Verna May Hanshaw

                                                                ┌── Andrew Lewis Hanshaw
                                                                │    1836-1926 
                                   ┌── William Albert Hanshaw ──┤
                                   │    1869-1972               │
                                   │                            └── Susanah Argo
                                   │                                 1840-1895 
Verna May Hanshaw ─────────────────┤
B: 1902                            │                            ┌── John Fulton Kennedy
D: 1975                            │                            │
                                   └── Arrena Prue Kennedy ─────┤
                                        1884-1966               │
                                                                └── Rosannah Bradley
M: Charles Almus "Charley" Hammock

M: Robert Arlington "Arlie" Belshe

M: Samuel S. Levitin

Verna May Hanshaw     [ID 20200] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 28 1902, Edison, Furnas County, Nebraska.1,2,3,4,5  

She married Charles Almus "Charley" Hammock6 [Charles Hamock2].  Charles, son of William Henry Hammock & Mary Etta Riddle, was born Jul 23 1896, Pulaski County, Missouri.2,7  


Charles Erin Hammock, later Charles Erin Belshe, born Aug 14 1920, Dodge City, Wahkonsa Township, Webster County, Iowa; died Aug 19 1991, Branson, Missouri; married 1) Gladys Ruth Brewer; 2) Margaret Louise Anderson; 3) Edna Norris. 3,4,5,6,8

May and Charles were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 23 1920), living with her remarried mother and step-father at 126 North 7th Street, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa:2

Cruts, Jake, head-of-household, age 42, born in New Jersey; parents born in United States; rented home; occupation: heater, steel mill
Cruts, Arena, wife, age 34, born in Nebraska; father born in Ireland; mother born in Arkansas.
Cruts, Earl, son, age 11, born in Missouri; father born in New Jersey; mother born in Nebraska; attended school.
Hamock, Charles, son-in-law, age 23, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; occupation: laborer, mill.
Hamock, May, daughter, age 17, born in Nebraska; mother born in New Jersey; father born in Nebraska [sic].

It appears that May and Charles divorced or separated.  Charles died Mar 18 1959, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri; buried Oaklawn Cemetery, Richland, Pulaski County, Missouri.7  

She then married Robert Arlington "Arlie" Belshe.3  Robert, son of Robert Sherman Belshe & Lucy Augusta Thompson, was born May 7 1893, Ulman, Miller County, Missouri.3,4,5,9  Arlie had been previously married.9  

May and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 4 1930), Richland, Pulaski County, Missouri:3

Belshe, Arlie, head-of-household, age 36, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; first married at age 24; rented home ($10 rent); no radio in home; occupation: druggist, drug store; not a war veteran.
Belshe, Verna M, wife, age 27, born in Nebraska; parents born in Nebraska; first married at age 16.
Hammock, Charles J., step-son, age 10, born in Iowa; father born in Missouri; mother born in Nebraska; attended school.

May and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 11 1940), Richland, Pulaski County, Missouri:4

Belshe, Robert A, head-of-household, age 46, born in Missouri; completed 3 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($1800 value); occupation: drup clerk, retail drigs; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $0 wages in 1939.
Belshe, Verna M, wife, age 38, born in Nebraska; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Belshe, Charles E, son, age 19, born in Iowa; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.

Robert died May 3 1967, Maricopa County, Arizona; buried Greenwood Cemetery.5  

She then married Samuel S. Levitin.5,10  Samuel was born Oct 29 1904, Russia.5,8  

In 1971 May was living at 4842 W. Pierson, Phoenix, Arizona.10  

Verna May Hanshaw died Jun 6 1975, Arizona.5  

Samuel died Apr 21 1979, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.5,8  

Social Security information for Samuel S. Levitin: 397-09-0826


  1. 1910 census, Union Precinct, Gosper County, Nebraska; roll T624-847, ED 94, page 5A, line #32, dwelling #98, family #100.
  2. 1920 census, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa; roll T625-518, ED 253, page 8A-8B, line #50, dwelling #120, family #182.
  3. 1930 census, Richland, Liberty Township, Pulaski County, Missouri; roll T626-1219, ED 3, page 1A, line #40, dwelling #13, family #14.
  4. 1940 census, Richland, Liberty Township, Pulaski County, Missouri; roll T627-2142, ED 85-3, page 5A, line #12, household #109.
  5. Ancestry Family Tree data "Belshe Family Tree" posted by "nanasweat".
  6. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947;
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  10. William Albert Hanshaw 102nd birthday celebration.

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