Lester Ray Hanshaw

                                                       ┌── William Albert Hanshawc1879-1961 
                       ┌── Benjamin Franklin Hanshaw ──┤
                       │    1899-1934                  │
                       │                               └── Daisy Conaway
                       │                                    1881->1961
Lester Ray Hanshaw ────┤
B: 1922                │
D: 2004                │
                       └── Lottie J. Harmon
M: Amy Lou Brammer
   ├── Brenda Hanshaw (1948-) 1,2,3
   ├── Gary Ray Hanshaw (1950-2011) 1,2,3
   ├── Perry Hanshaw (1950-) 1,2,3
   ├── Charles Rick Hanshaw (1952-2007) 1,2,3
   ├── Penny Hanshaw (1960-1991) 1,2

M: Jennie M. Walbright
   └── Kathy Hanshaw (1970-) 2,3,4

Lester Ray Hanshaw     [ID 14777] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 22 1922, Ohio.5  (c1924).6  

He married Amy Lou Brammer.1  Amy, daughter of Joseph Manuel Brammer & Clara Runyon, was born Apr 18 1929, South Point, Lawrence County, Ohio.7,8  

Lester and Amy apparently divorced.  Amy remarried to Ed Spears.4,5  Amy died Mar 20 1999, Ohio; age 69.5,7,8  

He then married Jennie M. Walbright.9  Jennie was born Apr 3 1934.5  Jenny had apparently been previously married to a -- Thompson, by whom she had a daughter, Donna Thompson.4  

Jennie died Apr 21 2001.5  

Lester Ray Hanshaw died Apr 15 2004, Ironton, Scioto County, Ohio; buried Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, Ohio.5,9  

Lester's obituary was published in the "Ironton Tribune" (Ironton, Ohio) on Friday, April 16 2004:9

Lester Hanshaw

July 22, 1922-April 15, 2004

Lester Ray Hanshaw, 81, of Ironton died Thursday at a local health center.  The Lawrence County native was born July 22, 1922, the son of the late Bennie and Lottie J. Harmon Hanshaw.  

He was the husband of the late Jennie Walbright Hanshaw.  

He retired in 1967, after 26 years as a mechanic for Allied Chemical Nitrogen Division.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.  He attended Freedom Baptist Church and Coal Grove schools.  

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Hanshaw; and three brothers, Charles Hanshaw, Bennie Edward Hanshaw and Donald Hanshaw.  

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Brenda and Tennyson Hall and Kathy Hanshaw, all of Ironton; one step daughter, Donna Thomas of Ironton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Betty Hanshaw, Perry Hanshaw and Rick and Janet Hanshaw, all of Ironton; one sister, Hazel Carpenter of Ashville; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral will be noon Saturday at Phillips funeral Home, with the Rev. George Cade officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850.  Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Social Security information for Lester Ray Hanshaw: 286-16-1275

Social Security information for Amy Lou Brammer: 302-24-5575

Social Security information for Jennie M. Walbright: 301-30-9303


  1. Contribution from Kathy Hanshaw.
  2. Obituary of Lester Ray Hanshaw.
  3. Obituary of Gary Ray Hanshaw.
  4. Obituary of Charles Rick Hanshaw.
  5. "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
  6. 1930 census, Perry Township, Lawrence County, Ohio; roll T626-1827, ED 11, page 1B, line #69, dwelling #16, family #16.
  7. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Charles David Brammer, Editor, Brammer Branches newsletter ().
  8. Ohio Deaths, 1958-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Obituary of Lester Ray Hanshaw; the "Ironton Tribune", Apr 16 2004:

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