Perle Blanche Hanshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) m Sarah Caudy (1739-1807)
 3... William Hancher  m Ann Dunn (c1756-?)
 4.... Smith Hancher (c1798-1865) m Mary Steward (?-1842)
 5..... William Ross Hanshaw (1825-1894) m Mary Ann Jackson (1833-1893)
 6...... Charles Richner Hanshaw (1858-1930) m Laura Mason (1859-1889)
 7....... Perle Blanche Hanshaw (1882-1956)
          +Will George Parson (1882-1964)
Perle Blanche Hanshaw     [ID 15406] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Mar 4 1882, Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa.1,2,3,4  

She married Will George Parson, Jun 24 1903, Ottumwa, Iowa.2  Will, son of James Miller Parsons & Eliza Jane Rambo, was born Dec 25 1882, Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa.5  


Milford A. Parsons, born Apr 4 1904, Douds, Iowa; died May 18 1994, Fairfield, Iowa; buried Evergreen Cemetery; married Glessie J. Johnson. 6
Mont/Monte Wilson Parsons, born Dec 29 1905, Leando, Iowa; died Aug 23 1991, Burlington, Iowa; buried Evergreen Cemetery; married Ruth E. Johnson. 7
Wesley G. Parsons, born Oct 13 1907, Fairfield, Iowa; died Aug 20 1992, Fairfield, Iowa; buried Evergreen Cemetery; married Violet D. Conrad. 8
Lucille Laura Parsons, born Feb 26 1909, Fairfield, Iowa; died Jul 16 2000, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; married Donald Earl Cowen. 9
Glenn/Glen William Parsons, born Nov 14 1910, Fairfield, Iowa; died Apr 6 1958, Saginaw, Michigan; buried Evergreen Cemetery; married Barbara Ann Breyley, Apr 3 1943. 10

Perle Blanche Hanshaw died Jun 15 1956, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.2  

Perle's obituary was published in "The Ledger" (Fairfield, Iowa) on Friday, June 15, 1956:2

Illness Fatal To Mrs. Will PARSONS

Mrs. Will G. PARSONS, 74, died at 2:45 a.m. today at her home at 508 E. Kirkwood after an illness of six weeks.  

The body is at the Weston Behner Funeral home where last rites are pending.  

The former Perle Blanche HANSHAW, Mrs. PARSONS had been a resident of Fairfield for 49 years.  She was born March 4, 1882 at Douds, the daughter of Charles and Laura NASON HANSHAW.  She was married to Will G. PARSONS June 24, 1903 at Ottumwa.  

Mrs. PARSONS was a member of the Presbyterian church and Hawkeye Rebekah Lodge 386.  She is survived by her husband and the following children: Milford A. PARSONS, Fairfield; Monte W. PARSONS, Burlington; Wesley G. PARSONS, Miami, Fla.; Lucille PARSONS, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Glenn W. PARSONS, Montclair, N.J.  

Seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and the following sisters also survive: Mrs. Al LASLEY, Burlington; Mrs. Earl PARKS, Ottumwa; and Mrs. Omar COFFMAN, Agency.  

One brother is deceased.

Will died Apr 12 1964, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.5  

Will's obituary was published in "The Ledger" (Fairfield, Iowa) on Monday, April 13, 1964:5

Will PARSONS Dies in Florida

Will G. PARSONS, 81, retired mail clerk, died suddenly Sunday morning at his winter home at St. Petersburg, Fla.  His son, Wesley G. PARSONS of Fairfield, was visiting his father at the time of his death.  The body will arrive at the Weston Behner Funeral home early Thursday morning, where arrangements are pending.  

PARSONS was born Dec. 25, 1882 at Douds, the son of James and Eliza RAMBO PARSONS.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Elks lodge of Fairfield.  

He is survived by his wife [sic] and the following children: Milford A. PARSONS of Fairfield, Mont W. PARSONS of Burlington, Wesley G. PARSONS of Fairfield and Mrs. Lucille L. COWEN of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  

He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: J.W. PARSONS of Douds, Leslie J. PARSONS of Hollywood, Calif., Jay H. PARSONS of Gladbrook, Mrs. Ethel B. SMITH of Fairfield, Mark M. PARSONS of Douds, Andrew J. PARSONS of Fox Lake, Ill., Mrs. Etha E. GAY of Hamilton, Ont., Can., Mrs. Eleanor FICKEL of Fairfield and Edna L. REAMS of Brooklyn.  

He was preceded in death by a son Glenn W. PARSONS.

(photo)Photo: Children of Charles Richner Hanshaw & Laura Nason Lulu Edyth, Nettie Maude, Perle Blanch and Sarah Ann 11


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Jackie L. Wolfe.
  3. 1885 Iowa State census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; page 108, line #27, dwelling #131, family #130;
  4. 1900 census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll T623-462, ED 93, page 6A, line #42, dwelling #130, family #131.
  11. Photo courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.

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