Bertha Mae Hinshaw

                                                          ┌── Joseph Rhoads Hinshaw
                                                          │    1843-1918 
                           ┌── Guy William Hinshaw ───────┤
                           │    1878-1960                 │
                           │                              └── Sarah Jane Bench
                           │                                   1842-1920 
Bertha Mae Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1912                    │                              ┌── Daniel Webster Gilbert
D: 1971                    │                              │
                           └── Martha Elizabeth Gilbert ──┤
                                1887-1964                 │
                                                          └── Sarah Elizabeth Scott
M: Cleve Harry "Buck" Reed

Bertha Mae Hinshaw     [ID 13639] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Bertha Mae Hinshaw1,2 [Bertha May McGee1].

Born Jul 13 1912, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.1,2,3,4  

Bertha was adopted by Guy & Martha Hinshaw.1  Her birth name was Bertha McGee.1,3  

She married Cleve Harry "Buck" Reed, Dec 24 1931.5  Cleve, son of George Washington Reed & Ida Lazette Elizabeth Pfortmiller, was born Jul 14 1911, Washington County, Kansas.1,4,5,6  


Donald D. Reed, born c1934, Kansas.
Harry Lee Reed, born Sep 12 1934, Clay Center, Kansas; died May 13 1996, Clay Center, Kansas; buried Greenwood Cemetery. 1
Bonnie Lou Reed, born c1939, Kansas.

Bertha and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 26 1940), 718 Harriet Street, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas:4

Reed, Cleve H., head-of-household, age 28, born in Kansas; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; rented home ($8/month rent); occupation: truck driver, city; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $840 wages in 1939.
Reed, Bertha, wife, age 27, born in Kansas; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city.
Reed, Donald D., son, age 6, born in Kansas; completed 1st grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; attended school.
Reed, Harry L., son, age 5, born in Kansas.
Reed, Bonnie Lou, daughter, age 1, born in Kansas.

In 1971 Bertha Mae was living in/near Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio.6  

Bertha Mae Hinshaw died Feb 8 1971, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas.1,5,6  

Cleve died Jan 15 2002, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas.1,6  

Buck's obituary was published in "The Topeka Capital-Journal" (Topeka, Kansas) on Jan 17 2002:5

CLAY CENTER -- Cleve "Buck" Reed, 90, Clay Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2001 [sic], at a Clay Center hospital.  

Mr. Reed worked for the city of Clay Center from 1935 to 1937 and then served as Clay Center street commissioner from 1937 until he retired in 1985.  

He was born July 14, 1911, in Lasita, the son of George and Ida Pfortmiller Reed.  He was raised in the May Day area and attended rural schools.  

Mr. Reed was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and the Eagles Aerie, both in Clay Center.  He also was a volunteer firefighter in the Clay Center area for 39 years.  

He married Bertha Mae Hinshaw on Dec. 24, 1931.  She died Feb. 8, 1971.  He married Arlene Mabie on June 1, 1972.  She survives.  

Other survivors include two sons, Don Reed and Larry Reed, both of Clay Center; a daughter, Bonnie McChesney, Clay Center; two stepsons, Bill O'Donnell, Schaumburg, Ill., and Pat O'Donnell Denton, Texas; a stepdaughter, Gail Hileman, Clay Center; a brother, Paul Reed, Clay Center; a sister, Patricia Pittenger, Clay Center; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Chapel in Clay Center.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center.  Mr. Reed will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  

Contributions may be made to the Cleve "Buck" Reed Memorial Fund to be designated by the family later and sent in care of the funeral home.

Social Security information for Bertha Mae Hinshaw: 302-14-7602

Social Security information for Cleve Harry "Buck" Reed: 496-10-5548


  2. 1930 census, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; roll T626-697, ED 9, page 3B, line #55, dwelling #80, family #80.
  3. 1920 census, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; roll T625-527, ED 5, page 13B, line #95, dwelling #41, family #41.
  4. 1940 census, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; roll T627-1224, ED 14-8, page 16B, line #49, household #363.
  5. Obituary of Cleve Reed; "The Topeka Capital-Journal"; Jan 17 2002:
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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