Harvey DeWitt Hinshaw

                                                     ┌── Ezra William Hinshaw
                                                     │    1840-1929 
                         ┌── Clairen Jacob Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1876-1951              │
                         │                           └── Elvira E. Griffin
                         │                                1846-1928 
Harvey DeWitt Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1910                  │                           ┌── Abram Seymour DeWitt
D: 2008                  │                           │
                         └── Olive Blanch DeWitt ────┤
                              1877-1955              │
                                                     └── Sarah Amanda Aylsworth
M: Jennie Ferne Arnold
   ├── Barbara Ann Hinshaw (1946-) 1
   └── Patricia Louise Hinshaw (1949-) 1

Harvey DeWitt Hinshaw     [ID 01340] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 21 1910, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming.1,2,3,4,5,6  

He married Jennie Ferne Arnold1 [Jennie Fern Arnold7, Fern J. Arnold5,8,9, Ferne Arnold10], Jan 10 19451.  Jennie was born Jan 18 1909, Frank B. + Tamar A. Arnold.1,5,8,11  

The following article was published in "The Eldora Herald-Ledger" (Eldora, Iowa) on Tuesday, September 5, 1950:12

Mrs. George Arnold of Leavenworth, Wash., was honored at a farewell dinner Tuesday evening in the Harvey Hinshaw home.  Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Judson Freed and baby daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arnold and Larry and Mrs. Cora Eggleston.  Mrs. George Arnold has been visiting several weeks with relatives here and has returned to her home in Washington.

The following article was published in "The Eldora Herald-Ledger" (Eldora, Iowa) on March 31, 1953:13

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Eggleston

Mrs. Herbert Lynn and Mrs. Harvey Hinshaw, accompanied by relatives from Whitten, attended the funeral of their aunt, Miss Marian Eggleston, at Moline, Ill.  Miss Eggleston had been in failing health for several years.  She had been employed in Des Moines for many years until her health failed and she went to live with her sister, Mrs. Ed Callaway who lived near Eldora.  When the Callaway family moved to Moline she accompanied them.

The following article was published in the "Hardin County Index" (Eldora, Iowa) on Friday, December 4, 1953:14

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hinshaw and daughters of Eldora, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Freed and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arnold and Larry of Whitten were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arnold of Whitten.

In 1994-2002 Harvey was living in Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa.5,15,16  

In 2007 Harvey (age 97) was living in senior apartments in Stratford, Iowa.9  Fern currently (2007, age 98) resides in a nursing home in Stratford, Iowa.9  

Harvey DeWitt Hinshaw died Jun 16 2008, Hamilton Hospital, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa; age 98.6,17,18  

Harvey's death was noted in "The Courier" (Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa) on June 17, 2008:17

ELDORA - Harvey D. Hinshaw, 98, of Eldora, died Monday, June 16, at Hamilton Hospital, Webster City; services pending with Creps-Abels Funeral Home, Eldora, (641) 858-2181.

Harvey's death was again reported in "The Courier" (Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa) on June 19, 2008:18

Jun 19 2008
ELDORA - Harvey D. Hinshaw, 98, of Eldora, died Monday, June 16, at Hamilton County Public Hospital, Webster City, of natural causes; services 11 a.m. Friday at the Eldora United Methodist Church, with burial in Eastlawn Memory Gardens, both in Eldora; military honors will be conducted by Walter-Sayer Post 182 American Legion and Roll-Harless Post 3974 VFW; visitation for an hour before services Friday at the church; Creps-Abels Funeral Home, Eldora, (641) 858-2181, is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey's obituary was published in the "Times-Republican" (Marshalltown, Iowa) on June 19, 2008:10

ELDORA -- Harvey D. Hinshaw, 98, of Eldora, died June 16, 2008, at Hamilton County Public Hospital in Webster City.  

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Eldora United Methodist Church in Eldora, with Pastor Richard Boatman officiating.  Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Eldora, with military honors by Walter-Sayer Post 182 of the American Legion and Roll-Harless Post 3974 of the VFW.  Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to services.  

He is survived by his wife, Ferne; daughters, Barbara Ann (Bart) Kemery of St. Louis, Mo. and Patricia (Jim) Wilhelm of Dayton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Nell Langhurst of Iowa City.

Social Security information for Harvey DeWitt Hinshaw: 479-01-5513


  1. Contribution from Dorothy Ann (Conley) Cline citing: family records.
  2. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  3. 1910 census, Williams Township, Crook County, Wyoming; roll T624-1746, ED 49, page 5B, line #91, dwelling #125, family #127.
  4. 1920 census, Providence Township, Hardin County, Iowa; roll T625-492, ED 194, page 3B, line #76, dwelling #40, family #42.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  7. Contribution from Amanda L. Maas.
  8. 1920 census, Union Township, Hardin County, Iowa; roll T625-492, ED 197, page 16A, line #13, dwelling #125, family #127.
  9. Contribution from Barbara (Hinshaw) Kemery.
  10. Obituary of Harvey D. Hinshaw; "Times-Republican", Jun 19 2008:
  11. 1910 census, Union Township, Hardin County, Iowa; roll T624-404, ED 184, page 11B, line #67, dwelling #188, family #189.
  12. "The Eldora Herald-Ledger", Sep 5 1950; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. "The Eldora Herald-Ledger", Mar 31 1953; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. "Hardin County Index", Dec 4 1953; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Obituary of Sarah Elvira Hinshaw.
  16. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Death of Harvey D. Hinshaw; "The Courier", Jun 17 2008:
  18. Death of Harvey D. Hinshaw; "The Courier", Jun 19 2008:

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