Alton West Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── William Henry Hinshaw
                                                  │    1862-1951 
                       ┌── Goff Chesney Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1889-1983             │
                       │                          └── Effie Virretta Berry
                       │                               1865-1959 
Alton West Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1926                │                          ┌── Marion Francis West
D: 2010                │                          │
                       └── Clara Ethel West ──────┤
                            1892-1965             │
                                                  └── Nancy Belle Armstrong
M: Marjorie Ann Stubbs
   ├── Teresa Ann Hinshaw (1947-) 1
   ├── Pamela Denise Hinshaw (1949-1989) 1
   ├── Jody Jean Hinshaw (1950-) 1,2
   └── Gary Alton Hinshaw (1955-) 1

Alton West Hinshaw     [ID 01517] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 3 1926, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana.1,3,4  

He married Marjorie Ann Stubbs, Apr 6 1946, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,5  Marjorie, daughter of Leonard Stubbs & Esther Irene Weaver, was born Oct 14 1927, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,6,7  

Marjorie died Sep 7 2010, at her home, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana; age 82.5,6,7  

Marjorie's obituary was published as follows:6

Marjorie Ann Hinshaw, age 82, passed peacefully into eternal life on the morning of September 7, 2010 in her home.  She was born to Leonard and Esther Stubbs on October 14, 1927.  She was raised in Noblesville, IN and graduated from Noblesville High School in 1945.  

Marjorie was a secretary for the US Air Force, Firestone, and Statesman Insurance.  She was an exemplary wife, mother, and grandmother.  She showed her love through the work of her hands.  Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, knitting, gardening, sewing, baking and cooking.  She used these abilities to give to her family and society.  One example includes the many dolls, blankets, and scarves she made for underprivileged children.  Marjorie was a member of Cumberland Road Christian Church, Eastern Star, and Ruth's Woman's Circle, and received awards from PrimeLife Enrichment for her extensive volunteer services.  Additionally, she was a generous contributor to the Disabled American Veterans.  

She is survived by Alton West Hinshaw, whom she married on an Easter Sunday April 6, 1946.  They were happily married for 64 years.  When asked by her granddaughter to reflect on the happiest memory of her life she replied, "The day your grandfather asked me to marry him."  They raised four children together in Arcadia, IN - Teresa Ann (Paul) Coverdale, Jody Jean (Charles) Jones, and Gary Alton Hinshaw.  

As she raised her children, Marjorie was an active member of Arcadia Christian Church.  She was the Youth Director for Arcadia Christian Church and Youth of Arcadia.  After raising their children in a meticulously clean farm house in Arcadia, IN they moved to their current residence in Noblesville.  

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother; William Robert Stubbs; six grandchildren - Todd Coverdale, Jim (Crissy) Coverdale, Tammy (Bill) Northern, Deirdre (Stephen) Howard, Clinton Jones and Jonathan Coverdale; and eight great-grandchildren.  

She is predeceased by her daughter, Pamela Denise Dorris; grandson, Paul Allen Coverdale Jr.; and sister and brother-in-law, Francis & Gene Stubbs Martin.  

Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1685 Westfield Rd in Noblesville.  Friends may call on Friday, September 10 from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Gardens in Zionsville.  

Memorial contributions sent to Cumberland Road Christian Church, 12626 Cumberland Rd. Fishers, IN 46038; or American Diabetes Association; or Parkinson's Foundation.

In 1972 Alton was living in Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana.1  Alton currently (1994-2002) resides in Noblesville, Indiana.8,9,10  

Alton West Hinshaw died Dec 22 2010, Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana; age 84.4,5  

Alton's obituary was published as follows:5

Alton West Hinshaw, 84, Noblesville, passed on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.  He was born on April 3, 1926 in the outskirts of Zionsville, IN.  He was the sixth child and second son of Goff Chesney and Clara Ethel (West) Hinshaw.  

Alton was a member of Cumberland Christian Church.  He was an Elder and Deacon for Arcadia Christian Church and a founding member of White River Christian Church.  He was also a member of the Arcadia Masonic Lodge.  

His education included training from Chicago Technical School and Indiana University, where he earned his degree in Business Administration and Accounting.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, serving on-board the USS Harrison DD573 in the Pacific Theater.  He served the Navy for 41 years -- active duty for two years and the remainder of his time employed by Naval Avionics as a Systems Analyst.  Alton loved raising animals.  He enjoyed hunting, beagle field trials, exhibiting animals, fishing, woodworking, gardening, farming and writing short stories.  Alton writes in one of his many short stories, "one of the most important things that can happen to a person occurs when his interests grow outward toward other people."  

Alton was a passionate volunteer.  He was honored by the State Fair for 55 years of dedicated service to the Indiana State Fair rabbit and poultry department.  He participated in United Way’s Day of Caring for 17 years.  PrimeLife enrichment stated that "Al Hinshaw has always gone above and beyond what has been asked of him."  This statement was true for all aspects of Alton’s life.  

Alton was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Ann Hinshaw, whom he dearly loved for 64 years.  She died September 7, 2010.  They married on an Easter Sunday, April 6, 1946.  They raised four children together in Arcadia, IN.  Also preceding him in death are his daughter, Pamela Denise Dorris; grandson, Paul Allen Coverdale, Jr.; one brother and five sisters.  

He is survived by his children, Teresa Ann (Paul) Coverdale, Jody Jean Jones and Gary Hinshaw; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, L. Dale (Velma) Hinshaw.  

Services will be held on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 11:00AM at Randall & Robert Funeral Home, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN, with calling there on Sunday, December 26 from 2:00PM - 6:00PM.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Gardens in Zionsville.

(photo)Photo: Alton West Hinshaw 5


  1. "Genealogy of Hinshaw/Henshaw" by DoraLee Harvey Hatley (see Mary Jane Hinshaw), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0982181, item 4.
  2. Contribution from Deirdre Johanna (Jones) Howard.
  3. 1930 census, Zionsville, Eagle Township, Boone County, Indiana; roll T626-578, ED 8, page 11A, line #19, dwelling #264, family #265.
  5. Obituary of Alton West Hinshaw; Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes:
  6. Obituary of Marjorie Ann Hinshaw; Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes:
  8. 1994 Phone and Address Directory;
  9. 2000 Phone and Address Directory;
  10. 2002 Phone and Address Directory;

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