Ralph Emerson Hancher

                         ┌── George M. Hancher
                         │    1853-?    
Ralph Emerson Hancher ───┤
B: 1889                  │
D: 1961                  │
                         └── Cynthia Bell Graham

M: Hattie G. Fagan

M: Bessie J. -

Ralph Emerson Hancher     [ID 17163] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 3 1889, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.1,2,3,4,5,6  

He married ---, about 1912.5  (name of first wife unknown).  

On Jun 5 1917 Ralph Emerson Hancher, age 27, registered for the World War I draft in Kansas City, Missouri.  He declared he was born October 3 1889 in Kansas City, Missouri, and was then residing at 835 So. 11th St., Kansas City, Kansas where he was a clerk with the "K.C. Pkg. Box Co." of Kansas City, Kansas.  He declared he was married supporting a wife and one child.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, black eyes, black hair.3  

He then married Hattie G. Fagan.5  Hattie was born about 1881, Indiana.5  Hattie had been previously married c1904.5  

Ralph and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri:5

Fagan, Thomas F., head-of-household, age 23, born in Kansas; father born in Kansas; mother born in Indiana; first married at age 19; rented home ($30.00 rent); radio in home; occupation: dept. head, oil refining co.; not a war veteran.
Fagan, Hester L., wife, age 20, born in Kansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Kansas; first married at age 15,
Fagan, Kenneth Lee, son, age 2 years 4 months, born in Kansas; parents born in Kansas.
Fagan, Lawrence E., son, age 0 months, born in Missouri; parents born in Kansas.
Hancher, Ralph E., step-father, age 40, born in Missouri; father born in Indiana; mother born in Kentucky; first married at age 23; occupation: attendent, service station; not a war veteran.
Hancher, Hattie G., mother, age 49, born in Indiana; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio; first married at age 23.

He then married Bessie J. -.6  Bessie was born Feb 7 1890.6  

Ralph Emerson Hancher died Nov 27 1961, buried Elm Springs Cemetery, 570 NW 1601 St., Kingsville, Missouri.6  

Bessie died Aug 2 1983, buried Elm Springs Cemetery, 570 NW 1601 St., Kingsville, Missouri.6  


  1. 1900 census, 5th Ward, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; roll T623-862, ED 49, page 13B, line #96, dwelling #260, family #291.
  2. 1910 census, 3rd Ward, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; roll T624-785, ED 48, page 140A, line #45, dwelling #98, family #99.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. 1920 census, 3rd Ward, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; roll T625-924, ED 48, page 10A, line #12, dwelling #170, family #192.
  5. 1930 census, 10th Ward, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; roll T626-1199, ED 149, page 11B, line #92, dwelling #156, family #168.
  6. Elm Springs Cemetery burials, Johnson County, Missouri:

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