Wilbur Oliver Hanshaw

                                                      ┌── Jacob Robert Hinshaw
                                                      │    1854-1929 
                            ┌── John Newton Hanshaw ──┤
                            │    1880-1964            │
                            │                         └── Margaret Jane Smith
                            │                              1854-1921 
Wilbur Oliver Hanshaw ──────┤
B: 1905                     │                         ┌── Augustus Mansfield King
D: 1999                     │                         │
                            └── Lula Marcella King ───┤
                                 1877-1954            │
                                                      └── Sarah Caroline "Callie" Guthrie
M: Mabel Lucille McLaughlin
   ├── Victor Hull Hanshaw (1925-) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Wilma Jean Hanshaw (1929-) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   └── Rethea Ann Hanshaw (1939-) 1,2,3,4,6

Wilbur Oliver Hanshaw     [ID 09231] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 15 1905, Lawrence County, Arkansas.2,4,5,7,8,9  

He married Mabel Lucille McLaughlin, Sep 16 1924, Lawrence County, Arkansas.2,4,10  Mabel, daughter of William Jackson McLaughlin & Minnie Ann Propst, was born Aug 16 1906, Lawrence County, Arkansas.1,2,4,5,7  

Wilbur and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 5 1930), Black Rock, Lawrence County, Arkansas:5

Hanshaw, Wilbur O., head-of-household, age 24, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; first married at age 19; rented home ($8 rent); no radio in home; occupation: barber, proprietor; not a veteran.
Hanshaw, Mabel, wife, age 23, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; first married at age 18.
Hanshaw, Victor, son, age 4 years 11 months, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas.
Hanshaw, Wilma Jean, daughter, age 5 months, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas.

In 1994 Wilbur was living at 768 Freeman St., Memphis, Tennessee.11  

Wilbur Oliver Hanshaw died Feb 4 1999, Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas; buried Oak Forest Cemetery, Black Rock, Lawrence County, Arkansas.2,3,4,7  

Wilbur's obituary was published in "The Commercial Appeal" (Memphis, Tennessee) on February 6, 1999:3

Wilbur O. Hanshaw, 93, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., formerly of Memphis, retired employee of St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co., died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.  Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bryan Funeral Home in Hoxie, Ark., with burial in Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock, Ark.  He was a Methodist and a member of Woodmen of the World.  Mr. Hanshaw, the husband of Mabel Hanshaw, also leaves two daughters, Wilma H. Lallue and Rethea H. Browning, both of Memphis; a son, Victor H. Hanshaw of Walnut Ridge; a brother, Paul K. Hanshaw of Ponchatoula, La., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Wilber's obituary was also published in the "Times Dispatch" (Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas) on February 10, 1999:10

Mabel died Dec 12 2002, buried Oak Forest Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas.4,7,10  

Mabel's obituary was published in the "Times Dispatch" (Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas) on Dec 18, 2002 and Jan 1 2003 and Jan 8 2003:10

Social Security information for Wilbur Oliver Hanshaw: 702-18-7682

Social Security information for Mabel Lucille McLaughlin: 411-84-1407


  1. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  2. Contribution from Rethea Hanshaw Browning.
  3. Obituary of Wilbur O. Hanshaw; "The Commercial Appeal", Feb 6 1999:
    "Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), Obit., 1998-99", Ancestry, Inc.
  4. Burials in Oak Forest Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas; "Nancy's Lawrence County Corner":
  5. 1930 census, Black Rock, Lawrence County, Arkansas; roll T626-80, ED 6, page 5A, line #1, dwelling #97, family #106.
  6. Obituary of Wilbur Oliver Hanshaw.
  7. "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
  8. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    1900 census, Black Rock Township, Lawrence County, Arkansas; dwelling #437, family #448.
  9. 1920 census, Black River Township, Lawrence County, Arkansas; roll T625-68, ED 73, page 4B, line #72, dwelling #78, family #84.
  10. Obituaries in the "Times Dispatch"; "Nancy's Lawrence County Corner":
  11. 1994 Phone and Address Directory; http://www.ancestry.com.

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