Vera Belle Hinshaw

                                                              ┌── Jacob Lindley Hinshaw
                                                              │    1855-1904 
                                  ┌── John Clarence Hinshaw ──┤
                                  │    1882-1952              │
                                  │                           └── Lydia Margaret Davis
                                  │                                1855-1924 
Vera Belle Hinshaw ───────────────┤
B: 1904                           │                           ┌── William Gagan
D: 1996                           │                           │
                                  └── Bertha Ann Gagan ───────┤
                                       1884-1964              │
                                                              └── Hannah Long
M: Ralph Whelchel

M: Orville Solze

M: Jonathan Paul Brengle Sherwood

Vera Belle Hinshaw     [ID 07792] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Vera Belle Hinshaw1 [Vera Bell Hinshaw2].

Born Aug 28 1904, Rose Hill, Butler County, Kansas.1,2,3,4  

She married Ralph Whelchel1 [Ralph Welchel Davis2], Sep 6 19231.  Ralph was born Jul 4 18975 [about 18996], Chanute, Kansas5.  

Ralph had apparently been previously married to an Annie E. --.5  


Wanda Whelchel, born Nov 25 1924; died Jan 1925.
Lyle Whelchel, born Aug 3 1926; married Belia --. 7

On Aug 24 1918 Ralph E. Whelchel, age 21, had registered for the World War I draft in Erie, Neosho County, Kansas.  He had declared he was born July 4 1897 in Chanute, Kansas, and was then residing at 1309 S. Edith, Chanute where he was employed by W.R. Harrison of Chanute.  He declared his nearest relative was his wife, Annie E. Whelchel of the same address.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, black hair.5  

Vera and Ralph were apparently divorced or separated.  

Vera was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), living/staying (and probably working) in the household of a James D. & Cora Holt in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas:3

Wheletiel, Vera, roomer, age 25, born in Kansas; parents born in Kansas; married, first married at age 19; occupation: housekeeper, private family.
Son Lyle was shown in the 1930 census (May 1 1930), living with Vera's parents in Pleasant Township, Butler County, Kansas:7
Whelhel [sic], Lyle H., grandson, age 3 years ? [unclear] months, born in Kansas; father born in Iowa; mother born in Kansas.
Ralph was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 3 1930), apparently remarried, in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas:6
Whelchel, Ralph L., head-of-household, age 31, born in Kansas; father born in Kansas; mother born in Iowa; first married at age 29; owned home ($2000 value); no radio in home; occupation: clerk, AT&SF office; not a war veteran.
Whelchel, Elsie, wife, age 28, born in Kansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; first married at age 24.

She then married Orville Solze1 [Orville Salze2], Feb 20 19331.  


Velma Rose Solze, born Feb 20 1935; married Roger Green.
Barbara Ann Solze, born May 28 1937, Rose Hill, Kansas; married Robert Eugene Jones.

She then married Jonathan Paul Brengle Sherwood1 [Paul Sherwood8], about 19401.  

Vera Belle Hinshaw died Jun 30 1996, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.1,4,9  

Social Security information for Vera Belle Hinshaw: 512-22-5399


  1. Family lineage and history by Marilyn L. Withrow ()
  2. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  3. 1930 census, Augusta, Butler County, Kansas; roll T626-695, ED 4, page 11A, line #16, dwelling #271, family #280.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  6. 1930 census, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas; roll T626-713, ED 10, page 3A, line #31, dwelling #59, family #63.
  7. 1930 census, Pleasant Township, Butler County, Kansas; roll T626-695, ED 35, page 4B, line #73, dwelling #98, family #98.
  8. Obituary of DeLoss L. Hinshaw.
  9. Contribution from Sheri French ().

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