Oscar Kenneth Hanshaw

                                                     ┌── Jacob Robert Hinshaw
                                                     │    1854-1929 
                           ┌── John Newton Hanshaw ──┤
                           │    1880-1964            │
                           │                         └── Margaret Jane Smith
                           │                              1854-1921 
Oscar Kenneth Hanshaw ─────┤
B: 1919                    │                         ┌── Augustus Mansfield King
D: 1996                    │                         │
                           └── Lula Marcella King ───┤
                                1877-1954            │
                                                     └── Sarah Caroline "Callie" Guthrie
M: Myrtle Cornelia Russell
   ├── Glenda Marcella Hanshaw (1942-) 1,2
   └── Debra Kay Hanshaw (1954-2008) 1,2

Oscar Kenneth Hanshaw     [ID 15695] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 21 1919, Arkansas.1,3,4,5,6  

He married Myrtle Cornelia Russell, Mar 16 1940, Lepanto, Poinsett County, Arkansas.1,7  Myrtle, daughter of Henry Russell & Mamie Handley, was born Nov 27 1921, Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee.1,7  

The following article was published in "The Herald-Press" (St. Joseph, Michigan) on Monday, February 2, 1959:8


Patients admitted to Mercy hospital during the past weekend were:


Benton Harbor -- Mrs. Albert Manos, 129 Pipestone st.; Oscar Hanshaw, 1495 Monroe st.; ...  

The following article was published in "The Herald-Press" (St. Joseph, Michigan) on Monday, February 9, 1959:9


Benton Harbor -- ...  
Oscar Hanshaw, 1495 Monroe st.; ...  

In 1994-1996 Oscar was living at 2088 E. Empire Ave., Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan.3,6,10  

Oscar Kenneth Hanshaw died Apr 26 1996, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan; buried Hagar Shores, Michigan.1,3,6,7  

Myrtle died Aug 25 2009, Royalton Manor, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan; age 87.7  

Myrtle's obituary was published in "The Herald Palladium" (St. Joseph, Michigan) on Thursday, August 27, 2009:7

Myrtle C. Hanshaw

BENTON HARBOR - Myrtle C. Hanshaw, 87, formerly of Benton Harbor, passed into eternity, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph.  

A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at First Church of the Nazarene, 3351 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with the Rev. Dean Pickett officiating.  Burial will follow in North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma.  Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the church.  Memorials may be made to the church or Lakeland Hospice.  Those wishing to share a memory or sign the guest book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.  

Mrs. Hanshaw was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Savannah, Tenn., to Henry and Mamie (Handley) Russell.  On March 16, 1940, she married Oscar K. Hanshaw in Lepanto, Ark.  After moving to Benton Harbor, Myrtle was employed at V-M Corp. for several years, then later at Schiman's Bakery in Benton Harbor.  She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, where she was involved with many activities when her health permitted.  

Myrtle and Oscar enjoyed traveling across the country with their travel trailer.  They were members of the Holiday Rambler Travel Trailer Club.  She cherished the time spent with her family, and in her spare time she enjoyed reading.  

Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Glenda (Michael) Krieger of St. Joseph; five grandchildren, April (Roland) Longacre, Kevin (Pam) Krieger, Beth Hoard, Brian (Jennie) Ertman and Randy Ertman; seven great-grandchildren, Aaron Krieger, Kara Longacre, Crystal Dickey, Alexa Hoard, Benjamin, Daniel and James Ertman; her sister, Belle Diggs of West Plains, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar, on April 26, 1996; by her daughter, Debra Ertman, on March 25, 2008; by her son-in-law, Kenneth Ertman, on Dec. 25, 2006; her great-grandson, Collin Longacre, in 1991; her brother, William Hinton; and her sister, Nell Barker.

Social Security information for Oscar Kenneth Hanshaw: 431-05-5011


  1. Contribution from Rethea Hanshaw Browning.
  2. Obituary of Myrtle C. Hanshaw.
  3. "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
  4. 1920 census, Black River Township, Lawrence County, Arkansas; roll T625-68, ED 73, page 4B, line #72, dwelling #78, family #84.
  5. 1930 census, Black River Township, Lawrence County, Arkansas; roll T626-80, ED 5, page 1B, line #59, dwelling #15, family #15.
  6. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Obituary of Myrtle C. Hanshaw; "The Herald Palladium", Aug 27 2009:
  8. "The Herald Press", Feb 2 1959; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. "The Herald Press", Feb 9 1959; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. 1994 Phone and Address Directory; http://www.ancestry.com.

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