┌── Michael Hinshaw │ 1816-1884 ┌── Milton Wheeler Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1855-1926 │ │ └── Rachel Kemp │ 1821-1895 Clavis Jewett Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1910 │ ┌── John Burton D: 2005 │ │ └── Elnora "Nora" Burton ────┤ 1867-1919 │ └── Susanna Rushton M: Sue Harvey ├── Rev. Milton Creede Hinshaw (1948-) 1,2 ├── Nelson Craig Hinshaw (1950-) 1,2 ├── Camilla Nell Hinshaw (1954-) 1,2 └── Nora Ellen Hinshaw (1959-) 1,2
|Clavis Jewett Hinshaw [ID 06317]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Jul 29 19101,3 [19104,5], near Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana1,3.
Following his mother's death when he was only nine years old, Clavis lived for a time with his father, then later with some of his brothers.1
In 1929 Clavis entered Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, Indiana, earning a two-year teaching degree. Later he returned for a four-year degree, and still later a master's degree from Butler University in Indianapolis.1
Clavis was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 25 1930), living in the household of brother Ross in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:4
On Feb 24 1942 Clavis J. Hinshaw, born 1910 in Indiana, enlisted in Chanute, Illinois as a private in the U.S. Army. He declared he had four years of college, was single, without dependents, and occupied as a teacher. He was recorded as 68" tall, 152 lbs.5
He married Sue Harvey1 [Mary Sue Harvey6], 19421, probably in Tyler, Smith County, Texas1. Sue, daughter of Frank C. + Betty Nell Harvey, was born Sep 6 1920, Big Heart, Oklahoma.1,3,7
Although born Mary Sue, she was never called Mary, but was always known as Sue.6 She was a slender, pretty woman with brunette hair, a ready smile, and a good sense of humor. She met Clavis when he was at an army training school at Tyler, Texas (Sue was working in Tyler as a secretary); they met in a bowling alley.1
During World War II Clavis was in the Signal Corps and took part in four invasions: Casablanca, Sicily, Anzio, and southern France. After returning home, he served as a teacher and as a principal in schools at Cicero and at Tipton, Indiana.1,6
Sue died Sep 12 1973, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana; buried Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,3 Medical: Sue died from cancer.1
In July, 2000 Clavis celebrated his 90th birthday in Tipton, Indiana. His four children, eight of ten grandchildren and many friends and relatives attended. He is in excellent health and lives alone with a pet crow.8
In 2002 Clavis moved to Macon, Georgia, to live with near his oldest son, Creede. Clavis lived in an assisted living facility, rode his bike almost daily, and whiped all comers in checkers.9
Clavis Jewett Hinshaw died Apr 17 2005, in his home, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; buried Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.3,10,11
Clavis' obituary was published in "The Telegraph" (Macon, Georgia) on Apr 19 2005:10
Clavis J. Hinshaw
MACON - Clavis J. Hinshaw, 94, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his home in Macon. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, with visitation following in the parlor. The Reverend Jimmy Towson will officiate. Burial will be in Boxley, IN. The family may be contacted at 110 Chaucers Cove.
Born on a 40-acre farm north of Boxley, IN, the youngest of seven children of Milton and Elnora Hinshaw, C.J. was the first in his family to graduate from college. With degrees from Ball State Teachers' College and Butler University, C.J's 35-year teaching career included service in a one-room school, a stint as principal, and a junior high teacher. He served in the Signal Corps of the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII, participating in the invasions of Casablanca, Anzio, Sicily and Southern France.
He was married to Mary Sue Harvey for 35 years until her death in 1973. In his long and happy retirement he traveled the world, learned to snow-ski in his 60s, drove a convertible, and rode his bicycle into his 90s. C.J. never met a stranger. He displayed an unquenchable confidence, an irrepressible optimism, and an unconditional love for his family. He moved to Macon in 2002 and was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Macon Outreach at Mulberry, P O Box 149, Macon, GA 31202.
Hart's Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.
Clavis' death and burial was noted in the "Kokomo Tribune" (Kokomo, Indiana) on Thursday, June 16 2005:11
Clavis J. Hinshaw
TIPTON -- Clavis J. Hinshaw, 94, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his home in Macon, Ga.
A graveside service will be in Boxley Cemetery of Hamilton County at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by a memorial service at the West Street Christian Church, 132 N. West Street, Tipton, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will greet the family following the memorial service. His family may be contacted at East Street Inn in Tipton where they will be staying during the weekend. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the West Street Christian Church. Young-Nichols Funeral Home of Tipton is in charge of the arrangements.
Photo: Clavis Jewett Hinshaw, 1918, age 8
Photo: Clavis Jewett Hinshaw, Mar 13 1998, age 87
Social Security information for Clavis Jewett Hinshaw: 246-09-6151
Social Security information for Sue Harvey: 457-28-5386
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