William Frank Hanshew

 1. Frederick Handschuh  m Maria Catharina - 
 2.. Henry Hanshew (1783-1866) m Barbara Thomas (1792-1855)
 3... Amos G. Hanshew (c1822-<1880) m Elizabeth Balser (c1822-?)
 4.... Benjamin Franklin Hanshew (c1848-1898) m Nancy M. Heflin (c1853-1893)
 5..... William Frank Hanshew (1882-1946)
        +Vina Dinkins (1891-1953)
 6......  Violet May Hanshew (1908-1990) 1,2,3,4,5
        +Etta Diehl (1884-1948)
 6......  Blanch Marie Hanshew (1913-1994) 5,6,7,8
 6......  Mary Ellen Hanshew (1921-2006) 9,10
William Frank Hanshew     [ID 16798] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

William Frank Hanshew2,11,12 [William Franklin Hanshew9,13, Frank William Hanshew14].

Born Nov - 1882, Indiana.5,11  (Nov 26 1883).8,12,13,14,15  

William was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), living in the household of sister Cora in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana:11

Hanshew, William F., brother-in-law, age 17, born Nov 1882 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; occupation: carpenter.

He married Vina Dinkins, May 31 1905, Madison County, Indiana.16  (Jun 1 1905).17  Vina was born 1891.3  

Frank and Vina were shown in the 1906 city directory of Elwood, Indiana:18

Hanshew, Frank (Vina), lab., 2335 South C.
Hanshew, Jacob T. (Amanda), retired, Main.
Hanshew, James (Martha), retired, 1109 n Anderson.
Hanshew, Jesse L., plumber, 1109 n Anderson.

Frank and Vina divorced.15  Vina remarried to Omey Anderson.3  Vina died 1953, buried Brookside Cemetery, Windfall, Tipton County, Indiana.3  

He then married Etta Diehl15,16 [Etta Rachel Hughes2,15], May 25 191015,16, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana15,16.  Etta, daughter of John W. Hughes & Mary E. McNally/Clipper, was born Oct 29 1884, Red Key, Jay County, Indiana.5,8,13,15,19  

Etta had been previously married to Jacob Diehl, who died in 1907 and with whom she had four children:5,19

Albert/Elbert V. Diehl.
John V./H. Diehl.
Louis A. Diehl.

Frank and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 16 1920), 215 North 9th Street, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana:5

Hanshew, Frank W, head-of-household, age 37, born in Indiana; parents born in United States; rented home; occupation: machinist, tin plate.
Hanshew, Etta R, wife, age 35, born in Indiana; parents born in Ohio.
Hanshew, Blanch M, daughter, age 6, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hanshew, Violet M, daughter, age 12, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Diehl, Elbert V, step-son, age 16, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; occupation: laborer, glass factory.
Diehl, John H, step-son, age 14, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; occupation: tumbler cutter, glass factory.
Diehl, Louis A, step-son, age 11, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

On Apr 27 1942 Frank William Hanshew, age 58, registered for the World War II draft in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  He declared he was born Nov. 26, 1883 in Grant, Indiana, and was then residing at 1819 South L St., Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; unemployed.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. Etta Hanshew of the same address.  He was recorded as 5'7" tall, 255 lbs., brown eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.14  

William Frank Hanshew died May 26 1946, 1819 South L Street, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; age 62y 6m 0d.2,8,12,13,20  

William's obituary was published in the "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana) on May 27, 1946.20  

Etta died Dec 21 1948, Mercy Hospital, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; age 64y 1m 22d.8,19  

Frank and Etta also had an unnamed stillborn infant son, born and died Sep 4 1920, Elwood, Indiana.6  

Social Security information for William Frank Hanshew: 303-09-6049

Social Security information for Etta Diehl: 311-16-9561


  1. Violet May Hanshew birth record.
  2. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67936970.
  3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74833302.
  4. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32576423.
  5. 1920 census, 3rd Ward, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; roll T625-449, ED 138, page 8B, line #71, dwelling #159, family #164.
  6. Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Indiana Births, 1880-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Mary Ellen Hanshew birth certificate.
  10. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32668082.
  11. 1900 census, Alexandria, Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana; roll T623-386, ED 95, page 2B, line #80, dwelling #39, family #39.
  12. Madison County Area Cemetery Database; Anderson, Indiana Public Library:
  13. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67936996.
  20. Obituary of William F. Hanshew; "Anderson Daily Bulletin", May 27 1946;
    Madison County Area Obituary Database; Anderson (Indiana) Public Library:

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