Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw

 1. Francis Hanshaw (c1802-1870) m Mary Ann Obrion Simmons (c1801-?)
 2.. Francis Hanshaw (1831-1914) m Polly Ann Bloomer (1845-1914)
 3... William Wallace Hanshaw (1881-1965) m Annie Gay (c1892-)
 4.... Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw (1913-1999)
       +Betty Brackett 
 5.....  Woodrow W. Hanshaw (1939-) 1
 5.....  Anne Hanshaw (1949-) 1
Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw     [ID 17805] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw2,3,4 [Woodroe Hanshaw5, Gay Hanshaw6].

Born Jul 10 1913, West Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.2,3,5,6  

He married Betty Brackett.4  

Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw died Feb 7 1999, at his home, Rossville, Walker County, Georgia; age 85.3,4  

Woodrow's obituary was published in the "Charleston Gazette" (Charleston, West Virginia) on February 9, 1999:4

Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw

ROSSVILLE - Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw, 85, of Rossville died Feb. 7, 1999, at home.  

He was a native of West Virginia, an Army and National Guard veteran of World War II and a Bronze Star recipient.  He was owner of Quality Pontiac in West Virginia and owned a fleet of commercial fishing boats in Florida.  He was a former member of the Mounted Shrine Patrol and was a Mason.  He was a member of the 4th Division of the 22nd Infantry Retirement Association and was a Methodist.  

Surviving: wife, Betty Brackett Hanshaw; daughter, Anne Brannon of Ringgold; sons, Woodrow W. Hanshaw of Otwell, Ind., John Gay of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters, Janet Cole of Melbourne, Fla., Sybill Hawks of Phoenix; brother, Paul Hanshaw of Phoenix; two grandchildren.  

Service will be 2:30 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Rossville, with the Rev. Donald Smitherman officiating.  Burial will be in Lakewood South Memory Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Chattanooga, 165 Hamm Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405.  Information provided by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va.

(photo)Photo: Woodrow Wilson (Gay) Hanshaw birth record Kanawha County, West Virginia 6

Social Security information for Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw: 235-44-6877


  1. Obituary of Woodrow Wilson Hanshaw.
  2. 1930 census, 3rd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T626-2537, ED 30, page 14B, line #81, dwelling #313, family #338.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  4. Obituary of Woodrow Hanshaw; the "Charleston Gazette", Feb 9 1999;
    "Obituary Collection": http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1920 census, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T625-1958, ED 114, page 8B, line #94, dwelling #171, family #186.
  6. Gay Hanshaw birth record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:

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