Robert Lee Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Gray Barnum Hinshaw
                                                 │    1865-1916 
                      ┌── William John Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1895-1990             │
                      │                          └── Carrie Muzzy
                      │                               1870-1926 
Robert Lee Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1930               │
                      └── Edith Mae Evans
M: Vera Selena Osburn
   ├── Leanna Roxane Hinshaw (1954-) 1,2,3
   ├── Leslie Joyce Hinshaw (1957-) 1,2
   └── Mark Evans Hinshaw (1968-1968) 1,2

Robert Lee Hinshaw     [ID 09779] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 29 1930.1  

Robert's wedding engagement was announced in the "Redlands Daily Facts" (Redlands, California) on Friday, January 18, 1952:4

Vera Osburn To
Be Bride Of
Robert Hinshaw

T/Sgt and Mrs. Edgar R. Osburn, 925 Herald street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Vera Selena, to S/Sgt. Robert L. Hinshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hinshaw of Hagerstown, Indiana.  

Miss Osburn, originally from Homer, Louisiana, is attending Redlands High school where she is a senior, while her father is stationed at Norton Air Force base.  

Sgt. Hinshaw attended Hagertown [sic] High school, where he graduated in 1948 and joined the Air Force immediately after graduation.  He is currently stationed at Perrin Air Force base, Sherman, Texas, where he is Personnel Director in the Chaplain's department.  

The couple met while Sgt. Osburn and Sgt. Hinshaw were stationed in Bermuda.  Sgt. Osburn and his family returned to the states in July, 1950, and was re-assigned to Norton Air Force base.  Sgt. Hinshaw returned in November, 1951, to accept assignment at Perrin Air Force base, Texas.  After spending a week with his fiancee he will return to resume duties next Wednesday.  

No definite date has been set for the wedding.

He married Vera Selena Osburn, Oct 12 1952, Perrin AFB, Texas.1  Vera, daughter of Edgar Raymond Osburn & Lena Pearl Price, was born Jun 4 1935.1  

Robert retired in 1978 after 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant.1  

After retiring from the Air Force, Robert served nine years as a Bailiff for the Fourth Judicial District in Colorado Springs Colorado.5  

He began writing poetry in 2002 and as of January 2007 has written over 500 poems.  He has three published books of poetry: "Autumn Reflections", "Fireside Reflections" and "Sunset Reflections".  His poetry has also been featured in various anthologies and periodicals.5  


(photo)Photo: Engagement announcement for Robert Hinshaw & Veral Selena Osburn 4


  1. Family lineage notes from Robert Lee Hinshaw
  2. Contribution from Robert Lee Hinshaw.
  3. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997;
  4. Engagement announcement for Robert Hinshaw & Veral Selena Osburn;
    "Redlands Daily Facts", Jan 18 1952;
  5. Contribution from Robert Lee Hinshaw.

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