John Henry Hanshew

                                                  ┌── John Hanshew
                                                  │    1811-1870 
                         ┌── William H. Hanshew ──┤
                         │   c1836-?              │
                         │                        └── Rosannah Merideth
                         │                             1812-?    
John Henry Hanshew ──────┤
B: 1863                  │
D: 1938                  │
                         └── Mellisa Levell
M: Lillie Richwine

M: Martha Ellen Crandall

John Henry Hanshew     [ID 17712] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb - 1863, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5  

He married Lillie Richwine, Jan 3 1886, Madison County, Indiana.6  

John and Lillie divorced.2,5  

John was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 12 1900), living in (or staying in) the boarding house of Benjamin & Emmer Coy, Stony Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana:2

Hanshew, John, boarder, age 37, born Feb 1863 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; divorced; occupation: farm hand.

He then married Martha Ellen Crandall, about 1902.3  Martha, daughter of John Raymond Crandall & Mary Ann Stevens, was born Dec 19 1861, Henry County, Indiana.3,7  (Jul 28 1862).5  

John and Martha were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 18 1910), Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana:3

Hanshew, John H., head-of-household, age 47, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; second marriage, married 8 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (free).
Hanshew, Martha E., wife, age 48, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first marriage, married 8 years; no children.

Martha died Jun 21 1917, at her home, Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana; age 55.5,7,8  

Martha's obituary was published in the "New Castle Daily Courier" (New Castle, Henry County, Indiana) on June 22, 1917:7


Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ella Hanshew, age 56, at her home west of Anderson last evening at 8 o'clock, after six weeks' illness from apoplexy.  Mrs. Hanshew was the daughter of John and Mary Crandall and was born and reared in Henry county.  Besides her husband, she is survived by five brothers and three sisters.  They are Mrs. Laura Harter, north of Newcastle; Mrs. Louisa Trout, west of Newcastle; Mrs. Hettie Strong, of this city; James Crandall, of Kansas; Albert Crandall, north of Springport; Charles Crandall, of Millville; Ed Crandall, west of town, and Wyatt Crandall, north of Newcastle.  

The funeral will be held at the Sugar Grove church Saturday afternoon and interment will also take place there.

John was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 19 1920), living in (or staying in) the boarding house of Albert A. & Minnie E. Wolfe, Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana:4

Hanshew, John H, boarder, age 56, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; widower; occupation: none.

John was epileptic.5  He lived at the Indiana Village for Epileptics (later aka New Castle State Hospital), Van Nuys, Henry County, Indiana.5  

John Henry Hanshew died Dec 4 1938, Henry County, Indiana; age 75y 10m.5

(photo)Photo: John Henry Hanshew death certificate Henry County, Indiana 5


  1. 1870 census, Noblesville P.O., White River Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll M593-319, page 267, line #28, dwelling #359, family #365.
  2. 1900 census, Stony Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana; roll T623-386, ED 112, page 6B, line #87, dwelling #122, family #124.
  3. 1910 census, Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana; roll T624-364, ED 105, page 2B, line #56, dwelling #34, family #34.
  4. 1920 census, Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana; roll T625-449, ED 118, page 7A, line #15, dwelling #162, family #165.
  5. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011;
  6. Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941;
  8. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920;

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