Levi Ephraim Hinshaw, MD

                                                       ┌── William Hinshaw
                                                       │    1804-1887 
                            ┌── Thomas Doane Hinshaw ──┤
                            │    1835-1911             │
                            │                          └── Matilda Bewley Doane
                            │                               1804-1840 
Levi Ephraim Hinshaw, MD ───┤
B: 1864                     │                          ┌── Levi Lundy
D: 1942                     │                          │
                            └── Anna Harriet Lundy ────┤
                                 1842-1890             │
                                                       └── Sarah Wickersham
M: Addie Minerva Bates
   ├── Olive Hinshaw (1888-1889) 1,2,3
   └── Edith Adelle Hinshaw (1891-1974) 1,2,4,5

M: Della C. Shafer-Bement

Levi Ephraim Hinshaw, MD     [ID 00283] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 27 1864, Hardin County, Iowa.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10  

He married Addie Minerva Bates1,2,4,6,8 [Minerva A. Bates11,12], Sep 16 18891,2,4,6,8.  Addie, daughter of William B. Bates & Minerva J. Valentine, was born Jan 23 1867, Hardin County, Iowa.2,4,11,12  

Addie died Apr - 1896, Hardin County, Iowa.2,4  

Widower Levi was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 22 1900), living alone in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa:10

Hinshaw, L.E., head-of-household, age 36, born [..month unclear..] 1864 in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; single; occupation: physician.

He then married Della C. Shafer-Bement1,2,4,6,7 [Della C. Schaefer-Bement1, Della C. Shafer7], Sep 14 19021,2,4,6,7, Hardin County, Iowa1,2,4,6,7.  Della was born Nov 9 1868, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois.2,4,5  Della had been previously married and had a son, Ira H. Shafer.5  

Levi and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 29 1910), 3152 Walnut Street, Chicago, Illinois:5

Hinshaw, Levi E., head-of-household, age 45, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; second marriage, married 8 years; occupation: physician, general practice; rented home.
Hinshaw, Della, wife, age 41, born in Illinois; parents born in Germany; second marriage, married 8 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Hinshaw, Edith, daughter, age 19, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; single; occupation: teacher, music; attended school.
Frank, Lillian, boarder, age 37, born in Iowa; parents born in Germany; single; occupation: bookkeeper, piano store.
Bement, Ira H., stepson, age 21, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; single; occupation: farming, father's farm.
Shafer, Auguste, mother, age 81, born in Germany; parents born in Germany; immigrated 1855; widow; 1 child, 1 living; occupation: own income.

In 1911 Levi was living at 1513 West Madison St, Chicago, Illinois.13  Levi also lived in De Ruyter, New York.2  

Levi Ephraim Hinshaw, MD died Jan 21 19423 [Jan 20 19422], New York3; buried row 5, plot 12, Chester Cemetery, Providence Township, Hardin County, Iowa3.

(photo)Photo: Levi Ephraim Hinshaw 14

(photo)Photo: Della C. Shafer-Bement 15

(photo)Photo: Levi about age 6 with parents and family 15


  1. "Johnston of Caskieben, Crimond, and Caiesmill" by Lorand V. Johnson, microfilm #0982174, Item 1, in the LDS Family History Library.
  2. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  3. Gravestone inscriptions, Chester Cemetery, Providence Township, Hardin County, Iowa; USGenWeb Archives:
  4. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  5. 1910 census, 14th Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T624-256, ED 1562, page 278A, line #19, dwelling #52, family #84.
  6. "The Landed Gentry", by Burke.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Iowa.
  8. "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to [Iowa] Quaker Meeting Records", a microfiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  9. Contribution from Nicole Wing citing:
    Inscription on the back of a family photo, written by Anna Marie Hinshaw.
  10. 1900 census, Spirit Lake, Center Grove Township, Dickinson County, Iowa; roll T623-429, ED 35, page 16A, line #27, dwelling #328, family #332.
  11. 1870 census, Eldora P.O., Union Township, Hardin County, Iowa; roll M593-394, page 503, line #5, dwelling #1, family #1.
  12. 1880 census, Union Township, Hardin County, Iowa; roll T9-0343, ED 127, page 508C, line #17, dwelling #236, family #243.
  13. Obituary of Thomas Doane Hinshaw, Dec 7 1911.
  14. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.
  15. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wing.

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