Ross Adrian 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.... Hiram Perry Hancher (1808-1890) m Sarah Anderson (1815-1877)
 5..... Hiram Perry Hancher (1852-1933) m Laura Belle Havens (1867-1943)
 6...... Ross Adrian Hancher (1895-1986)
         +Grace L. Abbot (1896-1989)
 7.......  Catherine Jane Hancher (1921-2014) 1,2,3
Ross Adrian Hancher     [ID 02422] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 20 1895, near Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9  

On Jun 5 1917 Ross Adrian Hancher, age 22, registered for the World War I draft in Madison County, Indiana.  He declared he was born May 20 1895 near Elwood, Indiana, and was then still residing in Elwood, single, with no dependents, occupied as a farmer, employed by his father.  No previous military experience.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, dark blue eyes, light hair.5  

He married Grace L. Abbot, Apr 15 1920, Madison County, Indiana.6,9,10,11  Grace, daughter of Frank E. Abbott & Edith Trick, was born Nov 23 1896, Indiana.1,2,6,8,10,11  

Ross and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9-10 1930), 1626 No. E St., Elwood, Madison County, Indiana:1

Hancher, Ross A., head-of-household, age 35, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 25; owned home ($1500 value); radio in home; occupation: laborer, cabinet factory; World War I veteran.
Hancher, Grace, wife, age 34, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; first married at age 24.
Hancher, Catherine, daughter, age 9, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.

Ross and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 19 1940), 1626 North E, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana:2

Hancher, Ross A, head-of-household, age 44, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($2200 value); occupation: clerk, post office; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $2100 wages in 1939.
Hancher, Grace, wife, age 43, born in Indiana; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Hancher, Catherine Jane, daughter, age 19, born in Indiana; completed 1 year of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; attended schoole.

On Apr 27 1942 Ross Adrian Hancher, age 46, registered for the World War II draft in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  He declared he was born May 20 1895 in Madison County, Indiana, and was then residing at 1626 Nort [sic] E Street, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, employed by the U.S. Post Office Dept.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. Grace L. Hancher of the same address.  He was recorded as 5' 7 3/4" tall, 165 lbs., blue eyes, light hair, light complexion.7  

On Jun 7 1951 Ross A. Hancher was appointed as Postmaster of Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.12  He retired on Apr 30 1963.12  

Ross Adrian Hancher died Mar - 1986, Indiana; buried Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.8,9  

Grace died Aug 13 1989, Indiana; buried Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.8,11  

Social Security information for Ross Adrian Hancher: 305-46-2738

Social Security information for Grace L. Abbot: 304-18-9634


Sources

  1. 1930 census, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; roll T626-605, ED 49, page 5A-B, line #50, dwelling #99, family #105.
  2. 1940 census, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; roll T627-1074, ED 48-62, page 11A, line #26, household #286.
  3. Contribution from David Jenkins () and Marcia McClure ().
  4. 1900 census, Duck Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana; roll T623-386, ED 89, page 1A, line #30, dwelling #7, family #7.
  5. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. "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
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101796758.
  10. Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101796031.
  12. U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971; http://www.ancestry.com.


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