Elmer Virgil 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..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... William Hinshaw (1724-1814) m Sarah Courtney (1730-c1768)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (1757-1825) m Rebecca Marshill (1762-1836)
 8........ Simon Hinshaw (1785-1852) m Rebecca Hobson (1784-1855)
 9......... Enan Hinshaw (1824-1901) m Rebecca Ingram (1829-1908)
10.......... Charles Newton Hinshaw (1849-1918) m Anna Ella Smith (1852-1947)
11........... Edward Newton Hinshaw (1877-1951) m Lona Maude Plunkett (1882-1951)
12............ Elmer Virgil Hinshaw (1915-1988)
               +Helen E. Hauskins (1921-2015)
13.............  Thomas Hinshaw (1958-) 1,2,3
13.............  Samuel Hinshaw (1978-) 1,2,3
Elmer Virgil Hinshaw     [ID 00013] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Elmer Virgil Hinshaw1,4 [Virgil Hinshaw5].

(always known as Virgil).4,5,6  

Born Dec 5 1915, Westby, Sheridan County, Montana.1,7,8,9  

Virgil was shown in the 1943 city direcory of Bloomington, Illinois:10

Hinshaw Virgil E (Pastime Bowling Alleys) USN r102 S Main
Virgil was shown in the 1946 city direcory of Bloomington, Illinois:10
Hinshaw Virgil E (Pastime Bowling Alleys) r102 S Main
Virgil was shown in the 1947 city direcory of Mattoon, Illinois:10
Hinshaw E Virgil reporter Mattoon Journal Co r1616 Marshall av

He married Helen E. Hauskins1, Feb 5 19491, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois1 [Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky11].  Helen, daughter of Dale "Bud" Hauskins & Illinois "Noy" Casey, was born Oct 9 1921, Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois.1,11,12,13  

Virgil was night editor with the Bloomington (Illinois) Daily Pantagraph,4,5,6 where his future cousin-in-law Martha Cooper also worked; Virgil was responsible for introducing Martha to his cousin Maurice, and they were subsequently married.4  

Virgil had "club feet" - Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) - as did his brother Don.14,15  The club feet came from his mother's side, where all of her brothers had it.  

Virgil and Helen were shown in the 1952 city direcory of Sterling, Illinois:10

Hinshaw E Virgil (Helen E) reporter Sterling Gazette h309 West Park av
Virgil and Helen were shown in the 1953 city direcory of Bloomington, Illinois:10
Hinshaw Helen E Mrs clk Daily Pantagraph h307 E Jefferson
Hinshaw Virgil (Helen E) staff writer Daily Pantagraph h307 E Jefferson
Virgil and Helen were shown in the 1955 city direcory of Bloomington, Illinois:10
Hinshaw E Virgil (Helen) night editor Daily Pantagraph h407 S Linden (N)
Virgil and Helen were shown in the 1957 city direcory of Bloomington, Illinois:10
Hinshaw E Virgil (Helen) night editor Pantagraph Daily h407 S Linden (N)
Hinshaw Helen E Mrs surgical tech Mennonite Hosp r407 S Linden (N)
Virgil and Helen were shown in the 1960 city direcory of Bloomington, Illinois:10
Hinshaw E Virgil (Helen) editor Daily Pantagraph h407 S Linden (N)

In 1988 Virgil was living in/near Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois.7  

Elmer Virgil Hinshaw died Jul 28 1988, Pana, Christian County, Illinois; buried Ramsey, Illinois.1,7  

Helen died Jan 18 2015, Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois; age 93.11,16  

Helen's obituary was published in "The Journal-News" (Hillsboro, Illinois) on Tuesday, January 20, 2015,11 and in "The Leader-Union" (Vandalia, Illinois) on January 21-28, 2015:17

Helen E. Hinshaw, 93, of Ramsey died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at 6:25 a.m. at Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello.  

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.  

Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey with military honors conducted by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95 in Vandalia.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was born on Oct. 9, 1921, in Ramsey, the daughter of the late Dale and Noy (Casey) Hauskins.  She married E. Virgil Hinshaw on Feb. 5, 1949, in Henderson, KY, and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1988.  

She served in the United States Navy as a nurse.  

Mrs. Hinshaw is survived by her sons, Thomas Hinshaw of Ramsey and Samuel Hinshaw of Bement; grandchildren, Hypashia Hinshaw, Blake Hinshaw and Aden Hinshaw; and several nieces and nephews.  

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

(photo)Photo: Helen Hauskins Aug 2008, at the grave of her great grandfather, John Francis Brown 12

Social Security information for Elmer Virgil Hinshaw: 341-18-5892


  1. Contribution from David W. Jones.
  2. Contribution from David W. Jones ().
  3. Helen Hauskins obituary.
  4. Contribution from Derek & Janet Cooper () citing:
    Interview with Maurice Hinshaw, August 2000.
  5. Interview with Jack Hinshaw.
  6. Personal knowledge of Jan Hinshaw.
  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. Memiors of Mildred Hinshaw.
  9. 1920 census, Paxton, Patton Township, Ford County, Illinois; roll T625-368, ED 11, page 6B, line #53, dwelling #154, family #171.
  10. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Obituary of Helen E. Hinshaw; "The Journal-News", Jan 20 2015:
  12. Ancestry Family Tree data "Mark Eugene Brown" posted by "MBrown3724".
  13. 1930 census, 1136 West Navy St., Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; roll T626-538, ED 20, page 2B, line #70, dwelling #47, family #48.
  14. Interview with Lola Hinshaw Worley.
  15. Contribution from David W. Jones;
  16. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=141575371.
  17. Obituary of Helen E. Hinshaw; "The Leader-Union", Jan 21-28 2015:

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