Elsamae Gail Hinshaw

                                                    ┌── Ollie Lasalle Hinshaw
                                                    │    1869-1933 
                         ┌── Donald Lee Hinshaw ────┤
                         │    1901-1947             │
                         │                          └── Bertha Belle "Nellie" Bane
                         │                               1881-1968 
Elsamae Gail Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1921                  │                          ┌── Charles Edward "Charley" Hickey
D: 2008                  │                          │
                         └── Pearl Matilda Hickey ──┤
                              1897-                 │
                                                    └── Lilly Elsie Hastings
M: Robert Lee Hoisington

M: Oliver Holmes Knight

Elsamae Gail Hinshaw     [ID 15374] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Elsamae Gail Hinshaw1 [Gail Hinshaw2].

Born Nov 30 1921, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.1,2,3  

She married Robert Lee Hoisington.1  Robert was born Jan 17 1920.1,4  


Gail Ann Hoisington, born Sep 21 1943; died Apr 18 2002, buried Section A, Off Site 83, Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 3,4,5,6

During World War II Robert was a U.S. Navy pilot.1,4,6  

Robert died Sep 23 1943, buried Oct 2 1943, Section A, Off Site 83, Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.1,4,6  Robert died in an aircraft accident near Oskaloosa, Iowa.1  

She then married Oliver Holmes Knight.1,7  Oliver was born Jun 16 1919, Brown County, Texas.1,8  


Michael Holmes Knight, born Nov 26 1949, Tarrant County, Texas. 1,8

After a career spanning decades and traveling the world, Gail retired from the Red Cross.1  

Daughter Gail's obituary was published in the "San Antonio Express-News" (San Antonio, Texas) on April 23, 2002:5

Gail Ann Hoisington

Gail Ann Hoisington passed away on April 18, 2002 following a long illness.  

She was born September 21, 1943, the daughter of Mrs. Gail Knight and the late Robert Hoisington.  She was a National Merit Scholarship finalist and received a Trustees Scholarship from the University for Women in Oxford, OH.  After a year, she transferred to the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in history and earned two Master's degrees.  She was employed in Los Angeles, CA, first summarizing state laws for NILS Publishing, and later working on a library project for Exxon Oil.  She moved to San Antonio in 1994.  

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Michael H. Knight of Spring Green, WI.  Memorial donations may be made to the San Antonio Chapter of the American Red Cross.

In 2003 Gail was living in San Antonio, Texas.7  

Elsamae Gail Hinshaw died Jan 4 2008.3  

Social Security information for Elsamae Gail Hinshaw: 512-18-4348


  1. Contribution from Wade Lasalle Hinshaw.
  2. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-720, ED 47, page 41A, line #35, dwelling #954, family #1081.
  3. "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
  4. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Nationwide Gravesite Locator:
  5. Contribution from ().
  6. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Obituary of Donald Lee Hinshaw.
  8. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997; http://www.ancestry,com.

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