Anthony Denver Rankin Hancher

                                                             ┌── William Hancher
                                                             │    1788-1870 
                                 ┌── James Knicely Hancher ──┤
                                 │    1819-1897              │
                                 │                           └── Sarah Knicely
                                 │                                1792-1833 
Anthony Denver Rankin Hancher ───┤
B: 1866                          │
D: 1933                          │
                                 └── Martha Jane Rankin
                                      1830-1907 
M: Addie Greenwood
   └── Martha Rankin Hancher (1897-) 1,2,3,4,5

Anthony Denver Rankin Hancher     [ID 13905] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Anthony Denver Rankin Hancher4,6,7 [Denver Hancher1].

Born Apr 18 18661,2,6,7,8 [about 18709], Tennessee1,2,6,7,8.  

In 1889 Denver graduated from Roanoke College (Salem, Virginia),5,10 and from Mt. Airy Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Jun 7 1892.  Ordained Aug 14 1892 in Salem, Virginia.5  

He married Addie Greenwood, Oct 18 1893, St. Louis, Missouri.1,5,11  Addie, daughter of Moses Merritt Greenwood & Mary Mulford Whittelsey4,5,12, was born Nov 6 18594,5,12 [Nov 6 185911, Nov - 18661,2, about 18729], Louisiana4,5,12 [Mississippi City, Mississippi1,2,11].  

Denver and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 16 1900), Sullivan County, Tennessee:1

Hancher, Martha J, head-of-household, age 70, born Jan 1830 in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; widow; 1 child, 1 living.
Hancher, Denver A, son, age 34, born Apr 1866 in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; married 6 years; occupation: preacher.
Hancher, Addie, daughter-in-law, age 33, born Nov 1866 in Mississippi; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Connecticut; married 6 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Hancher, Martha R, granddaughter, age 3, born May 1897 in Tennessee; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Mississippi.
Lenner [unclear], Mariah C, servant, age 43, born July 1857 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow; 5 children, 5 living; occupation: "Washing & C".
", Denver M, son of servant, age 8, born May 1892 in Tennessee; parents born in Virginia; attended school 4 months; cannot write.
Booher, Mary A, servant, black, age 51, born Oct 1848 in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; single; occupation: drudgery; cannot write.

Denver and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), Staunton, Virginia:2

Hancher, Anthony D R, head-of-household, age 43, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first marriage, married 17 years; occupation: clergyman, Lutheran; rented home.
Hancher, Addie, wife, age 43, born in Mississippi; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Connecticut; first marriage, married 17 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Hancher, Martha, granddaughter, age 12, born in Tennessee; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Mississippi; attended school.
Rankin, Alleta, lodger, age 46, born in Tennessee; father born in Tennessee; mother born in New York; single; [.. occupation unclear ..].
Rollins, Ellenora, servant, black, age 32, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; occupation: servant.

The following article was published in "The Kingsport Times" (Kingsport, Tennessee) on Jun 20 1919:13

Mill Point Home Coming
The Immanuel Lutheran Church is planning a Home Coming of all members and friends on the second Sunday in July.  Rev. Denver Hancher, of Richmond, Va., and Miss Martha B. Akard, Lutheran Missionary to Japan, will be the principal speakers for the day.  

This is the old home of both Rev. Hancher and Miss Akard and it is expected that a large crowd will be present on this occasion.

The following article was published in "The Kingsport Times" (Kingsport, Tennessee) on Aug 17 1920:14

Rev. and Mrs. Denver Hancher have returned to their home in Richmond, Va., after a visit with their niece, Mrs. Charles H. Masengill.  

Misses Martha and Laura Akard attended the Lutheran synod in Green county last week.

Denver and Addie were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), living in (or staying in) a lodging house in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida:9

Hancher, Denver R, lodger, age 60, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 25; occupation: clergyman, Lutheran Church; not a war veteran.
Hancher, Addie, lodger, age 58, born in Louisiana; parents born in Louisiana; first married at age 23.

Anthony Denver Rankin Hancher died Jul 14 1933, Staunton, Virginia; buried Section 10, Thornrose Cemetery, 1041 West Beverley St., Staunton, Virginia.4,8  

Addie died Jun 23 1934, Montclair, New Jersey; buried Section 10, Thornrose Cemetery, 1041 West Beverley St., Staunton, Virginia.12,15  

Addie's death was reported in the "New York Times" (New York, New York) on Jun 24-25 1934:15

HANCHER -- At Montclair, N. J., on Saturday, June 23, 1934, Addie Greenwood, wife of the late Denver R. Hancher, D. D., and mother of Martha H. Smith.  Services will be held at the home of her brother, Mr. Walter E. Greenwood, 261 Midland Av., Montclair, on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.  Funeral services at Christ Lutheran Church, Staunton, Va., Monday afternoon, 3 o'clock.  Richmond (Va.) and Jacksonville (Fla.) papers please copy.


Sources

  1. 1900 census, District 6, Sullivan County, Tennessee; roll T623-1600, ED 107, page 7A, line #7, dwelling #119, family #119.
  2. 1910 census, 1st Ward, Staunton, Virginia; roll T624-1650, ED 119, page 16B, line #78, dwelling #60, family #63.
  3. Addie Greenwood death notice.
  4. Ancestry Family Tree data "Swinney Family Tree" posted by "JackiePage57".
  5. "Greenwood genealogies, 1154-1914", by Frederick Greenwood, 1914;
    The Lyons Genealogical Company, New York; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1870 census, Mill Point P.O., 6th District, Sullivan County, Tennessee; roll M593-1565, page 428, line #22, dwelling #48, family #48.
  7. 1880 census, District 6, Sullivan County, Tennessee; roll T9-1281, ED 25, page 495D, line #29, dwelling #48, family #51.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37757918.
  9. 1930 census, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida; roll T626-312, ED 12, page 7A, line #15, dwelling #50, family #106.
  10. U.S., School Catalogs; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. "Genealogy of the Morris family", by Lucy Ann (Morris) Carhart, 1911;
    The A.S. BarnesCompany, New York; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37757919.
  13. "The Kingsport Times" (Kingsport, Tennessee), Jun 20 1919; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. "The Kingsport Times" (Kingsport, Tennessee), Aug 17 1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. "New York Times" (New York, New York), Jun 24-25 1934
    Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; http://www.ancestry.com.


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