Alexander Hanshaw

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Alexander Hanshaw ───┤
B: c1844
D: 1917 
M: 
   ├── George Hanshaw (c1864-?) 1,2
   ├── Elmore Hanshaw (c1865-?) 1

M: Emma Gatzman
   ├── William Henry Hanshaw (1877-1931) 2,3,4
   ├── Bertie E. Hanshaw (1878-1970) 2,5,6
   ├── James Edward Hanshaw (1879-1960) 2,6,7,8
   ├── Minnie A. Hanshaw (1881-1961) 5,6,7
   ├── Eva B. Hanshaw (1881-1968) 5,6,7
   ├── Ernest Hanshaw (1887-1968) 5,6,7,9
   ├── Ruby Hanshaw (1889-1985) 5,6,7,9
   ├── Elmo M. Hanshaw (c1891-) 3
   ├── Mervyn Elbert Hanshaw (1897-1980) 5,6,7,9
   └── Elvis Merle Hanshaw (1900-1978) 5,6,9

Alexander Hanshaw     [ID 12970] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Alexander Hanshaw10 [Alexander Handshaw11].

Born about 1844, Kentucky.1  (c1841).2  (c1840).12  (c1837).13  

Alexander was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 9 1860), Emory Township, Stanislaus County, California:13

Alex Hanshaw, age 23, born in Kentucky; stock raiser; $100 real estate; $3000 personal property.

He married ---.  (name of first wife unknown).  

Alexander and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 22 1870), Washington Township, Stanislaus County, California:1

Henshaw, Alexander, age 26, born in Kentucky; farmer; $2000 real estate; $1000 personal property.
Henshaw, George, age 6, born in California.
Henshaw, Elmore, age 5, born in California.

Federal land grant records show a grant in Stanislaus County, California to A. Handshaw on Dec 2 1870, and another to Alexander Handshaw on May 1 1875.11  

He then married Emma Gatzman3,7,10 [- Gatesman7, - Catesman7], about 18753,7,10.  Emma, daughter of Thomas + E. Gatzman, was born Dec 27 1857, Copperopolis, Calaveras County, California.2,3,7,10,12,14,15  Emma was the sister of Florence Gatzman who married William Hanshaw.14  

Alexander and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), Camp Washington, Stanislaus County, California:2

Handshaw, Alex, age 39, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; farmer.
Handshaw, Emily, wife, age 23, born in California; parents born in Germany; keeps house.
Handshaw, Chas G., son, age 14, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California.
Handshaw, Wm H., son, age 3, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California.
Handshaw, Berta E., daughter, age 2, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California.
Handshaw, James E., son, age 1, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California.
Quinn, Andrew, hired man, age 30, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; farm hand.
Henderson, Henry, hired man, age 30, born in Ohio; parents born in U.S.; farm hand.
Mullins, Alfred, hired man, age 22, born in Georgia; parents born in North Carolina; farm hand.

Alexander and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 29 1900), Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California:9

Hanshaw, Alexander, head-of-household, [.. remainder of line smudged - unreadable ..].
Hanshaw, Emma, wife, 10 children living [.. remainder of line smudged - unreadable ..].
Hanshaw, Ernest, son, [.. remainder of line smudged - unreadable ..].
Hanshaw, Ruby C., daughter, [.. remainder of line smudged - unreadable ..].
Hanshaw, Mervyn E., son, age 3, born Apr 1897 in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California.
Hanshaw, Elvis M., son, age 3 months, born Feb 1900 in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California.
Living nearby in 1900 were sons James and William Henry.16  

Alexander and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23 1910), 821 4th Avenue, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California:12

Hanshaw, Alexander, head-of-household, age 70, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; second marriage, married 34 years; occupation: retired farmer; owned home.
Hanshaw, Emma, wife, age 52, born in California; parents born in Germany; first marriage, married 34 years; 11 children, 9 living.
Hanshaw, Marvin, son, age 13, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; attended school.
Hanshaw, Elvis, son, age 10, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; attended school.
Living nearby in 1910 was the family of son James.17  

Alexander Hanshaw died 1917.10  

Widow Emma was shown in the 1920 census, living with her two sons in Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California:3

Hanshaw, William H., head-of-household, age 43, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; rented home; single; farmer, grain farm.
Hanshaw, Elmo M., brother, age 29 [unclear], born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; single; farmer, grain farm.
Hanshaw, Emma, mother, age 62, born in California; parents born in Germany; widow.
Holman, Frank, boarder, age 38, born in United States; parents born in England; married; farmer, rice farm.

Widow Emma was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 1 1930), living in the household of son William in Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California:4

Hanshaw, William, head-of-household, age 54, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; rented home; single; farmer, grain farm; not a veteran.
Hanshaw, Emma, mother, age 72, born in California; parents born in Germany; widow.

Emma died Jan 6 1950, Stanislaus County, California; age 92.7,10  

Emma's obituary was published in the "Modesto Bee" (Modesto, California) on Jan 7 1950 (page 10):10

EMMA HANSHAW OF OAKDALE DIES

OAKDALE, Jan 7 - Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday at the Gordon Jaroch Chapel here for Mrs. Emma Hansahaw [sic], 92, long time resident of the Oakdale area, who died late yesterday at a Salida convalescent home following an extended illness.  Interment will be in Citizens Cemetery, Oakdale.  Mrs. Hanshaw was born Emma Gatzman in Copperopolis December 27, 1857, and had lived in this area all her life.  She was married at 17 to Alexander Hanshaw, a grain farmer, who came from Tennessee when he was 15.  He died in 1917.  They had 11 children, eight of whom are living.  

Leaves Eight Children

The children are Mrs. Bertie Montgomery and Mrs. Minnie Bentley of Oakdale, Mrs. Eva Koster and Mervyn Hanshaw of Stockton, James Hanshaw of Modesto, Mrs. J. V. Wulff of Sonora, Ernest Hanshaw of San Francisco and Elvin Hanshaw of Redding.  She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Watson of Fresno; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

See also: the family of Joseph M. Hanshaw #12978 also lived in Stanislaus County, California in this same time period (and was apparently of the same generation).  


Sources

  1. 1870 census, Langworth P.O., Washington Township, Stanislaus County, California; roll M593-92, page 85, line #27, dwelling #51, family #36.
  2. 1880 census, Camp Washington, Stanislaus County, California; roll T9-0084, ED 95, page 353D, line #6, dwelling #155, family #155.
  3. 1920 census, Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California; roll T625-151, ED 178, page 4A, line #4, dwelling #62, family #64.
  4. 1930 census, Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California; roll T626-224, ED 32, page 5B, line #84, dwelling #131, family #132.
  5. Obituary of James Edward Hanshaw.
  6. Obituary of Emma Hanshaw.
  7. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  8. California, Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1900 census, Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California; ED 51, page 97A (Sheet 17A), line #47, dwelling #391, family #392.
  10. Obituary of Emma Hanshaw, posted Nov 14 2002 by Judy Ewbank () to the Stanislaus County, California message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/ZW.2ADI/2265.
  11. California Federal Land Grants, USGenWeb Archives: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ca/ca-land.htm.
  12. 1910 census, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California; ED 157, page 148A (Sheet 10A), line #30, dwelling #232, family #232.
  13. 1860 census, La Grange P.O., Emory Township, Stanislaus County, California; page 746, line #37, dwelling #538, family #10.
  14. 1870 census, Township 8, Calaveras County, California; roll M593-70, page 221, line #25, dwelling #13, family #14.
  15. 1930 census, La Grange, Stanislaus County, California; roll T626-223, ED 6, page 4B, line #64, dwelling #22, family #22.
  16. 1900 census, Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California; ED 51, page 97A (Sheet 17A), line #13, dwelling #382, family #383.
  17. 1910 census, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California; ED 157, page 143B (Sheet 7B), line #86, dwelling #152, family #154.


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