Earl Rollan Hanshaw

                                            ┌── Samuel Handschu
                                            │    1807-1890 
                       ┌── Henry Handschu ──┤
                       │    1847-?          │
                       │                    └── Catherine Zimmerman
                       │                        c1814-<1880
Earl Rollan Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1895                │
                       └── Elizabeth V. -
M: Kathryn -
   ├── Kathryn Inez Hanshaw (c1926-<2006) 1,2
   ├── Virginia Hanshaw (c1928-) 1,2
   └── Earl Rollan "Barrel" Hanshaw, Jr. (1930-2006) 2

Earl Rollan Hanshaw     [ID 18382] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 9 1895, Oberlin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.1,3,4  (Jun 9 1894, Jefferson County, Nebraska).5  

On Jun 5 1917 Earl Hanshew, age 23, registered for the World War I draft in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born June 9 1894 in Jefferson County, Nebraska, and he was then residing in Homestead, Pennsylvania where he was single, employed by the U.S. Steel Corp.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, blonde hair.5  

He married Kathryn -, about 1926.1,2  Kathryn was born Oct 29 1902, Pennsylvania.1,6  

Earl and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 10 1930), Second Street, Oberlin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania:1

Hanshaw, Earl, head-of-household, age 34, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 30; rented home ($16 rent); radio in home; occupation: electrician, steel company; World War I veteran.
Hanshaw, Kathryn, wife, age 27, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 23.
Hanshaw, Kathryn I., daughter, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hanshaw, Virginia, daughter, age 2, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

In 1942 Earl Rollan Hanshaw, age 46, registered for the World War II draft.  He declared he was born June 9, 1895 in Oberlin, Pennsylvania, and was then residing at 104 Second St., Oberlin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, where he was employed by Bethlehem Steel Co.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. Katherine Hanshaw of the same address.4  

Kathryn died Nov - 1971.6  

Social Security information for Kathryn -: 201-16-4508


  1. 1930 census, Oberlin, Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2028, ED 105, page 15B, line #65, dwelling #88, family #96.
  2. Obituary of Earl R. Hanshaw, Jr..
  3. 1900 census, Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1404, ED 105, page 15B-16A, line #95, dwelling #298, family #308.
  4. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm

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