Cecil Robert Hancher

 1. Robert Hancher (1820-1906) m Catherine - (1821-1897)
 2.. Daniel S. Hancher (1846-?) m Nellie C. Nief (1866-?)
 3... Cecil Robert Hancher (1890-1974)
      +Anna Mabel Litzell (1891-1948)
 4....  Beth R. Hancher (1912-1920) 1,2
 4....  Madonna Faye Hancher (1913-1987) 1,2,3,4
 4....  Cecil Robert Hancher, Jr. (1917-1997) 1,3,4
      +Lucy Irene Walters (1919-1960)
      +Grace - (1894-1974)
Cecil Robert Hancher     [ID 16842] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Cecil Robert Hancher1,5,6,7 [Robert C. Hancher8,9].

Born Apr 25 1890, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri.1,3,6,7,8,9  (1889).5,10,11  (Iowa).12  

He married Anna Mabel Litzell11,13 [Anna Mabel Leitzell2,11], Jan 14 191211,13, Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois11,13.  Anna, daughter of James Calvin Leitzell & Ester/Esther J. Morrison, was born Feb - 1891, Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois.1,2,3,11,13  

Cecil & Anna's marriage was recorded as follows:11

#3834 HANCHER-LEITZELL
Cecil R. Hancher of Brownstown, IL, brakeman, 23, b. Moberly, MO, son of D. S. Hancher and Nellie C. Nief, 1st, and Anna Mabel Litzell of Altamont, IL, 21, b. Altamont, dau of Calvin Leitzell and Ester Morrison, 1st.  
Mar Altamont, January 14, 1912, by A. F. Fannan, Min.  
Wit Annie Ehler and John Ehler.

On Jun 5 1917 Cecil R. Hancher, age 27, registered for the World War I draft in Effingham County, Illinois.  He declared he was born April 25th 1890 in Moberly, Missouri, and he was then residing on "South 4th", Effingham, Illinois where he had a wife and three children.  He was employed as a "brakeman on railroad" with the "Pennsylvania R.R. Co. out of Effingham".  He was recorded as tall, medium build, blue eyes, dark hair.6  

Cecil and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 19 1920), 423 Fourth Street, Effingham, Effingham County, Illinois:1

Hancher, Cecil R., head-of-household, age 29, born in Missouri; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Illinois; rented home; occupation: conductor, railroad.
Hancher, Anna M., wife, age 28, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Iowa.
Hancher, Beth R., daughter, age 7, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hancher, Madonna F., daughter, age 6, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hancher, Cecil Jr., son, age 3, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois.

Cecil and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), 736 View Avenue, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana:3

Hencher, Cecil, head-of-household, age 39, born in Missouri; parents born in Iowa; first married at age 22; rented home ($30 rent); occupation: conductor, Penn R.R.
Hencher, Anna, wife, age 38, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Iowa; first married at age 21.
Hencher, Madonna, daughter, age 16, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hencher, Cecil Jr., son, age 13, born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Leitzell, Esther, mother-in-law, age 75, born in Iowa; father born in Ireland; mother born in Pennsylvania; widow, first married at age 20.

On Apr 27 1942 Cecil Robert Hancher, age 52, registered for the World War II draft in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.  He declared he was born 4-25-90 in Mobile [sic], Missouri, and was then residing at 2300 Liberty Avenue, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in Terre Haute.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. Anna Mabel Hancher of the same address.  He was recorded as 5'11" tall, 205 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, and "faint scar under lower lip - left side".7  

The following article was published in "The Kokomo Tribune" (Kokomo, Indiana) on Wednesday, December 31, 1947:14

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hancher had as weekend vistors Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Walters and Mr. and Mrs. William Walters of Terre Haute.

Anna died Jul 28 1948, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.2  

The following article was published in "The Kokomo Tribune" (Kokomo, Indiana) on Saturday, August 21, 1948:15

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hancher and family and C. R. Hancher Sr., were among other guests at a dinner party held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walters in Terre Haute Sunday in celebration of the birthday of Mrs. Walters.

He then married Lucy Irene Walters16 [Lucy Irene Arney16, Irene Lucy Walters17,18].  Lucy was born Apr 30 1919.17,18  

Lucy had been previously married to Redwin Arney (divorced), by whom she had a son, Ronald Arney.16  

Lucy died Jun 15 1960, buried Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.17,18  

He then married Grace -.2  Grace was born 1894.2  

Grace died Jan 24 1974, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.2  

Cecil Robert Hancher died Jul 29 1974, Turtle Creek Convalescent Centre, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; cremated, buried Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.10,12  

Cecil's obituary was published in "The Kokomo Tribune" (Kokomo, Indiana) on Tuesday, July 30, 197419 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: Cecil Robert Hancher gravestone Grandview Cemetery 10

(photo)Photo: Lucy Irene (Walters) Hancher gravestone Grandview Cemetery 17

(photo)Photo: Lucy Irene (Walters) Hancher gravestone Grandview Cemetery 18

(photo)Photo: Cecil Robert Hancher obituary "The Kokomo Tribune", Jul 30 1974 12


Sources

  1. 1920 census, Effingham, Douglas Township, Effingham County, Illinois; roll T625-366, ED 55, page 16A, line #24, dwelling #381, family #383.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().
  3. 1930 census, 4th Ward, Terre Haute, Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana; roll T626-635, ED 24, page 17B, line #72, dwelling #415, family #425.
  4. Obituary of Cecil Robert Hancher.
  5. 1910 census, Brownstown, Otego Township, Fayette County, Illinois; roll T624-287, ED 64, page 161B, line #89, dwelling #99, family #105.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1895 Iowa State Census, Union Township, Louisa County, Iowa; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1900 census, Union Township, Louisa County, Iowa; roll T623-444, ED 88, page 9A, line #19, dwelling #149, family #149.
  10. Cecil Hancher gravestone; photo courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.
  11. Effingham County, Illinois marriages, 1878-1882; posted Mar 30 2005 by Audrey Garbe () to ILEFFING-L.
  12. Obituary of Cecil Robert Hancher; "The Kokomo Tribune", Jul 30 1974; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. 1900 census, Mound Township, Effingham County, Illinois; roll T623-299, ED 86, page 3B, line #70, dwelling #52, family #52.
  14. "The Kokomo Tribune", Dec 31 1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. "The Kokomo Tribune", Aug 21 1948; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. Contribution from Sabrina Arney ().
  17. Irene Lucy Hancher gravestone; photo courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.
  18. http://www.findagrave.com.
  19. "The Kokomo Tribune", Jul 30 1974; http://www.ancestry.com.


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