Novella M. Hanshaw

                                                  ┌── Joseph M. Hanshawc1859-<1930
                       ┌── Fletcher M. Hanshaw ───┤
                       │    1885-1969             │
                       │                          └── Margaret Manerva Moore
                       │                               1858-1943 
Novella M. Hanshaw ────┤
B: 1918                │                          ┌── - Taylor
D: 2007                │                          │
                       └── Clara Novella Taylor ──┤
                            1891-1956             │
                                                  └── - Holden
M: Pete De Mott

M: Malcolm A. Lorraine

Novella M. Hanshaw     [ID 14932] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 2 1918, Riverside County, California.1,2,3,4  

She married Pete De Mott.4  

Children (both born in Stanislaus County, California):2,4

Bruce Elvin De Mott, born Dec 7 1938; married Jeanette --.
David Arnold De Mott, born Nov 28 1940; married Sandra --.

Pete died 1965.4  

She then married Malcolm A. Lorraine5 [Mal Lorraine4], Nov 16 19685, Tuolumne County, California5.  Malcolm was born Aug 26 1921, Ohio.5,6,7  

Malcolm died Sep 15 2004, Evergreen Rehabilitation Care, Modesto, California; age 83.4,6,7  

Malcolm's obituary was published in the "Modesto Bee" (Modesto, California) on September 19, 2004:6

Malcolm A. Lorraine
Aug. 26, 1921 -- Sept. 15, 2004

Malcolm A. Lorraine, 83, of Soulsbyville died Wednesday at Evergreen Rehabilitation Care,Modesto.  

Mr. Lorraine was a native of Ohio.  He lived in Soulsbyville for many years and in Tuolumne County 50 years.  He also lived in Washington 10 years and in Alaska five years.  He was a self-employed carpenter and cabinet maker for 50 years.  He served in the Army during World War II, as head cook for a German prisoner of war camp in the United States.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.  He was an avid horseman and cattle rancher.  He raced dog sleds when he lived in Alaska.  

He is survived by his wife, Novella Lorraine of Soulsbyville; children, Bruce DeMott of Ripon and David DeMott of Atwater; sister, Helen Lascalla of California; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  

No services.  Cunningham's Affordable Burial & Cremation Centers, Modesto, in charge of arrangements.

Novella M. Hanshaw died Dec 15 2007, Ripon, San Joaquin County, California; age 89.4  

Novella'a obituary was published in the "Union Democrat" (Sonora, California) on December 19, 2007:4

Novella Hanshaw De Mott Lorraine
Oct. 2, 1918 - Dec. 15, 2007

Former Twain Harte resident Novella Hanshaw De Mott Lorraine passed away Dec. 15 at a Ripon care home.  She was 89.  

Mrs. Lorraine was born in Corona.  She grew up in Modesto and spent some time in Missouri.  She lived in Twain Harte from 1959 to 2003.  

She was preceded in death in 1965 by her first husband, Pete De Mott, and in 2004 by her second husband, Mal Lorraine.  

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Jeanette De Mott of Ripon, and David and Sandra De Mott of Atwater; her brother and sister-in-law, Bayliss and Winnie Hanshaw of Arizona; and many grandchildren.  

Visitation will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 28 at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel at 111 S. Palm Ave. in Ripon.  A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at Ripon Cemetery at 320 N. Stockton Ave. in Ripon.  

Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel in Ripon is handling arrangements.

Social Security information for Malcolm A. Lorraine: 560-20-1465


  1. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  2. California Birth Index, 1905-1995;
  3. 1930 census, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California; roll T626-223, ED 10, page 7B, line #95, dwelling #145, family #144.
  4. Obituary of Novella Hanshaw De Mott Lorraine; "Union Democrat", Dec 19 2007:
  5. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985;
  6. Obituary of Malcolm A. Lorraine; "Modesto Bee", Sep 19 2004; "Obituary Collection",
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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