Walter Lewis Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Joseph Lewis Hinshaw
                                                 │    1873-1963 
                        ┌── Carl Cyrus Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1897-1985           │
                        │                        └── Lucy Jane Craven
                        │                             1870-1952 
Walter Lewis Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1917                 │                        ┌── Walter Jay Allen
D: 2006                 │                        │
                        └── Fleta May Allen ─────┤
                             1897-1929           │
                                                 └── Nancy Florence Hodgin
M: Florence Oleta Macon
   ├── Larry Lewis Hinshaw (1944-) 1,2,3,4
   └── Cyrus Lynn Hinshaw (1947-) 1,2,3,4

Walter Lewis Hinshaw     [ID 06357] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 10 19173,5,6 [Apr 10 19171,2], Coleridge Township, Randolph County, North Carolina3,5,6.  

He married Florence Oleta Macon, Jun 3 1939, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,7  Florence, daughter of Rufus Macon & Laura Bingham, was born Aug 25 1913, North Carolina.1,6,8,9  

In 1988 Walter and Florence were living in Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina.8,9  

Florence died Apr 13 1988, at her home, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina; age 74.1,6,8,9  

In 1993-2002 Walter was still living in Burlington, North Carolina.1,5,10  His hobby (and business) was weaving.1  

Walter Lewis Hinshaw died Feb 11 2006, buried Holly Spring Friends Cemetery, Ramseur, Randolph County, North Carolina.6,11  

Walter's obituary was published in the "News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on February 13-14, 200611 and in the "Courier-Tribune" (Asheboro, North Carolina) on February 14, 2006:12

Walter Lewis Hinshaw

BURLINGTON -- Mr. Walter Lewis Hinshaw, 88, of 3331 Alamance Road, died at his home on Saturday, February 11, 2006, after a period of declining health.  

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Holly Springs Friends Meeting in Ramseur.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Sessoms and the Rev. Suzanne Shoffner.  Burial will follow in the Meeting House Cemetery.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born and raised in Randolph County in the Holly Springs Friends community south of Ramseur.  He was the son of the late Carl C. Hinshaw and the late Fleta Allen Hinshaw.  He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Mrs. Hazel Stout Hinshaw.  He was the husband of the late Florence Macon Hinshaw.  

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  After the war, Mr. Hinshaw and his wife Florence moved to Burlington and operated Hinshaw's Mill Outlet for over 20 years.  He was also a traveling yarn salesman.  He held two U.S. Patents.  

Mr. Hinshaw attended Shiloh Presbyterian Church but maintained his ties to the Holly Springs Friends Meeting.  He lived his life as a fine example for his family and all who knew him.  He was a truly charitable man who, throughout his life, sought out ways to help others.  He obtained his pilot's license at age 65 and was an accomplished folk storyteller and writer.  He also previously served on the Burlington Planning Commission.  

He is survived by two sons, Larry L. Hinshaw and his wife Nancy of Burlington and C. Lynn Hinshaw and his wife Mary Ann of Morehead City; and a sister Alyssis Grimes of Ramseur.  He is also survived by three grandchildren, Brian L. Hinshaw and his wife Tricia of Asheville, Julie Hinshaw Sywassink and her husband Chris of Twin Bridges, Mont. and Lisa Hinshaw Miles and her husband Michael of Fuquay Varina.  There are also four great-grandchildren.  In addition, he is survived by three half brothers, Myron Hinshaw, Paul Hinshaw and Frank Hinshaw and a half sister Eleanor Gunter.  

The family will receive friends at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 p.m. today and other times the family will be at the residence.  

Memorials may be made to the Holly Springs Friends Meeting, 2938 Holly Spring Road, Ramseur, NC 27316.

(photo)Photo: Walter Lewis Hinshaw & Florence Oleta Macon gravestone Holly Spring Cemetery 6

Social Security information for Florence Oleta Macon: 237-07-8263


  1. Family history information contributed by Waldo Hinshaw.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Kathy Benson ().
  3. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  4. Obituary of Walter Lewis Hinshaw.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index;
  7. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000;
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996;
  10. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002;
  11. Obituary of Walter Lewis Hinshaw; Greensboro News-Record, Feb 13-14 2006:
  12. Obituary of Walter Lewis Hinshaw; Asheboro Courier-Tribune, Feb 14 2006:

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