Martha J. Hanshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1818-1872) m Marilla Sweet (1828-1899)
 2.. Martha J. Hanshaw (1859-?)
     +Martin Dennis Tapp (1858-1946)
Martha J. Hanshaw     [ID 12217] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan - 1859, Iowa.1,2,3,4,5,6  

She married Martin Dennis Tapp, about 1880.4,7  Martin, son of Elijah Tapp & Rachel Dennis, was born Jun 27 1858, Illinois.4,5,8,9,10,11  

Children (all born in Kansas):4,10

Minnie R. Tapp, born Nov 1881; married Morris G. Waite.
Ernest/Earnest Alonzo Tapp, born May 19 1882 [or May 1883]; married 1) Cora Inness Hironimous, 2) Mary Ellen O'Brien. 12
Robert Oliver Tapp, born Nov 11 1885; died Apr 23 1956, Stanislaus County, California, buried Modesto Citizensí Cemetery, Modesto; married 1) Anna Cline, 2) Olive --. 11,12,13
Pearl Martin Tapp, born Nov 25 1886, Colwich, Kansas; married Susie Tichner. 12
Bertha M. Tapp, born Nov 1889; married J.R. Haley.
Raymond/Ray Bryan Tapp, born Jul 18 1897, Maize, Kansas; died Nov 4 1973, Los Angeles County, California; married Helen Ruth --. 11,12,14
Orpha M. Tapp, born May 1900; died in infancy, buried Maize Park Cemetery.

Martin Dennis Tapp, with his brother James W. Tapp and Martha's brother Oliver Leman Hanshaw, owned and operated a general store on Main St. in Wichita, Kansas from the 1890's to the 1920's.  The name of the store was "Tapp Brothers & Hanshaw Red Front Racket".7  

Martha and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 11-12 1900), Park Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas:4

Tapp, Martin D., head-of-household, age 41, born June 1858 in Illinois; parents born in Ohio; married 21 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Tapp, Martha J., wife, age 41, born Jan 1859 in Illinois; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 21 years; 7 children, 7 living.
Tapp, Minnie R., daughter, age 18, born Nov 1881 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois; attended school 5 months.
Tapp, Ernest A., son, age 17, born May 1883 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois; attended school 5 months.
Tapp, Robert O., son, age 15, born Nov 1885 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois; attended school 6 months.
Tapp, Pearl [..initial unclear..], son, age 13, born Nov 1886 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois; attended school 6 months.
Tapp, Bertha, daughter, age 10, born Nov 1889 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois; attended school 6 months.
Tapp, Bryan [..initial unclear..], son, age 2, born July 1897 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois.
Tapp, Orpha M., daughter, age 1 month, born May 1900 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois.

Martha and Martin were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 5 1920), 201 Sycamore, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas:5

Tapp, Martin, head-of-household, age 61, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; owned home (mortgaged); occupation: traveling salesman, grocery co.
Tapp, Martha J., wife, age 60, born in Iowa; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Canada.

It appears that Martha and Martin separated or divorced sometime between 1920 and 1930.  

Martha was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living (or staying) in a lodging house (without Martin) in Seattle, King County, Washington:6

Milton, Elizabeth, head-of-household, age 84, born in Scotland; parents born in Scotland; immigrated 1870, naturalized; widow; owned home ($1000 value); no radio in home; occupation: none.
Tapp, Martha, lodger, age 71, born in Iowa; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Canada; widow; occupation: none.
Martin was shown separately in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California:9
Tapp, Martin D., head-of-household, age 70, born in Illinois; parents born in Ohio; widower, first married at age 20; rented home ($45 rent); no radio in home; occupation: proprietor, grocery; not a war veteran.
Tagge, Elsie, housekeeper, age 57, born in Switzerland; parents born in Switzerland; immigrated 1903, naturalized; widow; occupation: servant, family.

Martin died Oct 11 1946, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.10,11,15,16

(photo)Photo: Martha J. Hanshaw 17

(photo)Photo: Martha J. Hanshaw, Martin Dennis Tapp and children 17


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Westerville P.O., Milford, Richland Township, Decatur County, Iowa; page 51, line #15, dwelling #359, family #340.
  2. 1870 census, Chelsea Township, Butler County, Kansas; page 667, line #34, dwelling #15, family #15.
  3. 1880 census, Bruno Township, Butler County, Kansas; roll T9-0375, ED 157, page 103C-D, line #47, dwelling #86, family #87.
  4. 1900 census, Park Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T623-499, ED 270, page 4B, line #74, dwelling #69, family #69.
  5. 1920 census, 5th Ward, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T625-550, ED 150, page 6A, line #1, dwelling #73, family #94.
  6. 1930 census, Seattle, King County, Washington; roll T626-2502, ED 190, page 28A, line #1, dwelling #183, family #177.
  7. Contribution from ().
  8. 1880 census, Pleasant Township, Butler County, Kansas; roll T9-375, ED 157, page 105A, line #27, dwelling #108, family #109.
  9. 1930 census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; roll T626-152, ED 535, page 6B, line #55, dwelling #215, family #215.
  10. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Kami Olsson-Tapp ().
  11. California Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Burials in Modesto Citizensí Cemetery, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/stanislaus/cemeteries/citizens-tv.txt.
  14. "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
  15. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  16. VitalSearch California Death Index 1940-2000:
    http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm.
  17. Photo courtesy of ().


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