Foster Asher Hinshaw

                                                          ┌── Philander E. Hinshaw
                                                          │    1846-1920 
                        ┌── Edwin M. Hinshaw ─────────────┤
                        │    1870-1944                    │
                        │                                 └── Emily Jane Haisley
                        │                                      1849-1916 
Foster Asher Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1904                 │                                 ┌── Orceneth Fisher Smith
D: 1953                 │                                 │
                        └── Minnie Mabel (Smith) Foster ──┤
                             1871-1947                    │
                                                          └── Anjanette "Nettie" Compton
M: Stella Iva Baker
   ├── Richard Lloyd Hinshaw (1927-1927) 1
   └── Eleanor Roseanne Hinshaw (1937-1937) 1

Foster Asher Hinshaw     [ID 16208] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Foster Asher Hinshaw1 [Asher Orceneth Hinshaw1, Asher Orceneth Foster2].

Born Sep 13 1904, Mitchell, Rice County, Kansas.1,2,3,4  

Foster's birth parents were George M. Pursley & Alpha May Cherpitel.1  His mother, Alpha May, died in 1904, probably at or after Foster's birth.1  Evidently Foster was then given up for adoption, and Frank Foster & Minnie Mabel (Smith) Foster then adopted him as Asher Orceneth Foster.2  When Minnie Mable (Smith) Foster remarried to Edwin M. Hinshaw he became Foster Asher Hinshaw.1  

Foster's birth mother, Alpha May Cherpitel, was the daughter of Disery Cherpitel of Rice Co, Kansas.  Disery Cherpitel named Foster Hinshaw as an heir in his will of 1915.  Foster's legal guardian in 1915 was Minnie Smith Hinshaw.1  

He married Stella Iva Baker1 [Estella Iva Baker4], 19261, Kansas1.  Stella, daughter of Vineyard Paris Baker & Laura Elnora Braden, was born Nov 4 1904, Cullison, Pratt County, Kansas.1,4  

Foster and Stella were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 5 1930), 114-68 208th St., Queens, New York, New York:4

Hinshaw, Foster A., head-of-household, age 25, born in Kansas; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 21; owned home ($6600 value); radio in home; occupation: electrical engineer, Bell Telephone; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Estella I., wife, age 25, born in Kansas; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 21.

Foster Asher Hinshaw died Oct 28 1953, at sea, near the Bahama Islands; buried Nov 1953, Sunset Cemetery, near Cullison, Pratt County, Kansas.1  Foster was killed in a helicopter accident while in the military.1  

Foster's obituary was published in the "Pratt Daily Tribune" on October 31, 1953.  A memorial service announcement was also published November 13, 1953.1  

Stella died Sep 18 1994, Berkeley Heights, Union County, New Jersey; buried Sep 1994, Sunset Cemetery, near Cullison, Pratt County, Kansas.1  


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Diane Smith Battershell ().
  2. 1910 census, 4th Ward, Lyons, Rice County, Kansas; roll T624-454, ED 180, page 99B-100A, line #100, dwelling #400, family #440.
  3. 1920 census, 1st Ward, Lyons, Rice County, Kansas; roll T625-547, ED 203, page 16B, line #76, dwelling #410, family #436.
  4. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Queens, New York, New York; roll T626-1600, ED 392, page 4B, line #60, dwelling #96, family #96.

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