Vester Hinshaw

                                             ┌── Joseph Hinshaw
                                             │    1830-<1880
                  ┌── John Madison Hinshaw ──┤
                  │    1869-1936             │
                  │                          └── Malissa Richards
                  │                               1845-1930 
Vester Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1902           │
D: 1983           │
                  └── Minnie Pierce
M: Ethel L. -
   └── Kenneth R. Jetton (1929-) 1

Vester Hinshaw     [ID 15074] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Vester Hinshaw2,3 [George Hinshaw2, Eugene V. Hinshaw4, Eugene V. Jetton4, Vester Jetton3,5].

Born Mar 8 1902, Oklahoma.3,6  (Mar 2 1902).7  Vester and brother Lester were twins.2  

Vester's mother died seven days after he and his twin brother were born.  Lester was raised by the family and a neighbor family took in Vester2 (apparently R.P. & Virginia Jetton).6  

Vester and his adoptive parents were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 18 1910), Cooke County, Texas:6

Jetton, R.P., head-of-household, age 51, born in Arkansas; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Arkansas; first marriage, married 30 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; rented farm.
Jetton, Virginia, wife, age 48, born in Missouri; parents born in Tennessee; first marriage, married 30 years; 3 children, 2 living.
Hinshaw, Vester, step-son, age 8, born in Oklahoma; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Texas; cannot write; attended school.

Vester and his adoptive mother were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 10 1920), Creek County, Oklahoma:4

Jetton, Virginia, head-of-household, age 53, born in Missouri; parents born in Tennessee; widow; owned home (free); occupation: none.
Jetton, Eugene V., son, age 17, born in Oklahoma; father born in Missouri; mother born in Arkansas; occupation: pumper, oil field.

He married Ethel L. -, about 1925.1  Ethel was born Nov 24 1904, Oklahoma.1,3  

Vester and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), Creek County, Oklahoma:1

Jetton, Eugean V., head-of-household, age 28, born in Oklahoma; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Missouri; first married at age 23; rented home ($12 rent); radio in home; occupation: pumper, oil field; not a war veteran.
Jetton, Ethel L., wife, age 25, born in Oklahoma; father born in Illinois; mother born in Arkansas; first married at age 20.
Jetton, Kenneth R., son, age 7 months, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Oklahoma.
Jetton, Virginia, mother, age 68, born in Missouri; parents born in Tennessee; widow; first married at age 18.

According to family folklore, Vester became a lawyer and went by the name of George Hinshaw2 (although records indicate he went by Eugene V. Jetton1,4 or Vester Jetton).3,5  

In 1978-1983 Vester was living in/near Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico.3  

Ethel died Aug - 1978.3  

Vester Hinshaw died Aug 11 1983, Lubbock County, Texas.3,5  

Social Security information for Vester Hinshaw: 441-09-6613

Social Security information for Ethel L. -: 525-44-9878


  1. 1930 census, Euchee Township, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1900, ED 17, page 5B, line #51, dwelling #80, family #86.
  2. Contribution from LaDena Jones Parnacher.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. 1920 census, Sepulpa Township, Creek County, Oklahoma; roll T625-1460, ED 48, page 8A, line #11, dwelling #162, family #171.
  5. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000;
  6. 1910 census, Justice Precinct 3, Cooke County, Texas; roll T624-1542, ED 55, page 2A, line #1, dwelling #15, family #15.
  7. Carter County, Oklahoma, burials; USGenWeb archives:

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