Clavis Jewett 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........... Clavis Jewett Hinshaw (1910-2005)
              +Sue Harvey (1920-1973)
12............  Rev. Milton Creede Hinshaw (1948-) 1,2
12............  Nelson Craig Hinshaw (1950-) 1,2
12............  Camilla Nell Hinshaw (1954-) 1,2
12............  Nora Ellen Hinshaw (1959-) 1,2
Clavis Jewett Hinshaw     [ID 06317] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 29 19101,3 [19104,5], near Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana1,3.  

Following his mother's death when he was only nine years old, Clavis lived for a time with his father, then later with some of his brothers.1  

In 1929 Clavis entered Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, Indiana, earning a two-year teaching degree.  Later he returned for a four-year degree, and still later a master's degree from Butler University in Indianapolis.1  

Clavis was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 25 1930), living in the household of brother Ross in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, Clavis, brother, age 20, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single; attended school.

On Feb 24 1942 Clavis J. Hinshaw, born 1910 in Indiana, enlisted in Chanute, Illinois as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had four years of college, was single, without dependents, and occupied as a teacher.  He was recorded as 68" tall, 152 lbs.5  

He married Sue Harvey1 [Mary Sue Harvey6], 19421, probably in Tyler, Smith County, Texas1.  Sue, daughter of Frank C. + Betty Nell Harvey, was born Sep 6 1920, Big Heart, Oklahoma.1,3,7  

Although born Mary Sue, she was never called Mary, but was always known as Sue.6  She was a slender, pretty woman with brunette hair, a ready smile, and a good sense of humor.  She met Clavis when he was at an army training school at Tyler, Texas (Sue was working in Tyler as a secretary); they met in a bowling alley.1  

During World War II Clavis was in the Signal Corps and took part in four invasions: Casablanca, Sicily, Anzio, and southern France.  After returning home, he served as a teacher and as a principal in schools at Cicero and at Tipton, Indiana.1,6  

Sue died Sep 12 1973, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana; buried Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,3  Medical: Sue died from cancer.1  

In July, 2000 Clavis celebrated his 90th birthday in Tipton, Indiana.  His four children, eight of ten grandchildren and many friends and relatives attended.  He is in excellent health and lives alone with a pet crow.8  

In 2002 Clavis moved to Macon, Georgia, to live with near his oldest son, Creede.  Clavis lived in an assisted living facility, rode his bike almost daily, and whiped all comers in checkers.9  

Clavis Jewett Hinshaw died Apr 17 2005, in his home, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; buried Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.3,10,11  

Clavis' obituary was published in "The Telegraph" (Macon, Georgia) on Apr 19 2005:10

Clavis J. Hinshaw

MACON - Clavis J. Hinshaw, 94, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his home in Macon.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, with visitation following in the parlor.  The Reverend Jimmy Towson will officiate.  Burial will be in Boxley, IN.  The family may be contacted at 110 Chaucers Cove.  

Born on a 40-acre farm north of Boxley, IN, the youngest of seven children of Milton and Elnora Hinshaw, C.J. was the first in his family to graduate from college.  With degrees from Ball State Teachers' College and Butler University, C.J's 35-year teaching career included service in a one-room school, a stint as principal, and a junior high teacher.  He served in the Signal Corps of the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII, participating in the invasions of Casablanca, Anzio, Sicily and Southern France.  

He was married to Mary Sue Harvey for 35 years until her death in 1973.  In his long and happy retirement he traveled the world, learned to snow-ski in his 60s, drove a convertible, and rode his bicycle into his 90s.  C.J. never met a stranger.  He displayed an unquenchable confidence, an irrepressible optimism, and an unconditional love for his family.  He moved to Macon in 2002 and was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.  

Survivors: children Creede Hinshaw, Macon, GA, Craig Hinshaw; Davison MI, Camilla Hinshaw, Mill Valley, CA, Nora Hinshaw, Plymouth MN, and eleven grandchildren.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Macon Outreach at Mulberry, P O Box 149, Macon, GA 31202.  

Hart's Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.

Clavis' death and burial was noted in the "Kokomo Tribune" (Kokomo, Indiana) on Thursday, June 16 2005:11

Clavis J. Hinshaw

TIPTON -- Clavis J. Hinshaw, 94, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his home in Macon, Ga.  

A graveside service will be in Boxley Cemetery of Hamilton County at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by a memorial service at the West Street Christian Church, 132 N. West Street, Tipton, at 3:30 p.m.  Friends will greet the family following the memorial service.  His family may be contacted at East Street Inn in Tipton where they will be staying during the weekend.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the West Street Christian Church.  Young-Nichols Funeral Home of Tipton is in charge of the arrangements.

(photo)Photo: Clavis Jewett Hinshaw, 1918, age 8

(photo)Photo: Clavis Jewett Hinshaw, Mar 13 1998, age 87

Social Security information for Clavis Jewett Hinshaw: 246-09-6151

Social Security information for Sue Harvey: 457-28-5386


  1. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  2. Obituary of Clavis Jewett Hinshaw.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. 1930 census, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T626-590, ED 13, page 9A, line #24, dwelling #213, family #213.
  5. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  6. Contribution from Lester L. Hinshaw.
  7. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Barnsdall, Osage County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1922, ED 3, page 8A, line #31, dwelling #163, family #163.
  8. Contribution from Nora Ellen Hinshaw Leone.
  9. Contribution from Creede Hinshaw.
  10. Obituary of Clavis J. Hinshaw; "The Telegraph", Apr 19 2005:
  11. Death of Clavis J. Hinshaw; the "Kokomo Tribune", Jun 16 2005:

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