Daniel H. Hanshaw

                                             ┌── John Hanshewc1812-?    
                     ┌── Charles Hanshew ────┤
                     │    1846-1920          │
                     │                       └── Elsie Crow
                     │                           c1824-?    
Daniel H. Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1880              │                       ┌── Wilburn Harman
D: ?                 │                       │
                     └── Rhoda Jane Harman ──┤
                          1845-1934          │
                                             └── July (Harman)
M: Pearl Bourne
   ├── Francis Henshaw  1
   ├── Raymond Anderson Hanshaw (1909-1966) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Arthur J. Hanshaw (1911-) 1,5

   └── Fern Vietia Hanshaw (1921-1921) 6

Daniel H. Hanshaw     [ID 12081] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Daniel H. Hanshaw2,7,8 [Harrison Henshaw9, H. Perry Hanshew10, Harrald P. Hanshew11].

Born 1880, Virginia.2,7,10  (Apr - 1880).11  (c1884).8  

He married Pearl Bourne2,12 [Pearl Boure3, Pearl Bonne13, Pearl Brume5], about 19092,12.  Pearl, daughter of Charles Albert Bourne & Angeline Bretts, was born Sep - 1888, Virginia.2,12  

Daniel and Pearl were shown in the 1910 city directory of Portsmouth, Ohio:14

Hanshaw Daniel H (Pearl), brkmn, h 528 Robinson av

Daniel and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 27 1910), 528 Robinson Ave., Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio:2

Hanshaw, Dan'l H., age 30, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 1 year; occupation: brakeman, railroad; rented home.
Hanshaw, Pearl, wife, age 21, born in Virginia; father born in England; mother born in Virginia; first marriage, married 1 year; 1 child, 1 living.
Hanshaw, Raymond, son, age 5 months, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia.

On Wednesday, May 18 1910, Daniel suffered an accident while working as a railroad brakeman; his foot was crushed and needed to be amputated.15  On Monday, September 6 1910, Daniel was again injured in another train accident, along with his brother G.T. Hanshaw.16  See newspaper scans below.  

Daniel and Pearl were shown in the 1912 city directory of Portsmouth, Ohio:14

Hanshaw Daniel H (Pearl), switchman N & W, h 1224 Grandview av

Pearl died Sep 2 1914, at the home of sister-in-law Ollie Jennings, 1745 11th St., Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.17  Pearl committed suicide by drinking two bottles of carbolic acid17 (see newspaper scan below).  

On Sep 9 1918 Daniel H. Hanshaw, age 38, registered for the World War I draft in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.  He declared he was born in 1880, and was then residing in Portsmouth, unemployed.  He declared his nearest relative was Mrs. Mollie P. Jennings of Portsmouth.  He was recorded as medium height, stout, blue eyes, black hair, and "Patient at " [..unclear..] " State Hosp".7  

Daniel was shown (alone) in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), living in the Columbus State Hospital, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio:8

Hanshaw, Daniel H., employee, age 36, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: attendant.

He then married ---.6

(photo)Photo: Daniel H. Hanshaw train accident #1 "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), May 18 1910 15

(photo)Photo: Daniel H. Hanshaw train accident #2 "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), Sep 6 1910 16

(photo)Photo: Harrison Henshaw newspaper article "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), Sep 20 1910 9

(photo)Photo: Pearl Hanshaw suicide "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), Sep 2 1914 17


  1. Suicide of Pearl Hanshaw; "Portsmouth Daily Times", Sep 2 1914.
  2. 1910 census, 4th Ward, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio; roll T624-1228, ED 156, page 21A, line #4, dwelling #102, family #107.
  3. Raymond Anderson Hanshaw death record.
  4. California, Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. Arthur J. Hanshaw birth record.
  6. "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), Jul 7 1921; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1920 census, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; roll T625-1383, ED 186, page 1B, line #55.
  9. "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), Sep 20 1910; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. 1880 census, Tazewell County, Virginia; ED 89, page 262d/16, line #17, dwelling #137, family #144.
  11. 1900 census, Graham Town, Clear Fork District, Tazewell County, Virginia; roll T623-1730, ED 93, page 12B, line #62, dwelling #211, family #238.
  12. Ancestry Family Tree data "Cantrell Family Tree" posted by "KevinCantrell93".
  13. Raymond Anderson Hanshaw birth record.
  14. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), May 18 1910; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), Sep 6 1910; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. "Portsmouth Daily Times" (Portsmouth, Ohio), Sep 2 1914; http://www.ancestry.com.

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