Madison Franklin "Mack" Hinshaw

                                                                          ┌── George Alex Henshaw
                                                                          │    1863-?    
                                   ┌── Thomas Benjamin Franklin Henshaw ──┤
                                   │    1888-1955                         │
                                   │                                      └── Melicia Ann Williams
                                   │                                          c1864-<1889
Madison Franklin "Mack" Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1922                            │                                      ┌── John Albert Bowen
D: 1964                            │                                      │
                                   └── Janette "Nettie" Bowen ────────────┤
                                        1890-                             │
                                                                          └── Martha Ann "Patsey" Jackson
M: Estelle Wood

M: Ella -

Madison Franklin "Mack" Hinshaw     [ID 06830] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Madison Franklin "Mack" Hinshaw1 [Madison Henshaw2,3,4,5].

Born Jul 18 1922, DeRoche, Hot Spring County, Arkansas.1,3,4,5,6  

Madison lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas when young.7  

Mack and family were shown in the 1942 city directory of Little Rock, Arkansas:8

Hinshaw Ben T (Nettie) h1106 Geyer
Hinshaw Mack r1106 Geyer
Hinshaw Olla r1106 Geyer

During World War II Madison served as a PFC in Infantry Company 381.2,9  On Oct 3 1942 Madison Henshaw, born 1922 in Arkansas, enlisted at Little Rock Arkansas as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he was single, without dependents, and had a grammar school education.  He was recorded as 68" tall, 128 lbs.10  

He married Estelle Wood11 [Mary Estelle Wood6], Jan 12 194611, Saline County, Arkansas11.  Estelle, daughter of Richard Wood & Ada Pernie Schism, was born Sep 30 1930, Arkansas.6,12  

One son and one daughter.6  

Madison and Estelle divorced.13  Estelle remarried to an -- Griggs.6,12  Estelle died Apr 27 2010.12  

He then married Ella -.8  

Madison and Ella were shown in the 1948 city directory of Dallas, Texas:8

Henshaw Mack (Ella) r2324 King's rd

Madison was shown in the 1952 city directory of Dallas, Texas:8

Castleberry J H (Hazel M) h4626 Axton
Castleberry J H lab Texas Hwy Dept r2330 King's rd
Henshaw Madison lab Texas Hwy Dept r2330 King's rd

Madison Franklin "Mack" Hinshaw died Nov 1 1964, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; age 42.2,3,4,12,13  

Mack is remembered by his niece:6

As a boy growing up in rural Arkansas, Mack lived through the depression.  His older brother Odis was good at farming, Hurshal roamed the woods seeking out Indian herbal remedies, younger brother, Kenneth was adept at fishing and trapping and Mack was the best sharp-shooter in the family.  Grandpa would count the shells he handed out and expected a squirrel or other small game to match each shell.  Perhaps that was the cause of his becoming a sniper during the war that he would later enlist to fight in.  Mack never seemed to recover from the war.  Back then, folks called it shell shock, now it is treated as a medical condition.  As Mack married and became a father he still could not quite settle into civilian life.  He was gifted with mechanical abilities that allowed him to repair almost any car or motorcycle with relative ease.  As his marriage fell apart and he lost his children, he began to drink even more heavily.  I didn't think much about that, as a little girl, but rather understood that he was very sad, yet a gentle man.  He loved to listen to Kitty Wells sing and I would play her records for him.  He often wept.  Someone stole my beloved Collie, Sonny Boy, and I cried for days.  Uncle Mack met a man selling puppies, in a bar where he was drinking, and paid his last five dollars to buy one for me.  Although the little white ball of fur was no match for Sonny, I loved him because Uncle Mack gave him to me.  I named the puppy Snowball and he lived for 18 years, two years past Uncle Mack's death.  Grandma Henshaw lived with us and was always a bit "partial" toward her boy, Mack.  I was, too.  Grandma out lived her son and that was very sad.  Uncle Mack died at about 42 years of age from a brain aneurysm.  I am glad he was born and I wish I could have helped him.

(photo)Photo: Madison Franklin "Mack" Henshaw 1942 6

(photo)Photo: Madison Franklin "Mack" Henshaw 6

(photo)Photo: Madison Franklin "Mack" Henshaw with niece Bobbie Sue Jenkins, 1958 6

(photo)Photo: Madison Henshaw death certificate Dallas County, Texas 2

(photo)Photo: Madison Henshaw gravestone Prince Cemetery 14

(photo)Photo: Madison Henshaw gravestone Prince Cemetery 14

Social Security information for Madison Franklin "Mack" Hinshaw: 430-18-5885


  1. Ancestry Family Tree data "White Family Tree" posted by "Rachal karstens".
  2. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982;
  3. Prince Cemetery burials, Hot Spring County, Arkansas; USGenWeb Archives:
  5. 1930 census, Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas; roll T626-83, ED 30, page 3B, line #55, dwelling #53, family #54.
  6. Ancestry Family Tree data "HINSHAW/BOWEN/WILLIAMS/JACKSON TREE" posted by "showewarner".
  7. Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing: interview with Arvil Henshaw.
  8. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995;
  9. Contribution from Tammy Ballard ().
  10. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  11. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957;
  12. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  13. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000;
  14. gravestone photo courtesy of Tammy Ballard ().

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