Wallace Bigham Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── Stephen Curtis Hinshaw
                                                       │    1858-1937 
                          ┌── Stephen Curtis Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1894-1947               │
                          │                            └── Hannah Lee Brickell
                          │                                 1859-1935 
Wallace Bigham Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1921                   │                            ┌── Albert Reed Wallace
D: 2001                   │                            │
                          └── Myra Louise Wallace ─────┤
                               1892-1983               │
                                                       └── Louise Bigham
M: Mary Elizabeth Love
   ├── Wallace Bigham Hinshaw, Jr. (1945-) 1
   ├── David Love Hinshaw (1947-) 1
   └── Carol Ann Hinshaw (1948-) 1

Wallace Bigham Hinshaw     [ID 01464] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 2 1921, Herington, Dickinson County, Kansas.1,2,3,4,5,6  

Wallace was educated at Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas, where he was an All State football player, and received a degree in business from the University of Kansas.4  

He married Mary Elizabeth Love, Dec 19 1942, Wichita, Kansas.1  Mary, daughter of Walter Lowery Love & Mary Elizabeth Bush, was born May 26 1922, Wichita, Kansas.1,6  

During World War II Wallace served as a captain in the U.S. Army.4  

Wallace was Secretary-Treasurer of Love Box Co., Inc.1,4  

In 1972 Wallace & Mary Elizabeth were living in Wichita, Kansas.1  

In 1988 Mary (and presumably also Wallace) was living in/near Shawnee Mission, Johnson County, Kansas.6  

Mary died Nov 12 1988.6  

In 2001 Wallace was living in Lake Mary, Seminole County, Florida.6  

Wallace Bigham Hinshaw died Jan 27 2001.4,6  

Wallace's obituary was published in the "Wichita Eagle" (Wichita, Kansas) on Sunday, January 28, 2001:4


Hinshaw, Wallace Bigham, of Lake Mary, Fla., formerly of Wichita, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.  Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church of Longwood, Fla.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born on Aug. 2, 1921 in Herrington.  An all-state football player at Lawrence High School, he attended the University of Kansas where he received a degree in business in 1943.  He married Mary Elizabeth Love, who preceded him in death in 1988.  

He served in the Army during World War II rising to the rank of Captain.  After leaving the Army, he joined the Love Box Company in Wichita, eventually becoming secretary treasurer.  He was a 32nd Degree KCCH Mason, a former member of the KU Athletic Board and a lifetime Jayhawk supporter and fan.  A member of Phi Gamma Delta while attending KU, he later served as president of the fraternity house ownership association.  

Survivors: sons, Wallace B. Hinshaw Jr. of Lake Mary, Fla., David L. Hinshaw of Dallas; daughter, Carol H. Swift of Overland Park; eight grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial established with First Christian Church, Longwood, Fla.  Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla.

Social Security information for Wallace Bigham Hinshaw: 510-14-6041

Social Security information for Mary Elizabeth Love: 515-03-1781


  1. "Genealogy of Hinshaw/Henshaw" by DoraLee Harvey Hatley (see Mary Jane Hinshaw), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0982181, item 4.
  2. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  3. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. Obituary of Wallace Bingham Hinshaw; the "Wichita Eagle", Jan 28 2001:
  5. 1930 census, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas; roll T626-700, ED 6, page 8A, line #29, dwelling #203, family #220.
  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

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