William Lon Hanshaw

                                                   ┌── Smith M. Hanshaw
                                                   │    1833-1914 
                       ┌── Hiram Ulysses Hanshaw ──┤
                       │    1865-1894              │
                       │                           └── Mary Ellen Creighton
                       │                                1835-1886 
William Lon Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1884                │                           ┌── Seward C. Summer
D: ?                   │                           │
                       └── Ida Alice Summer ───────┤
M: Edith G. -
   └── Harold Hanshaw (1910-1982) 1

William Lon Hanshaw     [ID 16456] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Lon Hanshaw2,3 [Lon Hanshaw1,4].

Born Jul 2 18842 [about 18871,3,4], Iowa2.  

He married Edith G. -, about 1907.2,4  Edith was born Mar 21 1890, Iowa.1,4,5  

William and Edith were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 20 1910), Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa:4

Hanshaw, Lon H., head-of-household, age 22, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; first marriage, married 3 years; occupation: miner, coal mines; rented home.
Hanshaw, Edith G., wife, age 19, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana; first marriage, married 3 years; no children.

On Sep 12 1918 William Lon Hanshaw, age 34, registered for the World War I draft in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.  He declared he was born July 2 1884, and was then residing in Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa where he was a freightman employed by the C. R. [..unclear..] Ry. Co. of Eldon.  He declared his nearest relative was his wife, Edith Hanshaw of Eldon.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, brown eyes, black hair.2  

William and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 8 1920), Eldon, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa:1

Hanshaw, Lon, head-of-household, age 32, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; owned home (mortgaged); occupation: laborer, freight house.
Hanshaw, Edith, wife, age 29, born in Iowa; parents born in Indiana.
Hanshaw, Harold, son, age 9, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.

In 1972 Edith was living in/near Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.5  

Edith died Apr - 1972.5  

Social Security information for Edith G. -: 478-80-1176


  1. 1920 census, Eldon, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T625-517, ED 172, page 13A, line #23, dwelling #303, family #418.
  2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Jackie L. Wolfe.
  4. 1910 census, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T624-426, ED 160, page 173B, line #54, dwelling #39, family #39.
  5. "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

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