Donald Kay Hinshaw

                                                  ┌── John Ballard Hinshaw
                                                  │    1833-1904 
                      ┌── Richard Caron Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1898-1955              │
                      │                           └── Laura Jane Blankenship
                      │                                1860-1931 
Donald Kay Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1937               │                           ┌── William Walter Smith
D: 1984               │                           │
                      └── Edna Irene Smith ───────┤
                           1908-1983              │
                                                  └── Daisy Belle Hedrick
M: Carol Jean Ward
   └── Donald Ward Hinshaw (1960-) 1

Donald Kay Hinshaw     [ID 05725] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 8 1937, West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas.2,3  

Don's full middle name was simply 'K' (not an initial, so no period).  He was named for the subject of the book "K", by Mary Roberts Rinehart1 [Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915 (Cambridge: The Riverside Press); LOC #15016009 - PZ3.R47 K],4 which his mother had been reading during her pregnancy.1  

When Don was a baby he had the sweetest smile that looked very much like the smile on a Kewpie doll's face.  So about everyone called him "Kewpie Pie".  That got shortened as he got older and he was called "Pie".  After all, somehow or the other a man six-foot-four inches tall who weighs in around two hundred and fifty pounds doesn't seem to be much of a "Kewpie Pie!"1  

Donald was known as "Bucket" in high school because he could eat a bucket of chicken at a sitting.1  

He married Carol Jean Ward5, 19595, Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas5 [Randolph County, Arkansas6,7].  Carol was born 1941, Arkansas.8  

Donald Kay Hinshaw died Aug 26 1984, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.9,10  

Donald worked as a geological driller in Texas until he died at the young age of 46 from renal cell carcinoma.  A big man, as all of his brothers are, he enjoyed dancing, drinking, swapping jokes and tall tales with his brothers, fishing, hunting, and his family.1  


  1. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  2. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Birth certificate.
  3. 1940 census, Mississippi Township, Crittenden County, Arkansas; roll T627-131, ED 18-20, page 7B, line #67, household #176.
  4. U.S. Library of Congress:
  5. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Personal knowledge.
  6. Randolph County, Arkansas Marriages; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992;
  8. "Descendants of John Ballard Hinshaw" by Dale Hinshaw McMasters:
  9. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Death certificate.
  10. Texas Deaths, 1964-98;

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