William Ray Hinshaw

                                                         ┌── Francis Alonzo Hinshaw
                                                         │    1851-1900 
                       ┌── Willie Elmer "Whit" Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1880-1962                    │
                       │                                 └── Mattie D. Christian
                       │                                      1858-1944 
William Ray Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1906                │
D: 2002                │
No Issue               └── Myrtle A. Stewart
                           c1885-?    
M: Eva Taylor

William Ray Hinshaw     [ID 08647] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Ray Hinshaw1,2,3,4 [Ray Hinshaw1,5].

Born Aug 9 1906, Boone County, Missouri.1,2,3,4,5,6  

Ray graduated from high school and attended two years of classes at the University of Missouri.  During this time he lived with his cousin Raymond.  Ray's first job was at the Kroger and Bakery in St. Louis.  He then worked for the Wale Extra Family Yellow Soap Co., 2nd and E. Grand, by the River in St. Louis.  This company was bought out by the Proctor and Gamble Company.  He was a foreman in packing and production.  The company sold soap by the car load.1  

He married Eva Taylor7, Jul 8 19287 [Jun 15 19341,4,6].  Eva, daughter of William Preston Taylor & Lillie Sutton, was born Sep 3 1906, Havana, Kansas.1,5,7,8  

Ray was a Mason, a member of Twilight Lodge in Columbia, Scottish Rite Masonry, being a charter member of the Columbia Valley in 1969 and a member of the Shrine.1  

Ray lived on his farm outside Columbia, Missouri.9  

William Ray Hinshaw died Jun 10 2002, Boone Retirement Center, Boone County, Missouri; buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Missouri.4,5,6  

Ray's obituary was published in the Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Missouri) on Wednesday, June 12, 2002:6

W. Ray Hinshaw, 95, of Columbia died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Boone Retirement Center.  

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St., with the Rev. Paul Larimore officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born Aug. 9, 1906, in Boone County to Wellie and Myrtle Stewart Hinshaw.  

He married Eva Taylor on June 15, 1934, and she survives.  

He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia in the College of Agriculture.  He was a cattleman and farmer.  He was on the board of the Boone County Cooperative and a member of the Missouri Cattlemen Association.  He was a member of the Twilight Lodge and Scottish Rite, and he was a charter member of Columbia Valley.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Memorials are suggested to the Englewood Community Club.

Another obituary was published in the "Digital Missourian"/"Columbia Missourian" (Columbia, Missouri) on Jun 13 2002:4,10

William R. Hinshaw

William Ray Hinshaw of Columbia died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Boone Retirement Center.  He was 95.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born Aug. 9, 1906, to Wellie and Myrtle Stewart Hinshaw in Boone County.  He grew up in Englewood, Mo.  

Mr. Hinshaw attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri.  He moved to St. Louis to work at the Kroger grocery store and bakery and later the Wale Extra Family Yellow Soap Company.  

After a serious illness, Mr. Hinshaw became a farmer and beef cattle rancher.  He loved the land as much as he loved his wife, Eva.  

Mr. Hinshaw married Eva Taylor on June 15, 1934.  They danced, traveled and worked their way through life together.  She survives.  Mr. Hinshaw loved farming, fishing, and fun, and he had a wonderful sense of humor.  

He served on the Board of Boone County Co-op.  He was also a member of the Missouri Cattlemen Association, Twilight Lodge, Scottish Rite and a Charter member of Columbia Valley.  

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Services, 22 N. Tenth St.  Services, conducted by the Rev. Paul Larimore, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Service.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.  

Memorials may be sent to Englewood Community Club.

The November-December, 2002 issue of "County Lines", Walters-Boone County Historical Museum, states that gifts by Eva Hinshaw "to the Boone County Historical Society will create the Hinshaw family file and an Englewood Community File to preserve the newspaper articles and a few mementos the family cherished for more than 95 years".9  

Eva died Feb 6 2003, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri; age 96.5,7,8  

Eva's obituary was published in the "Digital Missourian" (Columbia, Missouri) on Feb 9 2003:8

Eva T. Hinshaw of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003. She was 96.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Havana, Kan., on Sept. 3, 1906, to William Preston Taylor and Lillie Sutton Taylor.  

On Aug. 3, 1928, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in education and teaching certificate from MU.  While she attended school in Columbia, Mrs. Hinshaw was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.  During her time at MU, she met her husband, William Ray Hinshaw.  

Throughout the years, Mrs. Hinshaw was active in Columbia.  She was the supervisor of the Recreation, Park and Playground Board.  She also served as the assistance payments supervisor for the Boone County Welfare Office in Columbia.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was one of the first people to sign up for electricity when the federal government offered to bring it to Boone County.  She was given a plaque from the Rural Electrification Administration-Boone Electric company for being one of its longest-served customers.  

She also worked with her husband on their farms.  They enjoyed traveling and going to the Bull Pen Cafe, livestock auctions and plays.  

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.  Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Swearngin, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, also at Parker Funeral Service.  

Mrs. Hinshaw’s husband and her sister, Betty Hayes, died earlier.  

Memorials can be sent to the Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Another obituary was published in the Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Missouri) on Wednesday, Feb 9 2003 :7

Eva T. Hinshaw, 96, of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at The Bluffs in Columbia.  

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St., with the Rev. Dennis Swearngin officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was born Sept. 3, 1906, in Havana, Kan., to William Preston and Lillie Sutton Taylor.  She married William Ray Hinshaw on July 8, 1928, and he preceded her in death.  

She graduated from St. Louis High School and Harris Teachers College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education.  In the 1930s she was supervisor of the Columbia Recreation-Park & Playground Board.  She later worked as assistance payments supervisor for the Boone County Welfare Office in Columbia.  

She was honored in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for service in administration of the Selective Training and Service Act, and in 1968 for contributions she and her husband made to agriculture.  

Memorials are suggested to the Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Social Security information for William Ray Hinshaw: 498-14-9140

Social Security information for Eva Taylor: 497-18-4955


Sources

  1. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    Interview with Ray and Eva Hinshaw, June 18, 1999.
  2. 1910 census, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri; roll T624-770, ED 5, page 61B, line #83, dwelling #78, family #81.
  3. 1920 census, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri; roll T625-906, ED 6, page 1B, line #79, dwelling #22, family #22.
  4. Obituary of William R. Hinshaw; the Digital Missourian, Jun 13 2002:
    http://www.digmo.org/news/obits/obitpage.html#wrhinshaw.
  5. "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
  6. Obituary of William R. Hinshaw; the Columbia Daily Tribune, Jun 12 2002:
    http://archive.showmenews.com/2002/jun/20020612fort003.asp.
  7. Obituary of Eva T. Hinshaw; the Columbia Daily Tribune, Feb 9 2003:
    http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2003/feb/20030209fort006.asp.
  8. Obituary of Eva T. Hinshaw; the Digital Missourian, Feb 9 2003:
    http://www.digmo.org/obits/obit.php?ID=346.
  9. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw.
  10. "Obituary Collection"; http://www.ancestry.com.


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