Helen L. Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── John Z. M. Hinshaw
                                                      │    1869-1943 
                           ┌── Walter LeRoy Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1898-1965             │
                           │                          └── May Bell Livingston
                           │                               1879-1940 
Helen L. Hinshaw ──────────┤
B: 1920                    │                          ┌── Ole Lauridsen Houburg
D: 2006                    │                          │
                           └── Magdelene Houberg ─────┤
                                1897-1952             │
                                                      └── Grace Flemming
M: Robert Leroy Bennington

M: Frances "Frank" Connor

Helen L. Hinshaw     [ID 16020] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 20 1920, Odell, Livingston County, Illinois.1,2,3  

She married Robert Leroy Bennington.1,4  Robert, son of Ulyssis Bennington & Nellie Forsyth, was born about 1915.5  


Robert Leroy Bennington, Jr.; married Eleanore Samek. 1,4,6

Robert died Sep 1 1943, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois; age 28.1,5,7,8  

She then married Frances "Frank" Connor.1,4  


Ronald A. "Ronnie" Connor, born Apr 26 1947; died Oct 4 2008; married Evelyn Samek. 1,2,4,6,9,10
John P. Connor; married Darlene --. 1,4

Frances died Feb 21 1959.1  

Helen L. Hinshaw died Aug 12 2006, Camelot Terrace, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois; age 86.1,2  

Helen's obituary was published in the "Ottawa Daily Times" (Ottawa, Illinois) on Monday, August 14, 2006:1

Helen L. Connor 1920-2006

STREATOR - Helen L. Connor, 86, of Streator, died Saturday morning, Aug. 12, at Camelot Terrace in Streator.  

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Church in Streator.  Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Streator.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Winterrowd Funeral Home in Streator with a rosary at 7:45.  

Mrs. Connor was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Odell, to Walter and Magdalane Hinshaw.  She married Robert L. Bennington, who died in 1943.  She then married Frances "Frank" Connor, who died Feb. 21, 1959.  

She retired from Owens Illinois Glass and was a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  

She is survived by three sons, Robert L. (Eleanore) Bennington and Ronald (Evelyn) Connor, both of Streator, and John P. (Darlene) Connor of Wenona; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen in infancy; three brothers; and three sisters.  

Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association or St. Stephen's Church.  

Pallbearers will be Ron, David, John and Scott Connor, David Pence and Gregg Yusko.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Bennington and Todd and Joe Connor.  

Obituary written by family members.

(photo)Photo: Helen L. Hinshaw 1


  1. Obituary of Helen L. (Hinshaw) Connor; "Ottawa Daily Times", Aug 14 2006:
  2. "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
  3. 1930 census, Odell Township, Livingston County, Illinois; roll T626-533, ED 29, page 3B, line #62, dwelling #65, family #65.
  4. Contribution from Kenneth Eugene Hinshaw.
  5. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Obituary of Anna L. Samek; "Ottawa Daily Times", Apr 18 2007:
    United States Obituary Collection: http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
  8. http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. Contribution from "Days Inn Cullman" ().
  10. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1; http://www.ancestry.com.

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