Melvin Clifford Hanshew

                                                        ┌── Amos Sylvester Hanshew
                                                        │    1848-1925 
                           ┌── Elmer Franklin Hanshew ──┤
                           │    1871-1954               │
                           │                            └── Esther Jane HanshewMelvin Clifford Hanshew ───┤
B: 1908                    │                            ┌── Marion Wiles
D: 1982                    │                            │
                           └── Virda May Wiles ─────────┤
                                1879-1936               │
                                                        └── Syrilda Cintha Bennett
M: Florence McElroy
   ├── Patsy Ruth Hanshew (1931-) 1,2

M: Juanita Glass
   ├── Deanna Mae Hanshew  1
   ├── James Melvin "Sonny" Hanshew  1
   └── Sona Sue Hanshew (1936-) 1

Melvin Clifford Hanshew     [ID 15240] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 21 1908, Hamilton County, Indiana.3,4,5,6,7,8  No birth certificate at birth; delayed birth certificate issued Mar 4 1941.4  

On Nov 27 1936 Melvin, age 28, was living at 3½ East Side Square, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois.  He was employed by the Globe American Corporation of Macomb.5  

He married Florence McElroy, Feb 7 1931, Arcadia, Indiana.1,9  Florence, daughter of Ralph E. + Iva McElroy, was born May 8 1908, Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana.9  

Florence died Mar 19 1933.9  

Florence's obituary was published in the "Kokomo Tribune" (Kokomo, Indiana) on Monday, March 20, 19339 (see scan below).  

He then married Juanita Glass.1  

Juanita deserted the family, relocating and later remarried.1  

Melvin was a manufacturing inspector.1  

In 1954 Melvin was living in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.10  

Melvin Clifford Hanshew died Nov 25 1982, Coal Valley, Rock Island County, Illinois; buried Greenview Memorial Gardens, Rock Island County, Illinois.3,6,11  Medical: Melvin died from "cancer of the lung with metastasis to brain".11

(photo)Photo: Florence McElroy obituary "Kokomo Tribune", Mar 20 1933 9

Social Security information for Melvin Clifford Hanshew: 333-09-5633


  1. Contribution from John Anderson.
  2. Obituary of Florence McElroy-Hanshew.
  3. Posting Dec 3 2003 by John Anderson to the Hanshew message board:
  4. Contributed from John Anderson citing: delayed birth certificate for Melvin Clifford Hanshew.
  5. Contribution from John Anderson, citing: Social Security application form SS-5 for Melvin Clifford Hanshew.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. 1910 census, Arcadia, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T624-353, ED 102, page 137B, line #51, dwelling #155, family #158.
  8. 1920 census, Tipton, Cicero Township, Tipton County, Indiana; roll T625-466, ED 196, page 13A, line #31, dwelling #303, family #304.
  9. Obituary of Florence McElroy-Hanshew; "Kokomo Tribune", Mar 20 1933;
  10. Obituary of Elmer F. Hanshew.
  11. Contribution from John Anderson citing: death certificate.

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