BILLY OWEN HINMAN, 42, of Jacinto City, TX, native of
Ranger, died March 30, 1961. Burial was in Evergreen
Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
It was assumed that Mr. Hinman was electrocuted when
a crane he was operating, in Houston for Brown & Root
Construction Co., came close enough to a 12,000 volt
powerline to cause an arc to jump to the crane. He
had been employed by the firm a total of 15 years.
Mr. Hinman was a captain on the Haltom City police
force from 1953-1956. He entered military service,
Sept. of 1944, and served in the parachute infantry
until his discharge in 1946.
Born Sept. 27, 1918, he was a graduate of Ranger High
School and Ranger Junior College. In Ranger, he worked
for Montgomery Wards and the police department. He was
a member of the First Christian Church.
At the time of his death, he is survived by his wife,
Imogene (RHS-1936); a daughter, Miss Margaret Jane
Hinman of Baton Rouge, LA; two step-sons, Eddie LeRoy
Jacoby (RHS-1957) and Mac A. Jacoby (RHS-1960) of
Ranger; two brothers, Garlan Hinman (RHS-1928) of
Anahuac, TX, & Howard Hinman of CA; & seven sisters,
Juanita Hinman Fortenberry (RHS-1929) of Arlington,
VA, Uva Hinman Neill (RHS-1931) of Kerrville, Ada
Mae Hinman Wyatt (RHS-1933), Mary Hinman Wilshusen
(RHS-1943), Katherine Hinman Rumley (RHS-1939) and
Patsy Hinman Densmore (RHS-1945), all of Phoenix,
AZ, & Betty Jo Hinman Knight (RHS-1943) of Great