Miriam Virginia Eisenlohr, second child of Miriam Jones and Fritz Eisenlohr, was born February 1, 1923, in Dallas, Texas, died March 17th, 2006. She was married January 23, 1947, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to William Darnell Schubert (born December 2, 1923, in Afton, Oklahoma). Virginia and Bill had three children: Susan Karolene Schubert, born March 28, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York; Nancy Lee Schubert, born August 18, 1950, in Teaneck, New Jersey; and William Darnell Schubert, Jr., born August 12, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Note: Story from 1996 Arthur Jones Family Scrapbook.
Shortly after their marriage in 1947, Virginia and Bill moved to New York to enable him to continue his education at New York University. Virginia, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, became the Office Manager for an export company.
Following his graduation, Bill joined the Hanes Knitting Company as a sales representative. A series of promotions took them to Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and later to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, corporate headquarters for Hanes. He ultimately became Marketing Vice-President.
The children spent most of their school years in Winston-Salem. And Virginia, in addition to pursuing an active career as a homemaker, re-established her tennis prowess and collected a number of trophies.
In 1969 Bill became President of BVD Underwear, and he and Virginia moved back to New York. He subsequently became President of the Consumer Products Division of Riegel Textile Corporation.
In 1973, Bill became President of Alba-Waldensian, Inc., and he and Virginia moved to Valdese, North Carolina. It was here that Virginia was co-founder of a Hospice in Western North Carolina in 1979.
Virginia and Bill moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1989 after Bill’s retirement.
During their years together, they have traveled for business and pleasure—with and without children. In 1995 they spent two and a half months in Zimbabwe as business missionaries. Bill worked with a small African manufacturer of men’s socks, and Virginia worked as a volunteer at the U.S. Embassy and at a Braille library.
Bill had a consulting business, Advanced Management Concepts. He was an elder at First Scots Presbyterian Church and was active in the Charleston Men’s Chorus, Footlight Players, Navy League, and Rotary Club. He concluded 27 years as a trustee at Barton College (formerly Atlantic Christian College).
- Nancy Lee Schubert
- Susan Karolene Schubert
- William Darnell Schubert Jr.