William Cleon Hinshaw

                                                   ┌── William Arrington Hinshaw
                                                   │    1846-1920 
                         ┌── John Robert Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1877-1957            │
                         │                         └── Ellen J. Coble
                         │                              1838-1885 
William Cleon Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1909                  │                         ┌── Ezra Cook
D: 1977                  │                         │
                         └── Nora Agnes Cook ──────┤
                              1878-1950            │
                                                   └── Mary Haworth
M: Evelyn E. Johnson
   └── Billie Cleon Hinshaw (1935-) 1,2,3,4

William Cleon Hinshaw     [ID 08343] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Cleon Hinshaw1 [William C. Henshaw5, Cleon Hinshaw1,3,6,7].

Born Dec 2 1909, Parke County, Indiana.5  (Dec 3 1909).1,7  

Cleon and his brother were shown in the 1931 city directory of Terre Haute, Indiana:6

Hinshaw Cleon hlpr Vigo Bread Co r1511 Eagle
Hinshaw Vernon hlpr Vigo Bread Co r1511 Eagle

He married Evelyn E. Johnson, Dec 23 1933.1,8,9  Evelyn, daughter of Lee Arel Johnson & Cora Alice Hooker, was born Oct 4 1913, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana.3,7,8  

Cleon and family were shown in the 1934 city directory of Terre Haute, Indiana:6

Hinshaw Cleon baker r936 N 8th
Hinshaw Vernon E (Garnet) firemn Vigo Bread Co h1807 N 9th

Cleon and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 16 1940), Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana:3

Hinshaw, Cleon, head-of-household, age 30, born in Indiana; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; owned home ($2700 value); occupation: baker, wholesale bakery; worked 50 weeks in 1939; $1827 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Evelyn, wife, age 27, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.
Hinshaw, Billy, son, age 4, born in Indiana.

Cleon and family were shown in the 1942 city directory of Terre Haute, Indiana:6

Hinshaw Cleon W (Evelyn E) baker Midland Bakeries Co h2707 Cruft
Hinshaw Vernon E (Garnet) baker Midland Bakeries Co h1563 S 18th

In 1977 Cleon was living in Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana.7  

William Cleon Hinshaw died Jun 1 1977, buried Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.1,7,8  

Cleon's obituary was published in the "Tribune" (Terre Haute, Indiana) on June 2, 1977 (page 6).10  

Evelyn remarried to Sherriel Cronk, Nov 14 1987.8  

Evelyn died Dec 20 2010, Harbour Manor Healthcare Center, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana; age 97.7,8  

Evelyn's obituary was published as follows:8

NOBLESVILLE -- Evelyn Hinshaw Cronk, 97 formerly of Terre Haute, Rockville and Bloomingdale, IN died 1:30 am Monday, December 20, 2010 at Harbour Manor Healthcare Center, Noblesville, IN.  She was born October 4, 1913 at Brazil, IN to Lee Arel and Cora Alice (Hooker) Johnson.  She graduated from Fayette Township High School, New Goshen, IN in 1932 and married William Cleon Hinshaw on December 23, 1933.  He passed away on June 1, 1977.  She married Sherriel Cronk on November 14, 1987.  He passed away June 5, 2002.  Survivors include son, Bill (Jean) Hinshaw of Sheridan, IN; step-son Richard (Carol) Cronk of Dayton, OH; step-daughter, Karen Cronk of Augusta, GA; granddaughters, Debra (Robert) von Schwedler, Kathryn (Billy) Banther both of Indianapolis, IN; Lisa (Kevin) Bragg, and Ellen (Keith) Rinkenberg both of Sheridan, IN; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Cronk of Charlotte, NC; also former grandson-in-law, Edward "Bo" Russell of Indianapolis, IN; great-grandsons, Dustan Russell and Daniel Bragg; great-granddaughters, Heather (Steve) Schafer, Diana (Anthony) Schwartz, Sarah Bragg, Erika, Alicia and Olivia von Schwedler; Andrea and Laura Rinkenberg; great-great-grandson, Steven Schafer and great-great-granddaughters Elizabeth and Olivia Russell and Haley Schafer.  She was a housewife and homemaker most of her life.  She was a member of the Bloomingdale, IN Christian Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and a lifetime member of Bloomingdale Hedges Chapter #51 Order of the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, especially painting.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands; sister, Eleanor Johnson Curry; brother, Lee V. Johnson and great-great-grandson, Andrew Logan Schwartz.  Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 West Howard St, Rockville, IN with Rev. Dale Payne officiating.  Burial will follow services at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in north Terre Haute.  Visitation will be 11:00 am until the service on Thursday.

Social Security information for William Cleon Hinshaw: 307-05-2006


  1. Contribution from Donna M Berry.
  2. Evelyn Johnson obituary.
  3. 1940 census, Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana; roll T627-1104, ED 84-60, page 12A, line #15, household #290.
  4. Ancestry Family Tree data "RobertAYoungFamily Tree2012" posted by "scarecrow7461".
  5. Indiana Birth Records Index, 1880-1920. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  6. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "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
  8. Obituary of Evelyn Hinshaw Cronk, Rockville, Indiana;
    U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection; http://www.ancestry.com
  9. Contribution from ().
  10. Vigo County (Indiana) Public Library, Wabash Valley Obituary Index:

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