┌── Milton Wheeler Hinshaw │ 1855-1926 ┌── Claude Wheeler Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1897-1963 │ │ └── Elnora "Nora" Burton │ 1867-1919 Lester Leon Hinshaw ──────┤ B: 1927 │ ┌── Rev. William John Seekins D: 2016 │ │ └── Dorothy Leoina Seekins ──┤ 1898-1972 │ └── Anna M. Beaumont M: Frances Eloise Johnson ├── Rebecca Sue Hinshaw (1953-1991) 1,2,3 ├── Chris Hunter Hinshaw (1955-) 1,2 └── Lynn Allen Hinshaw (1956-) 1,2
|Lester Leon Hinshaw [ID 06254]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Mar 23 1927, Encino, Los Angeles County, California.1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
In Feb 1937 Les moved with his family from California to a 66-acre farm north of Pittsboro, Indiana. He attended Pittsboro High School, then in 1945 graduated from Osborn-Bath High School, Fairborn, Ohio.1
He married Frances Eloise Johnson, Sep 7 1950, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.1 Frances, daughter of Charles Jefferson Davis Johnson & Cynthia Clara Coldiron, was born Apr 2 1928, Redbush, Kentucky.1
Frances moved with her family to a farm near Danville, Ohio in 1929. She attended schools at Danville and Hillsboro, graduating in 1946 from Osborn-Bath High School, Fairborn, Ohio. In 1951 she graduated as a registered nurse from Grant Hospital. She worked as a nurse at Grant, University, White Cross, and Riverside Methodist hospitals, Columbus, Ohio; Jane Case, Delaware; and Girls Industrial School Hospital, Delaware County. She retired from Riverside in 1985.1
Frances directed Youth Choir, Bellpoint Methodist Church, Bellpoint, Ohio. She is an excellent painter and quilter, and is an avid birder.
Les served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 1945-47. He was a reporter/editor with the Osborn-Fairfield Herald (Fairborn, Ohio), 1948-49; a reporter with the Ohio State Journal (Columbus, Ohio), 1951-57; Public Relations Director, Ohio Manufacturer's Association, 1957-60; Public Relations, North American Aviation, 1960-64; Battelle Memorial Institute, 1964 until retirement in 1989.1 School board member, Buckeye Valley High School, Delaware, Ohio, 1963-69. Les has written many songs.1
The following article was published in "The Marion Star" (Marion, Ohio) on Thursday, January 4, 1968:12
DELAWARE -- Kenneth Cline was elected president when the Buckeye Valley Board of Education reorganized Tuesday.
Lester Hinshaw was elected vice president.
Oaths were administered to Milo Condit, incumbent elected to a new term; George R. Thomas, new board member, and Miss Elizabeth Rouse, new clerk. Bond for the clerk was set at $5,000.
Board meetings will be held at 8 p.m. on the second Monday of the month.
The following article was published in "The Marion Star" (Marion, Ohio) on Wednesday, January 8, 1969:13
Buckeye Valley Elects
Hinshaw as President
DELAWARE -- The Buckeye Valley Board of Education will hold its first regular meeting of 1969 at 8 tonight at the high school.
The school board announced Tuesday that it has decided to change its meeting day to the second Wednesday of the month.
The announcement followed the board's annual reorganization meeting in which Lester Hinshaw of RR 3, Delaware was elected president. He succeeds Kenneth Cline of RR 1, Waldo.
Lyle Honeter of RR 2, Ostrander was elected vice president.
In 1998 Les was living near Athens, Ohio.14
Lester Leon Hinshaw died Feb 20 2016, at his home, Delaware, Ohio; age 88.6,7,8,9,10,11
Les's obituary was published as follows:6,7,8,9,10,11
LESTER LEON HINSHAW (1927 - 2016)
DELAWARE -- Lester Leon Hinshaw, 88, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at his home.
He was born March 23, 1927 in Encino, California, where he lived until age 10, when the family moved to the Pittsboro, Indiana area, and subsequently to Osborn (now Fairfield), Ohio. Les attended Osborn-Bath high school, participating in many sports, lettering in cross country, track, and football. After graduation, he served in the Army Air Corps in Okinawa ('45-'46), rising to the rank of sergeant. After his discharge, he returned to the Fairfield area to pursue a career in journalism. At 22, he served briefly as editor of the then-weekly Osborn-Fairfield Herald (now the daily Fairfield Herald).
Subsequently, Les held positions with the Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio State Journal, the Ohio Manufacturers' Association, and North American Aviation, ultimately retiring from Battelle Memorial Institute as Public Relations and Community Relations Specialist and News Bureau Manager. While at Battelle, Les also served as president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in '67 and in 1968 was named PRSA's Distinguished Practitioner.
Les considered himself an historian and scribe, constantly documenting everything he was involved in. He wrote several organizational histories, including that of the PRSA's Central Ohio Chapter and a Centennial History of Bellpoint Church (Ohio), of which he was a member for many years. He also collected information on and personal recollections of many family members and preserved them in written and audio form.
As an involved member of the Delaware County community, he was instrumental in the formation of the Buckeye Valley School District, personally writing, publishing, and distributing the Scioto Valley News, a newsletter promoting the consolidation of smaller districts. He was a member of the Buckeye Valley School Board, serving as its president in '66 and '69, and was chairman of the Informational Committee of the campaign to establish the Delaware City-County Joint Vocational School. Les was also on call 24/7 as a member of the Concord Township Volunteer Fire Department.
During his lifetime, Les composed over 200 original songs and thousands of limericks. As a cast member and songwriter for the Press Club of Ohio's Gridiron Show he was awarded the cast's "Hambone Award" for his many contributions.
Les is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Frances ("Frankie"); sons, Chris (Sally) and Lynn (Sue) Hinshaw; and grandchildren, Corey (Chrysee) Hinshaw, Sierra (Logan) Dunne, and Heidi (Frank) Salierno.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Rebecca Hinshaw.
Calling hours will be held at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015, on Monday, Feb. 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Hinshaw Family.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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