Bliss Atwell Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── Michael Hinshaw
                                                        │    1816-1884 
                           ┌── Milton Wheeler Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1855-1926               │
                           │                            └── Rachel Kemp
                           │                                 1821-1895 
Bliss Atwell Hinshaw ──────┤
B: 1900                    │                            ┌── John Burton
D: 1987                    │                            │
                           └── Elnora "Nora" Burton ────┤
                                1867-1919               │
                                                        └── Susanna Rushton
M: Margaret Aileen Fluckey
   ├── June Sharon Hinshaw (1930-c1980) 1,2
   └── Dean Atwell Hinshaw (1943-) 1,2

Bliss Atwell Hinshaw     [ID 06313] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 17 19001,3,4,5 [Jul 17 19016], near Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana1,3,4,5.  

On Sep 12 1918, Bliss Atwell Hinshaw, age 18, registered for the World War I draft in Hamilton County, Indiana.  He declared his residence as Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana, and declared he was in (or leaving to) college in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He declared his nearest relative was Milton Wheeler Hinshaw of Sheridan, Indiana.  He was recorded as short, stout, brown eyes, brown hair.4  

He married Margaret Aileen Fluckey, Sep 8 1929, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.1  Margaret, daughter of Martin L. Fluckey & Kate E. Fulstow, was born Jun 28 1907, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio.1,3,5,7,8  

In 1922 Bliss moved from Indiana to southern California, driving cross-country in an old Model T Ford.  He got a job with his brother, Claude, helping to build the Encino Dam and Reservoir near Los Angeles.  He later became a power shovel operator and worked on building the aqueduct that brings mountain water to Los Angeles.1,9  Finally, he became a California State Highway Department foreman.  While in that position he also served as a regional director for the California State Employee's Association.1  

Bliss and Margaret were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), 1365 North Elmolino Avenue, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California:5

Hinshaw, Bliss A., head-of-household, age 29, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 29; owned home ($5000 value); radio in home; occupation: steam shovel operator, steam engineer; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Margaret A., age 22, born in Ohio; father born in Ohio; mother born in England; first married at age 22.

After retirement, Bliss and Margaret moved to Cardiff-by-the-Sea, just north of San Diego.1  

Bliss Atwell Hinshaw died Apr 12 1987, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, San Diego County, California; buried Eternal Hills, Oceanside, California.1,3  

Margaret died Nov 22 1997, at a retirement center, Solana Beach, San Diego County, California; buried Eternal Hills, Oceanside, California.1,3,7

(photo)Photo: Bliss Atwell Hinshaw, 1918, age 18

Social Security information for Bliss Atwell Hinshaw: 555-20-5161

Social Security information for Margaret Aileen Fluckey: 545-72-8827


  1. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  2. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  5. 1930 census, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California; roll T626-168, ED 1209, page 6B, line #81, dwelling #196, family #196.
  6. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  7. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  8. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Susan Thomas Sandy ().
  9. Contribution from Lester L. Hinshaw.

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