Harold LeClaire Hinshaw

                                                              ┌── Calvin Wasson Hinshaw
                                                              │    1852-1899 
                           ┌── Theodore Irvin Hinshaw ────────┤
                           │    1876-1966                     │
                           │                                  └── Mary Rachel "Mollie" Beals
                           │                                       1848-1931 
Harold LeClaire Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1912                    │                                  ┌── Homer P. Benson
D: 1996                    │                                  │
                           └── Izora Levegga "Toots" Benson ──┤
                                1880-?                        │
                                                              └── Jane E. "Jennie" Irish
M: Jeanne Auten
   ├── Judy Hinshaw  1,2
   ├── William L. Hinshaw (1936-) 1,2
   └── H. Michael "Mike" Hinshaw (1945-1991) 2,3

Harold LeClaire Hinshaw     [ID 13749] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Harold LeClaire Hinshaw4,5,6 [LaClaire H. Hinshaw7,8, Bill Hinshaw5].

Born Dec 18 1912, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.3,4,5,6,7,8  

He married Jeanne Auten5 [Jean Auten6, S. Jeanne Auten3,9].  Jeanne, daughter of Edward Auten & Sarah Jane Wood3,9, was born Sep 22 19153,9 [Oct 4 19156], Jasper County, Iowa3,9.  

In 1996 Harold was living in Kellog, Jasper County, Iowa.6  

Harold LeClaire Hinshaw died Sep 17 1996, Skiff Medical Center, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa; buried Block 1 Lot 70, Our Silent City Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.3,5,6  

Bill's obituary was published in "The Des Moines Register" (Des Moines, Iowa) on Wednesday, September 18, 1996 (page 5):5

Harold "Bill" Hinshaw, 83, of Kellogg died of a heart attack Tuesday at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wallace-Pence Funeral Home in Newton.  Burial will be at Our Silent City Cemetery in Kellogg.  Mr. Hinshaw lived in Kellogg most of his life and was a winter resident of Brownsville, Texas.  He retired as a tool and die maker after working at Midwest Manufacturing in Kellogg, the Rock Island Arsenal and Dye-O-Matic in Montezuma.  He was a member of Kellogg United Methodist Church, National Campers and Hikers Association and Modern Woodmen Lodge.  Surviving are his wife, Jeanne; a son, William of Marion; a daughter, Judy Cooper of Kellogg; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kellogg Historical Society.

Jeanne died May 8 20053,6; buried Block 1 Lot 70, Our Silent City Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa3,6 [buried May 11 2005, Newton Union Cemetery, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa9].  

Jeanne's obituary was published in "The Newton Daily News" (Newton, Iowa) on June 22, 2005:9

S. Jeanne Hinshaw
September 22, 1915 - May 08, 2005
Kellogg, Iowa

Visitation: Friends may call after 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m.  
Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the funeral home.  
Interment: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the Newton Union Cemetery in Newton.  

Those left to honor Jeanne's memory are her son and daughter-in-law, William L. (Bill) and Rosie Hinshaw of Marion, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alvin Cooper of Kellogg, Iowa; her 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, L. E. (Bill) Auten of Newton and Dick Mason of Mishawaka, Indiana.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Sarah Jane (Wood) Auten; husband, Bill in 1996; her son, Mike Hinshaw; grandson, Donald B. Hinshaw; her 3 brothers, Jack, Jay and Merle Auten; and sister, Catherine Collins.  

Jeanne had been a receptionist for the United Telephon [sic] Company in Newton and for Midwest Metal Stamping Company in Kellogg.  She has been a lifetime resident of Jasper County, living in Kellogg and Newton.  

Jeanne attended Kellogg schools and was a graduate of Newton High School in 1934.  

Jeanne was a member of National Campers & Hikers Association.  

MEMORIALS to the Monarch Wing of Skiff Medical Center or to the Kellogg Fire and Ambulance Service may be left at the funeral home.

(photo)Photo: S. Jeanne Auten 9

(photo)Photo: Harold LeClaire "Bill" Hinshaw & S. Jeanne Auten gravestone Our Silent City Cemetery 3

Social Security information for Harold LeClaire Hinshaw: 478-01-5664

Social Security information for Jeanne Auten: 480-14-8115


  1. Obituary of Harold L. Hinshaw.
  2. Obituary of S. Jeanne (Auten) Hinshaw.
  3. http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. Jasper County, Iowa birth, 1912; USGenWeb Archives:
  5. Obituary of Harold L. Hinshaw; "The Des Moines Register", Sep 18, 1996;
    UMI Obituaries 1990-1997. Orem, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998.
  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. 1920 census, Kellogg, Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa; roll T625-496, ED 26, pg 3A, line #1, dwelling #59, family #61.
  8. 1930 census, Kellogg, Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa; roll T626-660, ED 11, pg 2A, line #1, dwelling #29, family #29.
  9. Obituary of S. Jeanne Hinshaw; "The Newton Daily News", Jun 22 2005:

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