Chester Edward 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...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Benjamin Hinshaw (1738-1840) m Elisabeth Hinshaw (1750-1823)
 8........ Jacob A. Hinshaw (1778-1826) m Phebe Allen (1789-1869)
 9......... John Allen Hinshaw (1813-1851) m Harriet Elizabeth Hocket (1813-1882)
10.......... Jacob Benjamin Hinshaw (1841-1910) m Malinda Davis (1844-1912)
11........... William Edgar Hinshaw (1865-1916) m Julia Louisa Simkin (1866-1941)
12............ Owen Jacob Hinshaw (1890-1960) m Ethyl May Cox (1890-1982)
13............. Chester Edward Hinshaw (1912-1997)
                +Gertrude Lorraine Miller (1916-2003)
14..............  Eva May Hinshaw (1933-1974) 1,2,3
14..............  Florence Lorraine Hinshaw (1934-) 1,2,3
14..............  Diana Joanne Hinshaw (1936-) 1,3
14..............  Edward Allen Hinshaw (1937-2016) 1,2,4
14..............  Chester John Hinshaw (1941-) 1,2,3
Chester Edward Hinshaw     [ID 03995] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 26 1912, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa.1,5,6,7,8,9  

Chester was raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Live Oak, California and Gridley, California where he finished his education.2  

He married Gertrude Lorraine Miller, Jul 16 1932, Medford, Oregon.1,2  Gertrude, daughter of John Jacob Miller & Eva May Cripps, was born Mar 11 1916, LeSeur, Minnesota.1,2,5  

In 1997 Chester was living in Chico, California.5  

Chester Edward Hinshaw died Mar 13 1997, Chico, Butte County, California; buried Section 6, Block 2, Lot 37, Space 9, Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Gridley, Butte County, California.1,2,5,6,7,10  Medical: Chester died from a stroke.1  

Chester's obituary was published in the "Chico Enterprise Record", Chico, California, on Mar 16 1997.11  

Gertrude died Sep 1 2003, buried Section 6, Block 2, Lot 37, Space 10, Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Gridley, Butte County, California.5,12  

The following is a short biography by Chester's niece Marion Hinshaw:1

Chester grew up in Gridley, CA and on July 16, 1932, married Gertrude Miller, of Gridley, in Medford, Oregon.  Chester was employed by Bank of America for three years, and in 1935, started working for the Diamond Match Company.  In l949, he became a district manager for the company, and in 1956, he was promoted to General Manager of the Western Retail Division.  Nine years later, Chester became Vice President of all Diamond retail operations nationwide.  Chester and Gertrude settled in Chico, CA in 1979 where Chester was an elder at the Neighborhood Church and was actively involved in the ministry of caring for widows.  Chester loved the outdoors, mountains, hunting and fishing.  He was a life member of the North America Hunting Club.

Social Security information for Chester Edward Hinshaw: 558-10-0231

Social Security information for Gertrude Lorraine Miller: 561-32-4854


  1. Contribution from Marion Hinshaw.
  2. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  3. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  4. Edward Allen Hinshaw obituary.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  7. California Death Index, 1940-1997;
  8. 1920 census, Harrison Township, Mahaska County, Iowa; roll T625-501, ED 71, page 4B, line #88, dwelling #90, family #90.
  9. 1930 census, Gridley Township, Butte County, California; roll T626-113, ED 24, page 3A, line #23, dwelling #64, family #65.
  10. Gridley-Biggs Cemetery burials:
  11. The Obituary Daily Times archives:
  12. Gridley-Biggs Cemetery burials:

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