Helen Berneice 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........... Bert B. Hinshaw (1896-1957) m Dessa Lee Prather (1900-1986)
12............ Helen Berneice Hinshaw (1920-2010)
               +George William Van Dusen (1916-2005)
Helen Berneice Hinshaw     [ID 01837] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Mar 23 1920, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,3  

She married George William Van Dusen, Sep 19 1936, Peoria, Illinois.1,2  George, son of Ralph McClusky + Marvil Van Dusen, was born Mar 19 1916, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.1,4  


Susan Kay Van Dusen; married James May [email: ]. 5
Judith Van Dusen; married Don Schmutz.
Carol Van Dusen; married Dale Slagel.
Linda Van Dusen; married Conrad Wieland.
George W. Van Dusen, Jr.; died before 2010.

In 1957 Helen was residing in Elmwood, Illinois.6  

George died Mar 17 2005.2,4  

Helen Berneice Hinshaw died May 18 2010, Bartonville, Peoria County, Illinois; age 90.2  

Helen's obituary was published in the "Peoria Journal Star" (Peoria, Illinois) on May 20-21, 2010:2

Helen Van Dusen

BARTONVILLE - Helen B. Van Dusen, 90, of Bartonville passed away at 4:32 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at her daughter's residence.  

She was born on March 23, 1920, in Bloomington, Ill., to Bert B. and Dessa Lee Prather Hinshaw.  Helen married George W. Van Dusen Sr. on Sept. 19, 1936, in Peoria.  He preceded her in death in 2005.  

Helen was employed by Princess Peggy Clothing as a presser for 22 years, and later by F.W. Means Laundry, where she retired from in 1976.  

Helen is survived by her daughters, Judith (Don) Schmutz of Shelbyville, Texas, Carol (Dale) Slagel of Elmwood, Ill., Susan (Jim) May of Bartonville, with whom Helen made her home, and Linda (Conrad) Wieland of Washington, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald (Pat) Hinshaw of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, George W. Van Dusen Jr.; two sisters, Hazel Freeze and Harriet Shepard; and a brother, Harold Hinshaw.  

Funeral services for Helen will be at 11 a.m. today, May 21, 2010, at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, with Pastor Clarence Small officiating.  Visitation was from 6 until 8 p.m. May 20 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614 or to a charity of choice.  

Please view Helen's life story at www.Davison-Fulton-BartonvilleChapel.com, and to leave tributes and condolences for her family.

(photo)Photo: Helen Berneice Hinshaw 2

Social Security information for George William Van Dusen: 347-10-2305


  1. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  2. Obituary of Helen (Hinshaw) Van Dusen; "Peoria Journal Star", May 20-21 2010:
  3. 1930 census, Fondulac Township, Tazewell County, Illinois; roll T626-562, ED 13, page 5A, line #10, dwelling #112, family #114.
  4. "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
  5. Contribution from Susan Kay (Van Dusen) May.
  6. Obituary of Bert B. Hinshaw.

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