┌── William Hancher │ ┌── John Hancher ────────┤ │ 1796-1853 │ │ └── Ann Dunn │ c1756-? Thomas J. Hancher ────┤ B: 1836 │ D: 1919 │ └── Nancy Ann O'Rourke 1807-1882 M: Fanny Jane Winkler ├── Elba Hancher (c1861-?) 1,2 ├── Emery Hancher (1864-1953) 1,2 ├── Jeannette Hancher (c1868-?) 1,2,3 └── James Hancher (c1879-?) 3
|Thomas J. Hancher [ID 09377]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Thomas J. Hancher1,4,5 [Thomas Henshaw6].
Born Mar 25 1836, Ohio.3,4,5,6,7
He married Fanny Jane Winkler, 1858, Princeton, Illinois.1,5,7 Fanny was born about 1842, Ohio.1,3,7
Thomas and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 26 1860), Ohio Township, Bureau County, Illinois:7
Thomas and family were again shown in the 1870 census, Independence Township, Jasper County, Iowa:1
Thomas and family were shown in the 1885 Iowa State Census, Independence Township, Jasper County, Iowa:10
In 1916 Thomas was living in El Campo, Wharton County, Texas.11
Thomas J. Hancher died Mar 28 1919, at his home, El Campo, Wharton County, Texas; age 83y 3d.5,12
Thomas' obituary was published in the "El Campo Citizen" (El Campo, Texas) on Friday, April 4, 1919:5
A GOOD MAN GONE
At his residence in this city last Friday evening, Mr. T. J. Hancher passed away at the ripe old age of 83.
Deceased had been in apparently good health, and on the day of his passing, had continued his work about the place as usual, with no warning of the rapidly approaching end of his earthly existence.
He was an excellent Christian gentleman, whom to know was to love and respect.
Thomas J. Hancher was born in the State of Ohio, March 25th, 1836. Died in El Campo, Texas March 28th, 1919, age 83 years and three days.
In the year 1858, at Princeton Illinois, he was united in marriage to Fanny Jane Winkler who survives him.
Grandpa Hancher spent more than fifty years of his life in the State of Iowa, coming to El Campo, Texas, four and one-half years ago. He was a pioneer of both the States of Iowa and Illinois.
He lived a very active and useful life to the very hour of his death; he was a faithful Christian husband and father, having united with the Christian Church nearly sixty years ago. For many years he was an officer in the great University Place Church of Christ, Des Moines, Iowa.
The funeral service was conducted from the Christian Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Arrowood, and the remains interred at the O.D.H.S. Cemetery.
Fanny died Sep 13 1920, El Campo, Wharton County, Texas; buried O.D.H.S. Cemetery.12,13
Fanny's obituary was published in the "El Campo Citizen" (El Campo, Texas) on Friday, September 17, 1920:13
MRS. T. J. HANCHER
Mrs. T. J. Hancher, who has been quite ill for more than a year passed away from earthly suffering at the home of her son, E. G. Hancher, Monday morning, September 13th. Funeral services were conducted from the residence on Tuesday evening by Rev. Dobbs and the remains interred at the O.D.H.S. Cemetery by the side of her aged husband, who preceded her by one year in the great adventure.
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