Melvin Ray Hanshaw

                                                           ┌── Amos Isaiah Hanshaw
                                                           │    1878-1961 
                               ┌── Leonard James Hanshaw ──┤
                               │    1912-1962              │
                               │                           └── Myrtle E. O'Daniels
                               │                               c1888-1934 
Melvin Ray Hanshaw ────────────┤
B: c1941                       │                           ┌── Jacob Menninger
D: 2012                        │                           │
                               └── Evelyn Mary Menninger ──┤
                                    1916-2000              │
                                                           └── Esta Braden
M: Hetta Rosetta "Rose" Bailey
   ├── Ray Hanshaw (?-<2012) 1
   ├── Mary Hanshaw  1
   └── Tammy Hanshaw  1

Melvin Ray Hanshaw     [ID 19916] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1941, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.2,3,4  

He married Hetta Rosetta "Rose" Bailey, Apr 10 1964, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.3,5,6  Hetta was born about 1946, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.3  

The following article was published in the "Sunday Gazette-Mail" (Charleston, West Virginia) on Sunday, March 19, 1967:4

2 Cousins Hurt
In Car Crash

Two cousins were hurt Saturday night when their car crashed on Seventh Avenue in North Charleston.  

David P. Hanshaw, of 1619 Sugar Creek Dr., who reportedly was thrown from the vehicle, was admitted to Charleston General Hospital for observation.  His cousin, Melvin R. Hanshaw, 26, of 1021½ Hendrix Ave., was treated for a broken nose and face cuts, then released.

Melvin Ray Hanshaw died Aug 13 2012, age 71.2  

Melvin's obituary was published in "The Charleston Gazette" (Charleston, West Virginia) on Thursday, August 16, 2012:2

Melvin Ray Hanshaw, Sr, 71, of Fisher Ridge, Kenna, passed away August 13, 2012, with his loved ones by his side.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rose Hanshaw; his parents, Leonard and Mary Hanshaw; son, Ray Hanshaw; brothers, Robert and Roger Hanshaw; sister, Wanda; and granddaughter, Amanda Southall, and her unborn little angel.  He is survived by his daughters, Mary Halley and husband, Robert, and Tammy Reed and husband, B.J, all of Kenna; grandson, Collin Reed; brother, Gary Hanshaw and wife, Jean, of Ohio; his companion, Carol Miller; as well as nieces and nephews.  He will be greatly missed.  Very special thanks to Deanna Berry for taking such good care of him.  The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 17, at Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. Buddy Mairs officiating.  Burial will follow in Garnes Cemetery, Kenna.  Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice.  Condolences can be sent by visiting

(photo)Photo: Melvin Ray Hanshaw & Hetta Rosetta Bailey marriage record Kanawha County, West Virginia 3


  1. Obituary of Melvin Ray Hanshaw.
  2. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection;
  3. Melvin Ray Hanshaw & Hetta Rosetta Bailey marriage record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
  4. Charleston "Sunday Gazette-Mail", Mar 19 1967;
  5. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971;
  6. Contribution from Richard Wayne Hanshaw.

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