Eva Lois Hancher

                                                ┌── John Hancher
                                                │    1796-1853 
                       ┌── Abel Hicks Hancher ──┤
                       │    1845-1916           │
                       │                        └── Nancy Ann O'Rourke
                       │                             1807-1882 
Eva Lois Hancher ──────┤
B: 1872                │                        ┌── Beriah Cooper
D: 1918                │                        │
                       └── Caroline Cooper ─────┤
M: George Alonzo Roush

Eva Lois Hancher     [ID 09990] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 6 1872, Pocahontas County, Iowa.1,2  

Eva was a teacher.2,3  

Eva was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 22 1900), living with the family of her brother Melvin in West Bend Township, Palo Alto County, Iowa:2

Hancher, Eva, sister, age 27, born Dec 1872 in Iowa; father born in Virginia; mother born in New York; single; occupation: school teacher.

She married George Alonzo Roush, Mar 1 1905.1  George, son of Philip Roush & Delilah E. Otto, was born Dec 8 1876, Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.1,4  


Roger R. Roush, born May 19 1908; married Pauline Kruse (children: Roger R. Roush, Jr., Paul Q. Roush, Gwendolyn V. Roush and Barbara L. Roush).

Eva Lois Hancher died Oct 26 1918, Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa; buried Roush Cemetery.1,4  Eva is buried next to her in-laws, Philip & Delilah Roush.4  

Widower George and son Roger were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2-3 1920), Plover, Powhatan Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa:5

Roush, George A., head-of-household, age 43, born in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; widower; owned home; occupation: assistant P.M., post office.
Roush, Roger R., son, age 11, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.

George remarried to Edna Ham and had additional children Suzanne Roush, Donald Roush and Deanna Roush.4  

George died Oct 22 1952, Plover, Pocahontas County, Iowa.1  


  1. Contribution from Larry Hancher.
  2. 1900 census, West Bend Township, Palo Alto County, Iowa; roll T623-452, ED 159, page 12B, line #70, dwelling #243, family #246.
  3. "Leading Citizens of Plover and Powhatan Twp."; USGenWeb Archives:
  4. Contribution from Sue ().
  5. 1920 census, Plover, Powhatan Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; roll T625-505, ED 215, page 1A, line #18, dwelling #5, family #5.

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