Flora Ester 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... Flora Ester Hanshaw (1888-1972)
      +Watson Summers Norman (1879-1956)
      +John A. Obanion (1891-1975)
Flora Ester Hanshaw     [ID 03591] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Flora Ester Hanshaw1,2,3,4 [Florie Ester Hanshaw5, Esther Hanshaw6,7, Ester Hanshaw8].

Born Jun 6 18881,2,4,6,8,9,10 [about 18873], Wallback, Clay County, West Virginia1,2,4,6,8,9,10.  

She married Watson Summers Norman3 [Wattie Norman8, Wally Norman6], about 19133.  Watson, son of Phillip Norman & Catherine Robinson2,3,5,11,12,13,14, was born Aug 2 18792,3,5,11,12,13,14, Calhoun County, West Virginia2,3,5,11,12,13,14 [Roane County, West Virginia15].  

Watson had been previously married c1899 to a Georgia --.11,16  

Child:

Otha M. Norman, born Mar 12 1917, West Virginia; enlisted Jun 4 1945, U.S. Army; died Jul 2 1979, buried Pee-Wee Cemetery, Madison County, Indiana. 3,9,14,16,17

On Sep 12 1918 Watson Summers Norman, age 39, registered for the World War I draft in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.  He declared he was born Aug 2 1879, and was then residing in London, Kanawha County, West Virginia where he was a miner employed by the London Mining Co. of London.  He declared his nearest relative was Florie Ester Norman of London.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair.5  

Flora and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 3-6 1920), Union District, Clay County, West Virginia:2

Norman, Watson F., head-of-household, age 40, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; rented home; occupation: farmer.
Norman, Flora E., wife, age 31, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Robinson, Catherine, mother, age 78, born in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Virginia; widow; cannot read.

Flora and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 3 1930), 315 Cottage Avenue, Anderson, Indiana:3

Norman, Watson S., head-of-household, age 50, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 19; owned home ($4000 value); no radio in home; occupation: laborer, house contractor; not a war veteran.
Norman, Flora E., wife, age 43, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 25.
Norman, Otha M., son, age 13, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; attende school.
Hanshaw, Mary D., mother-in-law, age 79, born in West Virginia; parents born in United States; widow.

In 1936 Flora was still living in Anderson, Indiana.18  

In 1942 Watson Summers Norman, age 62, registered for the World War II draft.  He declared he was born Aug 2 1879 in Calhoun County, West Virginia, and was then residing at 315 Cottage Ave., Anderson, Madison County, Indiana (no telephone number), where he was employed by R.R. Byrum, 709 College Dr., Anderson, Indiana.  He declared a contact person as Otha Norman of 315 Cottage Ave., Anderson.12  

Watson died Jun 30 1956, at his home, 315 Cottage Ave., Anderson, Madison County, Indiana; age 76.13,14,15  

Watson's obituary was published in the "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana) on Saturday, June 30, 1956 (page 3) - see obituary scan below.15,19  

She then married John A. Obanion.10  John was born Oct 5 1891.9  

In 1972 Flora was still living in/near Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.9  

Flora Ester Hanshaw died Oct 31 1972, at her home, 810 1/2 Central Ave., Anderson, Madison County, Indiana; buried East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.9,10  

Flora's obituary was published in the "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana) on Thursday, November 2, 1972 (page 2) - see obituary scan below.10  

In 1973 John remarried to an Elsie Modlin.20  

John died May 9 1975, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana; buried East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.9,20  

John's obituary was published in the "Anderson Daily Bulletin" (Anderson, Indiana) on Saturday, May 10, 1975 (page 2) - see obituary scan below.10

(photo)Photo: Flora Ester Hanshaw with second husband John O'Banion 21

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Flora Ester Hanshaw "Anderson Daily Bulletin", Nov 2 1972 10

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Watson Summers Norman "Anderson Daily Bulletin", Jun 30 1956 15

(photo)Photo: Obituary for John A. O'Banion "Anderson Daily Bulletin", May 10 1975 20

Social Security information for Flora Ester Hanshaw: 305-70-0793

Social Security information for John A. Obanion: 303-12-3215


Sources

  1. 1900 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T623-1757, ED 7, page 18B, line #83, dwelling #315, family #336.
  2. 1920 census, Union District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 32, page 1B, line #83, family #12.
  3. 1930 census, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana; roll T626-604, ED 3, page 2B, line #88, dwelling #45, family #56.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Heather Elms ().
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hanshaw McLain.
  7. Obituary of Corn Wallace Hanshaw.
  8. "Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants", "Don Norman Family Files": http://www.rootsweb.com/~hcpd/norman/HANSHAW.
  9. "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
  10. Obituary of Flora Ester Hanshaw; courtesy of (private) Hanshaw.
  11. 1900 census, Glade District, Webster County, West Virginia; roll T623-1776, ED 135, page 17B, line #57, dwelling #302, family #305.
  12. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Mary Traynor Gates ().
  14. Madison County Area Cemetery Database; Anderson, Indiana Public Library:
    http://www.and.lib.in.us/cemetery.
  15. Obituary of Watson Summers Norman; courtesy of (private) Hanshaw.
  16. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Michele (Siegrist) Clark ().
  17. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Obituary of Mary Druzilla (Arthurs) Hanshaw.
  19. Obituary of Watson Norman; "Anderson Daily Bulletin", Jun 30 1956;
    Madison County Area Obituary Database; Anderson (Indiana) Public Library:
    http://www.and.lib.in.us/cemetery/obituary.shtml.
  20. Obituary of John A. O'Banion; courtesy of (private) Hanshaw.
  21. Photo courtesy of (private) Hanshaw.


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