Donald Melvin Hanshaw

                                                        ┌── Jacob Robert Hinshaw
                                                        │    1854-1929 
                            ┌── Donald Thomas Hanshaw ──┤
                            │    1893-1947              │
                            │                           └── Margaret Jane Smith
                            │                                1854-1921 
Donald Melvin Hanshaw ──────┤
B: 1919                     │
D: 2009                     │
                            └── Effie Ellen Butler
M: Mandy Josephine Crumpton
   ├── Jerry Don Hanshaw (1942-2013) 1,2
   ├── Melba Jo Hanshaw (1945-) 1,2,3
   ├── Maude Ellen Hanshaw (1950-) 1,2,3
   └── Paula Louise Hanshaw (1960-) 1,2,3

Donald Melvin Hanshaw     [ID 12771] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Donald Melvin Hanshaw1,4,5,6,7 [Melvin Donald Hanshaw2,8].

Born Nov 6 1919, Black Rock, Lawrence County, Arkansas.1,2,5,6,7,8,9  

He married Mandy Josephine Crumpton1,4 [Josephine Crumpton4,10, Jo Crumpton5], Jul 27 19411,4, Alicia, Lawrence County, Arkansas1,4.  Mandy, daughter of Preston + Maude Crumpton, was born Jul 21 1921.1,2  

Melvin and brother Loyal Ray ran Hanshaws Jewelry store in Booneville, Arkansas.  They were watch repairmen and very respected in the community.2  

Donald Melvin Hanshaw died May 11 2009, Booneville, Logan County, Arkansas; age 89.5,6,9  

Melvin's obituary was published in the "Southwest Times Record" (Fort Smith, Arkansas) on May 13, 2009:5

Donald Melvin Hanshaw

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:45 AM CDT

Donald Melvin Hanshaw, 89, of Booneville passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, in Booneville.  He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Black Rock to Donald Thomas and Effie Ellen (Butler) Hanshaw.  

Melvin was a retired watchmaker and jeweler and formerly co-owned a jewelry store in Booneville.  He enjoyed hunting, metal detecting and dominos.  He was a member of First Assembly of God in Booneville.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Cella Gilbreth; and two brothers, Hansel Hanshaw and Ray Hanshaw.  

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 at First Assembly of God in Booneville with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.  

He is survived by his wife, Jo of the home; three daughters, Melba Jo Oswalt and her husband, Jerry of Booneville, Maude Ellen Giere and husband, Karl of Fort Worth, Texas, and Paula Louise Wagoner and husband, Alan of Booneville; one son, Jerry Don Hanshaw of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jerry, Joe, Jason and Jared Hanshaw and Sherman and Daniel Wagoner.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God or to the charity of the donorís choice.  

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home.  To sign an online registry, go to


  1. Contribution from Rethea Hanshaw Browning.
  2. Contribution from Diana Hudson.
  3. Obituary of Donald Melvin Hanshaw.
  4. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957;
  5. Obituary of Donald Melvin Hanshaw; "Southwest Times Record", May 13 2009;
    United States Obituary Collection;
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. 1920 census, Black River Township, Lawrence County, Arkansas; roll T625-68, ED 74, page 6B, line #77, dwelling #117, family #117.
  8. 1930 census, Dent Township, Lawrence County, Arkansas; roll T626-80, ED 14, page 1A, line #26, family #6.
  10. Obituary of Jerry Don Hanshaw, Jr..

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