David Clayton Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── Charles Presnall Hinshaw
                                                        │    1865-1942 
                         ┌── Percival Willard Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1902-1989                 │
                         │                              └── Katie Hannah Cook
                         │                                   1869-1964 
David Clayton Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1925                  │                              ┌── James Novotne
                         │                              │
                         └── Edith E. Novotne ──────────┤
                              1901-2002                 │
                                                        └── Emma M. (Novotne)
M: Mary Wade
   ├── Susan Beth Hinshaw (1953-) 1
   ├── David Mark Hinshaw (1957-) 1
   └── Bruce Charles Hinshaw (1959-) 1

M: Carolyn Jean Sights

David Clayton Hinshaw     [ID 11409] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

David Clayton Hinshaw2 [David Sights Hinshaw2].

Born Jul 1 1925, Wisconsin.3,4  

David graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the class of 19463,5 (ranked 71 of 875).3  Assigned to the Corps of Engineers.3  Resigned in 1952 with the rank of Captain.2,3  

He married Mary Wade, 1949.2  Mary was from Hopkinsville, Kentucky.2  

David was ordained a Methodist Minister in 1956.3  In 1964 he was minister of the First Methodist Church in Neenah, Wisconsin,3 and has served in other pastorates in Wisconsin and California.2  

David and Mary divorced Oct 5 1984, Dane County, Wisconsin.2,6  

He then married Carolyn Jean Sights2 [Carolyn Jean Ambrosius7], Jul 9 19852, Dane County, Wisconsin2.  Marriage certificate #015024.7  Carolyn was born about 1943.7,8  

Carolyn had two children from her previous marriage, Kenneth (1966) and Jane (1969).2  

David dropped Clayton and took Carolyn's family name, Sights, as his middle name.2  

David retired in 1988, and in 1996 moved to Sacramento, California, where he still resides (2008).2  


  1. Letter Oct 14 2008 from David Clayton Hinshaw.
  2. Letter Oct 14 2008 from David Clayton Hinshaw.
  3. "Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy"; Association of Graduates, USMA; 1970.
  4. 1930 census, 3rd Ward, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin; roll T626-2611, ED 18, page 4B, line #79, dwelling #91, family #94.
  5. Family group sheets contributed by Fred Hinshaw
  6. Wisconsin Divorce Index, 1965-1984; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.

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