Laura Belle Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── John Ballard Hinshaw
                                                       │    1833-1904 
                           ┌── Richard Caron Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1898-1955              │
                           │                           └── Laura Jane Blankenship
                           │                                1860-1931 
Laura Belle Hinshaw ───────┤
B: 1933                    │                           ┌── William Walter Smith
D: 1983                    │                           │
                           └── Edna Irene Smith ───────┤
                                1908-1983              │
                                                       └── Daisy Belle Hedrick
M: Charles Wallace Winiarz

M: James William Gilpin

Laura Belle Hinshaw     [ID 05722] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 1 1933, Turrell, Crittenden County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4  

As a small child Laura was forever asking questions.  Her mother said the questions were so dumb they reminded her of the questions Gracie Allen often asked George Burns on their radio show.  So, naturally, Laura earned the nickname, "Gracie".5  

She married Charles Wallace Winiarz.5  Charles, son of Edward Winiarz & Jennie Wallace, was born 1926, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois.5,6  


Valorie Dale Winiarz, born Dec 16 1957; married 1) Winston Richard Walls, 2) David Wade.

She then married James William Gilpin, Oct 13 1962, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.7  James, son of James + Mary Gilpin, was born 1933, Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama.5,6  


Vanessa Irene Gilpin, born Jul 24 1963; married Jan Jeffery Griswell.
Pamela Jane Gilpin, born Feb 8 1965; died Feb 11 1965.

Laura worked as a writer in Mobile, Alabama before becoming a bookkeeper.5  

Laura Belle Hinshaw died Feb 17 1983, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana; buried Holobaugh Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas.2,4,8  

Laura was clever, charming, witty, and lovely.  She could have been an actress, as she could turn in a performance anyone would believe, and often did.5

(photo)Photo: Laura Belle Hinshaw gravestone Holobaugh Cemetery 4

Social Security information for Laura Belle Hinshaw: 431-56-6146


  1. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Birth certificate.
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. 1940 census, Mississippi Township, Crittenden County, Arkansas; roll T627-131, ED 18-20, page 7B, line #67, household #176.
  5. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  6. "Descendants of John Ballard Hinshaw" by Dale Hinshaw McMasters:
  7. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Information provided by James Gilpin.
  8. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Death certificate.

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