William Ward Hanshaw

 1. Francis Hanshaw (c1802-1870) m Mary Ann Obrion Simmons (c1801-?)
 2.. John Jackson Hanshaw (1832-1913) m Sarah Jane Grose (1831-1866)
 3... William Ward Hanshaw (1860-1943)
      +Mary E. Samples 
 4....  Martha L. Hanshaw (1883-1970) 1
 4....  George Washington Hanshaw (1884-1964) 2
 4....  Harmon Jackson Hanshaw (1887-1966) 3,4
 4....  A. J. Hanshaw (1890-) 5
      +Martha V. Dawson (1869-1965)
 4....  William Ward Hanshaw (1895-1978) 6,7,8,9,10
 4....  Lurena N. Hanshaw (1897-1993) 7,8,9,10,11
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William Ward Hanshaw3,7,8,12,13 [Ward Hanshaw14].

Born Sep 18 1860, Clay County, West Virginia.3,7,8,9,12,13  

He married Mary E. Samples15,16,17 [Mary Sampels3], Jan 1 188215,16,17, Clay County, West Virginia15,16,17.  

It appears that William and Mary were probably divorced or separated within a few years of their marriage.18  

He then married Martha V. Dawson, Sep 28 1893, Clay County, West Virginia.6,7,15,16,17,19  Martha, daughter of Henry Dawson & Eliza Ann Rose7,9,19, was born Nov - 18697,9,19 [about 187310], West Virginia7,9,19.  

It appears that William and Martha were probably divorced or separated within a few years of their marriage.18  

Martha and her children were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 26 1900), living with her parents and family in the Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia:9

Dawson, Henry, head-of-household, age 60, born Nov 1839 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 38 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Dawson, Lizzie, wife, age 63, born Jan 1837 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 38 years; 11 children, 7 living; cannot write.
Dawson, Ellic, son, age 31, born April 1869 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; occupation: day laborer.
Dawson, Felix J., son, age 28, born June 1871 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; occupation: day laborer.
Dawson, Rosy C., daughter, age 21, born April 1879 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single.
Dawson, Allen J., son, age 17, born Oct 1882 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; occupation: farm laborer.
Hanshaw, Martha, head-of-household, age 30, born Nov 1869 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 7 years; 2 children, 2 living; occupation: housekeeper; cannot write.
Hanshaw, William W., son, age 6, born Jan 1894 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Lurena N., daughter, age 3, born Mar 1897 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.

Martha and children were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 26 1910), Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia:10

Hanshaw, Martha V., head-of-household, age 37, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; widow; 2 children, 2 living; occupation: farm hand, working out; rented home; cannot write.
Hanshaw, William W., son, age 14, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school; cannot write.
Hanshaw, Luverna V., daughter, age 12, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school; cannot read or write.

Martha was shown in the 1920 census, living in the household of daughter Nona in Clay County, West Virginia:11

Boggs, Robert, head-of-household, age 25, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; rented home; occupation: manager, farm.
Boggs, Nona, wife, age 19, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Boggs, Allidene, daughter, age 2, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Handshaw, Martha, mother-in-law, age 48, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married; occupation: none.

Martha died 1965, Clay, Clay County, West Virginia.20  

William was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), living alone in Clay County, West Virginia:12

Handshaw, William W., head-of-household, age 69, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; widower; first married at age 22; rented home ($1 rent); no radio in home; occupation: laborer, farming; not a war veteran.
Living next door in 1930 was the family of son Harmon.21  

In 1936 William was living in Valley Fork, Clay County, West Virginia.22  

William Ward Hanshaw died Feb 22 19433,13 [Mar 22 19437,8], Wallback, Clay County, West Virginia3,13; age 82y 5m 4d3,13.  Medical: William died from myocarditis (heart disease).13

(photo)Photo: William Ward Hanshaw death certificate 13


Sources

  1. Martha L. Hanshaw birth record.
  2. George Washington Hanshaw death record.
  3. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hanshaw McLain.
  4. Harmon Jackson Hanshaw birth record.
  5. A. J. Hanshaw birth record.
  6. Paul King database: http://www.ee.gannon.edu/~king/genealogy/persons.html, citing:
    "Descendents of Nicholas Larsson Friend", 1995, Don Norman, Elyria, OH.
  7. "Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants", "Don Norman Family Files": http://www.rootsweb.com/~hcpd/norman/HANSHAW.
  8. Contribution from Marilyn Ackley ().
  9. 1900 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T623-1757, ED 7, page 24A, line #11, dwelling #400, family #427-428.
  10. 1910 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T624-1678, ED 2, page 277B, line #52, dwelling #121, family #123.
  11. 1920 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 28, page 9A, line #40, dwelling #145, family #145.
  12. 1930 census, Buffalo District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 2, page 5B, line #55, dwelling #95, family #97.
  13. Death certificate for William W. Hanshaw; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=400026&Type=Death.
  14. Contribution from Neva P. Adams (), citing:
    Clay County, West Virginia Births 1858-1905.
  15. Dodd, Jordan. "West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900". Orem, UT: Liahona Research, 2000.
  16. West Virginia, 1863-1900 Marriage Index; http://www.genealogy.com.
  17. West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Speculation.
  19. USGenWeb Archives: Clay County WVA - http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvclay/dawson.htm.
  20. Ancestry Family Tree data "John Jackson Hanshaw.ged2" posted by Richard Wayne Hanshaw.
  21. 1930 census, Buffalo District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 2, page 5B, line #56, dwelling #96, family #98.
  22. Obituary of Mary Druzilla (Arthurs) Hanshaw.


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