Sarah Olive Hanshaw

                                                  ┌── Smith Hancherc1798-1865 
                       ┌── Smith M. Hanshaw ──────┤
                       │    1833-1914             │
                       │                          └── Mary Steward
                       │                                  ?-1842 
Sarah Olive Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1857                │
D: 1919                │
                       └── Mary Ellen Creighton
                            1835-1886 
M: John Custer Sconce

Sarah Olive Hanshaw     [ID 15588] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Sarah Olive Hanshaw1,2,3 [Olive Hanshaw2].

Born Mar 24 18571,2,4,5,6 [about 18617], Iowa1,2,4,5,6.  

She married John Custer Sconce, Feb 12 1874, Davis County, Iowa.2  John, son of Samuel G. Sconce + Charlotte Miller, was born May 20 1851, Iowa.4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11  

For their wedding Sarah Olive and John were given a bible (now in the possession of Lori Lei Knapp) in which was written:2 John C. Sconce and Olive Sconce was married febuary the 12th in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy four. 1874

She also wrote in the front of the bible (exact spelling and punctuation):2

when i am dead and in my grave
And all my bones is rotting
remember me when this you see
I fear i will be for gotten

Olive

Sarah Olive and John had seven children, but only three of them lived into adulthood.2  Children:

Purley Jane Sconce, born Nov 13 1874; died Jul 24 1876, age 1 yr 8 mo 11 da, buried Bethlehem Cemetery. 6
Myrtel M. Sconce, born c1877, Iowa. 7
Lilly/Lillie M. [probably Lillian May] Sconce, born c1879, Iowa. 5,7
Silvie G. Sconce, born Mar 13 1881; died Aug 27 1883, age 2 yrs 5 mo 14 da, buried Bethlehem Cemetery. 6
Josie A. Sconce, born Jul 20 1884; died Oct 29 1885, age 1 yr 3 mo 9 da, buried Bethlehem Cemetery. 6
Ethel Sconce, born May 1889, Iowa. 4

Sarah Olive and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa:7

Sconce, J.C. Jr., age 29, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio; farmer.
Sconce, Sarah O., wife, age 19, born in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; keeping house.
Sconce, Myrtel M., daughter, age 3, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa.
Sconce, Lilly M., daughter, age 1, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of a Thomas J. Sconce, age 3912 (probably John's cousin);13 living one more house away was the family of J.C. & Racheal Sconce14 (probably John's uncle).13  

Sarah Olive and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 25 1900), Keokuk Township, Wapello County, Iowa:4

John Sconce, head-of-household, age 49, born May 1851 in Iowa; father born in "Ohio (?)"; mother born in "Indiana (?)"; married 26 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
", Olive, wife, age 43, born Mch 1857 in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; married 26 years; 6 children, 3 living.
", Ethel, daughter, age 11, born May 1889 in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school 9 months.

Sarah Olive and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 3 1910), Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa:15

Scince, John C., head-of-household, age 58, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Kentucky; first marriage, married 36 years; [..occupation unclear..]; owned home (mortgaged).
Scince, S.O., wife, age 53, born in Iowa; parents born in Indiana; first marriage, married 36 years; 6 children, 3 living.
Anderson [unclear], Lillie, daughter, age 30, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana [sic]; mother born in Iowa; second marriage, married 6 months; 2 children, 2 living.
", Barney, son-in-law, age 27, born in Iowa; parents born in Sweden; first marriage, married 6 months; occupation: [..unclear..], rail road.
Vantine [unclear], Goldie [unclear], granddaughter, age 12, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.
", John Marvin [unclear], grandson, age 10, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.

Sarah Olive Hanshaw died Jul 12 1919, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa; buried Bethlehen Cemetery, Salt Creek, Davis County, Iowa.2,6,16  

Widower John was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 12 1920), living alone at 618 Lee [street], Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa:10

Sconce, John C., head-of-household, age 68, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Kentucky; widower; rented home; occupation: operator, farm.

John died Dec 22 1927, buried Bethlehen Cemetery, Salt Creek, Davis County, Iowa.6,16,17

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Sarah Olive Hanshaw & John C. Sconce Bethlehen Cemetery 6

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: daughter Josie A. Sconce Bethlehen Cemetery 6


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Business Corners P.O., Village Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll M653-342, page 259, line #5, dwelling #121, family #121.
  2. Contribution from Lori Lei Knapp ().
  3. Biographical sketch of Smith M. Hanshaw.
  4. 1900 census, Keokuk Township, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T623-463, ED 134, page 7A, line #33, dwelling #130, family #131.
  5. 1910 census, 5th Ward, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T624-426, ED 145, page 167A, line #46, dwelling #367, family #368.
  6. Burials in Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~iawagon/Bethlehem%20Cemetery%20index.htm.
  7. 1880 census, Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa; roll T9-335, ED 43, page 38B, line #25, dwelling #14, family #14.
  8. 1860 census, Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa; roll M653-317, page 103, line #19, dwelling #775, family #719.
  9. 1870 census, Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa; roll M593-386, page 155, line #31, dwelling #127, family #127.
  10. 1920 census, 5th Ward, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T625-516, ED 157, page 16B, line #58, dwelling #379, family #380.
  11. Iowa Marriages to 1850; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1880 census, Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa; roll T9-335, ED 43, page 38B, line #19, dwelling #13, family #13.
  13. Speculation.
  14. 1880 census, Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa; roll T9-335, ED 43, page 38B, line #8, dwelling #12, family #12.
  15. 1910 census, 5th Ward, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T624-426, ED 145, page 167A-B, line #46, dwelling #367, family #368.
  16. Burials in Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadavis/Cemeteries/bethlehem_cemetery.htm.
  17. Iowa Cemetery Records; http://www.ancestry.com.


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