Betty Marcella Hinshaw

                                                           ┌── Jacob Allen Hinshaw
                                                           │    1871-1951 
                          ┌── Lewis Donald Hinshaw ────────┤
                          │    1898-1944                   │
                          │                                └── Caroline V. "Carrie" Jennings
                          │                                     1872-1931 
Betty Marcella Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1921                   │                                ┌── John William Silverthorn
D: 1981                   │                                │
                          └── Virginia Hazel Silverthorn ──┤
                               1901-1978                   │
                                                           └── Allie May Liles
M: David Richard Eckel

Betty Marcella Hinshaw     [ID 11729] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 10 1921, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5  

She married David Richard Eckel.1,6  David, son of Howard Eckel & Edith Vance, was born Apr 14 1921, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.7,8,9,10  

Two daughters:1,6,7

Lorraine Kay Eckel, born Aug 10 1947, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; died Aug 13 2007; never married, no children. 11
Emily Jean Eckel, born Jul 1 1950; married Thomas Lee Lauffenburger, Oct 21 1950 [son: Everett Eckel Lauffenburger, born Dec 5 1986]; [email: ].

During World War II Betty attended Ball State Teachers College and roomed with Virginia Eckel.  Betty met Virginiaís brother, David, when he came to visit before going to fight in Europe.  They corresponded throughout the war and were married when he returned stateside.  He was married in uniform and she wore a dress that she made from a silk parachute.7  

On Sep 19 1942 David R. Eckel, born 1921 in Indiana, then a resident of Montgomery County, Ohio, had enlisted at Cincinnati, Ohio as a Private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had one year of college, was then single, without dependents, and was recorded as 71" tall, 151 lbs.12  

The family moved to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania in 1953 when Davidís job was transferred to Olmstead Air Force base.  Betty taught art at Manor and Hillside Elementary schools for many years.7  

David died Apr 6 1968, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; age 46.7,8,10  

David's obituary was published in the "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana) on Monday, April 8, 196810 (see scan below).  

In 1981 Betty was still living in/near New Cumberland, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.2  

Betty Marcella Hinshaw died Aug - 1981, buried Maplewood Cemetery, 200 College Drive, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.1,2,5

(photo)Photo: Betty Marcella Hinshaw gravestone Maplewood Cemetery 5

(photo)Photo: David Richard Eckel gravestone Maplewood Cemetery 8

(photo)Photo: David Richard Eckel obituary "Anderson Daily Bulletin", Apr 8 1968 10

(photo)Photo: David Richard Eckel funeral notice "Anderson Daily Bulletin", Apr 9 1968 13

Social Security information for Betty Marcella Hinshaw: 317-20-0098


  1. Contribution from Jim Lieland ().
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. 1930 census, Lynn, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T626-624, ED 16, page 5A, line #46, dwelling #135, family #138.
  4. 1940 census, Lynn, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T627-1089, ED 68-16, page 13A, line #15, household #334.
  6. Obituary of Lorraine Kay Eckel; Pittsburgh "Post-Gazette", Aug 19 2007:
  7. Contribution from Emily Jean Eckel.
  9. Obituary of Edith Eckel; "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana), Oct 3 1960;
  10. Obituary of David Richard Eckel; "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana), Apr 8 1968;
  11. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007;
  12. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  13. Funeral of David Richard Eckel; "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana), Apr 9 1968;

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