Melvin Harland 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........ William Hinshaw (1789-1854) m Ruth Hinshaw (1791-1836)
 9......... Michael Hinshaw (1816-1884) m Rachel Kemp (1821-1895)
10.......... Milton Wheeler Hinshaw (1855-1926) m Elnora "Nora" Burton (1867-1919)
11........... Glen Harrison Hinshaw (1894-1994) m Edith Marie Spray (1898-1953)
12............ Melvin Harland Hinshaw (1927-2010)
               +Lois Jean Bensley (1933-1990)
13.............  Edith Elaine Hinshaw (1951-) 1,2
13.............  Melvin Harland Hinshaw, Jr. (1955-) 1,2
13.............  John Raymond Hinshaw (1956-) 1,2
13.............  Margaret Jean Hinshaw (1958-) 1,2
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Born Jan 2 1927, Boone County, Indiana.3,4,5,6,7,8  

During World War II Melvin served in the U.S. Navy, working as a spot welder.  He later advanced to become a supply seargant.1,9  

He married Lois Jean Bensley, May 11 1950, Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1900 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio.1,7,10,11  Lois, daughter of John + Fannie Bensley, was born Jan 26 1933, Ohio.8,11,12,13  

Melvin & Lois' marriage was reported in the "Chronicle Telegram" (Elyria, Ohio) on Friday, May 12, 195010 (see scan below).  

Melvin and family were shown in the 1954 city directory of Connorsville, Indiana:14

Hinshaw Melvin H (Lois J) 1 assmblr Rex Mfg h 206½ 24th
Hinshaw Wm R (Anna J) 2 dist eng Genl Tel h 215 W 11th
Melvin and family were shown in the 1957 city directory of Connorsville, Indiana:14
Hinshaw Marvin E (Betty A) 3 div plnt supt Genl Tel h 2227 N Grand
Hinshaw Melvin H (Lois J) 3 clk Cox's Super Mkt h 832 Scott
Hinshaw Wm R (Anna J) 3 div eng Genl Tel h 813 23rd
Melvin and family were shown in the 1959 city directory of Connorsville, Indiana:14
Hinshaw Marvin E (Betty A) 3 plnt supt Genl Tel h 2256 Vermont
Hinshaw Melvin H (Lois) 4 wldr D&M h 832 Scott
Hinshaw Wm R (Anna J) 3 div eng Genl Tel h 813 23rd
Melvin and family were shown in the 1960 city directory of Connorsville, Indiana:14
Hinshaw Anna J Mrs clk Miller Carry Out r813 W 23d
Hinshaw Melvin H (Lois J) wldr D&M h832 Scott
Hinshaw Wm R (Anna J) supvr TelCo h813 W 23d

Lois died May 28 1990.11  (incorrectly shown as May 15 1990 in the SSDI).8  

In 1996 Melvin was living in Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana.1  

In 2003 Melvin was living in North Vernon, Indiana.11  

Melvin Harland Hinshaw died Jan 21 2010, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; age 83.7,8,11,15,16  

Melvin's obituary was published in the "Greensburg Daily News" (Greensburg, Indiana) on January 25, 2010:15

Melvin Harland Hinshaw, Sr., 83

Melvin Harland Hinshaw, Sr., 83 of North Vernon, formely of Indiana Lakes, passed away Thurday, Jan. 21 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the funeral home, with Chaplain Walter Glover officiating.  Burial will be in St. John (Huntersville) Cemetery with military graveside rites.  Memorials are suggested to the Decatur County Hospice.

Another obituary was published by the Meyers Funeral Home:7,16

Melvin Harland Hinshaw Sr.  
1/2/1927 to 1/21/2010
N. Vernon, IN

Melvin Harland Hinshaw Sr., age 83 years of North Vernon, IN formerly of Indian Lakes passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  

Born January 2, 1927 in Boone Co, IN he was the son of the late Glen & Edith (Spray) Hinshaw.  He worked in Connersville, IN at the Design & Manufacturing Co.  Mr. Hinshaw was a WWII Navy Veteran then went into the Army before going back into the Navy and finally the Indiana National Guard.  He retired after 30 years of service.  He was a member of the American Legion.  Mr. Hinshaw married Lois Jean Bensley in May 1950.  

Melvin is survived by his sons Melvin Hinshaw Jr. of Connersville, IN and John Hinshaw of New Albany, IN; daughters Edith Hampton of Brownsville, IN & Margaret Ritter of Connersville, IN; brother Marvin Hinshaw of Clearwater, FL & sister Virginia Cottongin of Kinder, LA He will also be missed by several grandchildren & great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lois Jean Hinshaw, a daughter that died at birth and brothers Bill Hinshaw & Harold Hinshaw.  

Visitation will be Monday, January 25, 2010 from 4-8pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN.  Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 2PM at Meyers Funeral Home, with Chaplain Walter Glover officiating.  Burial will be in St. John (Huntersville) Cemetery with military graveside rites.  Memorials are suggested to Decatur Co. Hospice.

(photo)Photo: Melvin Harland Hinshaw 7

(photo)Photo: Melvin Harland Hinshaw & Lois Jean Bensley marriage "Chronicle Telegram" (Elyria, Ohio), May 12 1950 10

(photo)Photo: Lois Jean Bensley newspaper article "Chronicle Telegram" (Elyria, Ohio), Jul 2 1937 17

Social Security information for Lois Jean Bensley: 290-28-5822


  1. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  2. Obituary of Melvin Harland Hinshaw.
  3. 1930 census, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico; roll T626-1392, ED 22, page 17B, line #58, dwelling #308, family #364.
  4. 1930 census, Jackson Township, Clinton County, Indiana; roll T626-581, ED 10, page 11B, line #86, dwelling #179, family #179.
  5. 1940 census, 3rd Ward, Lebanon, Center Township, Boone County, Indiana; roll T627-1028, ED 6-4, page 19A, line #3, household #487.
  6. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  7. Obituary of Melvin Harland Hinshaw; Meyers Funeral Home:
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949;
  10. "Chronicle Telegram" (Elyria, Ohio) May 12 1950;
  11. Contribution from Margaret Jean Hinshaw Ritter.
  12. Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964;
  13. 1940 census, LaGrange, Lorain County, Ohio; roll T627-3104, ED 47-85, page 4A, line #3, household #75.
  14. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta);
  15. Obituary of Melvin Harland Hinshaw; "Greensburg Daily News", Jan 25 2010:
  17. "Chronicle Telegram" (Elyria, Ohio) Jul 2 1937;

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