Glenn Carlos Hanshaw

                                                          ┌── William Ross Hanshaw
                                                          │    1825-1894 
                            ┌── Charles Richner Hanshaw ──┤
                            │    1858-1930                │
                            │                             └── Mary Ann Jackson
                            │                                  1833-1893 
Glenn Carlos Hanshaw ───────┤
B: 1897                     │                             ┌── James Nason
D: 1975                     │                             │
                            └── Lucy Jane Nason ──────────┤
                                 1861-1926                │
                                                          └── Sarah Plowman
M: Mabel Pearl McMurray
   ├── Albert LeRoy Hanshaw (1918-1994) 1,2,3
   ├── Gerald Glenn Hanshaw (1921-1921) 3

M: Anna McDaniel
   └── Merle Glen Hanshaw (1922-1990) 1,4

M: Bessie Dekin

M: Minnie Elizabeth Edwards

Glenn Carlos Hanshaw     [ID 16417] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Glenn Carlos Hanshaw1,5 [Carlos G. Hanshaw6,7, Carl Hanshaw8, Glenn Carl Hanshaw8].

Born Feb 24 1897, Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa.1,4,5,6,7,8  

During World War I Glenn served in the U.S. Army.1,4  

He married Mabel Pearl McMurray, Nov 27 1916, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.2,3,9  Mabel, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" McMurray & Sarah Elenor "Nellie" Talbert, was born Nov 17 1900, Pleasant Plain, Jefferson County, Iowa.2,5,9,10  

Mabel and son Albert were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 19 1920), living with her parents at 102 South Sixth Street, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa:2

McMurray, Frank, head-of-household, age 53, born in Iowa; father born in United States; mother born in Iowa; rented home; occupation: grocer, retail grocery.
McMurray, Nellie, wife, age 53, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio.
McMurray, Albert, son, age 23, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; single; occupation: salesman, grocery.
Hanshaw, Mabel, daughter, age 19, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; married.
McMurray, Carl, son, age 12, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; single; attended school.
Hanshaw, Albert, grandson, age 1 year 9 months, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa.

Glenn and Mabel were apparently divorced.  Mabel remarried Dec 1 1936 to a Chalmers A. King.3  Mabel died Sep 5 1975, Washington, Washington County, Iowa; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.3,5,10  

He then married Anna McDaniel, about 1920.1  Anna was born Sep 16 1902, Missouri.5,11  

Glenn and son Merle (but not wife Anna) were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), living in a boarding/rooming house at 302 East Kansas Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri:4

Hanshaw, Glen C., roomer, age 33, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; married; first married at age 23; occupation: decorator, paint shop; World War I veteran.
Hanshaw, Murl, roomer, age 7, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Anna was shown separately in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), living in a boarding/rooming house at 3527 Cook Ave., St. Louis, Missouri:11
Hanshaw, Anna, lodger, age 27, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; married; first married at age 17; occupation: shirt folder, laundry.

Glenn and Anna were divorced May 8 1931.3  Anna remarried to a -- Becker,1 and (apparently) to a Henry C. Ostertag (Oct 28 1902 - Jan 1987).5,12  Son Merle took the name Ostertag and declared his father to be Henry Ostertag.  Anna died Apr - 1990.5  

He then married Bessie Dekin, about 1930.1,3  Bessie was born Feb 6 1899.1,5  

No children from the third marriage.1  

In 1931-1932 Glenn was living at 503 Elm Street, Valley Junction, Iowa.3  

Bessie died Jun - 1973, Wathena, Doniphan County, Kansas; age 74.1,3,5  

Bessie's obituary was published as follows:3

Mrs Carl Hanshaw

Mrs Bessie Dekin Hanshaw, 74, Wathena KS, Died Tuesday Morning at a local Hospital.  Born in Halls, MO. Mrs Hanshaw had lived in Wathena for 1 years [sic].  She was a member of Forsquare Church in St. Joseph.  She is survived by her husband Glenn Carl Hanshaw of the home.  The body is at the Clark Mortuary.

He then married Minnie Elizabeth Edwards3 [Minnie Elizabeth Johnston3], Feb 22 19743, Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas3.  Marriage license #10693; marriage by probate Judge Dee Henry; witnesses were Hazel J. Chesnut & Lucy T. Moore.3  Minnie, daughter of George Albert Edwards & Sarah Jane Clymens, was born Nov 28 1896, Atchison, Nodaway County, Missouri.3  

Minnie had been twice previously married, first to Frank Albert Turner, who died Jan 16 1948, and secondly to Allen Wilford Johnston, who died Sep 4 1967.3  

Minnie and her first husband had a restaurant in St. Joseph, Missouri, near the old Union Station.  They had been friends with Glenn and Bessie in the 1930s.1  

Glenn Carlos Hanshaw died Nov 13 19751,5,8, Wathena, Doniphan County, Kansas1,5,8; buried Ashland Cemetery, Doniphan County, Kansas1,5,8 [Mt. Auburn Cemetery13].  

Minnie died about 1985, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.3

(photo)Photo: Glenn Carlos Hanshaw & Bessie Dekin date unknown 14

(photo)Photo: Glenn Carlos Hanshaw tax exemption declaration Polk County, Iowa, WWI veteran's exemption 14

(photo)Photo: Glenn Carlos Hanshaw death notice 8

(photo)Photo: Glenn Carlos Hanshaw funeral card 13

Social Security information for Glenn Carlos Hanshaw: 493-14-6511

Social Security information for Mabel Pearl McMurray: 483-26-0924

Social Security information for Anna McDaniel: 498-26-7952

Social Security information for Bessie Dekin: 512-44-4102


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Jackie L. Wolfe.
  2. 1920 census, Fairfield, Fairfield Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; roll T625-494, ED 52, page 19B, line #68, dwelling #489, family #505.
  3. Contribution from Jackie L. Wolfe.
  4. 1930 census, 9th Ward, St. Joseph, Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri; roll T626-1178, ED 48, page 11A, line #39, dwelling #281, family #291.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. 1900 census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll T623-462, ED 93, page 6A, line #42, dwelling #130, family #131.
  7. 1910 census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll T624-425, ED 104, page 31A, line #1, dwelling #134, family #134.
  8. Death notice for Glenn Carlos Hanshaw; courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.
  9. Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992;
  11. 1930 census, St. Louis, Missouri; roll T626-1243, ED 540, page 6B, line #99, dwelling #93, family #115.
  12. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  13. Funeral card for Glenn Carlos Hanshaw; courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.
  14. Photo courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.

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