Harold Wilson 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 Mary Hinshaw (?-1822)
 7....... George Hinshaw (1775-1862) m Susannah Johnson (1790-1876)
 8........ Jehu Hinshaw (1819-1903) m Cynthia Ann Elizabeth Beeler (1821-1858)
 9......... Adolphus D. Hinshaw (1840-1911) m Louisa Jane Brown (1840-1870)
10.......... Elmer Hinshaw (1863-1935) m Nettie F. Reid (1865-1943)
11........... Adolphus Hinshaw (1890-1962) m Lizzie Simmons (1900-1985)
12............ Harold Wilson Hinshaw (1918-2010)
               +Velma Mae Simpson (1923-2014)
13.............  Dixie Lee Henshaw (1940-) 1,2,3
13.............  Jack LeRoy Henshaw (1942-) 2,3
13.............  Carol Elaine Hinshaw (1944-1948) 2,3
13.............  Joyce Ann Hinshaw (1946-) 2,3
13.............  Allen Ray Henshaw (1950-) 2,3,4
13.............  Nancy Sue Hinshaw (1955-) 2,3
13.............  Jay Wilson Henshaw (1960-) 2,3
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Harold Wilson Hinshaw5,6 [Harold W. Henshaw7,8,9,10].

Born Feb 28 19182,7,9,10,11,12 [about 191713], Sampsel, Livingston County, Missouri2,7,9,10,11,12.  

He married Velma Mae Simpson, Nov 4 1939, Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri.2,9,14  Velma, daughter of Edward Frederick Simpson & Anna Mae Scull, was born Aug 19 1923, Bald Bluff, Henderson County, Illinois.2,7,15  

Harold and Velma were shown in the 1940 census (May 13 1940), Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois:12

Hinshaw, Harold, head-of-household, age 22, born in Missouri; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; rented home ($8/month rent); occupation: button cutter, button factory; worked 12 weeks in 1939; $700 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Velma, wife, age 18, born in Illinois; completed 2 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Henderson County, Illinois.

In 1994-2010 Harold and Velma were still living in Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois.7,8,9,14,16  

Harold Wilson Hinshaw died Mar 9 2010, at his home, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois; age 92.9,10  

Harold's obituary was published in "The Hawk Eye" (Burlington, Iowa) on March 10, 2010:9

Harold Henshaw

Harold W. "Hen" Henshaw, 92, of Oquawka, Ill., died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at his home.  

Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Sampsel, Mo., he was the son of Doss and Lizzie Simmons Henshaw.  On Nov. 4, 1939, he married Velma M. Simpson in Kahoka, Mo.  

Mr. Henshaw worked at the button factory in Oquawka and operated a sawmill in Oquawka until 1961.  He worked 17 years as a forester in Big River State Park and eight years with Des Moines County in conservation.  He did small engine repairs at his shop in Oquawka after retiring.  He was raised in Oquawka and Gladstone, Ill., where he attended local schools.  He enjoyed fishing and family fish fries.  

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Dixie Bigger of Biggsville, Ill., and Joyce Jones and Nancy Henshaw, both of Oquawka; three sons, Jack L. Henshaw and Jay W. Henshaw, both of Oquawka, and Allen R. Henshaw of Keithsburg, Ill.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Delores Olson and Shirley Lox, both of Oquawka; nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one grandchild, his parents, three brothers and one sister.  

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka where the family will receive friends.  

The graveside funeral for Mr. Henshaw will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Oquawka Cemetery.  

A memorial has been established for Henderson County Humane Society.

Velma died Sep 12 2014, at her home, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois; age 91.17  

Velma's obituary was published in "The Register-Mail" (Galesburg, Illinois) on September 13, 2014:17

OQUAWKA - Velma Mae Henshaw, 91, Oquawka, died at 3:23 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home.  

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka.  Her family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.  A memorial fund is being established for The Muscular Dystrophy Association.

(photo)Photo: Harold Wilson Hinshaw 10


  1. Contribution from Tim & Carol (Bigger) Poncelow.
  2. Contribution from Jacque (Henshaw) Worden.
  3. Obituary of Harold Wilson Henshaw.
  4. Obituary of Amber Michelle Henshaw.
  5. Family lineage contributed by Peggy Joan (Peak) Hinshaw
  6. "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
  7. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Obituary of Harold Henshaw; "The Hawk Eye" (Burlington, Iowa), Mar 10 2010
    http://www.thehawkeye.com; "Obituary Collection", http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. http://www.findagrave.com.
  11. 1920 census, Sampsel Township, Livingston County, Missouri; roll T625-919, ED 113, page 3A, line #28, dwelling #57, family #60.
  12. 1940 census, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois; roll T627-811, ED 36-15, page 5A, line #18, household #105.
  13. 1930 census, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois; roll T626-518, ED 15, page 8A, line #23, dwelling #238, family #239.
  14. Obituary of Billy A. Hinshaw.
  15. 1930 census, Bald Bluff Township, Henderson County, Illinois; roll T626-518, ED 1, page 4A, line #13, dwelling #67, family #67.
  16. Obituary of Durbin Leonard Hinshaw.
  17. Obituary of Velma Mae Henshaw; "The Register-Mail", Sep 13 2014:

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