Cecil Wesley Hinshaw

                                                ┌── William Alexander Hinshaw
                                                │    1854-1924 
                        ┌── Claud L. Hinshaw ───┤
                        │    1885-1959          │
                        │                       └── Margaret Ellen Russell
                        │                            1855-1937 
Cecil Wesley Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1911                 │
D: 1998                 │
                        └── Frances E. Briden
M: Mildred Marie Miller
   ├── Cecil Francis Hinshaw (1955-2006) 1,2
   └── Lucienne Hinshaw  1,2

Cecil Wesley Hinshaw     [ID 19049] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 31 1911, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10  

Cecil enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov 6 1929, serving until Dec 6 1934; re-enlisted Sep 3 1942; discharged Aug 15 1945.9  

Cecil was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), B-4 Barracks, United States Naval Station, San Diego, California:6

Hinshaw, Cecil W., age 18, born in Tennessee; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Virginia; single; occupation: seaman, United States Navy.

Cecil was shown in the 1936 city directory of Dayton, Ohio:

Hinshaw Cecil W slsmn 504 S Main r 14 Carl
Hinshaw Mrs Frances E h 14 Carl

He married Mildred Marie Miller, Oct 31 1936.11,12  Mildred, daughter of Daniel A. Miller, was born Sep 12 1915, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.4,7,8,10,12  

Cecil and Mildred were shown in the 1937 city directory of Dayton, Ohio:13

Henshaw Leonard lab rms 147½ LaBelle
Hinshaw Cecil W (Mildred) mach r 145 Springfield
Hinshaw Francis E wid Leonard h 145 Springfield
Cecil and Mildred were shown in the 1939 city directory of Dayton, Ohio:13
Henshaw Leonard C lab r145 LaBelle
Hinshaw Cecil W (Mildred M) shaper hd SMCo r33 Jones
Hinshaw Frances E Mrs h145 Springfield
Hinshaw Pearly O Mrs waiter h145 Springfield
Hinshaw Sarah E waiter SSKCo h145 Springfield

Cecil and Mildred were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 20 1940), 39 Shady Acres Auto Camp, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California:7

Hinshaw, Cecil W., head-of-household, age 28, born in Tennessee; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; owned home ($500 value); occupation: material inspector, aluminium factory; worked 40 weeks in 1939; $1000 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Hinshaw, Mildred M., wife, age 24, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; worked 34 weeks in 1939; $500 wages in 1939, plus other income.

Cecil Wesley Hinshaw died Mar 20 1998, at his home, Glennallen, Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska; age 86.3,4,5,8,9,10  

Cecil's obituary was published in the "Anchorage Daily News" (Anchorage, Alaska) on March 23, 1998:8

Cecil W. Hinshaw, 86, of Glennallen died at home March 20, 1998, of natural causes.  A graveside service was at Fort Richardson National Cemetery with the Rev. Urban M. Bates, O.P., officiating.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born Oct. 31, 1911, in Knoxville, Tenn.  After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and graduated from radio school in Long Beach, Calif.  After his first enlistment in the Navy, he joined the Merchant Marines in 1942 and served until 1945 during World War II.  While in the Merchant Marines, he graduated third highest in his class at the Maritime Academy.  After World War II, he was employed with the Civil Aeronautical Administration, which later became the Federal Aviation Administration.  He was stationed in Skwentna in 1946, Woody Island in 1948 and Glennallen Flight Service Station in 1949, retiring in 1982.  Mr. Hinshaw was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of Glennallen American Legion Post 27, member of the Moose Lodge in Palmer and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Glennallen.  

Survivors include his wife since 1936, Mildred Hinshaw of Glennallen; son, Cecil F. Hinshaw of Glennallen; daughter, Lucienne Harger; and granddaughter, Geneviene of Akiachale; sister and brother-in-law, Sara and George Palatas of Dayton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews on both his and his wife's side of the family.  Service arrangements were by Witzleben Funeral Home, Bragaw Chapel.

Mildred died Nov 28 200010,11,12 [Nov 1 20004], at her home, Glennallen, Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska10,11,12; age 8510,11,12.  

Mildred's obituary was published in the "Anchorage Daily News" (Anchorage, Alaska) on December 19, 2000:8

Glennallen resident MILDRED M. HINSHAW died Nov. 28, 2000, at her home at Mile 164 Glenn Highway in Glennallen.  Mrs. Hinshaw was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Richmond, Ind., to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Miller.  She graduated from high school and attended two years of college followed by working as a riveter during World War II.  On Oct. 31, 1936, she married Cecil W. Hinshaw.  After the war, they moved from Long Beach, Calif., to Skwenta with the Civil Air Aviation in 1946, followed by an excursion to Woody Island and finally settling in Glennallen in 1949.  Mrs. Hinshaw was active in the planning for the Glennallen library, led the local Girls Scouts, participated in the home extension gatherings and many other fund-raising activities in the valley.  Mrs. Hinshaw was one of the voting volunteers during the first statehood vote in 1964.  After 21 years as postmaster in Glennallen, she retired, but continued her association with the American Legion, NRA and AARP.  After 63 years of marriage, her husband died in 1998.  Mrs. Hinshaw is survived by her son, Cecil F. Hinshaw of Glennallen; daughter, Lucienne E. Harger of Barrow; granddaughter, Genevieve C. Harger of Anchorage; sister, Frances Schwartz of Trotwood, Ohio; brothers, Frank Miller of Riverton, Wyo., and Clarence Miller of Minster, Ohio; sister-in-law and husband, Sarah and George Palatos of Dayton, Ohio; niece, Sharon Palatos of Tamarac, Fla.; and numerous other nieces and nephews.  Arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.  Burial was next to her husband at Fort Richardson.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Holy Family Catholic Church in Glennallen.

Social Security information for Cecil Wesley Hinshaw: 298-07-9068

Social Security information for Mildred Marie Miller: 287-07-5471


  1. Obituary of Cecil Wesley Hinshaw.
  2. Obituary of Mildred Marie Miller.
  3. Posting Jun 4 1998 by Muriel Richardson () to HINSHAW-L citing:
    Anchorage (Alaska) "Daily News", Mar 23 1998.
  4. "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
  5. Burials in Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska:
  6. 1930 census, San Diego, San Diego County, California; roll T626-191, ED 56, page 12A, line #8.
  7. 1940 census, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California; roll T627-373, ED 59-134, page 27B, line #69, household #646.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Posting Jan 31 2001 by Muriel Richardson () to HINSHAW-L citing: Anchorage (Alaska) "Daily News".
  12. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Nationwide Gravesite Locator:
  13. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.

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