Dr. Otis W. Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Absolom Hinshaw (1728-?) m Rebecca Haddock 
 7....... Absolom Hinshaw (1752-1830) m Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1753-1833)
 8........ Abel Hinshaw (1799-1876) m Nancy Bookout (1799-1882)
 9......... Jacob B. Hinshaw (1824-1901) m Mary M. Carter (1826-1908)
10.......... Meredith Hinshaw (1846-1922) m Mary Ellen Fudge (1847-1934)
11........... Dr. Otis W. Hinshaw (1875-1944)
              +Luetta Pearl Moody (1878-1948)
12............  Christine Hinshaw (c1907-) 1,2
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Dr. Otis W. Hinshaw2,3,4 [Ottie Hinshaw3, Oaty Hinshaw3].

Born Sep 2 18754,5 [18742,6], Indiana4,5 [Randolph County, Indiana6].  

At White River MM on 5-2-1903, "Dr. Oaty Hinshaw" was granted a certificate to Cherry Grove MM.3  

At Cherry Grove MM on 5-9-1903, Otis W. Hinshaw was received on a certificate from White River MM.3  

He married Luetta Pearl Moody2,7 [Luella Pearl Moody8, Pearl Moody6], 19012,7.  Luetta, daughter of William H. Moody & Ruth Beard, was born Feb 3 1878, Randolph County, Indiana.3,4,6,7,8  

Otis and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 8 1920), Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana:9

Hinshaw, Dr. Otis W., head-of-household, age 45, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; owned home; occupation: physician, genl. pr.
Hinshaw, Luetta P., wife, age 41, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Christine, daughter, age 13, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

At Cherry Grove MM on 8-21-1920, "Dr. O. W. Hinshaw" was dropped from membership.3  

At Cherry Grove MM on 2-10-1923, Pearl was granted a letter to Methodist church, Winchester, Indiana.3  On the same date daughter Christine was granted a certificate to Winchester MM.3  

Dr. Otis W. Hinshaw was elected coroner of Randolph County, Indiana in 1928 and 1930.10  

Otis and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 10 1930), 313 Main St., Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana:2

Hinshaw, Ottis W., head-of-household, age 55, born in Indiana; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio; first married at age 25; owned home ($6000 value); radio in home; occupation: physician, surgeon; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Luetta P., wife, age 53, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 23.
Hinshaw, Christine, daughter, age 23, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

Dr. Otis W. Hinshaw died Dec 12 1944, at his home, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California; age 69.4,11  

Otis' obituary was published in the Union City Times-Gazette on Thursday, December 14, 1944:11

Dr. O. W. Hinshaw Dies In California.  

Dr. O. W. Hinshaw, a former Winchester physician, died at his home in Long Beach, Cal., Tuesday, according to word received in Winchester Wednesday.  

Funeral services for Dr. Hinshaw are to be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Long Beach.

Luetta died Mar 11 1948, Los Angeles County, California; age 70.4  

A biographical sketch of Otis Hinshaw was published in a book of Indiana biographies as follows:12

O.W. HINSHAW, physician and surgeon at Winchester, is a native of Randolph County, and his people were among the pioneers of Eastern Indiana, representing the Quaker stock that has been such an important and valuable factor in the development of the material, civic and moral conditions in this section of the state.  Doctor Hinshaw was born in Randolph County in 1874, son of Meredith and Mary Ellen (Fudge) Hinshaw, who were also born in the same county.  His paternal grandparents, Jacob and Pollie (Carter) Hinshaw, were also born in Randolph County.  Doctor Hinshaw's great-Grandparents, Able and Nancy Hinshaw, came from Randolph County, North Carolina, to Indiana, being a part of a general migration of Quaker people from that section of the old North State.  Doctor Hinshaw's grandfather, Jacob Fudge, was also born in Randolph County.  Meredith Hinshaw owned a farm of 200 acres of the choice land in Washington Township.  He served as a member of the township advisory board, was a minister of the Friends Church and for fourteen years was superintendent of the Winchester Quarterly Meeting.  He died in 1922 and the mother of Doctor Hinshaw is now eighty-four, still in full possession of all her faculties.  Doctor Hinshaw grew up on a farm, attended district schools and the Indiana State Normal at Terre Haute.  As a young man he taught for four years in Washington Township, and he partly paid his expenses while a student in Rush Medical College at Chicago.  He was graduated in 1901, and returned to Indiana to take the examination before the state medical board.  In that examination he received the highest grades of any applicant that had ever appeared before the board.  Doctor Hinshaw for nearly twenty years practiced medicine at Lynn, Indiana and since 1920 has been at Winchester.  He married in 1901 Miss Pearl Moody, a native of Randolph County, daughter of William and Ruth (Beard) Moody.  Her people were likewise early settlers of Indiana.  Her maternal grandfather, Dr. Paul Beard, was a pioneer physician.  Doctor and Mrs. Hinshaw have one daughter, Miss Christine.  Doctor Hinshaw is a steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church, while his daughter is a member of the Quaker Church.  While living at Lynn he acted for a number of years as health officer, has also been county health officer, and since 1927, county coroner.  He is a Republican, a member of the Masonic fraternity, Knights of Pythias, and belongs to the County, State and American Medical Associations.


  1. Biographical sketch of Dr. Otis W. Hinshaw.
  2. 1930 census, 1st Ward, Winchester, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T626-624, ED 24, page 12A, line #42, dwelling #338, family #338.
  3. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 2, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  4. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  5. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T9-0307, ED 173, page 269B, line #13, dwelling #105, household #105.
  6. Posting Dec 20 2003 by Lora Radiches () to INDIANA-L, citing:
    an unidentified book of Indiana biographies, with no cover (no title or author), purchased on eBay.
  7. 1880 census, Greens Fork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T9-0307, ED 174, page 305C, line #31, dwelling #222, family #225.
  8. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1930 census, Lynn, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T625-464, ED 159, page 7A, line #28, dwelling #192, family #193.
  10. Contribution from Greg Hinshaw.
  11. Randolph County, Indiana obituary transcripts; USGenWeb Archives:
  12. Posting Dec 20 2003 by Lora Radiches () to INDIANA-L and NCROOTS-L, citing:
    an unidentified book of Indiana biographies, with no cover (no title or author), purchased on eBay.

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