Daniel Hainer Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── Andrew Hinshaw
                                                      │    1829-1911 
                         ┌── Stephen Curtis Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1858-1937               │
                         │                            └── Sarah Ann Hiatt
                         │                                 1839-1917 
Daniel Hainer Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1892                  │                            ┌── George Washington Brickell
D: 1965                  │                            │
No Issue                 └── Hannah Lee Brickell ─────┤
                              1859-1935               │
                                                      └── Sarah Jane Jones
M: Evelyn (Byerly) Esler

Daniel Hainer Hinshaw     [ID 01447] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Daniel Hainer Hinshaw1,2,3,4,5,6 [Hainer Hinshaw7,8,9, Homer Hinshaw10].

Born May 16 18921,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12 [May 18 189213], Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12.  

In September of 1910 Hainer entered as a student in Westtown School (Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania),14 a Quaker boarding school.15  There is no record of him having graduated (although many Quaker students attended for a time without graduating).14  In September 1910 Hainer sent a postcard from Westtown to a Curtis Williams in Stafford, Kansas.16  

Hainer served in the U.S. Army during World War I.9,13  

On Sep 6 1917 Daniel Hainer Hinshaw was issued a U.S. passport.  He declared he was born May 16 1892 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, and his father, Stephen C. Hinshaw, was born in Kansas.  Daniel declared he was then residing in Emporia, Kansas, and was a student.  He declared he intended to depart Sep 8 1917 from the port of New York City, sailing on the "LaTouraine", intending to visit France for "reconstruction work for Amer. Friends Service Committee".6  

On Feb 7 1919, Hainer Hinshaw arrived at the Port of New York (Ellis Island) on the ship "Espagne", having departed from Bordeaux, France on Jan 25 1919, apparently traveling alone.  He was recorded as single, age 36, born May 18 1892 in Emporia, Kansas, with his address in the U.S. as 824 Corawel St., Emporia, Kansas.  A notation in the ship's manifest noted "US Army Orders".13  

Daniel Hainer Hinshaw (recorded as "Henry" by the census taker) was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 9-10 1920), living in the home of his brother David at 1211 Monroe Street, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas:12

Hinshaw, David, head-of-household, age 37, born in Kansas; father born in Kansas; mother born in Tennessee; owned home; occupation: vice president, oil co.
Hinshaw, Augusta, wife, age 32, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Robert, son, age 2 years 6 months, born in New York; father born in Kansas; mother born in Indiana.
Latt, John, servant, age 29, born in Texas; black; married; servant, private home.
Latt, Corine, servant, age 23, born in Texas; black; married; servant, private home.
Hinshaw, Henry, brother, age 27, born in Kansas; father born in Kansas; mother born in Tennessee; single; occupation: salesman, oil stock.

Hainer and his brother were shown in the 1920 city directory of Wichita Falls, Texas:10

Hinshaw David v-pres Texas Wonder Pool Oil Co oil opr 716 Wall r 1211 Monroe
Hinshaw Homer h 1211 Monroe

Hainer was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living alone at 1121 17th Street, Washington, D.C.:9

Hinshaw, Hainer, head-of-household, age 37, born in Kansas; father born in Kansas; mother born in Tennessee; single; rented home ($75 rent); radio in home; occupation: [..unclear..] for Representative, aviation; World War I veteran.

The following article was published in the "Decatur Daily Review" (Decatur, Illinois) on Sunday, July 19, 1931:8

Claims Record For
Air Line Travel

McGrath, Alaska -- (A.P.) -- A record for commercial aviation was claimed here Saturday by Haines [sic] Hinshaw, Washington, D. C., vice president of the American Aviation corporation, who flew here from the national capital in five days by regular air lines.  

The distance covered was about 5,000 miles.  Hinshaw came by way of Seattle and Juneau.  He left Washington Sunday night.

He married Evelyn (Byerly) Esler2,3,11,17 [Evelyn Byerly11, Evelyn Byerley2,3], Oct 1 19322,3,11,17, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland2,3,11,17.  Evelyn, daughter of Samuel Byerley & Lillian Tutt, was born Apr 18 1896, Webster Grove, Missouri.2,18,19,20  

Evelyn was the widow of Jay K. Esler,19,20 by whom she had two children, Jay K. Esler, Jr. and Vera V. Esler.11,20  

Hainer worked for United Airlines.2  

In 1934 a major controversy emerged over the awarding of government air mail contracts, involving (among others) the Boeing Air Transport company (aka "United Aircraft and Transport Corporation", today's United Airlines), in which Alabama Senator Hugo Black chaired the Senate Air Mail Investigating Committee.21,22  Because of his employment with the airlines, Hainer became involved in this controversy.  Hainer's involvement was noted in an article published in "The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune" (Chillicothe, Missouri) on Wednesday, February 7, 1934:23


J. Bruce Kremer, recently resigned Democratic National Committeeman from Montana, was named by Black as one of the six "lobbyists" on the Washington payroll of United Aircraft and Transport Corporation and subsidiary companies.  His salary was said to be $18,000 annually.  

Other alleged United Aircraft lobbyists included Paul Henderson, $22,500 a year; Hainer Henshaw, $12,000; George S. Wheat, $25,000; C.C. Thompson, $5,400, and James P. Muhhay, $3,000.  


The following article was published in the "Nevada State Journal" (Reno, Washoe County, Nevada) on Tuesday, September 22, 1936:24

Hainer Henshaw, assistant to the president of the United Air Lines, is in Reno for a few days on business.

The following article was published in the "Reno Evening Gazette" (Reno, Washoe County, Nevada) on Thursday, October 22, 1936:25


Washoe county commissioners and the vice president of the United Air Lines conferred last night on a proposal to buy 250 acres of land from Louis Damonte for enlarging the present airport.  

Hainer Hinshaw, vice president of the UAL, arrived in Reno yesterday afternoon and he stated that while final action must await a directors' meeting, he believed his company would accept the county's proposal to buy the land for $42,000, the county paying $18,000 and the air lines company will deed its present field to the county and then the enlargement program will be carried out as a WPA project.  

At the present time a condemnation suit against seven ranch owners to obtain the needed land is pending in the district court.  If the county and air company buy the Damonte land then the condemnation suit will be dropped.

On Dec 1-3 1937, Hainer addressed the Seventh Annual Convention of the National Association of State Aviation Officials.  His speach, titled "The Protection of Aviation from Inequitable Taxation", was published in 1938 in the "Journal of Air Law (page 81-87).26  

The following article was published in the "Helena Independent" (Helena, Montana) on Saturday, June 14, 1941:27

Ford Will Be Among
Prominent Men
To Speak at Meet

Billings, June 13. -- (AP) -- Governor Sam C. Ford and Gill Robb Wilson, president of the National Aeronautic association at Washington, D. C., will be principal speakers at a banquet meeting of the Northwest aviation planning council Friday night, June 20.  

The conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21.  

British Columbia, Alaska and the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana will be officially represented and government, army and airlines officials are expected to take part in the program.

  Other Speakers

Among the 14 speakers on the two-day program are Walter R. York, member of the executive committee from Boise, Idaho; R. W. Horsfield, Paul Morris and R. D. Bedinger, all representing the regional office of the Civil Aeronautics administration; Lacey V. Murrow, of the United States army air corps; Clayton Crocker of the regional forest office at Missoula; G. Robert Dodson of the Oregon state board of aeronautics at Portland, and Hainer Hinshaw, assistant to the president of United Airlines at Chicago.

Daniel Hainer Hinshaw died Apr 6 1965, Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan.2,7  

In 1971 Evelyn was still living in Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan.18  

Evelyn died Nov 26 1971, Michigan.18

(photo)Photo: Postcard sent Sep 1910 from Hainer Hinshaw (Westtown, Pennsylvania) to Curtis Williams (Stafford, Kansas) 16

Social Security information for Daniel Hainer Hinshaw: 325-01-6626


  1. Manuscript titled "Thomas Hinshaw 'The Little Irish Weaver' And Others" by John E. Hinshaw, Urban-Side-On-The-East, Emporia, Kansas, 1911.
  2. "Genealogy of Hinshaw/Henshaw" by DoraLee Harvey Hatley (see Mary Jane Hinshaw), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0982181, item 4.
  3. "The Hinshaw Record" by Lyle Harris Hadley, Florida (1965), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0962525, item 10.
  4. 1900 census, Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas; roll T623-487, ED 73, page 13A, line #27, dwelling #267, family #267.
  5. 1910 census, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas; roll T624-445, ED 51, page 190A, line #1, dwelling #226, family #238.
  6. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "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
  8. The "Decatur Daily Review", Jul 19 1931; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1930 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T626-294, ED 84, page 6B, line #83, dwelling #39, family #92.
  10. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  12. 1920 census, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas; roll T625-1858, ED 121, page 6A, line #28, dwelling #84, family #87.
  13. Ellis Island Foundation manifest database: http://www.ellisisland.org.
  14. Contribution from Ted Moon () citing:
    Westtown School's Alumni Directory.
  15. http://www.westtown.edu.
  16. Postcard sent Sep 1910 from Hainer Hinshaw (Westtown, Pennsylvania) to Curtis Williams (Stafford, Kansas)
    eBay, Jan 19 2004: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2217802896&category=20232.
  17. Contribution from Jura Hill ().
  18. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. 1920 census, 8 Southgate Avenue, 3rd Ward, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; roll T625-654, ED 25, page 13A, line #19, dwelling #248, family #259.
  20. 1930 census, 3220 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia; roll T626-304, ED 383, page 6B, line #79, family #114.
  21. http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Government_Role/1930-airmail/POL6.htm.
  22. http://www.pbs.org/kcet/chasingthesun/innovators/wboeing.html.
  23. "The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune", Feb 7 1934; http://www.ancestry.com.
  24. The "Nevada State Journal", Sep 22 1936; http://www.ancestry.com.
  25. The "Reno Evening Gazette", Oct 22 1936; http://www.ancestry.com.
  26. Contribution from aviation researcher DaniŽl Meijers (), International Center of Integrative Studies, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  27. The "Helena Independent", Jun 14 1941; http://www.ancestry.com.

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