William Hanshaw

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William Hanshaw ───────┤
B: c1841
D: 1893 
M: Florence A. Gatzman
   ├── George Edward Hanshaw (1876-1947) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Lottie Hanshaw  3
   ├── Charles Albert Hanshaw (1878-1959) 1,3
   ├── Myrtle E. Hanshaw (1882-1967) 2,3
   └── William H. Hanshaw (1886-1964) 2,3

William Hanshaw     [ID 15271] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Hanshaw4 [William Handshaw6, William Henshaw1,7].

Born about 1841, Kentucky.7  (Kansas).1  

William was shown in the 1870 census (Jul 22 1870), Washington Township, Stanislaus County, California:7

Henshaw, William, age 28, born in Kentucky; farmer; $1000 real estate; $800 personal property.
Living next door was the family of Alexander Hanshaw,8 who is believed to have been William's brother.9  

Federal land grant records show a grant in Stanislaus County, California to William Handshaw on Jan 5 1872.6  

He married Florence A. Gatzman1,4,10 [Flora Gatzman11].  Florence, daughter of Thomas + E. Gatzman, was born Dec - 1854, California.1,2,10,11  (1853).12  Florence was the sister of Emma Gatzman who married Alexander Hanshaw.11  

William and family were shown in the 1880 census, Camp Washington, Stanislaus County, California:1

Henshaw, Wm, age 39, born in Kansas; parents born in Kentucky; farmhand; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Florence A., wife, age 25, born in California; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in U.S.; keeps house.
Henshaw, Geo Edw, son, age 4, born in California; father born in Kansas; mother born in California.
Henshaw, Chas A., son, age 3, born in California; father born in Kansas; mother born in California.

William Hanshaw died 1893, Stanislaus County, California.4  

Widow Florence and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 4 1900), LaGrange, Stanislaus County, California:2

Montgomery, Ellwood, head-of-household, age 37, born Mar 1863 in California; parents born in Tennessee; single; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Handshaw, Florence, servant, age 45, born Dec 1854 in California; parents born in Germany; widow; 5 children, 5 living; occupation: house keeper.
Handshaw, George E., servant, age 24, born Mar 1876 in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; occupation: farm laborer.
Handshaw, Myrtle E., boarder, age 17, born Nov 1882 in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California.
Handshaw, Willie, boarder, age 13, born June 1886 in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; attended school.

Widow Florence was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 26-28 1910), living in the household of son George in Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California:13

Hanshaw, George E., head-of-household, age 33, born in California; [parents' birthplaces blank..]; first marriage, married 1 year; occupation: laborer, stable; rented home.
Hanshaw, Sophie C., wife, age 20, born in California; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in California; first marriage, married 1 year; 1 child, 1 living.
Hanshaw, Alvin L., son, age 7 months, born in California; parents born in California.
Hanshaw, Florence, mother, [age and birthplaces blank]; widow; 5 children, 5 living.

Widow Florence was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 7 1920), working as a maid in Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California:10

Rodden, Wm L., head-of-household, age 55, born in California; father born in Georgia; mother born in Alabama; owned home; occupation: banker, farming.
Rodden, Lora, wife, age 54, born in California; parents born in Maryland.
Rodden, Vergram [unclear], son, age 16, born in California; parents born in California; attended school.
Hanshaw, Florence, maid, age 64, born in California; parents born in Germany; occupation: servant, private family.

Widow Florence was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 17 1930), living in the household of son William in LaGrange, Stanislaus County, California:14

Hanshaw, William, head-of-household, age 43, born in California; father born in Kentucky; mother born in California; first married at age 22. owned home ($1500 value); radio in home; occupation: laborer, gold dredge; not a veteran.
Hanshaw, Josephine, wife, age 40, born in California; parents born in Italy; first married at age 19.
Hanshaw, Victor [unclear], son, age 18, born in California; parents born in California.
Hanshaw, Florence [unclear], mother, age 75, born in California; parents born in Germany; widow.

Florence died May 16 1939, Stanislaus County, California; age 85.12,15  


Sources

  1. 1880 census, Camp Washington, Stanislaus County, California; roll T9-0084, ED 95, page 354B, line #21, dwelling #7, family #7.
  2. 1900 census, LaGrange, Stanislaus County, California; ED 52, page 101B (Sheet 2B), line #69, dwelling #43, family #43.
  3. Obituary of George E. Hanshaw.
  4. Posting May 20 2002 by Yvonne (Handshoe) Hall () to CASTANIS-L:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/ZW.2ADI/2146.
  5. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  6. California Federal Land Grants, USGenWeb Archives: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ca/ca-land.htm.
  7. 1870 census, Langworth P.O., Washington Township, Stanislaus County, California; roll M593-92, page 85, line #30, dwelling #52, family #37.
  8. 1870 census, Langworth P.O., Washington Township, Stanislaus County, California; roll M593-92, page 85, line #27, dwelling #51, family #36.
  9. Speculation: William and Alexander Henshaw living next to each other in 1870, similar age, same birthplace.
  10. 1920 census, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California; roll T625-151, ED 180, page 5A, line #29, dwelling #117, family #117.
  11. 1870 census, Township 8, Calaveras County, California; roll M593-70, page 221, line #25, dwelling #13, family #14.
  12. Burials in Modesto Citizens Cemetery; USGenWeb Archives:
    ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/stanislaus/cemeteries/Citizens-H.txt.
  13. 1910 census, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California; ED 157, page 148B (Sheet 12B), line #70, dwelling #205, family #205.
  14. 1930 census, La Grange, Stanislaus County, California; roll T626-223, ED 6, page 4B, line #64, dwelling #22, family #22.
  15. VitalSearch California Death Index 1930-1939:
    http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm.


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