Virginia Madelina Hinshaw

                                                                ┌── Silas G. Hinshaw
                                                                │    1843-1922 
                             ┌── Charles Wilber "Red" Hinshaw ──┤
                             │    1879-1967                     │
                             │                                  └── Rebecca A. Breckenridge
                             │                                       1842-1910 
Virginia Madelina Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1919                      │                                  ┌── Millard Filmore Sandham
D: 1963                      │                                  │
                             └── Lillie V. Sandham ─────────────┤
                                  1887-1964                     │
                                                                └── Flora A. Spangler
M: Lyle B. May

Virginia Madelina Hinshaw     [ID 08632] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1919, Chenoa, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,3,4  

She married Lyle B. May, Sep 5 1937, Chenoa, McLean County, Illinois.1,4  Lyle, son of Elmer May & Tillie Henline, was born Sep 24 1917, Gridley, McLean County, Illinois.3,4,5  


Lyle D. "Skipper" May, born 1938, Minonk, Illinois. 3
Roger May, born 1940, Minonk, Illinois.
Larry May, born 1942, Minonk, Illinois.

Virginia and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 13 1940), Gridley Township, McLean County, Illinois:3

May, Lyle B, head-of-household, age 22, born in Illinois; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural McLean County, Illinois; rented farm ($1/month rent); occupation: farm laborer, farm; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $400 wages in 1939.
May, Virginia M, wife, age 21, born in Illinois; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in Chenoa, McLean County, Illinois.
May, Lyle D, son, age 1, born in Illinois.

Virginia Madelina Hinshaw died Aug 4 1963, buried Minonk Township Cemetery, Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois.4  

In 2009 Lyle was still living in/near Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois.5  

Lyle died Jul 20 2009, at his home, Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois; age 91.4,5  

Lyle's obituary was published as follows:4

Lyle B. May, 91, Minonk, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Monday (July 20, 2009) at his residence.  

He was born Sept. 24, 1917, in rural Gridley, a son of Elmer and Tillie Henline May.  He married Virginia Hinshaw on Sept. 5, 1937, in Chenoa.  She passed away Aug. 4, 1963.  Later, he married Leora Bernice Harms on Feb. 6, 1965, in Aurora.  She passed away Jan. 4, 2006.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.  

Lyle was self-employed and had his own milk route in the Minonk area.  He also worked at Seal Master in Aurora.  

Lyle was a Navy veteran, serving his country during World War II.

(photo)Photo: Virginia Madelina Hinshaw & Lyle B. May gravestone Minonk Township Cemetery 4


  1. Contribution from Leslie Barringer ().
  2. 1920 census, Chenoa Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T625-387, ED 124, page 7B, line #83, dwelling #170, family #171.
  3. 1940 census, Gridley Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T627-842, ED 57-58, page 8B, line #62, household #142.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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