Morris Eugene Hinshaw

                                              ┌── James Oscar Hinshaw
                                              │    1878-1963 
                         ┌── Leo Hinshaw ─────┤
                         │    1901-1971       │
                         │                    └── Louisa Ellen Daniel
                         │                         1884-1965 
Morris Eugene Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1929                  │                    ┌── Oswald Schubert
                         │                    │
                         └── Helma Schubert ──┤
                              1897-1991       │
                                              └── Auguste Weber
M: Eska Francis Watson
   ├── Susan Eska Hinshaw (1953-) 1,2
   ├── Stephen Morris Hinshaw (1955-) 1,2
   ├── Scott Evan Hinshaw (1958-1958) 1,2
   ├── Stewart Eugene Hinshaw (1960-) 1,2
   └── Sharon Jayne Hinshaw (1962-) 1,2

Morris Eugene Hinshaw     [ID 10821] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 26 1929, Nolan County, Texas.3,4,5,6,7,8  

He married Eska Francis Watson, Dec 2 1949, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.7,9  Eska, daughter of Charles Merle Watson & Eskalee Roberts, was born Mar 29 1931, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.1,7,8,9  

Eska died May 23 2010, at her home, Sweetwater, Texas; age 79.9  

Eska's obituary was published in the "Reporter-News" (Abilene, Texas) on May 25, 2010:9

Eska Hinshaw

Eska Hinshaw, age 79 passed away at her home on Sunday, May 23, 2010.  A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Phillip Thomas officiating under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.  Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall at the church.  

Eska was born to Charles M. and Eskalee Roberts Watson on March 29, 1931 in Sweetwater, Texas.  She attended Sweetwater schools and graduated from Newman High School in 1948.  She married Morris Hinshaw on December 2, 1949 in Sweetwater, Texas.  Having been added to the "cradle role" of the church at the age of four hours, Eska was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church.  She served the church as an elder, teacher, Pastoral Care Committee Member, and helped organize the First Presbyterian Week-day Kindergarten where she served on its board and as its treasurer for several years.  

As her children grew up, she participated in many youth activities - Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, 4-H leader.  She took part in PTA activities as well.  She has worked with FFA stock shows and youth baseball.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Scott Evan.  

Eska was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Morris, two daughters, Susan Story and husband Mark of Temple, Sharon Gotcher and husband Lynn of Sterling City, two sons, Stephen and wife Roberta of San Angelo, and Stewart and wife Lorie of Pearland, eight grandchildren; Brandon Boley and wife Shanna of Florence, Jason Boley and wife Sabrina of Crawford, Stephanie Stafford and husband Lesley of Sterling City, Heather Gotcher of Stephenville, Jessica and Kristen Hinshaw of San Angelo, and Sydney and Peyton Hinshaw of Pearland, five great grandchildren, Ethan, Emma and Joe Boley of Florence, and Conner and Aaron Boley of Crawford.  She is also survived by her sister, Bobbie Barrett-Varnadore of Blackwell, Texas.  

In lieu of flowers, her wishes were for memorials to go to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 956, Sweetwater, Texas 79556, Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, Texas 79604, and the City-County library, 206 Elm Street, Sweetwater, Texas 79556.

Morris currently (2004-2014) resides in Sweetwater, Texas.10,11,12,13  


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from David Weber ().
  2. Obituary of Eska Francis (Watson) Hinshaw.
  3. Rootsweb Texas Birth Records 1926-1949:
  4. 1930 census, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas; roll T626-2378, ED 3, page 4B, line #88, dwelling #74, family #88.
  5. VitalSearch Texas Birth Index 1926-1995:
  6. Nolan County, Texas births, 1929; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997;
  8. U.S. Public Records Index;
  9. Obituary of Eska Hinshaw; Abilene "Reporter-News", May 25 2010:
  10. Obituary of Cherryl Jane Westerburg, posted Jun 30 2004 by Michelle () to the Midland, Texas message board:
  11. Obituary of Ruby Lenora Hinshaw.
  12. Robert Emil Hinshaw obituary.

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