Fred Emerson Hinshaw

                                                               ┌── Milton Wheeler Hinshaw
                                                               │    1855-1926 
                                  ┌── Claude Wheeler Hinshaw ──┤
                                  │    1897-1963               │
                                  │                            └── Elnora "Nora" Burton
                                  │                                 1867-1919 
Fred Emerson Hinshaw ─────────────┤
B: 1922                           │                            ┌── Rev. William John Seekins
D: 1980                           │                            │
                                  └── Dorothy Leoina Seekins ──┤
                                       1898-1972               │
                                                               └── Anna M. Beaumont
M: Mabel Lucille Sallee
   ├── Steven Lynn Hinshaw (1942-) 1
   ├── Carolyn Sue Hinshaw (1946-) 1
   └── Kathy Loraine Hinshaw (1947-) 1

M: Tyree Laverne (Salyer) Flowers

M: Ellen Elaine Fox

Fred Emerson Hinshaw     [ID 06297] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 14 1922, in the family tent home, Encino, Los Angeles County, California.1,2,3,4  Fred was born in the tent his parents called home before they purchased their first 2-room house.1  

Fred attended schools in Encino and North Hollywood.  After the family in 1937 returned to Indiana, in 1940 Fred graduated from Pittsboro High School.1  

He married Mabel Lucille Sallee1 [Lucille Sallee1], Mar 23 19411, Clermont, Marion County, Indiana1.  Mabel, daughter of Otis Sallee & Ova Elmore, was born Jun 30 1922, Pittsboro, Hendricks County, Indiana.1  

During World War II, Fred served 1943-45 as a radioman on ship in the Pacific.  Later he operated a cafe in Pittsboro; worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio; at Jefferson Proving Grounds in Indiana; then with U.S. Agency for International Development in Rabat, Morocco (1957-60), Vietnam (1960-64), Thailand (1964-71), and Monrovia (1971-72).1  

Fred and Lucille were divorced Jan 9 1950 while they were living in an apartment at the home of Fred's parents near Fairborn, Ohio.1  Lucille took the children back to Pittsboro where she raised them with financial support from Fred.  She later remarried to Ross Penn.1,5,6  Mabel died Jul 7 2008, Westside Retirement Village, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; buried Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestone, Marion County, Indiana.5,6  

He then married Tyree Laverne (Salyer) Flowers1,7 [Tyree Laverne Salyer1,7], Feb 4 19501,7, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio1,7.  Tyree, daughter of Samuel Tyre "Sambo" Salyer & Lillian "Sally" Wigginton, was born Aug 3 1922, Kentucky.8  

Tyree had been previously married to Lt. James Franklin Flowers, Jr.; with whom she had a daughter, Jane Tee Flowers.1,7,8  

Fred and Tyree were divorced Dec 31 1963, Reno, Nevada.1,7  The following article was published in the "Nevada State Journal" (Reno, Nevada) on January 2, 1964:9

Decrees Granted

Fred Emerson Hinshaw from Tyree Laverne Hinshaw;

After the divorce, Tyree lived for several years near Upton, Kentucky, north of Mammouth Cave, on a small farm Fred bought for her.  She later moved to Pall Mall (Jamestown), Tennessee,1,10 then finally in 1996 to Louisburg, North Carolina.1,11  Tyree died Mar 23 2014, near Bardstown, Kentucky; age 91.8  Tyree's obituary was published in "The Courier-Journal" (Louisville, Kentucky) on April 6, 2014:8

HINSHAW, TYREE LAVERNE, 91, died March 23, 2014, at her nephew's home outside of Bardstown, KY.  She was born in Kentucky on August 3, 1922, the daughter of the late Samuel "Sambo" Tyre and Lillian "Sally" (Wigginton) Salyer; the granddaughter of the late Col. Logan H. N. and Sallie (Combs) Salyer; and Ernest Zorade and Amanda Elizabeth (Shanklin) Wigginton; and first cousin of Wiley B. Rutledge, Jr., Supreme Court Justice.  Tyree was predeceased by her daughter, Jane Tee Flowers; daughter's father, Lt. James F. Flowers, Jr.; ex-husband, Fred E. Hinshaw; sister, Mrs. Richard (Jane) Kauffman; and nephew, Richard E. Kauffman.  Surviving are grandsons, Sean Christensen, Memphis, and Joseph Rivel, Orlando; granddaughters, Jesse Rivel, Sarasota, and Mrs. Mark (Sarah) Haddon, Tulsa; ex-son-in-law, Wes Rivel, Sao Paulo, Brazil; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Daisy, Juliana, Logan, and Luke; niece, Mrs. Bruce (Rhonda) Little; nephews, Rodney, Raymond, and Royce Kauffman; and many other relatives and friends.  Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at:

He then married Ellen Elaine Fox, Jan 11 1964, possibly in Saigon (aka Ho Chi Min City), Vietnam.1  Ellen, daughter of Winnifred J. Fox, was born Apr 17 1922.1,2  Ellen had served with Fred at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Saigon.1  

Fred Emerson Hinshaw died Oct 14 1980, Palm Springs, Riverside County, California; age 57.1,2,4  Medical: Fred died from a heart attack.1,12  

In 1980 Ellen was living in Cathedral City, California.1  Ellen later lived in Sun City, Arizona.13  

Ellen died Jan 9 2001, at a retirement center in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona; cremated and interred at Carl Junction Cemetery, Missouri.2,5  Ellen died of a heart attack.5  

Social Security information for Fred Emerson Hinshaw: 312-12-5140

Social Security information for Ellen Elaine Fox: 540-22-8929


  1. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  3. 1930 census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; roll T626-158, ED 620, page 26A, line #21, dwelling #377, family #388.
  4. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  5. Contribution from Lester L. Hinshaw.
  6. Obituary of M. Lucille Sallee Hinshaw Penn; Indianapolis Star, Jul 9 2008:
  7. Ancestry Family Tree data "Nov7" posted by "joerivel".
  8. Obituary of Tyree Laverne Hinshaw; "The Courier-Journal" (Louisville, Kentucky), Apr 6 2014:
  9. The "Nevada State Journal", Jan 2 1964;
  10. 1994 Phone and Address Directory;
  11. 2000 Phone and Address Directory;
  12. Contribution Lester Leon Hinshaw.
  13. Postings of Ellen Elaine Fox Hinshaw's post card collection on eBay.

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