George Melvin Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Jehu Hinshaw
                                                 │    1819-1903 
                         ┌── George W. Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1867-?             │
                         │                       └── Mary Ann (Rhodes) Johnson
                         │                            1827-1888 
George Melvin Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1897                  │                       ┌── Christian Hooley
D: 1951                  │                       │
                         └── Rebecca L. Hooley ──┤
                              1866-?             │
                                                 └── Nancy Plank
M: Kathleen Crozer
   ├── George Willis Hinshaw (1926-2014) 1,2,3,4
   └── Robert C. Hinshaw (c1933-) 3,4

George Melvin Hinshaw     [ID 00598] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

George Melvin Hinshaw5,6 [George Malvin Hinshaw1,7, Melvin G. Hinshaw8,9].

Born Oct 5 18971,2,4,5,7,8,9 [Oct 4 189710], Carlock, McLean County, Illinois1,2,4,5,7,8,9.  

During World War I George served as a PFC in the U.S. Army; enlisted Apr 10 1918; discharged Nov 28 1918.10  

The following article was published in the "Press-Citizen" (Iowa City, Iowa) on Thursday, July 31, 1924:11

Miss Kathleen Crozer and George Hinshaw of Muscatine were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clare Brooke.

He married Kathleen Crozer2,5,7 [Katharine Crozer4], Nov 11 19242,5,7, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa2,5,7.  Kathleen, daughter of Willis Crozer & Mary Belle Schenck, was born Jun 14 1894, Downey, Iowa.2,4,5,12  

George and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 3 1930), 312 West Eighth St., Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa:2

Hinshaw, George, head-of-household, age 32, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 27; rented home ($30.00 rent); no radio in home; occupation: managing editor, city paper; World War I veteran.
Hinshaw, Kathleen, wife, age 35, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; first married at age 30.
Crozer, Mary, mother-in-law, age 64, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Kentucky; widow, first married at age 22.
Hinshaw, George, son, age 3 years 11 months, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa.

George and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 10 1940), 408 Summit, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa:4

Hinshaw, George M, head-of-household, age 42, born in Illinois; completed 2 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; rented home ($30/month rent); occupation: sports editor, newspaper; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1665 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Katharine, wife, age 45, born in Iowa; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city.
Hinshaw, George W, son, age 14, born in Iowa; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; attended school.
Hinshaw, Robert C, son, age 7, born in Iowa; completed 2nd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; attended school.
Crozer, Mary B, mother-in-law, age 74, born in Iowa; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city.

In 1941 George was a sports writer for the Marshalltown, Iowa "Times-Republican".13  

The following article was published in the "Press-Citizen" (Iowa City, Iowa) on Thursday, June 5, 1941:14

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bowman, Nanette and Edward and Miss Eleanor Wolf visited in the George Hinshaw home at Marshalltown Sunday.

In 1951 George and Kathleen were living at 203 N. 15th St., Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa.10  

George Melvin Hinshaw died Oct 16 1951, Marshalltown, Iowa; buried Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa.10,15  

George's obituary was published in the "Press-Citizen" (Iowa City, Iowa) on Tuesday, October 16, 1951:15

George Hinshaw Dies,
Headed Soldiers Home

MARSHALLTOWN (AP) -- George Hinshaw, 54, commandant for the Iowa Soldier's home here, died this morning in a Marshalltown hospital.  

Hinshaw had been in bed since a heart attack September 29.  He died shortly after a second attack today.  

A former newspaperman, Hinshaw had been commandant since last July when Col. Leslie Switzer left the post because of ill health.  He had been adjutant since April, 1941.  

Hinshaw had served on papers in Muscatine, Carroll and in Marshalltown.

The following article was published in the "Press-Citizen" (Iowa City, Iowa) on Wednesday, October 24, 1951:16

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bowman, and Mrs. Walter Coxon attended funeral services for their cousin, George Hinshaw at Marshalltown Friday.

The following article was published in the "Press-Citizen" (Iowa City, Iowa) on Thursday, April 14, 1955:3

Mrs. Kathleen Hinshaw and son Robert and Mr. and Mrs. George Hinshaw, Jr., of Marshalltown, were Saturday afternoon callers in the C. M. Bowman home.

Kathleen died Dec - 1986.12  

Social Security information for Kathleen Crozer: 480-80-3241


  1. Lantz, Jacob W.: "The Lantz Family Record", privately published, Virginia, 1931.
  2. 1930 census, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa; roll T626-670, ED 12, page 2A, line #33, dwelling #36, family #37.
  3. The "Press-Citizen", Apr 14 1955;
  4. 1940 census, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa; roll T627-1182, ED 64-26, page 6A, line #35, household #134.
  5. Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992;
  6. "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.
  7. GEDCOM archives at
  8. 1900 census, Kansas Township, Woodford County, Illinois; page 13B, line #77, dwelling #262, family #265.
  9. 1910 census, Carlock, White Oak Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T624-306, ED 122, page 6A, line #31, dwelling #125, family #127.
  10. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963;
  11. The "Press-Citizen", Jul 31 1924;
  12. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  13. The "Press-Citizen", (Iowa City, Iowa);
  14. The "Press-Citizen", Jun 5 1941;
  15. Obituary of George Hinshaw; The "Press-Citizen", Oct 16 1951;
  16. The "Press-Citizen", Oct 24 1951;

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