┌── Albert Anderson Hinshaw
┌── John Thomas Hinshaw ──┤
│ 1877-1949 │
│ └── Eliza Catherine Counts
Alton Kenneth Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1908 │
D: 1986 │
└── Bobbie E. Burks
M: Gladys Ethel Ruch
└── Gilbert Kenneth "Gil" Hinshaw (?-2016) 1,2
M: Jennie Esther Waters
├── Robert Thomas Hinshaw (1950-) 3
Alton Kenneth Hinshaw [ID 06699]
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Alton Kenneth Hinshaw1,4,5,6,7 [Kenneth Hinshaw8,9].
Born May 1 1908, Huntland, Franklin County, Tennessee.1,4,5,6,7,10
He married Gladys Ethel Ruch, Jun 1 1925, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.10 Gladys, daughter of Frank Ruch & Ethel L. Reynolds, was born Oct 18 1909, Decherd County, Tennessee.2,6,10,11
Alton and Gladys apparently divorced or separated, after a short marriage.2,8
Alton was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), staying in the household of Pete & Dela Wakefield at 468 First Ave., Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:8
Wakefield, Pete, head-of-household, age 45, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 24; owned home ($5500 value); radio in home; occupation: car loader, auto factory; not a war veteran.
Wakefield, Dela, wife, age 46, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; first married at age 25.
Wakefield, Jennie, daughter, age 21, born in Tennessee; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Alabama; single.
Wakefield, Gertrude, daughter, age 20, born in Tennessee; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Alabama; single.
Henshaw, Kenneth, roomer, age 22, born in Tennessee; parents born in Alabama; married, first married at age 17; occupation: rubber man, rubber; not a war veteran.
Gladys and son Gil were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living with her parents in Hamilton County, Tennessee:2
Ruch, Frank, head-of-household, age 47, born in Tennessee; parents born in Ohio; first married at age 24; rented home ($18/month rent); no radio in home; occupation: carpenter, house building; not a war veteran.
Ruch, Ethel, wife, age 41, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 19.
Ruch, Ralph L, son, age 18, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; attended school.
Henshaw, Gladis, daughter, age 20, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; widow, first married at age 15.
, grandson, age 2 years ? months [unclear], born in Ohio; parents born in Tennessee.
Gladys remarried to a -- Carroll, about 1937,11 and then to a -- Wheeler.11 Gladys died May 28 1988.6,11
Alton was shown in the 1931 city directory of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:12
Henshaw A K prsmn r486 1st av
Alton was shown in the 1935 city directory of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:12
Henshaw A Kenneth rubber wkr Baldwin Rubber Co r486 1st av
Alton was shown in the 1937 city directory of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:12
Hinshaw A Kenneth rubber wkr Baldwin Rubber Co r486 1st av
Alton was shown in the 1938 city directory of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:12
Hinshaw Alton K rubber wkr Baldwin Rubber Co r486 First av
Alton was shown in the 1939 city directory of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:12
Henshaw Alton clk Baldwin Rubber Co r486 1st av
He then married Jennie Esther Waters.13,14 Jennie, daughter of Fred Bontrager Waters & Marie West, was born Dec 10 1917, Yale, Michigan.3,6,14
Alton and Jennie were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 12 1940), Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:9
Hinshaw, Kenneth, head-of-household, age 39, born in Michigan; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; rented home ($40/month rent); occupation: assembly mechanic, auto industry; worked 42 weeks in 1939; $1580 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Hinshaw, Jennie, wife, age 36, born in Michigan; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city.
Alton and Jennie were shown in the 1941 city directory of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:12
Henshaw Kenneth (Jennie) clk h43 1/2 N Sanford
Hinshaw Jenny E tel opr Pontiac Broadcasting Co r2616 Elsinore dr (Sylvan Shores)
On May 26 19427,15 Alton K. Hinshaw, born 1908, Tennessee, enlisted at Detroit, Michigan as a private in the U.S. military (branch unspecified). He declared he had three years of high school, was then married and employed as a "laboratory technician, motion picture or shipping clerk". He was recorded as 68" tall, 185 lbs.15 Discharged Oct 6 1945.7 Re-enlisted Apr 1 1951; discharged Aug 3 1951.7
Alton and Jennie were shown in the 1947 city directory of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan:12
Henshaw A Kenneth (Jenny) clk Baldwin Rubber Co h347 S Marshall
In 1995 Alton and Jennie were living at 9932 Cameo Dr., Sun City, Arizona.16
Alton Kenneth Hinshaw died Nov 22 1986, Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona.1,6,7,14 Death certificate #87-0266679 recorded Apr 30 1987.17
In 2002 Jennie was living in Sun City, Arizona.14
Jennie died Dec 19 2008.6,13
Jennie's obituary was published in the "Post-Gazette" (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) on Sunday, December 21, 2008,13 and in the "Canton Observer" (Canton, Michigan) on Thursday, December 25, 2008:18
Jennie Esther Hinshaw
HINSHAW JENNIE ESTHER 91, formerly of Sun City, AZ and Rochester, MI, most recently of the Masonic Village Sewickley, died on Friday, December 19, 2008.
She was born on December 10, 1917 in Yale, Michigan, the daughter of the late Fred Bontrager & Marie (West) Waters. She was a Real Estate Agent working until she was 82 for Ken Meade Real Estate in Sun City, AZ. She also loved spending time with her family, traveling and being physically active. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband A. Kenneth Hinshaw in 1986, 1 brother and 7 sisters.
She is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Sharlene K. & John Whitmire, of Moon Twp.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert T. & Sharlene Hinshaw, of Nipomo, CA; and a stepson, Gilbert & Judy Hinshaw, of Hobbs, NM; 2 grandchildren Tahge Featherston & Misty (Frank) McCormick; 2 great-grandchildren, Declan & Quinlan McCormick.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741. www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com
Photo: Alton Kenneth Hinshaw & Gladys Ethel Ruch marriage record Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Social Security information for Alton Kenneth Hinshaw: 369-07-2598
Social Security information for Gladys Ethel Ruch: 261-14-9664
- Contribution from Terry Henshaw.
- 1930 census, District 2, Hamilton County, Tennessee; roll T626-2252, ED 69, page 8B-9A, line #100, dwelling #178, family #186.
- Contribution from Marion Hinshaw citing: Gil Hinshaw.
- Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909; http://www.ancestry.com.
- 1920 census, Huntland, Franklin County, Tennessee; roll T625-1739, ED 23, page 12A, line #31, dwelling #237, family #237.
- "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from
the Social Security Administration "Death Master File".
- U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; http://www.ancestry.com.
- 1930 census, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan; roll T626-1017, ED 53, page 14A, line #43, dwelling #316, family #339.
- 1940 census, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan; roll T627-1801, ED 63-96, page 11A, line #2, household #273.
- Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973; http://www.ancestry.com.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; http://www.ancestry.com.
- U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta); http://www.ancestry.com.
- Obituary of Jennie Esther (Waters) Hinshaw; Pittsburgh "Post-Gazette", Dec 21 2008:
- Contribution from Robert Thomas Hinshaw.
- U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
- Alton Kenneth & Jennie E. Hinshaw mortgage release; Maricopa County Recorder:
- Death certificate of Alton K. Hinshaw; Maricopa County Recorder:
- Obituary of Jennie Esther (Waters) Hinshaw; "Canton Observer" Dec 25 2008:
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