Leslie Delbert Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── John Randolph Hinshaw
                                                        │    1857-1935 
                          ┌── Verlin Chauncy Hinshaw ───┤
                          │    1881-1950                │
                          │                             └── Hannah Ludora "Dora" Chance
                          │                                  1865-1951 
Leslie Delbert Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1909                   │                             ┌── Daniel Webster McLaughlin
D: 1978                   │                             │
                          └── Florence Mae McLaughlin ──┤
                               1884-1950                │
                                                        └── Mary J. Gosnell
M: Birdean Leggett
   ├── Arlene Mae Hinshaw (1935-) 1,2,3,4,5
   └── Glen Alan Hinshaw (1941-) 3,4,6

Leslie Delbert Hinshaw     [ID 06399] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 23 1909, near Rose Hill, Butler County, Kansas.1,2,4,7,8,9,10,11  

He married Birdean Leggett, Jun 5 1929, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas.4,12  Birdean, daughter of Fred Leggett & Rachel Anna Money2,8,10,12,13,14, was born Jan 29 19082,8,10,12,13,14, near Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas2,8,10,12,13,14 [Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas4].  

Leslie taught school in Haysville, Kansas in the 1920s; Birdean taught grade school.  In 1935 the family moved to Denver, Colorado.  Leslie worked a number of jobs, one for a bakery company, and finally was a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office for nearly 30 years.3,11,12  After Leslie & Birdean retired, 1972 they moved to Meeker, Colorado.11,12  

Leslie was an expert fly fisherman;3,11 he tied his own flies and sold them to others; he also made bamboo rods.11  He was a lifelong member of the Friends church,3 and was a quiet, godly man.11  

Birdean was known for her fiesty spirit, her green thumbs, and her needlework.  She always kept a garden and could make any sick plant healthy.  Every window and flat surface in her house had a plant growing on it.  In The Garden was one of her favorite hymns and that should not surprise anyone.12  

Leslie and Birdean were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 23 1930), living as lodgers in the household of a James Baughman in Salem Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas:10

Hinshaw, Leslie D., lodger, age 21, born in Kansas; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois; first married at age 20; occupation: teacher, public school; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Birdean, lodger, age 22, born in Kansas; parents born in Missouri; first married at age 21; occupation: teacher, public school.

Leslie and family were shown in the 1937 city directory of Denver, Colorado:15

Hinshaw Cecil E Rev (Pauline S) pastor Friends Church h 4150 Vallejo
Hinshaw Earl emp Clarence Ford r 1435 Washington
Hinshaw Fred N Etta M) h 268 Detroit
Hinshaw Leslie D (Birdean) carrier PO h 3855 Clay
Hinshaw Max L (Marg M) slsmn Viner-Chevrolet Inc h 314 Monroe
Hinshaw Max M (Elda) plumber r 4720 W 35th av
Hinshaw Victor V (M Virginia) cook Clarence Ford h 2 1427 Clarkson
Hinshaw Virgil G (Louise) bkkpr Pittsburg Plate Glass Co h 3 1540 Downing

Leslie and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 6 1940), 3423 W. Hayward Pl., Denver, Denver County, Colorado:2

Hinshaw, Leslie D., head-of-household, age 31, born in Kansas; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Wichita, Kansas; owned home ($1500 value); occupation: clerk office, coffee wholesale; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $1352 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Birdean, wife, age 32, born in Kansas; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Wichita, Kansas.
Hinshaw, Arlene M., daughter, age 4, born in Kansas.

Leslie and family were shown in the 1945 city directory of Denver, Colorado:15

Hinshaw Claude A (A Eliz) lab SHD h3820 Quitman
Hinshaw Claude K (Reo) clk h3335 W Moncrieff
Hinshaw Dorothy E lab Dnvr Med Depot h1440 Delaware apt 2
Hinshaw Earl (Minnie E) gro 1244 Glenarm h do
Hinshaw Fred N (Etta M) blksmith 268 Detroit h do
Hinshaw Gurney A (Florence M) emp GRCo h1909 E 32d av
Hinshaw Leslie D (Birdean) carrier PO h3423 W Hayward pl
Hinshaw Margt E Mrs r1950 S York
Hinshaw Max L (Margt M; Lucky Hardware & Furn Co) h2703 E 3d av
Hinshaw Robt E (Kath E) printer Press h3228 Utica
Hinshaw Victor V (Virginia) h1730 Logan apt D
Hinshaw Violet Mrs emp Ralph Hinshaw r2701 E 3d
Hinshaw Virgil G (Louise) clk h1335 Delaware
Leslie and family were shown in the 1960 city directory of Denver, Colorado:16
Hinshaw Leslie D (Birdean) carrier PO h3259 Meade
Hinshaw Lloyd Rev (Doris) pastor First Denver Friends Church h4995 Newton

Leslie Delbert Hinshaw died Oct 14 19788,11,17, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado8,11,17 [Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado4]; buried Row L Lot 2, Highland Cemetery, Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado8,11,17.  

Leslie died from the effects of, and treatment for, leukemia.11  

Birdean later moved into a nursing home in Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado.8,12  

Birdean died Jan 10 2000, Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado; buried Row L, Lot 2, Highland Cemetery, Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado.8,12,17  

Birdean's death was noted in the "Montrose Daily Press" (Colorado) on Jan 11 2000 and Jan 12 2000.18

(photo)Photo: Leslie Delbert Hinshaw & Birdean Leggett 11,12

(photo)Photo: Leslie Delbert Hinshaw & Birdean Leggett gravestone Highland Cemetery 11,12

Social Security information for Leslie Delbert Hinshaw: 524-05-4905

Social Security information for Birdean Leggett: 522-42-5970


  1. Telephone interview with Arlene Hinshaw Johnson.
  2. 1940 census, Denver, Denver County, Colorado; roll T627-484, ED 16-29, page 7B, line #68, household #183.
  3. Contribution from Glen Hinshaw.
  4. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  5. Telephone interview with Arlene Hinshaw Johnson.
  6. Contribution from Glen Hinshaw.
  7. "Notable Southern Families", Volume III; Zella Armstrong; Clearfield Company, 1926; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  9. 1910 census, Anson Village, Sumner Township, Sumner County, Kansas; roll T624-458, ED 170, page 244A, line #18, dwelling #68, family #70.
  10. 1930 census, Salem Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-719, ED 31, page 7A, line #15, dwelling #162, family #163.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25846006.
  12. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25846018.
  13. 1910 census, Ohio Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T624-455, ED 91, page 2B, line #61, dwelling #37, family #37.
  14. 1920 census, Jarvis Township, Grant County, Oklahoma; roll T625-1460, ED 94, page 5A, line #38, dwelling #103, family #103.
  15. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Highland Cemetery burials, Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado; USGenWeb Archives:
  18. Obituary Daily Times: http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituary.

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