Gilbert Kenneth "Gil" 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....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ William Hinshaw (c1772-?) m Jane Hamm 
 9......... Thomas Hinshaw (1797-1869) m Elizabeth - (1809-1849)
10.......... Albert Anderson Hinshaw (1842-1928) m Eliza Catherine Counts (1851-1929)
11........... John Thomas Hinshaw (1877-1949) m Bobbie E. Burks (1884-1959)
12............ Alton Kenneth Hinshaw (1908-1986) m Gladys Ethel Ruch (1909-1988)
13............. Gilbert Kenneth "Gil" Hinshaw (?-2016)
                +Judy A. Fowlkes (1939-2012)
14..............  Mike Hinshaw (c1960-) 1
14..............  David Roy Hinshaw (1961-) 1,2,3
14..............  Mark K. Hinshaw (1968-) 1,2,3
14..............  Dr. Luke Ruch Hinshaw (c1971-) 1,2,3
Gilbert Kenneth "Gil" Hinshaw     [ID 06705] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Gil and his mother were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living with her parents (Gil's maternal grandparents) in Hamilton County, Tennessee:4

Ruch, Frank, head-of-household, age 47, born in Tennessee; parents born in Ohio; first married at age 24; rented home ($18/month rent); no radio in home; occupation: carpenter, house building; not a war veteran.
Ruch, Ethel, wife, age 41, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 19.
Ruch, Ralph L, son, age 18, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; attended school.
Henshaw, Gladis, daughter, age 20, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; widow, first married at age 15.
Henshaw, Gilbert, grandson, age 2 years ? months [unclear], born in Ohio; parents born in Tennessee.

Gil was shown in the 1940 census (May 7 1940), living with his maternal grandparents, Ruch Lane, Franklin County, Tennessee:5

Ruch, Frank, head-of-household, age 57, born in Tennessee; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned farm ($1400 value); occupation: laborer, farm.
Ruch, Ethel, wife, age 51, born in Tennessee; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Henshaw, Gilbert, grandson, age 13, born in Ohio; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.

She married Judy A. Fowlkes.8  Judy was born Dec 1 1939.9  

On Jul 17 1973 Gil became editor of "The News-Sun", Hobbs, New Mexico10 (see scan below).  

Gil was the author of "A History of Henshaw-Hinshaw Origins", available online at Brigham Young University, Family History Archive: http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc

In 1993-2002 Gil was still living in Hobbs, New Mexico.11,12,13  

Judy died Jul 4 2012, buried Memory Gardens, 2909 N. Dal Paso St., Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico.9  

Gilbert Kenneth "Gil" Hinshaw died Jul 9 2016, age 89.6,7,8,14,15  

Gil's death was reported by NewsChannel 10 (Amarillo, Texas),14 and in the "Albuquerque Journal" (Albuquerque, New Mexico),16 and in the "Santa Fe New Mexican" (Santa Fe, New Mexico)17 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016:

Former Hobbs News-Sun editor, historian Gil Hinshaw dies

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Former long-time Hobbs News-Sun editor Gil Hinshaw has died at the age of 89.  

The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/29V22jd) that Hinshaw died Saturday.  No cause of death was listed.  

An editor at the paper for nearly two decades, Hinshaw started in journalism at his high school newspaper in Tennessee.  He joined the Army, serving during the Korean War, and later enlisted in the Air Force and worked in journalism and public affairs overseas.  

After returning to the U.S., he worked as a reporter in Altus, Oklahoma, before coming to New Mexico, where he worked for The Associated Press and The Albuquerque Tribune.  

He later served as the editor of newspapers in Tucumcari and Carlsbad and was known for chronicling Lea County history.  

A private service for Hinshaw will be held in Hobbs.  

Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

Gil's death was also reported in the "Current-Argus" (Carlsbad, New Mexico) on Tuesday, July 12, 2016:8

Past Current-Argus editor, Zoo and Gardens founder dies

Thousands of people visit Gil Hinshaw's legacy every year to experience the wildlife and geography of the Chihuahua Desert.  

As former executive director of the New Mexico State park and Recreation Commission his name graces a plaque on the doors of the Living Desert Zoo and Garden.  

Hinshaw, 89, who helped found the Living Desert Zoo and Garden State Park and was editor of the Carlsbad Current-Argus, died Sunday.  

Hinshaw was appointed as chairman of the state's parks commission by Gov. David Cargo in 1968.  He was managing editor of the Carlsbad Current-Argus from 1966 to 1969.  

He also held the same position at the Albuquerque Tribune and with the Associated Press in the 1960s.  He spent 19 years as the editor of the Hobbs News-Sun.  

A known historian, Hinshaw authored "Lea, New Mexico's Last Frontier," an exploration of the county's history from its earliest settlers to its modern communities.  

Hinshaw was born in Ohio and moved to New Mexico in the mid 1960s.  He was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War before joining the United States Air force.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy A. Fowlkes, of Tucumcari.  The couple had four sons.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Gil's obituary was published in the "Manchester Times" on July 20, 2016:6

Longtime Hobbs News-Sun editor and noted New Mexico historian Gil Hinshaw passed away on July 10.  He was eighty-nine years old.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy A. Hinshaw.  Gilbert Kenneth Hinshaw was born in Akron, Ohio.  He grew up in south-central Tennessee and attended Winchester High School, where he was involved with the high school newspaper and attended The University of The South, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in English.  Hinshaw joined the United States Army, in which he served during the Korean War.  He later enlisted in the United States Air Force. Upon returning to the United States, he began a long career in the newspaper business.  He was a reporter in Altus, Oklahoma before coming to New Mexico and working for The Associated Press and The Albuquerque Tribune.  In the mid-1960s he was named editor of the newspaper in Tucumcari, New Mexico, where he met Judy A. Fowlkes.  They married and would raise four boys.  Hinshaw left Tucumcari to become editor of The Carlsbad Current-Argus.  While in Carlsbad, he was also an executive director of the New Mexico State Park & Recreation Commission and a founder of the New Mexico Zoological-Botanical State Park of the Southwest.  Gil returned to Tennessee to become editor for about five years in the late 1970s of The Manchester Times, followed by positions with newspapers in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Okla.  Hinshaw authored numerous books, including a work on Franklin County, Tennessee.  He is survived by his sons Mike Beasley, David Hinshaw, Mark Hinshaw, and Luke Hinshaw, along with ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother Robert Hinshaw, sister Sharlene Whitmire, and numerous cousins.  A private service was held in New Mexico with interment to follow in Franklin County.

Another obituary was published in the "Tullahoma News" on July 20, 2016:15

Gil Hinshaw, of New Mexico, a former editor of The Manchester Times and a graduate of The University of the South, passed away on July 10,2016 at the age of 89.  

A private funeral service was held in New Mexico with interment to follow in Franklin County, Tennessee.  

Hinshaw grew up in the Franklin County area and graduated from Franklin County High School, where he was involved with the high school newspaper.  He earned a bachelor's degree in English from The University of the South.  

He then joined the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War, and later en-listed in the U.S. Air Force.  Upon returning to the Unit-ed States, he began a long career in the newspaper business.  He was a reporter in Altus, Oklahoma, before moving to New Mexico and working for The Associated Press and The Albuquerque Tribune.  In the mid-1960s he was named editor of the newspaper in Tucumcari, New Mexico, where he met and married Judy A. Fowlkes.  He then left Tucumcari to become editor of The Carlsbad Current-Argus.  

While in Carlsbad, he was also an executive direc-tor of the New Mexico State Park & Recreation Commission and a founder of the New Mexico Zoological-Botanical State Park of the Southwest.  

Hinshaw returned to Tennessee to become editor in the late 1970s of The Manchester Times, followed by positions with newspapers in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

He authored numerous books, including one on Franklin County, Tennessee.  

His last longtime position was as editor of the Hobbs, New Mexico, News-Sun.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Hinshaw; and is survived by his sons, Mike Beasley, David Hinshaw, Mark Hinshaw, and Luke Hinshaw; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, Robert Hinshaw; sister, Sharlene Whitmire, and numerous cousins.

Another obituary was published in the "Herald Chronicle" on July 22, 2016:7

HINSHAW, Gilbert ""Gil"" Kenneth, longtime Hobbs News-Sun editor and noted New Mexico historian, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016.  He was 89 years old.  Mr. Hinshaw was preceded in death by his wife, Judy A. Hinshaw.  Gilbert Kenneth Hinshaw was born in Akron, Ohio.  He grew up in south-central Tennessee and attended Winchester High School, where he was involved with the high school newspaper.  He had a passion for classical literature and attended The University of The South, at Sewanee, Tenn., where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English.  Hinshaw joined the United States Army, in which he served during the Korean War.  He later enlisted in the United States Air Force.  As a non-commissioned officer he served tours in Thule, Greenland and Europe before working for the U.S. State Department in Paris.  His years of government service involved work in journalism and public affairs.  Upon returning to the United States, he began a long career in the newspaper business.  He was a reporter in Altus, Okla. before coming to New Mexico and working for The Associated Press and The Albuquerque Tribune.  In the mid-1960s, he was named editor of the newspaper in Tucumcari, New Mexico, where he met Judy A. Fowlkes.  They married and would raise four boys.  Hinshaw left Tucumcari to be-come editor of The Carlsbad Current-Argus.  While in Carlsbad, he was also an executive director of the New Mexico State Park and Recreation Commission and a founder of the New Mexico Zoological-Botanical State Park of the Southwest, which later became Living Desert State Park.  Gil returned to Tennessee to become editor of The Manchester Times, followed by positions with newspapers in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Okla.  He was named editor of the Hobbs News-Sun in 1973, and led the newspaper until his retirement in 1992.  His tenure with The News-Sun was marked by award-winning national and local news coverage.  After his retirement, he worked with the City of Hobbs Senior Citizen Center for 16 years.  Hinshaw authored numerous books, including works on the histories of Lea County, Lovington and Tucumcari, as well as Franklin County, Tenn.  He was a strong supporter of the arts, education, the Episcopal Church and the Democratic Party.  He served on the vestry at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Hobbs.  He is survived by his sons, Mike Beasley, David Hinshaw, Mark Hinshaw and Luke Hinshaw, along with 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, Robert Hinshaw, sister, Sharlene Whitmire and numerous cousins.  A private service was held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Hobbs, N.M. with interment to follow in Franklin County, Tenn.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lea County Museum or the Alzheimer's Association.

(photo)Photo: Gil Hinshaw 1953 yearbook, University of The South, Sewanee, Tennessee 18

(photo)Photo: Gil Hinshaw newspaper article "The News-Sun", Jul 17 1973 10

(photo)Photo: Gil Hinshaw at work 8


Sources

  1. Contribution from Marion Hinshaw citing: Gil Hinshaw.
  2. Contribution from "HPAdams" ().
  3. Contribution from Marcus Hinshaw.
  4. 1930 census, District 2, Hamilton County, Tennessee; roll T626-2252, ED 69, page 8B-9A, line #100, dwelling #178, family #186.
  5. 1940 census, Franklin County, Tennessee; roll T627-3891, ED 26-7, page 11A, line #25, household #200.
  6. Obituary of Gil Hinshaw; "Manchester Times", Jul 20 2016:
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/manchestertimes/obituary.aspx?pid=180724998.
  7. Obituary of Gil Hinshaw; "Herald Chronicle", Jul 22 2016:
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=180713170.
  8. Death of Gil Hinshaw; "Current-Argus", Jul 12 2016:
    http://www.currentargus.com/story/life/announcements/2016/07/12/past-current-argus-editor-zoo-and-gardens-founder-dies/86992482/.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156010486.
  10. "The News-Sun" (Hobbs, New Mexico), Jul 17 1973; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Contribution from Terry Henshaw.
  12. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Death of Gil Hinshaw; "NewsChannel 10", Jul 12 2016:
    http://www.newschannel10.com/story/32429933/former-hobbs-news-sun-editor-historian-gil-hinshaw-dies.
  15. Obituary of Gil Hinshaw; "Tullahoma News", Jul 20 2016:
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tullahomanews/obituary.aspx?pid=180722498.
  16. Death of Gil Hinshaw; "Albuquerque Journal", Jul 12 2016:
    http://www.abqjournal.com/806774/former-hobbs-news-sun-editor-historian-gil-hinshaw-dies.html.
  17. Death of Gil Hinshaw; "Santa Fe New Mexican", Jul 12 2016:
    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/briefs/former-hobbs-news-sun-editor-historian-gil-hinshaw-dies/article_ebb0903f-3887-59cf-98be-ceb5862203ee.html.
  18. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012; http://www.ancestry.com.


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