Virgil Watson Hanshaw

 1. Francis Hanshaw (c1802-1870) m Mary Ann Obrion Simmons (c1801-?)
 2.. John Jackson Hanshaw (1832-1913) m Sarah Jane Grose (1831-1866)
 3... Jacob Henry Hanshaw (1866-1958) m Mary Florence Rogers (1871-1927)
 4.... Romie Watson Hanshaw (1894-1922) m Maria Woznicz VonLutterveld (1894-1918)
 5..... Virgil Watson Hanshaw (1917-1987)
        +- Bennett 
 6......  (living daughter) Hanshaw  1,2
 6......  (living son) Hanshaw  2
 6......  (daughter) Hanshaw  2
Virgil Watson Hanshaw     [ID 14206] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 26 1917, Summit County, Ohio.1,3,4,5  

He married - Bennett.6  -, daughter of Pat Bennett & Maggie Florence Kerr.6  

Virgil was a "survivor" when dealing with problems he encountered in life.  He was raised as an orphan, and suffered permanent injuries from a tragic mine accident while in his twenties; but he didn't allow them to keep him from progressing and living a full life.2  

In 1955 Virgil established the Hanshaw Insurance Business in Lewisburg, West Virginia.2  

Virgil Watson Hanshaw died Feb 22 1987, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; buried Hively Cemetery, Clay County, West Virginia.1,4  Virgil died from familial amyloidosis, as did his father and brother.1

(photo)Photo: Virgil Watson Hanshaw with father Romie Watson Hanshaw 7

(photo)Photo: Virgil Watson Hanshaw about 1927, age 20, taken at Black Mt. CCC Camp 7

(photo)Photo: Virgil Watson Hanshaw 7

Social Security information for Virgil Watson Hanshaw: 233-14-5114


  1. Contribution from (private) Hanshaw.
  2. Contribution from (living daughter) Hanshaw.
  3. 1920 census, Henry Township, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 28, page 12B, line #88, dwelling #207, family #209.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. 1930 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 4, page 8A, line #39, dwelling #139, family #139.
  6. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Polli Kreaps ().
  7. Photo courtesy of (private) Hanshaw.

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