Sally Cynthia Hanshaw

                                                       ┌── Charles Hanshuec1874-?    
                         ┌── Armand Emmett Hanshaw ────┤
                         │    1903-1962                │
                         │                             └── Petronelle "Nellie" Hendrickson
                         │                                  1882-1976 
Sally Cynthia Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1930                  │                             ┌── Wallis Remsen Sanborn
D: 2008                  │                             │
                         └── Deborah Bertine Sanborn ──┤
                              1902-2004                │
                                                       └── Ada Carmony
M: Morris Ray Watson

Sally Cynthia Hanshaw     [ID 16660] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 18 1930, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois.1,2  (Jan 21 1930).3  

She married Morris Ray Watson, Mar 21 1957.2,4  (Jan 21 1957, Tucson, Arizona).3  Morris, son of William Edward Watson & Carrie Hannah Sue, was born Aug 29 1927, Donley County, Texas.3,5,6  


Pamela Watson; married -- Erickson.
Andrea Watson; married Robert Lynch.
Cynthia Watson; married William Veronda.
Rebecca Rae Watson, born Dec 20 1962, Chicago, Illinois; died Aug 7 2005, Clarkston, Michigan; married Thomas VanItallie. 3

Morris died Jan 30 1999, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois.2,3,6  

Sally Cynthia Hanshaw died Nov 29 2008, at her home, Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois; age 78.2,3,7  

Sally's obituary was published in "The Daily Journal" (Kankakee, Illinois) on December 1, 2008:2,7,8

Sally Hanshaw Watson

Sally Hanshaw Watson, 78, of Algonquin, formerly of Kankakee, died Saturday (Nov. 29, 2008) at her home, surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren.  Memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kankakee, where she was a member.  

Inurnment will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to Easter Seals.  

Mrs. Watson taught first grade in Arizona before raising her children.  She was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Kankakee, the daughter of Armand and Deborah Sanborn Hanshaw.  Her husband, Morris Ray Watson, whom she married March 21, 1957, died Jan. 30, 1999.  She was a graduate of the National College of Education.  She was a former member of Kopa Alpha Theta Sorority.  She loved to travel, especially to Door County, Wis., and Santa Maria, Fla.  

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pamela Erickson of Crystal Lake, Andrea and Robert Lynch of Palatine, Cynthia and William Veronda of Kankakee; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and one sister-in-law, Emma Hanshaw of Tucson, Ariz.  

Deceased are one daughter, Rebecca W. VanItallie; her parents; and two brothers, Alan and Wallis Hanshaw.  

Sally taught generations how to live life with gratitude and the power of optimism.

(photo)Photo: Sally Cynthia Hanshaw 2

(photo)Photo: Sally Cynthia Hanshaw 3

(photo)Photo: Morris Ray Watson 3

Social Security information for Morris Ray Watson: 461-30-4256


  1. 1930 census, 6th Ward, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois; roll T626-526, ED 59, page 9A, line #5, dwelling #221, family #223.
  2. Obituary of Sally Hanshaw Watson; "The Daily Journal", Dec 1 2008:
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by "laveronda".
  4. Obituary of A. Alan Hanshaw.
  5. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997;
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. Contribution from Katie Erickson ().

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