John Albert Hinshaw

                                                   ┌── John E. Hinshaw
                                                   │    1831-1914 
                       ┌── Luther Monroe Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1875-1937              │
                       │                           └── Sarah "Sally" Moxley
                       │                                1831-1920 
John Albert Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1917                │                           ┌── Henry Brown
D: 2011                │                           │
                       └── Minnie N. Brown ────────┤
                            1881-1958              │
                                                   └── Elisa Evans
M: Louise M. -
   ├── John Albert Hinshaw, Jr. (1956-) 1
   └── Carol Denise Hinshaw (1963-) 1

John Albert Hinshaw     [ID 13854] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

John Albert Hinshaw2 [Albert Hinshaw3,4].

Born Jul 15 1917, Wilkes County, North Carolina.2,3,4,5,6,7  

He married Louise M. -, about 1954.7  Louise was born Oct 17 1927.5  

John Albert Hinshaw died Sep 29 2011, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; age 94.6,7  

Al's death was noted in "The Huntsville Times" (Huntsville, Alabama) on October 2, 2011:6

John Hinshaw
July 15, 1917 - Sept. 29, 2011

John A. Hinshaw
John "Al" Hinshaw, 94, of Huntsville passed away Thursday.  A memorial service will be announced later by Laughlin Service Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the Downtown Rescue Mission.

Al's obituary was published in the "Winston-Salem Journal" (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) on Wednesday, October 5, 2011:7

HINSHAW HUNTSVILLE, AL - John A. Hinshaw July 15, 1917 - Sept. 29, 2011

John "Al" Hinshaw, 94, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2011.  After serving in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician, he went on to found and operate the first radio station in Elkin, N.C.  He later worked as a test engineer on various missile defense systems and the Apollo Space Program.  Survivors include wife of 57 years, Louise M. Hinshaw; son, Johnny Hinshaw and wife, Karen; daughter, Carol Westra and husband, Doug; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Seanor officiating.  Laughlin Service Funeral Home is assisting the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the Downtown Rescue Mission.


  1. Obituary of John Albert Hinshaw.
  2. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  3. 1920 census, Edwards Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T625-1329, page 2B, line #65, dwelling #29, family #29.
  4. 1930 census, Edwards Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T626-1728, ED 8, page 7B, line #64, dwelling #116, family #124.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  6. Death of John A. "Al" Hinshaw; "The Huntsville Times", Oct 2 2011:
  7. Obituary of John A. "Al" Hinshaw; "Winston-Salem Journal", Oct 5 2011:

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