Zeritha Mildred Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── Jacob Lindley Hinshaw
                                                       │    1855-1904 
                           ┌── John Clarence Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1882-1952              │
                           │                           └── Lydia Margaret Davis
                           │                                1855-1924 
Zeritha Mildred Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1915                    │                           ┌── William Gagan
D: 2000                    │                           │
                           └── Bertha Ann Gagan ───────┤
                                1884-1964              │
                                                       └── Hannah Long
M: Francis Paul Wilks

Zeritha Mildred Hinshaw     [ID 07797] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Zeritha Mildred Hinshaw1,2,3 [Rita Hinshaw1].

Born Aug 9 1915, Rose Hill, Butler County, Kansas.1,2,4,5  

She married Francis Paul Wilks, Aug 16 1931, Rose Hill, Butler County, Kansas.1,3  Francis, son of Maxwell Wilks & Ida Ray, was born Jun 30 1910.1,2  Note that Francis' brother Vernon married Zeritha's sister LaVon.1  


Joy Marie Wilks, born Jan 24 1933; married Marshall Neil Dorr.
Dale Dwight Wilks, born Oct 26 1934; married 1) Carolyn Diane Waddell, 2) Dee Warren Boudreau.
Sandra Lucille Wilks, born Sep 2 1937; married Rodney Lee Swain.
Francis Jane Wilks, born Jun 25 1949; married 1) John William Thomas, 2) Gary Hudson Kammerdiener, 3) Thomas James Clemins.
John Wesley Wilks, born Nov 11 1950; married Patricia Dixon.

In 1977 Zeritha was living in Forest Falls, Tehama County, California.3  

Francis died Nov 3 1991.1,2  

In 2000 Zeritha was living in Red Bluff, Tehama County, California.6  

Zeritha Mildred Hinshaw died May 6 2000, Shasta Healthcare, Redding, California; buried Oakdale Cemetery, Glendora, California.2,5  

Zeritha's obituary appeared in the Red Bluff (California) "Daily News" on Tuesday, May 11, 2000:7,8

Zeritha Wilks
Zeritha Mildred Wilks of Corning died May 6, 2000, of natural causes at Shasta Healthcare in Redding.  She was 84.  Mrs. Wilks was born Aug.9, 1915 in Rose Hill, Kansas.  She was a dispatcher for North American Van Lines in Los Angeles and moved to Tehama County in 1992.  Survivors include: sons Dale D. Wilks of Red Bluff and John W. Wilks of Santa Rosa; daughters Joy M. Dorr of Calimesa, Sandra L. Swain and F.  Jane Clemins, both of Red Bluff; sister Neva Weir of St. Joseph, Mo.; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at Oakdale cemetery in Glendora.  Dr. Edwin Roberts, retired, will officiate.  Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel are in charge of arrangements.

Another notice appeared on Thursday, May 11, 2000 in the Redding (California) "Record Searchlight":9

Zeritha Wilks CORNING - Graveside services for Zeritha Mildred Wilks, 84, of Corning will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery in Glendora.  

Dr. Edwin Roberts will officiate.  

Mrs. Wilks died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Shasta Healthcare in Redding.  

Born Aug. 9, 1915, in Rose Hill, Kan., she moved to Tehama County in 1992 from Calimesa.  

She was a dispatcher for North American Van Lines in the Los Angeles area.  

Survivors include sons Dale of Red Bluff and John of Santa Rosa; daughters Joy Dorr of Calimesa, and Sandra Swain and F. Jane Clemins, both of Red Bluff; sister Neva Weir of St. Joseph, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  

Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Social Security information for Zeritha Mildred Hinshaw: 550-03-8613

Social Security information for Francis Paul Wilks: 571-01-3432


  1. Family lineage and history by Marilyn L. Withrow ()
  2. "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
  3. Obituary of DeLoss L. Hinshaw.
  4. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  5. Obituary of Zeritha Mildred Hinshaw Wilks.
  6. Obituary of LaVon Beatrice Hinshaw.
  7. Contribution from Marilyn Withrow.
  8. http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/.
  9. http://www.redding.com/obituaries/2000/May/index.htm.

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