Arthur Alvin Hanshaw

                                                     ┌── Andrew Lewis Hanshaw
                                                     │    1836-1926 
                        ┌── William Albert Hanshaw ──┤
                        │    1869-1972               │
                        │                            └── Susanah Argo
                        │                                 1840-1895 
Arthur Alvin Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1900                 │                            ┌── John Fulton Kennedy
D: 1982                 │                            │
                        └── Arrena Prue Kennedy ─────┤
                             1884-1966               │
                                                     └── Rosannah Bradley
M: Gladys Pearl Lovell
   ├── Mary Louise Hanshaw (1919-) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Arrina Marie "Irene" Hanshaw (1922-2011) 1,2
   ├── Hazel M. Hanshaw (1924-2010) 1,2,5
   ├── Velda Ruth Hanshaw (1926-2003) 1,2,5
   └── Betty Lou Hanshaw (1930-1980) 1,2

Arthur Alvin Hanshaw     [ID 10836] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 24 1900, Edison, Furnas County, Nebraska.4,6,7  

He married Gladys Pearl Lovell7,8 [Pearl Lovell3], Mar 14 19187,8, Richland, Pulaski County, Missouri7,8.  Gladys, daughter of James Lovell & Elizabeth Ledbetter, was born Feb 14 1902, Richland, Pulaski County, Missouri.4,8  

Arthur and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 19 1920), Liberty Township, Pulaski County, Missouri:4

Hanshaw, Arthur A, head-of-household, age 19, born in Nebraska; parents born in Nebraska; occupation: wood chopper, lumber mill.
Hanshaw, Gladys P, wife, age 18, born in Missouri; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Missouri.
Hanshaw, Mary L, daughter, age 3 months, born in Missouri; father born in Nebraska; mother born in Missouri.

In 1971 Arthur was living in Parks, Nebraska.9  

Arthur Alvin Hanshaw died Apr 1 1982, at his home, Parks, Dundy County, Nebraska; buried Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska.7  

Arthur's obituary was published in the "Post" (Benkelman, Nebraska) in April, 1982:7

Arthur Alvin Hanshaw

Fishing, hunting, trapping and photography were among the many interests of Arthur Hanshaw.  

Arthur Alvin Hanshaw was born at Edison, to William H. Hanshaw and Arrina P. Kennedy, June 24, 1900.  He expired April 1, 1982, at his home in Parks, Neb.  

He was married March 14, 1918, to Gladys P. Lovell at Richland, Mo.  To this union were born five daughters: Mary Louise Robens of Albuquerque, N.M., Arrina Roose of Trenton, Nebraska, Hazel Reining of Colorado Springs, Colo., Velda Steele of Benkelman, Neb., and the late Betty Lou Brunswick.  

He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Gladys; four daughters: Mary Louise Robens, and husband, Bill, Arrina Roose, and jusband, Ernest, Hazel Reining, and husband, Carl, and Velda Steele, and husband, Lawrence; two brothers: Andrew and William; five sisters: Pearl, Josephine, Gertrude, Mary Ann and Sue; 17 grandchildren ; 27 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Preceding him in death were his parents: William Hanshaw and Arrina Cruts; step-mother, Florence Hanshaw; one daughter: Betty Brunswick; one brother: Ralph, and four sisters: Verna Mae, Ruth, Hazel and Dorothy.  

He was a great man for outdoor activities, especially hunting, fishing, trapping and photography.  He took great pride in his flowers, orchard and garden, giving most of produce away.  

He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and neighbors.  

He shall be greatly missed by everyone.  He never met a stranger, he enjoyed life and had a smile for everyone.  

He was married 64 years this past March 14, 1982.  Several articles were printed in the papers along with pictures about his hunting and fishing trophies and his gardening.  

Art was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 180, A.F. & A.M.  He worked for the CB&Q Railroad for 45 years retiring in 1967.  

He spent his early childhood years at Laird, Colo., attending school there.  Later, living with an uncle, Jim Hanshaw, in Michigan, he graduated from school.  

He and Mrs. Hanshaw moved to Yuma County, Colo., in 1920 and to Dundy County, Neb., in 1927 where he spent his final years.  

He died where he was the happiest-at his home in Parks, Neb.  

Services were held Tuesday, April 6, 1982, at 10:30 a.m. in Jones Funeral Chapel at Benkelman, Neb., with Rev. Robert Sander in charge.  Organist was Mary Baney.  She accompanied Carol Sander, Ruth Ann Wilson and Gerald Hayward with the selections : "Amazing Grace" and "Lily Of The Valley."  

Bearers were Jerry Plucker, Joe Reining, Alvin Plucker, Dale Brunswick, Kurt Munden, Kenneth Filsenger, Randy Bartlett, Van Munden and Freddie Munden.  

Interment was in the Benkelman Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home Inc., of Benkelman.

Gladys died Jan 3 2000, Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home, Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska; age 97.8  

Gladys' obituary was published in the "Post" (Benkelman, Nebraska) in January, 2000:8

Gladys P. (Lovell) Hanshaw

Gladys P. Hanshaw, 97, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. Neb.  She was born Feb. 14, 1902, in Richland, Mo., to James and Elizabeth (Ledbetter) Lovell.  

On March 14, 1918, she was united in marriage to Arthur Hanshaw in Richland, and to this union, five daughters were born: Mary Louise, Arrina, Hazel, Velda and Betty.  

Gladys and Arthur started their married life in Missouri and in 1920 they moved to Yuma County, Colo., where they lived until 1927 when they moved to Dundy County, Neb., and spent the remainder of their years.  

She resided at the Hester Home since 1993.  

Gladys made a lasting commitment to Christianity many years ago, giving herself in service to the Church of God Mission in Parks, Web. [sic] Unwavering in her faith, she saw it as her responsibility to keep the church doors open.  She said that some Sundays, she and the Lord were the only ones there.  She believed in and practiced the Golden Rule and always stated, "Be honest, be compassionate, do for others and always love the Lord."  

Gladys knew the importance of family, love, laughter and her faith in the Lord.  In 1982, Gladys was chosen as The Benkelman Post newspaper's first annual "Mother of the Year."  She was known for her sense of humor and playing, laughing, singing and dancing with the kids.  Her home was always a gathering place for children.  Her laughter and bubbly personality will be greatly missed.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Arthur, in 1982; their daughter, Betty Brunswick, in 1980; six sisters, and four brothers.  

She leaves to mourn her passing, daughters Mary Louise Robens of Albuquerque, N.M., Arrina and husband, Ernest Roose, of Benkelman, Hazel and husband, Carl Reining, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Velda Steele of Benkelman; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 34 great-greatgrandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services for Gladys Hanshaw were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at the Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. Robert Sander officiating.  Brent Burton was the pianist and Martin Plucker the trumpeter.  Selections were "Beulah Land," "Sheltered In The Arms of God" and "Amazing Grace."  The Rev. Robert and Carol Sander sang "How Great Thou Art."  

Casket bearers were Carl and Al Reining, Dennis Pinkerton, Randy Bartlett, Hal Tecker and Dick Davis.  Burial was in the Benkelman Cemetery with arrangements by Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.  

The family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to the Dundy County Hospital Foundation.


  1. Arthur Alvin Hanshaw obituary.
  2. Gladys Pearl Lovell obituary.
  3. Mary Louise Hanshaw marriage certificate.
  4. 1920 census, Liberty Township, Pulaski County, Missouri; roll T625-936, ED 83, page 6B, line #54, dwelling #125, family #125.
  5. Hazel M. Hanshaw obituary.
  6. 1910 census, Union Precinct, Gosper County, Nebraska; roll T624-847, ED 94, page 5A, line #32, dwelling #98, family #100.
  9. William Albert Hanshaw 102nd birthday celebration.

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