenack) Hinshaw.  The family moved to Butler, where Lucille graduated from high school.  Lucille received her BA and MA from the University of Oklahoma.  While there, she met her future husband, Dr. Paul T. Powell.  

They were married on June 21, 1939.  She did post-graduate work at Oklahoma State University in vocational counseling as well as graduate work at City College in New York.  She received an A.A.U.W. scholarship for study at Vassar in family life education.  She received a Youth Worker Scholarship and studied briefly at the University of Minnesota.  Lucille taught in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Oklahoma for one year.  

While her husband was doing advanced medical studies in Washington, D.C., Lucille worked in the personnel division of the Soil Conservation Service and for the Metropolitan Boys Club there.  

The Powells moved to Ponca City in 1945 where Dr. Powell set up his practice.  Lucille taught English and journalism at Chilocco Indian School.  She served as Executive Director of Camp Fire Girls for 14 years.  Thousands of girls participated in the Ponca Area Camp Fire Program during her years of service.  A major accomplishment was achieved during her tenure with the moving of the old Camp McFadden when it became part of Kaw Lake, to the present site of the new Camp McFadden.  

Lucille was instrumental in organizing the Ponca City Indian Museum and stayed active as a board member for 15 years.  She also helped organize the Ponca City Art Association and served five years as vice president.  She served as the program chairman for the Ponca City Community Concert in its early beginnings; was active in the hospital auxiliary, serving as editor of the newsletter; served on the state A.A.U.W. education committee when the PBS Channel 13 was started; served under two Governors on the Womens Commission; as an officer of the Oklahoma Heritage Association; as past president of both the Panhellenic and 20th Century clubs; and past vice president and program chairman for A.A.U.W. and the Womens Club.  Lucille also taught Sunday School and was high school coordinator at the First United Methodist Church for a number of years.  

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Dr. J.R. Hinshaw, and her husband, Dr. Paul T. Powell.  

She is survived by her loving children, Paul H. Powell and wife, Zeta, of Bartlesville, and Philip R. Powell and wife, Carol, of Ponca City and Patricia E., and husband Phil Guinn of Ponca City; three grandsons, Spencer Guinn of Edmond, Jefferson and Dylan Powell of Ponca City, and a granddaughter Whitnee, and her husband Jamie Lorg of Ponca City.  

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Denny Hook, pastor, officiating.  A private family committal service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Trout Funeral Home.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 200 South Sixth, Ponca City, OK 74601 or to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Social Security information for Lucille Elaine Hinshaw: 442-52-2797

Social Security information for Paul Thurston Powell: 445-30-3564


  1. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  2. Obituary of Lucille H. Powell, The Ponca City News, February 24, 1998:
  3. 1920 census, 7th Precinct, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma; roll T625-1475, ED 162, page 3B, line #78, dwelling #59, family #66.
  4. 1930 census, Butler, Custer County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1901, ED 7, page 4A, line #1, dwelling #66, family #68.
  5. 1940 census, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma; roll T627-3284, ED 14-20B, page 61A, line #14, household #44.
  7. Obituary of Paul Hinshaw Powell; "Examiner-Enterprise" (Bartlesville, Oklahoma), Mar 27 - Apr 26, 2013:
  8. Obituary of Lucille Iris (Whitenack) Hinshaw.

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