Melvin Randolph Hanshew

                                                      ┌── Hezekiah Franklin Hanshew
                                                      │    1867-1926 
                           ┌── David Dewey Hanshew ───┤
                           │    1899-1970             │
                           │                          └── Nannie Agnes Rigsby
                           │                               1879-1967 
Melvin Randolph Hanshew ───┤
B: 1927                    │
D: 2000                    │
                           └── Myrtle L. Richardson
M: Elizabeth Walls
   ├── Randy Hanshaw  1
   └── Jim Hanshaw  1

Melvin Randolph Hanshew     [ID 18268] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Melvin Randolph Hanshew2 [Melvin Randolph Hanshaw3,4,5].

Born Dec 30 1927, Iaeger, McDowell County, West Virginia.2,5  

Melvin graduated with the Class of 1946, Welch High School, Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia.4  

He married Elizabeth Walls.3  

Melvin Randolph Hanshew died Sep 7 2000, Welch Community Hospital, Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia; age 72.3,5  

Melvin's obituary was published as follows:3

MELVIN RANDOLPH HANSHAW, 72, of Big Sandy, died September 7, 2000, at Welch Community Hospital.  Born in Iaeger, he was the son of the late David D. and Myrtle L. Richardson Hanshaw.  He graduated from Welch High School in 1946.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, having also served in Germany, and was a member of American Legion Post 8, Welch.  He had worked as a sales representative at McDowell Auto Parts in Welch for 43 years, retiring in December 1989.  Survivors include his wife of 52-1/2 years, Elizabeth Walls Hanshaw of the home (Box 251, Roderfield, WV 24881); two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy Hanshaw and wife, Diana, of Roderfield, and Jim Hanshaw and wife, Sharon, of Hensley.  He was also the proud grandfather of six loving granddaughters.

Social Security information for Melvin Randolph Hanshew: 234-32-6601


  1. Obituary of Melvin Randolph Hanshew.
  2. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia; roll T626-2544, ED 23, page 27B, line #61, family #36.
  3. Welch High School obituaries; Welch High School Alumni:
  4. Welch High School deceased classmates; Welch High School Alumni:
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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