Addie A. Hanshaw

                                                    ┌── Andrew Hanshewc1811-c1876
                      ┌── Solomon Jackson Hanshew ──┤
                      │    1835-1891                │
                      │                             └── Elizabeth Groseclose
                      │                                  1814-?    
Addie A. Hanshaw ─────┤
B: 1874               │
D: 1970               │
                      └── Susan Adeline Hubble
M: William Line Woods

Addie A. Hanshaw     [ID 14701] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1874, Nebraska.1,2,3  

She married William Line Woods, Oct 6 1896.4  William, son of William Woods & Arabella Line, was born Oct 11 1871, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.4  (Oct 11 1870).5,6  


Claude McKinley Woods, Jun 13 1898; married Belva Kinnimon (child: Marjorie Lou Woods, Nov 18 1924).
Ethel May Woods, born Aug 31 1900.

A biographical sketch of William Line Woods was published in the 1931 "Nebraska: the Land and the People":4

William Line Woodswas a lad of six years when he accompanied his parents from his native Pennsylvania to Nebraska, where the family home was entablished on a pioneer farm three miles southwest of Diller, Jefferson County.  In this county he was reared to manhood, and that he has continued his loyal association with the civic and industrial interests of this county is significantly assured when it is stated that he is now serving as a member of the board of county commissioners and is recognized as one of the most progressive and successful exponents of agricultural and livestock industry in the county.  His fine farm estate, of many acres, is situated three miles northwest of Steele City, on rural mail route No. 1.  

Mr. Woods was born near the city of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1871, and is a son of William and Arabella (Line) Woods, who likewise were born and reared in that state, both being of staunch [p.106] Scotch lineage and both having been most zealous adherents to the ancestral religious faith, that of the Presbyterian Church.  In April, 1878, William Woods arrived with his family in Jefferson County, Nebraska, and the home was established on an embryonic farm three miles southwest of the present thriving town of Diller.  There William Woods reclaimed and developed a productive farm estate and on the old homestead he and his wife continued to reside, as honored pioneer citizens, during the remainder of their earnest and useful lives, the death of Mr. Woods having occurred April 7, 1907, and that of his widow on the 22d of July, 1920.  They represented the best in communal life, were deeply interested in the work of the schools, and Mr. Woods served almost continuously as a director of his school district from the time of its organization until his death.  Samuel A., youngest of the four children, is still numbered among the representative farmers of Jefferson County; Edward T. resides at Fairbury, the county seat; William L., of this review, is the eldest of the sons; and Jennie E. is the wife of Charles Faulders, of Beatrice, Gage County.  

William L. Woods was reared on the old home farm and is indebted to the public schools of Jefferson County for his youthful education.  He learned at first hand all details of farm enterprise, and his good judgment has been shown in his uninterrupted alliance with agricultural and live stock industry during the passing years.  He and his wife now own one of the finest farm estates in Jefferson County, and his operations in agricultural production and the raising and feeding of cattle and hogs are conducted on a large scale, with the result that he has rank among the leading representatives of progressive farm industry in this favored section of Nebraska.  

Mr. Woods is to be found loyally arrayed in the ranks of the republican party and he has been active and influential in public affairs in his county.  In 1918 he was elected a member of the board of county commissioners, and his reelection in 1922, for a second term of four years, showed the high estimate placed upon his service by the voters of the county.  He and his family have membership in the Presbyterian Church, he is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America, and his wife has membership in the Royal Neighbors of America.  

October 6, 1896, recorded the marriage of Mr. Woods to Miss Addie Hanshaw, a daughter of Solomon J. and Adaline Hanshaw, who, in 1870, settled on a homestead near Steele City, this county, and who there passed the remainder of their lives, Mr. Hanshaw having died August 9, 1892, and his widow having passed away May 10, 1900.  The names of their children are here recorded: James, Ella, Florence, Andrew, Sarah, Addie, Grace, Kyle and Orley.  Mr. and Mrs. Woods have one son and one daughter.  Claude McKinley Woods, elder of the two children, was born June 13, 1898, and he received the advantages of the public schools of Fairbury and the agricultural college of the University of Nebraska, he being now one of the prosperous agriculturists and stock growers of his native county.  He married Miss Belva Kinnimon and their one child is a daughter, Marjorie Lou, born November 18, 1924.  Ethel May, younger of the two children, was born August 31, 1900, and after her graduation in the University of Nebraska, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, she took a post-graduate course of two years in Columbia University, New York City, she being, in 1926, a successful and popular teacher in the Whittier High School of Lincoln.

William died Dec - 1966, buried Section D Block 205 Lot 2, Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller, Jefferson County, Nebraska.5,6  

Addie A. Hanshaw died 1970, buried Section D Block 205 Lot 2, Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller, Jefferson County, Nebraska.3  

Social Security information for William Line Woods: 507-50-7516


  1. 1880 census, Newton Precinct, Jefferson County, Nebraska; roll T9-0750, ED 290, page 629B, line #40, dwelling #17, family #20.
  2. Nebraska State Census, 1885;
  4. "Nebraska: the Land and the People", Volume 2; 1931, Lewis Publishing Co.;
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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