Catherine Annette Hanshaw

                                                       ┌── Charles F. W. Hanshaw
                                                       │    1841-1888 
                             ┌── Frank Wayne Hanshaw ──┤
                             │    1873-1927            │
                             │                         └── Martha Jane "Mattie" McClaskey
                             │                              1844-c1928
Catherine Annette Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1901                      │
D: 1985                      │
                             └── Mary Gertrude McCoy
M: Herman "Wally" Rose

M: Herb Kurtin

Catherine Annette Hanshaw     [ID 15964] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Catherine Annette Hanshaw1 [Annette Hanshaw1,2,3].

Born Oct 18 1901, Manhattan, New York.1,2,3,4  

She married Herman "Wally" Rose, 1929.5  Wally was an executive with Pathe Records.5  

In the 1930s Annette Hanshaw became a famous singer.  In a 1935 poll, she was named by Radioland Magazine as "most popular woman singer" in the nation.  The New York Times praised her as "one of the most prolific recording singers in the late 1920's and early 30's".  During her career, Annette was accompanied by the likes of Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and other jazz superstars.1  

Herman died 1954.5  

She then married Herb Kurtin.1,5,6  

Catherine Annette Hanshaw died Mar 13 1985, buried Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York.1,4,5  

A web site has been created devoted to the memory of Annette Hanshaw - see:
and also:

Social Security information for Catherine Annette Hanshaw: 130-12-2869


  1. Minerd-Miner-Minor National Family Reunion and Research:,_frankwmccoy.htm.
  2. 1910 census, 30th Ward, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York; roll T624-985, ED 1410, page 70A, line #14, dwelling #131, family #182.
  3. 1920 census, Mount Kisco, New Castle Township, Westchester County, New York; roll T625-1281, ED 105, page 7A-B, line #44, dwelling #116, family #140.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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