Rodney Clarke Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── Orla B. Hinshaw
                                                  │    1870-1937 
                         ┌── Clyde Enos Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1910-1985           │
                         │                        └── Margaret Finney
                         │                             1870-1946 
Rodney Clarke Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1935                  │                        ┌── James Omer Clarke
D: 2008                  │                        │
                         └── Ellena Bess Clarke ──┤
                              1914-1999           │
                                                  └── Florence Irene Cofield
M: Harriet Lynda Shaul
   ├── Christina H. Hinshaw  1,2
   ├── David Clarke Hinshaw  1,2
   └── Robert Curtis Hinshaw (1971-) 1,2

Rodney Clarke Hinshaw     [ID 11734] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 4 1935, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.1,3,4,5,6,7  

Rodney served in the U.S. Air Force from May 3 1958 to Apr 29 1961.4  

Rodney attended Purdue University, earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.8  

He married Harriet Lynda Shaul3 [Lynda Shaul1,7], Dec 16 19623.  Harriet was born Jan 24 1940.9  

In 1985 Rodney was living in Richmond, Indiana.10  

Rodney Clarke Hinshaw died Jul 4 2008, Reid Hospital, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana; age 73.1,3,4,5,7,11  

Rodney's death was reported in "The Indianapolis Star" (Indianapolis, Indiana) on July 6, 2008:11

Rodney C. Hinshaw

Rodney Clarke Hinshaw 73, Richmond, IN, died July 4, 2008.  Services: 1 p.m. July 7 in Doan and Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, with calling there from 4 to 7 p.m. July 6.  Burial: Willow Grove Cemetery, Fountain City, IN.

Rodney's obituary was published in the "Palladium-Item" (Richmond, Indiana) on July 5, 2008:7

Rodney Clarke Hinshaw, age 73, of Richmond, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at Reid Hospital.  

He was born June 4, 1935, in Richmond, to Clyde Hinshaw and Ellena Bess Clark Hinshaw and had lived in this area most of his life.  He retired from Dana/Perfect Circle after 35 years as engineer and quality control manager.  

Rodney was a graduate of Fountain City High School in 1953 and was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering.  He received his master's degree from Bowling Green University in business administration.  Rodney loved to fly and received his pilot's license before he could drive.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in England.  

Memberships include Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, United Way Board, Achieva Board, Whitewater Masonic Lodge (50-year member), Society of Professional Engineers and First Presbyterian Church.  

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Shaul Hinshaw to whom he was married Dec. 16, 1962; one daughter, Christina H. Pearce and her husband William of Indianapolis; two sons, David Clarke Hinshaw of Richmond and Robert Curtis Hinshaw and his wife Kristin of Northville, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brooks Pearce, Sarah and Thomas Hinshaw; one brother, Dr. Michael Hinshaw and his wife Carol of Richmond; brother-in-law Clifford Shaul and his wife Jaimie; nieces and nephews, Mark and Pam Hinshaw, James and Amy Hinshaw, Michele Hinshaw and Ande and Christina Shaul.  

Visitation for Rodney Clarke Hinshaw will be Sunday, July 6, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road W., Richmond, Ind.  There will be a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Doan & Mills Funeral Home.  

Funeral service for Rodney Clarke Hinshaw will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. David Layman officiating.  Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Achieva Resources, P.O. Box 1252, Richmond, IN 47375, or Reid Hospital Foundation, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.  

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at

(photo)Photo: Rodney Clarke Hinshaw newspaper article National Road Traveler (Cambridge City, Indiana), Dec 8 1949 12

(photo)Photo: Rodney Clarke Hinshaw newspaper article National Road Traveler (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jan 26 1950 13


  1. Ancestry Family Tree data "Marsh/Westbrook" posted by "kevinmarsh".
  2. Obituary of Rodney Clarke Hinshaw.
  3. Contribution from Michael Anthony Hinshaw.
  4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010;
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. 1940 census, New Garden Township, Wayne County, Indiana; roll T627-1108, ED 89-21, page 5A, line #10, household #89.
  7. Obituary of Rodney Clarke Hinshaw; "Palladium-Item", Jul 5 2008;
    Ancestry World Tree data "Decendants of Pioneers in Wayne County, Indiana" posted by Jane ( or ).
  8. Ancestry World Tree data "Decendants of Pioneers in Wayne County, Indiana" posted by Jane ( or ).
  9. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  10. Contribution from Jim Lieland ().
  11. Death of Rodney C. Hinshaw; "The Indianapolis Star", Jul 6 2008:
  12. "National Road Traveler" (Cambridge City, Indiana), Dec 8 1949;
  13. "National Road Traveler" (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jan 26 1950;

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