Ray Houston Hanshew

                                                      ┌── Adam J. Hanshewc1826-1883 
                         ┌── Jacob Samuel Hanshew ────┤
                         │    1878-1926               │
                         │                            └── Elizabeth J. Smales
                         │                                 1848-?    
Ray Houston Hanshew ─────┤
B: 1911                  │                            ┌── E. W. Cox
D: 1990                  │                            │
                         └── Mary Jane Garfield Cox ──┤
                             c1880-1965               │
                                                      └── Martha E. (Cox)
M: Lois Belle Fitzgerald
   ├── Dwight Douglas Hanshew  1
   ├── Stewart Huston Hanshew (1946-1946) 2
   ├── Nola Hanshew  1
   ├── Carole Hanshew  1
   └── Ray Houston Hanshew, Jr.  1,3

Ray Houston Hanshew     [ID 19356] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 25 1911, Springdale, Fayette County, West Virginia.2,4,5,6  

He married Lois Belle Fitzgerald, Aug 15 1934, Springdale, Fayette County, West Virginia.4  Lois was born Aug 23 1913, Hilltop, Fayette County, West Virginia.4,5,7  (Grand View, West Virginia).2  

The following article was published in the "Post Herald and Register" (Beckley, West Virginia) on Sunday, February 10, 1957:8

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hanshew and sons, Springdale, accompanied their daughter, Mrs. John Johnson to Quantico, Va., where she will reside with her husband, Pfc. John Johnson.

The following article was published in the "Raleigh Register" (Beckley, West Virginia) on Thursday, April 10, 1969:9

Lois and Ray Hanshew to Nola and Lloyd Fitzgerald, lot in the town of Spring Dale, Quinnimont District, no consideration.

In 1990 Ray was living in/near White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.5  

Ray Houston Hanshew died Nov 16 1990, West Virginia; buried Hanshew Cemetery, Springdale, Fayette County, West Virginia.5,6  

Lois died Dec 7 1998, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, West Virginia; age 85.5,7,10  

Lois' obituary was published in the "Charleston Gazette" (Charleston, West Virginia) on December 8, 1998:10

Lois Belle Hanshew

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Lois Belle Hanshew, 85, of White Sulphur Springs died Dec. 7, 1998, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea.  

She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lewisburg, and was a former housekeeper for The Greenbrier.  

Surviving: daughters, Nola Gilkeson of White Sulphur Springs, Carole Johnson of Seville, Ohio; sons, Ray Hanshew Jr. of Minnehaha Springs, Dwight Hanshew of Hot Springs, Va.; sisters, Mona Pritchett of Rupert, Juanita Callison of Springdale; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.  

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Pastor Robert L. "Doc" Michael officiating.  Burial will be in Hanshew Cemetery, Springdale.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(photo)Photo: Ray Houston Hanshew / Lois B. Fitzgerald marriage record Fayette County, West Virginia 4

Social Security information for Ray Houston Hanshew: 236-05-4917

Social Security information for Lois Belle Fitzgerald: 235-60-8717


  1. Obituary of Lois Belle (Fitzgerald) Hanshew.
  2. Death certificate for Stewart Huston Hanshew.
  3. Contribution from Adam Cory Hanshew.
  4. Ray Houston Hanshew / Lois B. Fitzgerald marriage record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
  5. "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
  6. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103531436.
  7. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103531073.
  8. "Post Herald and Register", Feb 10 1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. "Raleigh Register", Apr 10 1969; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Obituary of Lois Belle Hanshew; "Charleston Gazette", Dec 8 1998;
    "Obituary Collection", http://www.ancestry.com.

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