Arthur Monroe Shride is the oldest son of D. H. Shride. He was born December 23, 1900, at Wirth, Sharp county, Arkansas. He is the grandson of the late J. M. and Sarah Francis Shride of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas. His mother was Zilla Belle White, daughter of the late Howell and Susan White, early residents of Randolph county.
The brothers of Arthur M. Shride are Clifton of St. Louis, Missouri; Floyd of Manila, Arkansas, and Orville of Rector, Arkansas. His sister, Mrs. Monnie Bran, lives near Dalton.
The Shride family are descendants of European immigrants who first settled in Pennsylvania. Howell White was a native of North Carolina.