William Elbert "Bill" Hinshaw

                                                             ┌── Jabin Hinshaw
                                                             │    1847-1924 
                                 ┌── William David Hinshaw ──┤
                                 │    1896-1985              │
                                 │                           └── Ruth Caroline Edwards
                                 │                                1853-1911 
William Elbert "Bill" Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1925                          │                           ┌── Gaston Andrews
D: 2012                          │                           │
                                 └── Gladys Lola Andrews ────┤
                                      1901-1984              │
                                                             └── Addie G. Guthrie
M: Rachel Eugenia Hornaday
   ├── William Michael Hinshaw (1947-) 1,2,3,4
   └── Randall Hornaday Hinshaw (1955-) 1,3,4,5

William Elbert "Bill" Hinshaw     [ID 02068] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Elbert "Bill" Hinshaw6 [Elbert Hinshaw7].

Born May 1 1925, Liberty, Randolph County, North Carolina.6,8  

He married Rachel Eugenia Hornaday, Nov 4 1944.6,9  Rachel, daughter of Roy Zelle Hornaday, Sr. & Georgia Isely, was born May 29 1927, Snow Camp, Alamance County, North Carolina.9,10,11  

In 2011-2012 Bill was living in Harrisburg, Virginia.7  

William Elbert "Bill" Hinshaw died Oct 9 2012, at his home, Harrisburg, Virginia; age 87.8  

Bill's obituary was published in the "News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on Thursday, October 11, 2012:8,12


HARRISONBURG, VA -- William "Bill" Elbert Hinshaw, 87, of Harrisonburg, VA, passed away, October 9, 2012 at his home.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born in Liberty, NC, on May 1, 1925, and was a son of the late William David and Lola (Andrews) Hinshaw.  

Mr. Hinshaw was a veteran of WWII, Pacific Theatre, and was a career textile executive.  He was a lifelong active member in his church and a devoted father and husband.  

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rachel (Hornaday) Hinshaw.  

Mr. Hinshaw is also survived by two sons, William M. Hinshaw and wife Connie of Macon, GA, Randall H. Hinshaw and wife Linda of Harrisonburg, VA; a brother, Robert C. Hinshaw; a sister, Myra Hinshaw Way; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Ivan Hinshaw, and a sister, Edith Hinshaw Moore.  

Mr. Hinshaw will be interred at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Liberty, NC, 3 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Sentara Health Foundation, 6015 Poplar Hall Drive, Suite 308, Norfolk, VA 23502-3819.  

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is entrusted with arrangements.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com

Rachel died Nov 4 2013, age 86.9  

Rachel's obituary was published in the "The Times-News" (Burlington, North Carolina) on November 8-9, 2013:9,12

Rachel Hornaday Hinshaw, 86, of Bridgewater, Va., passed away November 4, 2013.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Snow Camp, NC, on May 29, 1927.  She was the daughter of the late Roy Zelle Hornaday and Georgia Isley Hornaday.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  An accomplished musician, Mrs. Hinshaw was church organist for over 20 years in the United Methodist Church.  She was a consummate homemaker, a wonderful cook and an avid crafter.  

Mrs. Hinshaw is survived by two sons, William M. Hinshaw and wife Connie of Macon, Ga., and Randall H. Hinshaw and wife Linda of Harrisonburg, Va.; a brother Roy Zelle (Bud) Hornaday Jr.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William E. (Bill) Hinshaw, whom she married on November 4, 1944.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia H. Hill, Dorothy H. Wilkins, and Emily H. Wright; and great-grandson Levi Aaron Eberly.  

A service in Mrs. Hinshaw's memory will be held at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Liberty, NC at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice organization.

(photo)Photo: William Elbert "Bill" Hinshaw & Rachel Eugenia Hornaday Nov 2000, Harrisburg, Virginia 8


  1. Contribution from Mike Hinshaw.
  2. Contribution from William Michael (Mike) Hinshaw ().
  3. Obituary of William Elbert Hinshaw.
  4. North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Contribution from Mike Hinshaw citing:
    William David Hinshaw's family bible.
  7. Obituary of Lola Edith Hinshaw.
  8. Obituary of William Elbert "Bill" Hinshaw; "News-Record", Oct 11 2012:
  9. Obituary of Rachel Eugenia (Hornaday) Hinshaw; "Times-News", Nov 8-9 2013:
  10. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Contribution from Jason Hinshaw.
  12. http://www.johnsonfs.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1712191&fh_id=10293.

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