Lenden Douglas Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── Andrew Jackson Hinshaw
                                                      │    1831-1887 
                          ┌── Oscar Jackson Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1881-1930              │
                          │                           └── Nancy L. Godwin
                          │                                1841-1927 
Lenden Douglas Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1916                   │
D: 1966                   │
                          └── Lela Frances Tubbs
M: Geraldine Poole
   ├── John Douglas "Sonny" Henshaw (1938-1989) 1,2,3
   └── Dallas Roger Hinshaw (1943-) 2,3

Lenden Douglas Hinshaw     [ID 05070] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Lenden Douglas Hinshaw4,5,6,7 [Douglas Hinshaw3,8,9].

Born Feb 21 1916, Dorena, Mississippi County, Missouri.1,4,5,7,8,9  

He married Geraldine Poole, Feb 12 1938, Dorena, Mississippi County, Missouri.2,4,10  Geraldine was born Feb 15 1921, Missouri.1,3,11,12  

Douglas and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 23 1940), Hough Township, New Madrid County, Missouri:1

Henshaw, Gereldine, wife, age 19, born in Missouri; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; rented farm ($3/month rent).
Henshaw, Douglas, head-of-household, age 24, born in Missouri; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; occupation: farm hand, day labor; worked 36 weeks in 1939; $250 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, John, son, age 1, born in Missouri.

Lenden Douglas Hinshaw died May 7 1966, Clinton, Hickman County, Kentucky; buried IOOF Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi County, Missouri.4,5,6,7,8  

Douglas was reportedly murdered by a somewhat unbalanced son of a woman Douglas was living with after Douglas made disparaging remarks about the mother.  Douglas was found shot 4-6 times with a .22 caliber weapon.  The shooting took place at his home on the Hilliard Farm near Clinton, Kentucky.  The newspaper accounts dated May 12, 1966 indicated the Hickman County Sheriff's office had no leads, nor reason for the shooting.4,5,7  

Geraldine remarried to an -- Abner.2,5  Geraldine died Nov 9 1999, East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri.2,5,11

(photo)Photo: Lenden Douglas Hinshaw & Geraldine Pool marriage license Mississippi County, Missouri 10

(photo)Photo: Newspaper report on the death of Lenden Douglas Hinshaw 7

Social Security information for Geraldine Poole: 490-24-7290


  1. 1940 census, Hough Township, New Madrid County, Missouri; roll T627-2132, ED 72-15, page 4A, line #21, household #74.
  2. Contribution from VWC ().
  3. Contribution from Andrew Jackson Hinshaw, citing: Carolyn Henry.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Andrew Jackson Hinshaw.
  6. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Newspaper report on the death of Lenden Douglas Hinshaw; contributed by Andrew Jackson Hinshaw; USGenWeb Archives:
  8. Family group sheets contributed by Andrew Jackson Hinshaw.
  9. 1920 census, James Bayou Township, Mississippi County, Missouri; roll T625-932, ED 106, page 4A, line #10, dwelling #66, family #67.
  10. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. "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
  12. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Andrew Jackson Hinshaw

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