Arna Dale Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── John Ballard Hinshaw
                                                       │    1833-1904 
                           ┌── Richard Caron Hinshaw ──┤
                           │    1898-1955              │
                           │                           └── Laura Jane Blankenship
                           │                                1860-1931 
Arna Dale Hinshaw ─────────┤
B: 1942                    │                           ┌── William Walter Smith
                           │                           │
                           └── Edna Irene Smith ───────┤
                                1908-1983              │
                                                       └── Daisy Belle Hedrick
M: Bruce Osborn Burton

M: Robert Eugene McMasters

Arna Dale Hinshaw     [ID 05727] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Arna Dale Hinshaw1 [Dale Hinshaw1].

Born Jan 23 1942, West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas.2  

Dale attended Sloan-Hendrix Academy at Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas for grades one through ten.  She acquired a general equivalency diploma and then took courses to become a florist and an interior decorator.  These were classes taken at Arkansas State University and the Sheffield School of Design in New York.  She also took a medical transcriptionist course and received a certificate from Arkansas State University.1  

Dale worked as an interior decorator for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Jonesboro, Arkansas for more than nineteen years.  She was listed in Who's Who Among Business and Professional Leaders in 1996-97.  Courtesy award winner numerous times.1  

She married Bruce Osborn Burton, Aug 3 1958, Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas.3,4  Bruce, son of George Burton & Eunice Osborn, was born Feb 8 1936, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.1,5,6  

Dale and Bruce were divorced.1  (Divorce decree recorded in Lawrence County, Arkansas).1  Bruce died Aug - 1984.5,6  

She then married Robert Eugene McMasters, Sep 15 1965, Imboden, Lawrence County, Arkansas.7  Robert, son of Robert McMasters & Geneva Walker, was born 1939, Lunsford, Craighead County, Arkansas.1,5  

In 1974 Robert was ordained as a Baptist minister, his ordination taking place at Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church on highway 69 between Trumann, Arkansas and Lunsford.  The first church he pastored was Unity Baptist Church on Highway 18 west of Jonesboro, Arkansas.  The next church he pastored was Broadway Avenue Baptist Church in Bay, Arkansas, and the last church he pastored was Pilgrims Hope Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.1  


Kevin Wesley McMasters, born Sep 21 1960, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota; married Tracey Anne Holt, Jun 16 1989, Bay, Craighead County, Arkansas. 8
Loren Kent McMasters, born Aug 3 1962, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas; married Teresa Hutton.

Dale and Robert are currently (1997) members of Pilgrims Hope Baptist Church in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, where Dale is the pianist.  She is also a volunteer teacher of genealogy at the Jonesboro Public Library.1  


Social Security information for Bruce Osborn Burton: 468-36-6960


  1. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  2. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Birth certificate.
  3. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Marriage certificate recorded in Pocohontas, Randolph County, Arkansas.
  4. Randolph County, Arkansas Marriages; USGenWeb Archives:
  5. "Descendants of John Ballard Hinshaw" by Dale Hinshaw McMasters:
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    Marriage certificate recorded in Craighead County, Arkansas.
  8. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002;

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