Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── Allen Hinshaw
                                                       │    1855-1897 
                          ┌── Albion Rudolph Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1879-?                  │
                          │                            └── Mary L. Pugh
                          │                                c1857-?    
Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1911                   │                            ┌── John Franklin Hodgin
D: 2006                   │                            │
                          └── Sarah Jane Hodgin ───────┤
                               1889-1972               │
                                                       └── Rilla Emeline Hodgin
M: Ruby Mae Wallace
   └── Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw, Jr. (1939-) 1,2,3,4,5,6

Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw     [ID 13590] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 15 1911, Richmond, Virginia.7,8,9,10  

He married Ruby Mae Wallace, Dec 9 1933, Danville, Virginia.1,2  Ruby, daughter of Kenneth Carson "Kennie" Wallace & Laura A. Hinshaw, was born Jun 18 1915, North Carolina.11,12,13  Arnold and Ruby are 6th cousins once removed.  

In 1994-2002 Arnold was residing at 5010 Shadygrove Ln., Greensboro, North Carolina.14,15,16  

In 2004-2005 Arnold and Ruby were still residing in Greensboro, North Carolina.1,11  

The following article was published in the "News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on July 2, 2006:2

Marriage remains strong for more than 72 years

GREENSBORO -- Ruby Wallace and Arnold Hinshaw were so much in love they decided to forgo a fancy wedding ceremony and elope to Danville, Va., in Arnold's 1931 Roadster.  

Plus, they wanted to avoid Arnold's mother, who thought Ruby was too young and should wait a year to marry.  Ruby was 18, and Arnold was 22.  

"We decided to surprise her," Ruby said with a sly smile.  "We couldn't wait."  

That was almost 73 years ago, and Ruby still loves to show her affection for her sweetheart with lots of hugs and kisses.  Ruby, 91, and Arnold, 94, live at Morningview of Greensboro, an assisted-living facility.  An abundance of old black-and-white framed photos, as well as color photos of their family, adorn the couple's apartment, testament of a long and happy marriage.  

Married Dec. 9, 1933, Ruby and Arnold met at a hosiery mill during the Depression.  

"She was a beautiful girl," Arnold said.  

"I thought he was so handsome," Ruby said.  

For their first date, they went to a school play in Kernersville with another couple.  Ruby was quickly smitten, as was Arnold.  

"I liked everything about him, he was considerate, and he was so good to my family," Ruby said.  

After their marriage, they lived separately for two months -- she with an aunt and he at home, until they told Arnold's mother.  

"She was OK with it.  It was just hard for her letting her only child go," Ruby said.  "She and I got along well."  

They lived in a small rental house until they saved enough money to build a house in the Highland Park neighborhood.  They lived there for 22 years before building a home in Sedgefield Lakes.  

Six years after they were married they had their son, Arnold, who goes by "Rudy."  The couple has two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  

The couple enjoyed boating, and Arnold water-skied up until the 1980s.  They also enjoyed spending time at their house at Long Beach.  

They were both active members of Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church during their marriage, and worked with the youth group for years.  Many of those youths, now grown, keep in touch and visit.  

Arnold was a salesman for North State Chevrolet for 38 years and won trips for the couple to places such as England, France, Italy, Ireland and the Bahamas.  

On Friday nights, they enjoyed going to downtown Greensboro, where they visited Hamburger Square and the California Fruit Stand for a hot dog and a visit to the theater.  

Ruby was president of the Greensboro Women's Club, crocheted for many years and loved to play bridge.  They both are members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  (She is a Rebekah.) Arnold often proudly reminds those around him that he was a member of the first graduating class of Greensboro Senior High, now Grimsley High School.  

When their son went away to college, Ruby decided to go back and pursue a lifelong desire to become a nurse.  She became a licensed practical nurse, working for Dr. Harold Spangler and Dr. William Norment, until she retired in the late 1960s.  

When they were both in their 70s and retired, they joined an adult square dancing group and danced three nights a week for years.  

"I think that's why they are still so lucid and energetic," said their son, Rudy.  

They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a large celebration at their church.  Their son and daughter-in-law, Maxie, put together a small 70th wedding anniversary celebration for them a few years ago at Morningview.  

A broken hip for Arnold and skull fracture after a fall for Ruby about three years ago slowed them down and led them to sell their home and move to Morningview.  Meticulous about her appearance, Ruby has her hair done each week and exercises every day.  She also enjoys Bible study and music programs at Morningview.  Arnold enjoys still trying to keep up with his perky wife and watching TV.  

Asked how they kept their marriage so strong for almost 73 years, Ruby replied, "You have to love one another even in the bad times."  

"I'm just glad she put up with me all those years," Arnold said with a laugh.

Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw died Dec 19 2006, Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina; age 95.10  

Arnold's obituary was published in the "News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on December 23, 2006:10

Arnold R. Hinshaw Sr.  

GREENSBORO - Mr. Arnold R. Hinshaw, Sr., 95, of Greensboro, died Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at Wesley Long Hospital.  

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 22, at Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church by Rev. Jock Ollis and Rev. Dan Money.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born October 15, 1911, in Richmond, Va., the son of Alvin Rudolph and Sarah Hodgin Hinshaw.  

Arnold was a member of Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows.  He was a graduate of the first class at Grimsley High School (Greensboro High), was employed with North State Chevrolet Sales Department and was a Legend of Leaders there for over 30 consecutive years.  Mr. Hinshaw was an avid boater and fisherman, and particularly enjoyed water skiing.  

Surviving are his wife, Ruby; son, Arnold "Rudy" Hinshaw, Jr. and wife, Maxie of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Linda Blackley of Greensboro and Arnold R. "Skipper" Hinshaw III of Atlanta, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Luke, Catie, Josie, Sarah and Cooper.  

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm St. Chapel.  

Memorials may be directed to Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muris Chapel Road, Greensboro. N.C. 27410 and the Odd Fellows Buena-Vista Lodge, 311 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27401.  

Offer condolences at www.

Ruby died Dec 20 2007, age 92.17  

Ruby's obituary was published in the "News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on December 22, 2007:17

Ruby Wallace Hinshaw

GREENSBORO -- Mrs. Ruby Wallace Hinshaw, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 20, 2007.  

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, at Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jock Ollis and Rev. Dan Money officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was a member of Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Greensboro Woman's Club, the Young Matrons and the Myrtle Rebecca Lodge.  She was also active in PTA and the Muirs Chapel Youth Group.  She was a retired nurse.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw, Sr., and six sisters and brothers.  

Mrs. Hinshaw is survived by her son, Arnold Rudolph "Rudy" Hinshaw, Jr., and wife, Maxie and granddaughter, Linda Blackley, all of Greensboro; grandson, Arnold R. "Skipper" Hinshaw, III and wife, Erin of Alpharetta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Luke, Catie, Josie, Sarah and Cooper; and sister, Betty Scott of Greensboro.  

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home N. Elm St.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muirs Chapel Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410.  

Offer condolences at www.

(photo)Photo: Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw 10

(photo)Photo: Ruby Mae Wallace 2

(photo)Photo: Ruby Mae Wallace 17


  1. Contribution from Skip Hinshaw.
  2. The "News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina), Jul 2 2006:
  3. Guilford County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds:
  4. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  5. Obituary of Arnold Rudolph Hinshaw.
  6. Obituary of Ruby Wallace Hinshaw.
  7. U.S. Public Records Index;
  8. 1920 census, Fairfield District, Henrico County, Virginia; roll T625-1891, ED 42, page 20A, line #7, dwelling #401, family #446.
  9. 1930 census, Greensboro, Morehead Township, Guilford County, North Carolina; roll T626-1695, ED 40, page 1B, line #69, dwelling #15, family #15.
  10. Obituary of Arnold R. Hinshaw Sr.; The "News-Record", Dec 23 2006:
  11. Contribution from Jerry L. Hinshaw.
  12. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Morgan Jackson ().
  13. Obituary of Kennie Carson Wallace.
  14. 1994 Phone and Address Directory;
  15. 2000 Phone and Address Directory;
  16. 2002 Phone and Address Directory;
  17. Obituary of Ruby Wallace Hinshaw; The "News-Record", Dec 22 2007:

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