Ezra Hezekiah Hanshaw

                                                      ┌── Hezekiah Hanshawc1817-<1900
                         ┌── Joseph M. Hanshaw ───────┤
                         │   c1859-<1930              │
                         │                            └── Johanna Thompson
                         │                                 1826-?    
Ezra Hezekiah Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1892                  │                            ┌── William Hamilton Moore
D: 1987                  │                            │
                         └── Margaret Manerva Moore ──┤
                              1858-1943               │
                                                      └── Priscilla Morris Goodwin
M: Vivian H. Morgan
   └── Charles William "Chuck" Hanshaw (1922-1976) 1,2,3

Ezra Hezekiah Hanshaw     [ID 12980] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 22 1892, Liberal, Barton County, Missouri.1,4,5,6,7  

On Jun 5 1917 Ezra Hezekiah Hanshaw, age , registered for the World War I draft in Riverside County, California.  He declared he was born April 22 1892 in Liberal, Missouri, and he was then residing at 521 West Sixth, Cirena [presumably Corona], California where he was single and a ranch hand employed by Corona Foothill Lemon Co. of Corona.  He claimed an exemption due to "support of mother".  He was recorded as tall, medium build, dark blue eyes, dark brown hair, no disability.4  

He married Vivian H. Morgan, about 1922.1,2,8  Vivian was born Oct 7 1889, Colorado.1,5,6  (Oct 7 1888).7  

Ezra and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), 241 Melrose, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California:1

Hanshaw, Ezra, head-of-household, age 38, born in Missouri; father born in Illinois; mother born in Missouri; first married at age 30. owned home ($1800 value); no radio in home; occupation: gardener, city parks; not a veteran.
Hanshaw, Vivian, wife, age 40, born in Colorado; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 32.
Hanshaw, Charles, son, age 7, born in California; father born in Missouri; mother born in Colorado; attended school.

Vivian died Jul 2 1975, Stanislaus County, California; age 85.5,6,7,9  

Vivian's obituary was published in the "Modesto Bee" on Thursday, July 3, 1975:9


Vivian H. Hanshaw, 85, a Modesto resident 66 years, died yesterday in a local hospital, following a long illness.  

A native of Colorado, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Golden State Rebekah Lodge 110 in Modesto.  

Survivors are her widower, Ezra H. Hanshaw; a son, Charles W. Hanshaw of Modesto and two grandchildren.  

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Franklin & Downs Funeral Home.  Private burial will be in the Lakewood Memorial Park.

In 1987 Ezra was living in/near Modesto, Stanislaus County, California.7  

Ezra Hezekiah Hanshaw died Mar 13 1987, Stanislaus County, California; age 94.5,6,7  

Social Security information for Ezra Hezekiah Hanshaw: 554-58-2912

Social Security information for Vivian H. Morgan: 549-68-1027


  1. 1930 census, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California; roll T626-223, ED 10, page 11A, line #34, dwelling #195, family #194.
  2. California Birth Index, 1905-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Posting Jul 29 2006 by Vern Paul () to the Stanislaus County, California message board:
  4. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  6. California Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  8. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  9. Obituary of Vivian Hanshaw, posted Jun 6 2002 by Judy Ewbank () to the Stanislaus County, California message board:

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