Homer James Hanshaw

                                                   ┌── Jacob Henry Hanshaw
                                                   │    1866-1958 
                        ┌── Alfred Bruce Hanshaw ──┤
                        │    1889-1971             │
                        │                          └── Mary Florence Rogers
                        │                               1871-1927 
Homer James Hanshaw ────┤
B: 1917                 │                          ┌── William M. Rogers
D: 1975                 │                          │
                        └── Allie Winnie Rogers ───┤
                             1891-1964             │
                                                   └── Louisa Friend
M: Mary Virginia Sutton
   ├── Delphia Hanshaw (c1937-) 1,2,3
   ├── Norma Hanshaw  1
   ├── Henry Hanshaw  1
   ├── Paul Hanshaw  1
   ├── Spencer Hanshaw  1
   ├── Billy Hanshaw  1
   ├── Carol Hanshaw (c1941-2014) 1,3
   └── James Clark Hanshaw (1944-2007) 1

Homer James Hanshaw     [ID 07910] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 31 1917, West Virginia.2,4,5,6,7,8  

He married Mary Virginia Sutton, Nov 6 1936.1,9  Mary, daughter of William Ernest Sutton & Susie Lyons, was born Aug 25 1919, Clay County, West Virginia.2,10  

Homer and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 24 1940), Clay County, West Virginia:2

Henshaw, Homer, head-of-household, age 22, born in West Virginia; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; owned home ($500 value); occupation: labor, W.P.A.; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $480 wages in 1939.
Henshaw, Mary, wife, age 20, born in West Virginia; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town.
Henshaw, Delphia, daughter, age 3, born in West Virginia.
Living next door in 1940 were Homer's parents and siblings.11  

Homer James Hanshaw died Mar - 1975, buried Hively Cemetery, off Rt. 36 two miles south of Wallback, Clay County, West Virginia.5,8  

Mary died Apr 14 2009, age 89.10  

Mary's obituary was published as follows:10

Mary Hanshaw, 89, of Ashland, OH, formerly of Valley Fork, entered into rest Tuesday, April 14, 2009.  

Born August 25, 1919, in Clay County to the late William Ernest and Susie (Lyons) Sutton.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Homer Hanshaw, sons Billy Hanshaw, Jim Hanshaw, grandson Brian Darr, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.  

Mary was a retired cook for Valley Fork grade school, Valley Fork, WV.  

She is survived by her daughters Dee (Dale) Satterfield of Ashland, OH., Carol (Ronnie) Causey of Richfield, OH., Norma (Richard) Darr of Medina, OH., sons Paul Hanshaw of Valdese, N.C., Henry (Karen) Hanshaw of Tallmadge, OH., Spencer Hanshaw of Vinton, Va., 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, sister Willa (Ed) Williams of Stow, Oh., and John P. (Emma) Sutton, Orlando, Fla.,

Graveside service will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009 at Hively Cemetery, Valley Fork, WV., with Minister Jerry Hanshaw officiating.  

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.  

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Social Security information for Homer James Hanshaw: 232-18-3003


  1. Obituary of James Clark Hanshaw.
  2. 1940 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T627-4400, ED 8-4, page 15B, line #48, household #238.
  3. Obituary of Carol Hanshaw.
  4. Contribution from Denise Gill Baylor ().
  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. 1920 census, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 28, page 12B, line #81, dwelling #206, family #208.
  7. 1930 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 4, page 8B, line #57, dwelling #142, family #142.
  8. Clay County, West Virginia burials; USGenWeb Archives:
  9. Contribution from Marilyn Ackley ().
  10. Obituary of Mary (Sutton) Hanshaw; Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home:
  11. 1940 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T627-4400, ED 8-4, page 15B, line #41, household #237.

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