Emily Gertrude Hanshaw

                                                     ┌── Smith Hancherc1798-1865 
                          ┌── Smith M. Hanshaw ──────┤
                          │    1833-1914             │
                          │                          └── Mary Steward
                          │                                  ?-1842 
Emily Gertrude Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1860                   │
D: 1926                   │
                          └── Mary Ellen Creighton
M: Charles Taylor Sconce

M: Allen Alfred Fosdick

Emily Gertrude Hanshaw     [ID 17368] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Emily Gertrude Hanshaw1,2 [Gertrude Emily Hanshaw3,4,5,6].

Born Sep 21 18603,4,5,6 [about 18622], Iowa3,4,5,6.  

She married Charles Taylor Sconce.7  Charles, son of Samuel Glasgow Sconce & Charlotte Miller, was born about 1855, Davis County, Iowa.2,7  


Etty Sconce, born 1879, Iowa. 2
Thomas Laurence Sconce, born Apr 28 1885, Denton County, Texas; died Oct 6 1956, Ottumwa, Iowa; married Laura A. Johnson, Aug 21 1911, Ottumwa, Iowa. 3,8

Emily and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 24 1880), Denton County, Texas:2

Sconce, C.T., age 25, born in Iowa; parents born in Indiana; farmer; cannot read or write.
Sconce, Emily, wife, age 18, born in Iowa; parents born in Indiana; house keeping; cannot read or write.
Sconce, Etty, daughter, age 10 months, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa.

She then married Allen Alfred Fosdick, about 1895.3,7  Allen was born Apr - 1861, Iowa.3  

Emily and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 19 1900), Richland Township, Wapello County, Iowa:3

Fosdick, Allen, head-of-household, age 39, born Apr 1861 in Iowa; parents' birthplaces unknown; married 5 years; occupation: coal miner; rented home.
Fosdick, Gertrude, wife, age 39, born Sept 1860 in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; married 5 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Sconce, Thomas, stepson, age 15, born Apr 1885 in Texas; parents born in Iowa; occupation: coal miner.

Emily was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 12 1920), living/working in the household of a John M. & Jennie Calhown in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa:4

Fostick, Gertrude, nurse, age 59, born in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; single; occupation: nurse.

Emily Gertrude Hanshaw died Nov 5 1926, buried Section II, Bethlehem Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa.5,6

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Emily Gertrude Hanshaw Bethlehem Cemetery 6


  1. Biographical sketch of Smith M. Hanshaw.
  2. 1880 census, Precinct 4, Denton County, Texas; roll T9-1300, ED 106, page 151D, line #45, family #439.
  3. 1900 census, Richland Township, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T623-463, ED 137, page 9B, line #93, dwelling #208, family #212.
  4. 1920 census, 4th Ward, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T625-516, ED 155, page 15A, line #38, dwelling #308, family #341.
  5. Iowa Cemetery Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Burials in Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. Contribution from Lori Lei Knapp ().
  8. Contribution from Lori Lei Knapp (), citing:
    obituary for Thomas Laurence Sconce, Oct 6 1956.

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