Leo Hinshaw

                                            ┌── Eli Bannister Henshaw
                                            │    1849-1928 
                  ┌── James Oscar Hinshaw ──┤
                  │    1878-1963            │
                  │                         └── California Raiford
                  │                              1853-1933 
Leo Hinshaw ──────┤
B: 1901           │                         ┌── M. N. Daniel
D: 1971           │                         │
                  └── Louisa Ellen Daniel ──┤
                       1884-1965            │
                                            └── Louise Rodgers
M: Helma Schubert
   ├── Ruby Lenora Hinshaw (1923-2008) 1,2,3
   ├── Hershel O. Hinshaw (1927-) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
   ├── Morris Eugene Hinshaw (1929-) 1,2,3,5,6,7,8
   └── Robert Emil Hinshaw (1931-2014) 1,2,5,6,7,9

Leo Hinshaw     [ID 10816] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 14 1901, Midell, Oklahoma.1,3,10,11,12  

He married Helma Schubert1,5 [Helma Shubert4], Feb 14 19231,5.  Helma, daughter of Oswald Schubert & Auguste Weber, was born Dec 28 1897, Texas.1,3,10  

Leo became a barber in Sweetwater, Texas.13  According to family oral history, one day Leo was giving a shave to a man just a few years younger than Leo.  Leo was a talkative barber and during the conversation he asked the man's name.  The customer replied James, to which Leo replied, "that was my dad's first name, James Oscar Hinshaw".  The man sat straight up and said ... "That is my dad!"  (the customer was Leo's half-brother James Aubrey Hinshaw).13  The family oral history is correct - the story of the brothers meeting was reported in "The Hammond Times" (Hammond, Indiana) on Friday, August 23, 194014 (see scan below).  

Leo and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), 209 Avenue C, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas:3

Hinshaw, Leo, head-of-household, age 29, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Oklahoma; first married at age 22; rented home ($15 rent); no radio in home; occupation: barber, barber shop; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Helma, wife, age 32, born in Texas; parents born in Texas; first married at age 25.
Hinshaw, Ruby L., daughter, age 6, born in Texas; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Texas.
Hinshaw, Hershel O., son, age 2, born in Texas; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Texas.
Hinshaw, Morris E., son, age 9 months, born in Texas; father born in Oklahoma; mother born in Texas.

In 1971 Leo was still living in/near Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.10  

Leo Hinshaw died May 13 1971, Nolan County, Texas.1,10,15,16  

In 1991 Helma was still living in/near Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.10  

Helma died Feb 21 1991, Nolan County, Texas.10,15,17

(photo)Photo: Leo Hinshaw first meets his half-brother "The Hammond Times" (Hammond, Indiana), Friday, August 23, 1940 14

Social Security information for Leo Hinshaw: 455-01-8014

Social Security information for Helma Schubert: 449-80-1917


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from David Weber ().
  2. Obituary of Ruby Lenora Hinshaw.
  3. 1930 census, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas; roll T626-2378, ED 3, page 4B, line #88, dwelling #74, family #88.
  4. Archer County, Texas, Births - 1927; USGenWeb Archives.
  5. Rootsweb Texas Birth Records 1926-1949: http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/birth/general/search.cgi.
  6. VitalSearch Texas Birth Index 1926-1995:
  7. Robert Emil Hinshaw obituary.
  8. Nolan County, Texas births, 1929; USGenWeb Archives:
  9. Nolan County, Texas births, 1931; USGenWeb Archives:
  10. "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
  11. 1910 census, Avoca Township, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma; roll T624-1271, ED 193, page 28B, line #66, dwelling #52, family #52.
  12. Contribution from Toby Dean Hinshaw citing: family records of Helma (Schubert) Hinshaw.
  13. Contribution from Toby Dean Hinshaw.
  14. "The Hammond Times", Aug 23 1940; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Texas Deaths, 1964-98; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. Nolan County, Texas deaths, 1971; USGenWeb Archives:
  17. Nolan County, Texas deaths, 1991; USGenWeb Archives:

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