Priscilla McConnell was born in Philadelphia, Pa on March 12,1913. Her parents names were John McConnell and Lucy Wilkinson. She was religiously affiliated with the Methodist Church. She attended Overbrook High School and upon graduation matriculated to Dickinson College where she earned her Bachelor of Philosophy Degree in 1934. During her time at Dickinson College "Pris" was best friends with Christina Meredith, a fellow classmate from the class of 1934. She later married Harry E. Hinebauch and became a housewife.