John Frank Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── Solomon Uriah Hinshaw
                                                        │    1850-1917 
                           ┌── William Thomas Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1881-1971               │
                           │                            └── Susan Allred
                           │                                 1849-1936 
John Frank Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1915                    │                            ┌── Levi Franklin Lail
D: 1996                    │                            │
                           └── Texie Mae Lail ──────────┤
                                1885-1973               │
                                                        └── Sarah Huldah Sigmon
M: Dorothy "Dottie" Ramsey
   ├── John Wayne Hinshaw (1943-) 1,2,3
   ├── Sharon Kay Hinshaw (1946-) 1,2,3,4
   └── Amy Lutricia Hinshaw (1960-) 1,2,3,4

John Frank Hinshaw     [ID 02726] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

John Frank Hinshaw2,5,6,7 [Frank Hinshaw1,8,9,10,11].

Born Feb 15 1915, Alamance County, North Carolina.2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12  

On Oct 16 1944 John Frank Hinshaw, age 25, registered for the World War II draft in Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina.  He declared he was born Feb 15 1915 in Alamance [County], North Carolina, and was then residing in Burlington, North Carolina, employed at the May Hosiery Mills.  He declared his relative/contact was his mother, Mrs. Texie Hinshaw of Burlington.  He was recorded as 5'5" tall, 120 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion.5  

He married Dorothy "Dottie" Ramsey.1,2  Dorothy was born 1924.7  

John Frank Hinshaw died Sep 5 1996, at his home, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina; age 81.2,6,7,12  

Frank's obituary was published in the "Greensboro News & Record" on Saturday, September 7, 1996:

Mr. J. Frank Hinshaw, 81, of 1041 Briarcliff Rd., Burlington, died 7 p.m. Thursday at his home after three years declining and three months critical illness.  The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel, Burlington, with burial in Alamance Memorial Park.  Dr. E. Al Roberts, pastor of Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church, and the Rev. Chip Cagle, hospice chaplain, will officiate.  A native of Alamance Co., he was the son of the late William Thomas Hinshaw and Texie Lail Hinshaw.  He was the retired owner of Dixie Hosiery Company, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the African Theatre of Operations, his division being one of the first to take the beachhead in Anzio.  He attended Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church, was a member of the Burlington Elks Lodge, where he was honored as 'Elk of the Year' for 1987-1988, and was a charter member of the Alamance Country Club.  He was an avid golfer and was locally known for his cooking of BBQ.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Ramsey 'Dottie' Hinshaw of the home; daughters, Mrs. Sharon H. Copland of Raleigh, and Mrs. Douglas W. (Amy) McKay of Graham; son and daughter-in-law, John 'Skip' Hinshaw and Mary Alice Hinshaw of Burlington; sisters, Mrs. W.R. (Tressie) Massey, Mrs. Buel (Ruby) Carden, Mrs. W.E. (Argie) Bivens, all of Burlington; brother, Mr. W.T. 'Dub' Hinshaw of Burlington; four grandchildren, Mrs. Paige Copland Simpson and her husband, Michael Simpson of St. Petersburg, Fla., Taylor Hinshaw, Ms. Meredith Hinshaw, both of Burlington, and Ms. Samantha McKay of Graham.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Brodie A. Hinshaw and James N. Hinshaw.  The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, and other times will be at the residence.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216.

Dottie currently (2007) still resides in Burlington, North Carolina.11

(photo)Photo: John Frank Hinshaw gravestone Alamance Memorial Park 7

Social Security information for John Frank Hinshaw: 237-09-2583


  1. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  2. The "Greensboro News & Record", September 7, 1996, pg B6;
    (UMI Obituaries 1990-1997. Orem, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998).
  3. Obituary of J. Frank Hinshaw:
    The "Greensboro News & Record", September 7, 1996, pg B6;
    (UMI Obituaries 1990-1997. Orem, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998).
  4. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  5. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947;
  6. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96;
  8. 1920 census, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T625-1282, ED 18, page 10A, line #34, dwelling #195, family #196.
  9. 1930 census, Graham Township, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T626-1671, ED 9, page 8B/10A, line #96, dwelling #154, family #159.
  10. 1940 census, Burlington Township, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T627-2869, ED 1-30, page 39B-40A, line #79, household #790.
  11. Obituary of Ruby Mae Hinshaw.
  12. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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