Frances I. Hinshaw

                                                ┌── Elza Hinshaw
                                                │    1847-1920 
                      ┌── Earl Hinshaw ─────────┤
                      │    1893-1979            │
                      │                         └── Mary Ellen Robbins
                      │                              1852-1936 
Frances I. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1915               │                         ┌── David Roosa
D: 1988               │                         │
                      └── Clarice Helen Roosa ──┤
                           1894-1964            │
                                                └── Helena Phillips
M: Donald R. Williams

Frances I. Hinshaw     [ID 05424] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 2 1915, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.1,2,3,4  

She married Donald R. Williams, Sep 6 1936, Wells County, Indiana.4,5  Donald, son of Samuel Williams & Gertrude Montgomery, was born Dec 28 1912, Wells County, Indiana.5,6  


Helen Williams; married Ray Cale.
Nancy Williams.
Joan Williams; married Galen Gray.
Becky Williams; married Barry Penrod.
Ted Williams.
Thomas D. Williams, born Jan 25 1944, Wells County, Indiana; died Jun 30 1992, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, buried Stahl Cemetery; married Rebecca Miller, Dec 18 1976, Wells County, Indiana (daughters: Tammi and Trudi Williams).
Michael Williams.
Jeff Williams.

Frances I. Hinshaw died Oct 27 1988, Caylor Nickel Medical Center, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana; age 73.4,6  

Frances' obituary was published in "The Bluffton News-Banner" (Bluffton, Indiana) on October 27, 1988:4

Mrs. Francis I. Williams, 73, of Petroleum, died of heart failure 27 Oct 1988 at Caylor Nickel Medical Center.  She had been ill for several years.  Born in Richmond 02 Aug 1915, she was the daughter of Earl and Clarice Rosey Hinshaw.  Her marriage to Donald R. Williams, who survives, took place in Wells Co. 06 Sep 1936.  Mrs. Williams attended the United Methodist church at Petroleum.  

Survivors in addition to the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Helen) Cale of rural Poneto, Nancy williams [sic] of Irvine, CA, and Mrs. Galen (Joan) Gray and Mrs Barry (Becky) Penrod, both of rural Keystone; four sons, Ted Williams of rural Keystone, Thomas Williams and Michael Williams both of rural Bluffton, and Jeff Williams of Petroleum.  Two brothers, Bud Hinshaw of Houston, TX, and Donald Hinshaw of rural Bluffton; one sister, Mrs. William (Doris) Dale of Hagerstown; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, also survive.  Burial was in the Stahl Cemetery.

Donald died Feb 20 2000, at his home, 3523 E. 900 South, Petroleum, Wells County, Indiana; age 87.6  

Donald's obituary was published in "The Bluffton News-Banner" (Bluffton, Indiana) about February 21, 2000:5

Donald R. Williams, 87, died suddenly at his residence, 3523 E. 900 South, Petroleum.  Mr. williams [sic] has served as a member of the first school board of the Southern Wells Community Schools following a consolidation.  A lifelong resident and farmer of Wells County, he was born December 28, 1912 to Samuel and Gertrude Montgomery Williams.  His marriage Sept. 6, 1936 was to Frances I. Hinshaw, who died Oct 27, 1988.  

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Helen) Cale of Poneto, Nancy Williams of Irvine, Calif., Mrs. Galen (Joan) Gray of Keystone and Mrs. Barry (Becky) Penrod of Keystone; three sons, Ted of Keystone, Michael of Hartford City, Jeff of Montpelier, two sisters, Wilma Williams of Bluffton and Mrs. Eugene (Rose Ann) Bower of Keystone; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and four step great-grandchldren.  A son, Thomas, died in 1992.  Burial was in Stahl Cemetery.

Social Security information for Frances I. Hinshaw: 305-60-3637

Social Security information for Donald R. Williams: 303-40-4459


  1. "Index to Birth Records, Wayne County, Indiana 1882-1920 Volume II",
    Indiana Work Projects Administration; book H-5, pg 70.
  2. 1920 census, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana; roll T625-474, ED 156, page 1B, line #17, dwelling #20, family #20.
  3. 1930 census, Lancaster Township, Wells County, Indiana; roll T626-638, ED 14, page 1A, line #22, dwelling #6, family #6.
  4. Obituary of Francis I. Williams; "The Bluffton News-Banner", Oct 27 1988:
  5. Obituary of Donald R. Williams; "The Bluffton News-Banner", Feb 2000:
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. Obituary of Thomas D. Williams; "The Bluffton News-Banner", Jun 30 1992:

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