┌── Charles Newton Hinshaw │ 1849-1918 ┌── Edward Newton Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1877-1951 │ │ └── Anna Ella Smith │ 1852-1947 Elmer Virgil Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1915 │ ┌── Christopher Plunkett D: 1988 │ │ └── Lona Maude Plunkett ────┤ 1882-1951 │ └── Minnie Lena Skeels M: Helen E. Hauskins ├── Thomas Hinshaw (1958-) 1,2,3 └── Samuel Hinshaw (1978-) 1,2,3
|Elmer Virgil Hinshaw [ID 00013]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Elmer Virgil Hinshaw1,4 [Virgil Hinshaw5].
(always known as Virgil).4,5,6
Born Dec 5 1915, Westby, Sheridan County, Montana.1,7,8,9
Virgil was shown in the 1943 city direcory of Bloomington, Illinois:10
He married Helen E. Hauskins1, Feb 5 19491, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois1 [Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky11]. Helen, daughter of Dale "Bud" Hauskins & Illinois "Noy" Casey, was born Oct 9 1921, Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois.1,11,12,13
Virgil was night editor with the Bloomington (Illinois) Daily Pantagraph,4,5,6 where his future cousin-in-law Martha Cooper also worked; Virgil was responsible for introducing Martha to his cousin Maurice, and they were subsequently married.4
Virgil had "club feet" - Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) - as did his brother Don.14,15 The club feet came from his mother's side, where all of her brothers had it.
Virgil and Helen were shown in the 1952 city direcory of Sterling, Illinois:10
In 1988 Virgil was living in/near Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois.7
Elmer Virgil Hinshaw died Jul 28 1988, Pana, Christian County, Illinois; buried Ramsey, Illinois.1,7
Helen died Jan 18 2015, Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois; age 93.11,16
Helen's obituary was published in "The Journal-News" (Hillsboro, Illinois) on Tuesday, January 20, 2015,11 and in "The Leader-Union" (Vandalia, Illinois) on January 21-28, 2015:17
Helen E. Hinshaw, 93, of Ramsey died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at 6:25 a.m. at Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.
Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey with military honors conducted by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95 in Vandalia.
Mrs. Hinshaw was born on Oct. 9, 1921, in Ramsey, the daughter of the late Dale and Noy (Casey) Hauskins. She married E. Virgil Hinshaw on Feb. 5, 1949, in Henderson, KY, and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1988.
She served in the United States Navy as a nurse.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Photo: Helen Hauskins Aug 2008, at the grave of her great grandfather, John Francis Brown 12
Social Security information for Elmer Virgil Hinshaw: 341-18-5892
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