Cecil Eugene Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── John Randolph Hinshaw
                                                      │    1857-1935 
                        ┌── Verlin Chauncy Hinshaw ───┤
                        │    1881-1950                │
                        │                             └── Hannah Ludora "Dora" Chance
                        │                                  1865-1951 
Cecil Eugene Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1911                 │                             ┌── Daniel Webster McLaughlin
D: 1982                 │                             │
                        └── Florence Mae McLaughlin ──┤
                             1884-1950                │
                                                      └── Mary J. Gosnell
M: Pauline Doris Smith
   ├── Robert Eugene Hinshaw (1933-) 1,2
   ├── Eleanor Pauline Hinshaw (1937-) 2,3
   ├── Elizabeth Ann Hinshaw (1944-) 2,3
   └── Esther Mae Hinshaw (1950-) 2,3

Cecil Eugene Hinshaw     [ID 06400] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 12 1911, Anson, Sumner County, Kansas.2,3,4,5,6,7  

Cecil's education included Friends University, B.A., 1934; Iliff School of Theology, Th.M., Th.D., 1938; Harvard University, postdoctoral study, 1938-39.8  

Cecil was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 26 1930), living in a boarding house in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas:7

Hinshaw, Cecil E., boarder, age 19, born in Kansas; father born in Michigan; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: carrier, newspaper.
Living in the same boarding house was an unidentified Dwight D. Hinshaw:9
Hinshaw, Dwight D., boarder, age 21, born in Kansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Kansas; single; occupation: salesman advertising, newspaper; not a veteran.
(He was also enumerated on Apr 7 1930 with his parents and family, but with a notation of "- Ab", apparently meaning "absent").10  

He married Pauline Doris Smith, Aug 16 1932, Rose Hill, Butler County, Kansas.2,3  Pauline was born Sep 10 1912.2,3,5  

Cecil and family were shown in the 1937 city directory of Denver, Colorado:11

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

Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, professor of religion and philosophy, 1940-43;8 William Penn College, Oskalossa, Iowa, president, 1943-49;1,8 free lance lecturer and writer, 1949-56; American Friends Service Committee, member, 1956-64, executive secretary, 1964-71.  Visiting lecturer at Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Pa., 1954, 1956.  Member Friends Historical Association.8  

Cecil was a devout Quaker minister.1  His writings include:8

Toward Political Responsibility, Pendle Hill, 1954.
Nonviolent Resistance, Pendle Hill, 1956.
Apology for Perfection, Pendle Hill, 1964.

Between 1952 and 1954 Cecil was apparently living in New Hampshire as he was issued a Social Security number there.5  

Cecil also lived in Allenspark, Colorado 80510.8  In his later years Cecil and family settled in Boulder, Colorado.1  In 1982 Cecil was living in Boulder.5  

Cecil Eugene Hinshaw died Feb 3 1982, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado.3,5  

Cecil donated his body to medical science (no cemetery burial).12  

Cecil's obituary was published February 12, 1982 in a Wilmington, Ohio newspaper, as follows:13

Cecil Hinshaw

Word has been received of the death of Cecil E. Hinshaw of Boulder, Colo., on February 3.  His wife Pauline Hinshaw survives.  

Mr. Hinshaw was a former president of William Penn College in Iowa, and the father of Robert Hinshaw, 14th president of Wilmington College.  He worked for the American Friends Service Committee, and was a graduate of Friends University in Wichita, Kan. and Iliff (iliff) School of Theology.  He was widely known and traveled in Quaker circles.  Mr. Hinshaw spoke at local Yearly Meeting sessions in 1974.  

Also surviving is a son, Robert E., academic dean at Bethel College in Newton, Kan., three sisters, Eleanor of Nova Scotia, Esther of Wisconsin and Elizabeth of Oregon.  

Memorial services will be February 20, in Boulder, Colo.

In 2000 Pauline was still living in Boulder, Colorado.5  

Pauline died Oct 1 2000.5  

Social Security information for Cecil Eugene Hinshaw: 003-26-1847

Social Security information for Pauline Doris Smith: 478-48-7457


  1. Telephone interview with Arlene Hinshaw Johnson.
  2. Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw citing:
    Family lineage by Robert Eugene Hinshaw.
  3. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  4. "Notable Southern Families", Volume III; Zella Armstrong; Clearfield Company, 1926; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. "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
  6. 1920 census, Sumner Township, Sumner County, Kansas; roll T625-553, ED 186, page 4A, line #45, dwelling #82, family #82.
  7. 1930 census, 5th Ward, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-721, ED 70, page 31A, line #8.
  8. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    "Contemporary Authors".
  9. 1930 census, 5th Ward, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-721, ED 70, page 31A, line #7.
  10. 1930 census, London Township, Sumner County, Kansas; roll T626-724, ED 23, page 2B, line #68, dwelling #42, family #43.
  11. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113771879.
  13. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    Wilmington, Ohio newspaper, February 12, 1982.

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