Walter Denman Hancher

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) m Sarah Caudy (1739-1807)
 3... Nicholas Hancher (c1768-1846) m Mary - (c1768-?)
 4.... William Hancher (1788-1857) m Mary Howe (1802-?)
 5..... James Wilson Hancher (1825-1876) m Mary Ann Cotterrel (1834-1881)
 6...... Denman Osburn Hancher (1855-1945) m Henrietta Horr (1857-1935)
 7....... Walter Denman Hancher (1884-1959)
          +Clara Bell (1892-1933)
 8........  Charles Hayward Hancher (1910-1920) 1,2
 8........  Margaret Hancher (c1915-) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Hilda Burnette Hancher (1915-1980) 1,2,3
 8........  Cecil D. Hancher (1918-1985) 1,2,3
 8........  Walter J. Hancher (1918-<1986) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Paul L. Hancher (1922-1986) 1,3,4
 8........  Lulu Jean Hancher (1925-2003) 1,3,4
 8........  (stillborn infant) Hancher (1927-1927) 5
 8........  (stillborn infant) Hancher (1928-1928) 6
 8........  Richard Lee Hancher (1931-1945) 1,4
Walter Denman Hancher     [ID 14247] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Walter Denman Hancher1,7,8,9,10,11 [Denman Walter Hancher12,13].

Born Dec 18 1884, Washington County, Pennsylvania.2,3,10,12  (Dec 18 1885).1,7,8,9,11,13  

He married Clara Bell.13,14  Clara, daughter of Chalmer Bell & Ellen Post, was born Jul 16 1892, West Finley, Washington County, Pennsylvania.2,8,9,13,14  

On Sep 12 1918 Denman Walter Hancher, age 34, registered for the World War I draft in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He declared he was born December 18th 1884, and was then residing in Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania where he was a self-employed farmer.  He declared his nearest relative was his wife, Clara Hancher of Claysville.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.  The top of his registration card was filled-in as Denman Walter Hancher, but his signature at the bottom of the form was written Walter Hancher.12  

Walter and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 30 1920), West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania:2

Hancher, Walter, head-of-household, age 36, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; rented farm.
Hancher, Clara, wife, age 28, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Hayward, son, age 8, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Margaret, daughter, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Hilda, daughter, age 4 years 3 months, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Walter, son, age 1 year 11 months, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Cecil, son, age 1 year 5 months, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Living next door (or possibly on the same farm) in 1920 were Walter's parents and sister Marie.15  

Walter and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania:3

Hancher, Walter, head-of-household, age 46, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 24; rented farm ($8/month rent); no radio in home; occupation: farmer, farm; not a war veteran.
Hancher, Clara, wife, age 36, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first married at age 18.
Hancher, Margaret, daughter, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Hilda, daughter, age 14, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Walter Jr, son, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Cecil, son, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Paul, son, age 7, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Lula J, daughter, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

Clara died Jul 18 1933, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; age 41y 0m 2d.8,9,13,14  

Walter and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 8 1940), Claysville - West Alexander Road (Route 40), Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania:4

Hancher, Walter D, head-of-household, age 53, born in Pennsylvania; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; widower; rented farm ($8/month rent); occupation: farmer, farm.
Hancher, Walter J, son, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: farm hand, farm; worked 25 weeks in 1939; $450 wages in 1939.
Hancher, Paul L, son, age 17, born in Pennsylvania; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; occupation: farm laborer, farm.
Hancher, Lola J, daughter, age 14, born in Pennsylvania; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
Hancher, Richard L, son, age 9, born in Pennsylvania; completed 2nd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended school.
McDonald, Margaret, daughter, age 25, born in Pennsylvania; completed 3 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; married.
McDonald, Julia Ann, granddaughter, age 2, born in Pennsylvania.
McDonald, Kenneth W, grandson, age 2 months, born in Pennsylvania.

Walter Denman Hancher died May 8 1959, near West Alexander, Washington County, Pennsylvania; age 74.7,8,9

(photo)Photo: Walter Denman Hancher death certificate Washington County, Pennsylvania 13

(photo)Photo: Clara Bell death certificate Washington County, Pennsylvania 13

(photo)Photo: Walter Denman Hancher & Clara Bell gravestone West Finley Cemetery 7,14

Social Security information for Walter Denman Hancher: 173-16-5903


Sources

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from Mike Milliken ().
  2. 1920 census, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1661, ED 236, page 12B, line #86, dwelling #251, family #268.
  3. 1930 census, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2161, ED 47, page 1A, line #1, dwelling #1, family #1.
  4. 1940 census, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T627-3622, ED 63-54, page 1B, line #44, household #12.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132774641.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133306451.
  7. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104599033.
  8. Posting May 14 2002 by Rebecca Davis Pauley () to PAWASHIN-L citing:
    burials in West Finley Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
  9. Posting Nov 5 2003 by Jeff & Gina Nestor () to PAWASHIN-L citing:
    burials in West Finley Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
  10. 1900 census, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1495, ED 179, page 1A, line #38, dwelling #6, family #6.
  11. 1910 census, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1427, ED 254, page 4A, line #1, dwelling #65, family #65.
  12. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104599035.
  15. 1920 census, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1661, ED 236, page 12B, line #83, dwelling #250, family #267.


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