Dessie Hanshaw

 1. Francis Hanshaw (c1802-1870) m Mary Ann Obrion Simmons (c1801-?)
 2.. John Jackson Hanshaw (1832-1913) m Mary Druzilla Arthurs (1850-1936)
 3... Corn Wallace Hanshaw (1871-1965) m Inez Clementine Hill (1882-1941)
 4.... Dessie Hanshaw (1912-2008)
       +- Russell 
       +- Martin 
Dessie Hanshaw     [ID 02844] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Dessie Hanshaw1,2,3 [Bessie Hanshaw4].

Born Jan 6 1912, West Virginia.1,3,5  

She married - Russell.6  


Bob Russell.
Charles Russell.

She then married - Martin.2,4  

In 1965 Dessie was living in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.4  In 2007 Dessie was living in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.2  

Dessie Hanshaw died Mar 24 2008, Ravenswood Care Center, South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; age 96.5,6  

Dessie's obituary was published in the "Times Record" (Roane County, West Virginia) on March 27, 2008:6

Dessie H. Martin
Dessie H. Martin, 96, of South Charleston, died Monday, March 24, 2008 at Ravenswood Care Center.  

She was born at Grannies Creek, a daughter of the late Cornwall Wallace and Inez Clementine Hill Hanshaw.  She was a seamstress in Charleston and a Baptist.  

She is survived by one son, Bob Russell of Clover; and two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Charles Russell; three sisters, Gertie and Audra Hanshaw and Emma Cook; and three brothers, Iva, Dallas and Ray Hanshaw.  

Service is today (Thursday) at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home with Pastor Smith Epling officiating.  Burial is in Wallback Cemetery.  Visitation is two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Social Security information for Dessie Hanshaw: 233-26-2634


  1. 1920 census, Geary District, Roane County, West Virginia; roll T625-1971, ED 118, page 1B, line #61, dwelling #13, family #13.
  2. Obituary of Audra Hanshaw.
  3. U.S. Public Records Index;
  4. Obituary of Corn Wallace Hanshaw.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. Obituary of Dessie H. Martin; the "Times Record", Mar 27 2008:

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