Robert Bruce Hinshaw

 1. Joseph Hinshaw  m Elizabeth Longmore 
 2.. Richard D. Hinshaw (1865-?) m Catherine McMillan (c1866-?)
 3... Joseph McMillan Hinshaw (1884-1979) m Elizabeth Ann "Bess" Brown (1889-1974)
 4.... Robert Bruce Hinshaw (1923-2013)
       +Barbara Jean - (1927-1990)
 5.....  Elizabeth Hinshaw (?-<2013) 1,2
 5.....  Duaine Hinshaw (?-<2013) 2
 5.....  Robert Bruce Hinshaw, Jr.  2
 5.....  Primrose Hinshaw  2
Robert Bruce Hinshaw     [ID 08896] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jun 13 1923, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.3,4,5,6  

Robert was educated at Cranbrook for some time before joining the US Navy and serving in World War II.  He earned a BA in business at the University of Mississippi and later, in 1960 earned a degree in pharmacology.3  

He married Barbara Jean -, about 1944.3,6  Barbara was born Jan 29 1927.5,7  

Barbara died Sep 17 1990.3,7  

In 1993-2002 Robert was living in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi.3,5,8,9  

Robert Bruce Hinshaw died Feb 8 2013, buried Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi.6  

Robert's obituary was published in "The Birmingham News" (Birmingham, Alabama) on February 12-13, 2013:6

HINSHAW, SR., ROBERT BRUCE passed away February 8, 2013 after a brief illness and after a long and joyful life.  Robert was born June 13, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan and from growing up in the beautiful woods of Bloomfield Hills in suburban Detroit, to cruising the seas of the South Pacific with the Navy's SeaBees on the SS Cape Bon during World War II, to graduating from pharmacy school at the University of Mississippi, to working in his drug store in Yazoo City, Mississippi, to enjoying retirement on the golf courses of Mississippi and Alabama, and enjoying his last few years at the Danberry retirement community in Birmingham, Robert enjoyed and appreciated all he had.  He Is preceded in death by his wonderful, loving wife of 46 years Barbara Jean Hinshaw, his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Hinshaw, his brothers Joseph, Andy, Richard, and John, his sister Catherine, and daughters Elizabeth and Duaine.  He is survived by his son Robert Jr (Patricia) of Birmingham, his daughter Primrose (Mike) Dikeman of Pell City, Alabama, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A visitation and funeral service will be held Friday, February 15th, 2013 from 11 to 12 [visitation from 10 to 11] with a lunch reception following at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Shelby County and final internment will be at Glenwood cemetery in Yazoo City, Mississippi.  The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at the Danberry retirement home and all the doctors and nurses at St. Vincent's Hospital for the great and loving care they provided for him.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the St. Vincent's Foundation at

Social Security information for Barbara Jean -: 428-32-4349


  1. Contribution from Elizabeth Hinshaw Merriman.
  2. Obituary of Robert Bruce Hinshaw.
  3. Contribution from Dana Wrensch ().
  4. 1930 census, Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan; roll T626-1016, ED 13, page 7B, line #57, dwelling #149, family #149.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index;
  6. Obituary of Robert Bruce Hinshaw Sr.; "The Birmingham News", Feb 12-13 2013:
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  8. Obituary of Andrew Brown Hinshaw.
  9. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002;

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