James Edward Hanshaw

                                                ┌── (unknown) Hanshaw
                        ┌── Alexander Hanshaw ──┤
                        │   c1844-1917 
James Edward Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1879                 │                       ┌── Thomas Gatzman
D: 1960                 │                       │
                        └── Emma Gatzman ───────┤
                             1857-1950          │
                                                └── E. (Gatzman)
M: Lena R. -
   ├── Audine Marieta Hanshaw (1907-1998) 1,2,3
   └── Pauline Hanshaw (1909-) 1,2

M: Mary Leah -

James Edward Hanshaw     [ID 12974] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 25 1879, Warnerville, California.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9  

James and brother William Henry were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 28 1900), Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California:8

Henshaw, James, head-of-household, age 21, born Mar 1879 in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; single; occupation: tanner; rented home.
Henshaw, Henry, brother, age 23, born Jan 1877 in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; single; occupation: partner.

He married Lena R. -, about 1905.2  Lena was born about 1883, California.2  

James and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21 1910), 834 2nd Avenue, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California:2

Hanshaw, James E., head-of-household, age 31, born in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in California; first marriage, married 5 years; occupation: merchant, dry goods; rented home.
Hanshaw, Lena, wife, age 27, born in California; father born in Illinois; mother born in Missousi; first marriage, married 5 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Hanshaw, Audine, daughter, age 2, born in California; parents born in California.
Hanshaw, Pauline, daughter, age 11 months, born in California; parents born in California.
Living nearby in 1910 were James's parents.10  

Lena died Feb 26 1918, Stanislaus County, California; age 35.11  

On Sep 12 1918 James Edward Hanshaw, age 39, registered for the World War I draft in Stanislaus County, California.  He declared he was born March 25 1879, and was then residing at 861 2nd, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California where he was a foreman employed by Pacific Pea Packing Co. of Oakdale.  He declared his nearest relatives were Audine and Pauline Hanshaw of the same address.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair.9  

He then married Mary Leah -.6  Mary was born Apr 22 1879, Colorado.4,7  

James lived in Turlock, California.4  

James Edward Hanshaw died Oct 18 1960, Stanislaus County, California; age 81.4,5,6,7  

James' obituary was published in the Modesto Bee (Modesto, California) on October 19, 1960 (pg D2):6


Funeral services for James Edward Hanshaw, 81, who died here yesterday, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Shannon & Carmody Funeral Chapel.  Hartzell Cobbs, minister of the First Christian Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.  Hanshaw was a native Californian who had lived in this county all his life.  He was a employee of the City of Modesto parks department for 20 years and was a member of Modesto Neighbors of Woodcraft No. 443.  Hanshaw was the husband of Mary Leah Hanshaw, Modesto; father of Mrs. Pauline Boag, Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, and Mrs. Audine Kirkle, Modesto, and stepfather of Clarence Knott, Vallejo, Solano County.  He was the brother of Mrs. Bertie Montgomery, Oakdale, Mrs. Minnie Bently, Mrs. Eva Koster, Mervin Hanshaw and Mrs. Ruby Wolff, all of Stockton, Ernest Hanshaw, San Francisco and Elvis Hanshaw, Redding, Shasta County.  He also is survived by five grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Mary died Jul 29 1965, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California; age 86.4,7,12  

Mary's obituary was published in the Modesto Bee (Modesto, California) on Friday, July 30, 1965 (pg B2):12


Mary Leah Hanshaw, 86, of Modesto died yesterday in a local nursing home following a long illness.  A native of Colorado, she had lived in Modesto 60 years and had been a member of Neighbors of Woodcraft of Modesto.  She is survived by a son, Clarence F. Knott of Vallejo, Solano County; two sisters, Mabel Hy7nes and Dole Bates, both of Modesto; a half sister, Mildred Eller of Washington; a half brother, Simeon Beeson of Washington; two stepdaughters, Pauline Boge of Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, and Audine Kircle of Modesto; 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.  Services will be held at 1:30 PM tomorrow in the Franklin & Downs Funeral Home and burial will be in the Acacia Memorial Park.

See also: Fletcher M. Hanshaw who is buried in the same cemetery.  


  1. Obituary of James Edward Hanshaw.
  2. 1910 census, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California; ED 157, page 143B (Sheet 7B), line #86, dwelling #152, family #154.
  3. Ancestry Family Tree data "Boag-Hanshaw-Bentley" posted by "Lynn Bacon".
  4. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  5. California, Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Obituary of James Edward Hanshaw, The Modesto Bee, Oct 19 1960:
    Posting Jun 6 2002 by Judy Ewbank () to CASTANIS-L.
  7. Burials in Acacia Memorial Park (Masonic); USGenWeb Archives:
  8. 1900 census, Oakdale Township, Stanislaus County, California; ED 51, page 97A (Sheet 17A), line #13, dwelling #382, family #383.
  9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. 1910 census, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California; ED 157, page 148A (Sheet 10A), line #30, dwelling #232, family #232.
  11. VitalSearch California Death Index 1905-1929:
  12. Obituary of Mary Leah Hanshaw, The Modesto Bee, Jul 30 1965:
    Posting Jun 6 2002 by Judy Ewbank () to CASTANIS-L.

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