Albert Edmund Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── Stephen Curtis Hinshaw
                                                        │    1858-1937 
                         ┌── Albert Frederick Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1901-1963                 │
                         │                              └── Hannah Lee Brickell
                         │                                   1859-1935 
Albert Edmund Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1933                  │                              ┌── Clarence Edmund Burr
D: 2011                  │                              │
                         └── Marian Stephens Burr ──────┤
                              1902-2000                 │
                                                        └── Lena Rivers Stephens
M: Thala N. Roberts
   ├── Frederick Miller Hinshaw (1956-) 1,2,3,4
   └── Lizbeth Hinshaw (1958-) 1,2,3,4

Albert Edmund Hinshaw     [ID 01473] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 9 1933, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.1,5,6  

He married Thala N. Roberts, Aug 20 1955, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma.1,6,7  Thala, daughter of Clint Miller Roberts & Marcella Jones, was born Apr 15 1931, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.1,7  

Al was a senior pilot with Halliburton, and retired in the early 1990s.8  

In 1972 Albert & Thala were living in Duncan, Oklahoma.1  In 1994 Albert was still living in Duncan, Oklahoma9 (probably with his mother, who also resided in Duncan).  

In 2004 Al and Thala were still living in Duncan, Oklahoma, where Al was mayor of the City of Duncan.8  

Thala died Feb 27 2011, Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma; age 79.6,7  

Thala's obituary was published in the "Duncan Banner" (Duncan, Oklahoma) on March 1-3, 2011:7

DUNCAN -- April 15, 1931 - Feb. 27, 2011

Thala Roberts Hinshaw, 79, of Duncan, died on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 4, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Phil Ware and the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating.  Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.  There is no visitation at the funeral home.  

She was born on April 15, 1931 in Oklahoma City, the daughter of Clint Miller and Marcella (Jones) Roberts.  

Thala was a "49er", a 1949 Duncan High School graduate and a member of Jolly Jills Social Club.  She attended St. Mary of the Woods and The University of Oklahoma before graduating from Oklahoma A & M (Oklahoma State University).  Thala worked as a substitute teacher prior to her marriage to Albert E. "Al" Hinshaw on August 20, 1955, in Duncan.  During Al's military service time with the Marine Corps, she was active in the Marine Wives Association.  

Thala was named an "Outstanding Young Women of America" in 1965.  She was active in the Duncan community and was a member of Hestian and Savant study clubs.  Her membership at First United Methodist Church included serving as a sponsor for the FUMC Youth Fellowship.  She also worked and helped with the Emerson Elementary PTA and the local wrestling association.  Thala enjoyed playing bridge, needlepoint, sewing and knitting and especially spending time with family and her "49er" and "coffee" friends.  

Survivors include her husband Al, of the home, a son, Rick Hinshaw of Marlow, a daughter, Beth Harper, of Comanche, a granddaughter: Tara Harper of Duncan, two grandsons: Dixon Harper and his wife Lindsey and their children: Hannah and Blayden of Comanche and grandson: Page Harper and fiance' Melissa Mayes, of Marlow.  

She was preceded in death by her parents.  

Honorary bearers: Duncan High School Class of 1949.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Chisholm Trail Hospice; P.O. Box 2000; Duncan, Okla. 73534 or your charity of choice.  

Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com

Albert Edmund Hinshaw died Apr 25 2011, Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma; age 77.6  

Al's obituary was published in the "Duncan Banner" (Duncan, Oklahoma) on April 25, 2011:6

Albert E. ĎAlí Hinshaw
DUNCAN -- Aug. 9, 1933 - April 25, 2011

Albert E. "Al" Hinshaw, 77, of Duncan, Oklahoma, died on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan.  

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. April 27 at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Phil Ware and the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating.  Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.  There is no visitation at the funeral home.  

He was born Wednesday, August 9, 1933 in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Albert F. and Marian Stevens (Burr) Hinshaw.  He married Thala N. Roberts on Aug. 20, 1955 in Duncan.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2011.  

Al was a graduate of Oklahoma A & M and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1955 to 1961.  

He was employed as a pilot for Halliburton Services from 1961 until his retirement in 1994.  

Al was very active in this community, serving as Airport Commissioner and Mayor for the City of Duncan.  He served on the board of directors for the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Womenís Haven, Duncan Senior Citizens and Stephens County Historical Society.  Al was a member of the Chamber Ambassadors, Chamber Breakfast Committee, the Duncan City Council and First United Methodist Church.  

As part of his community spirit, on a typical day, Al would visit a variety of people and businesses. delivered personal donations, trimmed trees, would take shut-ins out for a day, volunteering his services and keeping abreast of community activities.  Al also volunteered each year with the Community Christmas Dinner.  

In recognition of his outstanding civic contributions and leadership for the pursuit of an improved quality of life for Duncan, Al was honored as Man of the Year in 2008.  

Survivors include a son, Frederick Miller Hinshaw of Marlow, Okla., a daughter, Lizbeth Hinshaw Harper of Comanche, Okla., an "adopted" daughter, Jayna Vaughn of Duncan, three grandchildren: Tara Harper of Duncan, Michael Dixon Harper and wife Lindsey of Comanche and Stuart Page Harper and fianceí Melissa Mayes of Bray, Okla. and two great grandchildren: Hannah Harper and Blayden Harper.  

He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Barbara and Judith.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Chisholm Trail Hospice; P.O. Box 2000; Duncan, OK 73534 or the donorís charity of choice.  

Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

(photo)Photo: Albert Edmund Hinshaw 6

(photo)Photo: Albert Edmund Hinshaw 6

(photo)Photo: Thala Roberts 7


Sources

  1. "Genealogy of Hinshaw/Henshaw" by DoraLee Harvey Hatley (see Mary Jane Hinshaw), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0982181, item 4.
  2. Obituary of Thala (Roberts) Hinshaw.
  3. Obituary of Marian Hinshaw.
  4. Obituary of Albert Edmund Hinshaw.
  5. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  6. Obituary of Albert E. Hinshaw; "Duncan Banner", Apr 25 2011:
    http://duncanbanner.com/obituaries/x234219948/Albert-E-Al-Hinshaw
    http://www.granthamfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Albert-EAl-Hinshaw-174/.
  7. Obituary of Thala Roberts Hinshaw; "Duncan Banner", Mar 1-3 2011:
    http://duncanbanner.com/obituaries/x651390524/Thala-Roberts-Hinshaw
    http://www.granthamfuneralhomes.com/PastObituary.aspx?did=dfdf92e8-aee9-4bba-965c-3c91923603b1.
  8. Contribution from Tara Harper.
  9. Obituary of Judith Ann Hinshaw:
    "The Kansas City Star", April 9, 1994, pg C5;
    (UMI Obituaries 1990-1997. Orem, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998).


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