Ruth Hinshaw

                                                            ┌── Amos Ratcliff Hinshaw
                                                            │    1825-1900 
                            ┌── Americus Fernando Hinshaw ──┤
                            │    1854-1943                  │
                            │                               └── Elizabeth Linton
                            │                                    1831-1905 
Ruth Hinshaw ───────────────┤
B: 1892                     │                               ┌── John M. Shouse
D: 1976                     │                               │
                            └── Charity Shouse ─────────────┤
                                 1865-1943                  │
                                                            └── Lucinda Rollfe
M: Edwin Emanuel Walline

M: Nathaniel Bercovitz, Sr.

Ruth Hinshaw     [ID 04494] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 12 1892, Ashland, Boone County, Missouri.1,2,3,4,5  

She married Edwin Emanuel Walline, May 30 1917, Boone County, Missouri.2,6  Edwin, son of Jonas P. Walline & Matilda Boo, was born Jul 15 1890, New Windsor, Mercer County, Illinois.1,7,8,9,10  Edwin's parents were from Sweden; his grandparents were apparently Charles J. & Sarah Christina Walline.7,8  


Jean Donna Walline, born Aug 28 1918, Matilda Hospital, Victoria, Hong Kong. 5
Edwin Douglas/Douglass Walline, born Dec 18 1920, Paak Hok Tung, Canton, Kwangtung, Republic of China; died Nov 3 2005; married Margaret Snyder (children: Paul Walline, Daniel Walline and Terry Lou Walline). 5,11,12
Ann Walline.

In 1917 Edwin Emmanuel Walline, age 26, had registered for the World War I draft in Chicago, Illinois.  He declared he was born July 15th 1890 in New Windsor, Illinois, and was then residing at 2330 N. Halsted St. in Chicago where he was single, without dependents, and a theological student.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, dark gray eyes, dark brown hair.  He claimed exemption dued to "Missionary to" [..unclear..] "China".9  

Ruth and Edwin were Presbyterian missionaries in China from 1917 to 1960.11,13  

Edwin died Jan 3 1965, Los Angeles County, California; age 74.1  

She then married Nathaniel Bercovitz, Sr., 1966.10,14,15  Nathaniel, son of Moses Bercovitz & Mary Bernstein, was born Jul 18 1889, Constitution, Chile.12,14  

Nathaniel had been previously married to an Elva --,14 who had died Apr 24 1965 in California.10,14  

Ruth Hinshaw died Aug 17 1976, Los Angeles County, California; age 83.1,10  

Nathaniel died Oct 13 1979, Los Angeles County, California; age 90.10,12,14  

Social Security information for Ruth Hinshaw: 556-76-5388


  1. California Death Index, 1940-1997;
  2. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    A family paper in the handwriting of Clyde Herbert Hinshaw.
  3. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    A family paper from the personal papers of Mattie Valeria Hinshaw.
  4. 1910 census, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri; roll T624-770, ED 5, page 61B, line #51, dwelling #73, family #76.
  5. U.S., Consular Reports of Births, 1910-1949;
  6. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    Marriage licenses, Boone County, Missouri Recorder's Office; bk 13 pg 282.
  7. 1900 census, New Windsor Town, Rivoli Township, Mercer County, Illinois; roll T623-330, ED 82, page 1A, line #14, dwelling #4, family #4.
  8. 1910 census, Village of Windsor, Rivoli Township, Mercer County, Illinois; roll T624-311, ED 80, page 322A, line #39, dwelling #102, family #104.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  10. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  11. Contribution from Melanie Morris ().
  12. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  13. Presbyterian Historical Society; Foreign Missionary Index:
  14. Nathaniel Bercovitz, Sr. Papers; Presbyterian Historical Society:
  15. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw.

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