Philip D. Handshaw

                                                     ┌── Thomas Jefferson Hanshaw
                                                     │    1851-1936 
                         ┌── William David Hanshaw ──┤
                         │    1892-                  │
                         │                           └── Martha Jane Walker
                         │                                1853-1940 
Philip D. Handshaw ──────┤
B: 1919                  │                           ┌── Robert James Dyche
D: 1981                  │                           │
                         └── Vivian Milans Dyche ────┤
                              1891-1960              │
                                                     └── Ella J. / Anna C. Bowling
M: Marion Odessa Cornett

Philip D. Handshaw     [ID 20011] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Philip D. Handshaw1,2,3 [Phillip D. Hanshaw4,5, Phillip Handshaw6].

Born Sep 27 1919, Logan County, West Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,6,7  

On Feb 22 1942 Philip D. Hanshaw, born 1919 in West Virginia, enlisted at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had completed 4 years of high school, and was single, without dependents.  He was recorded as 69" tall, 137 lbs.3  

He married Marion Odessa Cornett8 [Odessa Cornett4,9].  Marion, daughter of Luther Sylvester Cornett & Bessie Mae Litterall, was born Oct 4 1920, Logan County, West Virginia.4,9,10  

In 1981 Philip was still living in/near Holden, Logan County, West Virginia.5  

Philip D. Handshaw died Aug - 1981.5  

Marion died Aug 9 2008, Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, County, West Virginia; age 87.8,10  

Odessa's obituary was published in the "Charleston Daily Mail" (Charleston, West Virginia) on August 10, 2008:8

Marion Odessa Hanshaw

HOLDEN -- Marion Odessa Cornett Hanshaw, 87, of Holden, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 2008.  

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Central United Baptist Church.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church.  

For e-mail condolences go to  

Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services.

Social Security information for Philip D. Handshaw: 233-24-7887


  1. 1920 census, Holden, Logan District, Logan County, West Virginia; roll T625-1955, ED 21, page 32A, line #3, dwelling #546, family #568.
  2. 1930 census, Logan District, Logan County, West Virginia; roll T626-2540, ED 16, page 11B, line #86, dwelling #188, family #222.
  3. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  4. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2;
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969;
  7. 1940 census, Holden, Logan District, Logan County, West Virginia; roll T627-4420, ED 23-31, page 20A, line #16, household #324.
  8. Obituary of Marion Odessa Cornett Hanshaw; "Charleston Daily Mail", Aug 10 2008;
    United States Obituary Collection;
  9. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  10. Ancestry Family Tree data "Clyde E. Maynard" posted by "EddieMaynard75".

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