Robert Emil Hinshaw

                                            ┌── James Oscar Hinshaw
                                            │    1878-1963 
                       ┌── Leo Hinshaw ─────┤
                       │    1901-1971       │
                       │                    └── Louisa Ellen Daniel
                       │                         1884-1965 
Robert Emil Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1931                │                    ┌── Oswald Schubert
D: 2014                │                    │
                       └── Helma Schubert ──┤
                            1897-1991       │
                                            └── Auguste Weber
M: Mary Jayne Smith
   ├── Kristy Lynn Hinshaw (1962-) 1,2,3
   ├── Karen Hinshaw (1984-) 1,2,3
   └── Renee Hinshaw (1984-) 2,3

Robert Emil Hinshaw     [ID 10822] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 14 1931, Nolan County, Texas.4,5,6  

He married Mary Jayne Smith2,7 [Jayne Smith1], Jul 4 19522,7, El Paso, Texas2,7.  Mary, daughter of James Walter Smith & Fern J. Slagle, was born Apr 7 1936.8,9  

Mary died May 11 1994.7,9  

In 2004-2008 Robert was living in Abilene, Texas.10,11  

Robert Emil Hinshaw died Sep 1 2014, age 82.7  

Bob's obituary was published in the "Abilene Reporter-News" (Abilene, Texas) on September 3, 2014:7

Robert "Bob" Hinshaw, 82, joined our Lord in Heaven on Monday September 1, 2014.  

A funeral service will be held Thursday September 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park.  Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  

Bob was born on September 14, 1931 in Sweetwater, Texas to the proud parents Leo Hinshaw and Helma Schubert.  He was a graduate of Sweetwater High School class of 1950 and enlisted with the Unites States Air Force.  During his 4 year enlistment he was stationed at Eniwetok Island in the Marshall Islands where he witnessed the A bomb and H bomb explosions first hand.  Bob then transferred to Fort Bliss in El Paso where he met his beautiful wife Mary Jayne Smith at the Red Rooster Drive In and it was love at first sight.  Seven days later on July 4, 1952 they married in El Paso.  She preceded him in death on May 11, 1994.  After the Air Force they moved back to Sweetwater and opened a Toy Store for 6 years until they relocated to Abilene.  Bob became the manager of a local cable TV provider until he retired in 1991.  He and Jayne were blessed to adopt 3 daughters Kristy, Karen and Renee.  They had many wonderful stories they would share of their travels on the road in their motor home of their fishing trips, golfing, gambling and "ship boat" adventures as he called the cruise lines.  Many of you know Bob was also a longtime loyal Dallas Cowboys fan, not much could keep him from watching their games.  He always looked forward to the regular poker sessions with family and longtime friends.  We will miss him dearly and are comforted to know we have another guardian angel watching over us.  

He was also preceded in death by his sister Ruby Guess and sisters-in-law Pat Hinshaw and Eska Hinshaw.  

Bob is survived by his 3 daughters, Kristy Barrett and Renee Hinshaw of Abilene, Karen Hinshaw of Brownwood; brothers, Hershel Hinshaw of Snyder, Morris Hinshaw of Sweetwater; nieces, Pamela Phiffer of Midland, Vicki Johnson of Snyder, Sharon Gotcher of Sterling City, Susan Story of Temple; nephews, Brent Hinshaw of Denton, Toby Hinshaw of Arlington, Steve Hinshaw of San Angelo, Stuart Hinshaw of Houston; great niece Shay Minor and many more nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

(photo)Photo: Robert Emil Hinshaw 7

Social Security information for Mary Jayne Smith: 205-26-6786


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from David Weber ().
  2. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997;
  3. Robert Emil Hinshaw obituary.
  4. Rootsweb Texas Birth Records 1926-1949:
  5. VitalSearch Texas Birth Index 1926-1995:
  6. Nolan County, Texas births, 1931; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. Obituary of Robert "Bob" Hinshaw; "Abilene Reporter-News", Sep 3 2014:
  8. Obituary of Ronald Duane Smith; Stark Memorial Funeral Home, Nov 19 2012:
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  10. Obituary of Cherryl Jane Westerburg, posted Jun 30 2004 by Michelle () to the Midland, Texas message board:
  11. Obituary of Ruby Lenora Hinshaw.

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