Herman Francis Hancher

                                                ┌── Thomas Hancher
                                                │    1773-1862 
                          ┌── James Hancher ────┤
                          │    1821-1911        │
                          │                     └── Eleanor Brown
                          │                          1785-1864 
Herman Francis Hancher ───┤
B: 1862                   │
D: 1926                   │
                          └── Anza E. Johnson
                              c1830-1903 
M: Mary Jane Gibson
   ├── Dr. Kenneth Gibson Hancher (1891-1974) 1
   └── James Herman Hancher (1898-1979) 2,3

Herman Francis Hancher     [ID 10489] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep - 1862, Batesville, Noble County, Ohio.2,4,5,6  

He married Mary Jane Gibson2,3 [Mary Jean Gibson7, Jennie Gibson7, Jean Gibson8].  Mary, daughter of James + Susan Gibson, was born 1869, Ohio.2,7  

Herman and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 14 1920), Fairground St., Caldwell, Noble County, Ohio:2

Hancher, Herman F., head-of-household, age 57, born in Ohio; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; owned home; occupation: cashier, bank.
Hancher, Mary J., wife, age 51, born in Ohio; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio.
Hancher, James, son, age 21, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio.
Living nearby in 1920 was the family of brother Thomas Foreman Hancher.9  

Herman Francis Hancher died Sep 5 1926, New York, New York; age 63.4,10  

Herman's death was noted in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Tuesday, September 7, 1926:10

FORMER RESIDENT
OF NOBLE COUNTY
DIES IN NEW YORK
H. F. Hancher Stricken Sud-
denly At Residence Of
Son -- Other Notes
CALDWELL, O., Sept. 6 -- H. F. Hancher, aged 63, dropped dead of heart trouble at the home of his son, Dr. Kenneth Hancher of New York while visiting there.  Mr. Hancher left Caldwell the first of last week after visiting friends here for several days.  He was a former resident of Noble county, a prominent teacher in the Noble county schools, school examiner of the county, and cashier of the Noble County National bank for a number of years.  

In 1918 he and his brother started a bank in Ellwood City, Pa., and was very successful.  He was a member of the church of Christ of Caldwell.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, Dr. Kenneth Hancher of New York and James Hancher of Ellwood City, Pa.  Foreman Hancher of Whigville is a brother of the deceased.  His death occurred Sunday.  

The body will be brought back to Mt. Ephriam, his old home, for burial.  Funeral services will probably be held at Mt. Ephriam Wednesday.  While visiting here last week, Mr. Hancher seemed in the best of health, and a wide circle of friends are shocked at his sudden passing.

Herman's funeral was announced in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Wednesday, September 8, 1926:11

Hancher Funeral
Funeral services for H. F. Hancher, who died suddenly at the home of his son in New York City Sunday will be held at Mr. Ephriam Wednesday afternoon.  The body was shipped to Cambridge where Funeral Director U. A. Mills received it Tuesday morning and removed it to the old Hancher homestead at Mt. Ephriam.

The following article was published in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Thursday, July 11, 1935:8

Mrs. Jean Gibson Hancher, South Sixth street, who has spent several weeks in New York City, the guest of her son, Dr. K. G. Hancher, and in Buffalo, N.Y., with another son, J. H. Hancher, has returned home.  She made the trip from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh by plane.

The following article was published in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Saturday, June 11, 1938:12

Mrs. Jean Gibson Hancher will leave soon to visit in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Later she will go by plane to Buffalo, N.Y. to visit her son, J. Norman Hancher, and another son, Dr. Ken G. Hancher, New York City.

The following article was published in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Friday, September 8, 1939:13

Mrs. D.C. Hancher
Rites Thursday

Mrs. Jean Gibson Hancher of South Sixth street was called to Elwood City, Pa., by the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. D. C. Hancher, whose funeral was held Thursday afternoon.  

The deceased was formerly Miss Mollie Gulick of Whigville, O.  She was well known in this city, having visited here on several occasions.

The following article was published in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Tuesday, April 2, 1940:14

J. Robert Hancher of New York city and a senior at Ohio State university spent the week-end with his grandmother, Mrs. Jean Gibson Hancher of South Sixth street and with Mayor Schob and family of Marietta.  

Mrs. Jean Gibson Hancher of South Sixth street has returned from Buffalo, N.Y., where she was called for the funeral of her grandson, Lee Gibson Hancher.

The following article was published in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Friday, June 14, 1940:15

Mrs. Jean Gibson Hancher of South Sixth street has returned home from New York city where she was the guest of her son, Dr. Ken G. Hancher.  After attended the Worlds Fair Mrs. Hancher went to Buffalo and visited another son, J. H. Hancher, later going to Columbus where she attended the commencement exercises at Ohio State university where her grandson, J. Bob Hancher of New York city was a graduate.

The following article was published in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Thursday, April 10, 1941:16

Jean Gibson Hancher of South Sixth street returned to Zanesville from a visit with friends in Columbus and will leave Thursday for Elwood, Pa., her former home.  Later she will go to Buffalo, N.Y.

The following article was published in the "Times Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on Tuesday, December 23, 1941:17

Mrs. Jean Gibson Hancher of 115 North Sixth street received word from her son, Dr. Ken G. Hancher of New York city Monday morning that he is recovering rapidly from an attack of infantile paralysis.  Mrs. Hancher spent some time with him in New York city when Dr. Hancher first became ill.  Later she visited another son, J. H. Hancher in Buffalo, N.Y. before returning home.

Mary died Jun 11 1946, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York; age 77.7,18  

Jean's obituary was published in the "New York Times" (New York, New York) on June 12, 194618 (see scan below).18

(photo)Photo: Herman Francis Hancher gravestone Mount Ephraim Cemetery 4

(photo)Photo: Jean Gibson obituary "New York Times" (New York, New York), Jun 12 1946 18

(photo)Photo: Mary Jane Gibson gravestone Mount Ephraim Cemetery 7

(photo)Photo: Hancher family monument Mount Ephraim Cemetery 19


Sources

  1. Death notice for Herman Francis Hancher.
  2. 1920 census, Caldwell, Olive Township, Noble County, Ohio; roll T625-1424, ED 167, page 19B, line #81, dwelling #217, family #244.
  3. James Herman Hancher marriage certificate.
  4. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17556425.
  5. 1870 census, Summerfield P.O., Marion Township, Noble County, Ohio; roll M593-1252, page 161, line #11, dwelling #298, family #288.
  6. 1880 census, Marion Township, Noble County, Ohio; roll T9-1055, ED 193, page 136D, line #31, dwelling #233, family #260.
  7. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17556457.
  8. The "Times Recorder", Jul 11 1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1920 census, Center Township, Noble County, Ohio; roll T625-1424, ED 157, page 11B, line #59, dwelling #240, family #249.
  10. The "Times Recorder", Sep 7 1926; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. The "Times Recorder", Sep 8 1926; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. The "Times Recorder", Jun 11 1938; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. The "Times Recorder", Sep 8 1939; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. The "Times Recorder", Apr 2 1940; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. The "Times Recorder", Jun 14 1940; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. The "Times Recorder", Apr 10 1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. The "Times Recorder", Dec 23 1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. "New York Times" (New York, New York), Jun 12 1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17556585.


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