Emma Etta 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... Jacob Henry Hanshaw (1866-1958) m Mary Florence Rogers (1871-1927)
 4.... Emma Etta Hanshaw (1893-1944)
 5.....  Opra Ernest Hanshaw (1910-1995) 1,2,3
       +Jacob William Thomas (1893-1937)
Emma Etta Hanshaw     [ID 03597] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Emma Etta Hanshaw4,5 [Emma Ettie Hanshaw6, Etta Emma Hanshaw3,7, Ettie Hanshaw8].

Born Oct 11 18936,9,10 [Oct 15 18927,8,11,12], Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia6,9,10.  

Emma had a son Opra Ernest Hanshaw,1,2 when she was 16 years old.  Opra seems to have been raised by Emma's parents.  

She married Jacob William Thomas13,14,15 [William Jacob Thomas6,7,8,16,17], Jan 25 191413,14,15, at her father's home, Clay County, West Virginia13,14,15.  Jacob, son of Michael "Irvin" Thomas & Emma Westfall7,18,19, was born Jan 19 18937,18,19 [Jan 19 189415, 18928,9,17], Little Pigeon, Roane County, West Virginia7,18,19 [Clay County, West Virginia20, Amma, Roane County, West Virginia15].  

William was the brother of Mindia Edith Thomas who married Emma's brother Romie Watson Hanshaw, and also the brother of Hiram "Albert" Thomas who married Emma's sister Icie Jane Hanshaw.16  

Children:1,4,7,8,16,21

Lee Thomas; (died shortly after birth).
Florence Thomas; (died shortly after birth).
Emma/Emily I./T. Thomas, born Nov 16 1914, Clay County, West Virginia; died Jan 13 1915, Valley Fork, Clay County, West Virginia. 22,23
C. W. Thomas, born Mar 11 1915, Valley Fork, Clay County, West Virginia; died 1915. 24
Homer Darius Thomas, born Feb 4 1917, West Virginia; died Jun 6 1995.
Guy Albert Thomas, born c1919 (Aug 27), West Virginia.
Audra Pearl Thomas, born Nov 13 1920, West Virginia; died Jun 23 1997; married 1) -- Hales, 2) -- Camp. 25
Marlene Mae Thomas, born Feb 11 1923, West Virginia; died Mar 25 1988; married -- Cottrell.
Evelyn Jane Thomas, born Sep 15 1925, Clay County, West Virginia; died Dec 15 2001; married -- McLaughlin.. 12,25

On Jun 5 1917 Jacob W. Thomas, age 24, registered for the World War I draft in Clay County, West Virginia.  He declared he was born January 19 1893 in Clay County, West Virginia, and was then still residing in Clay County where he was a farmer with a wife and one child.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair.20  

Emma and family were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 4 1920), Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia:7

Thomas, Willie, head-of-household, age 26, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; owned home (free); occupation: miner, coal.
Thomas, Etta, wife, age 27, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Thomas, Daris, son, age 2 years 11 months, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.

Emma and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia:8

Thomas, William, head-of-household, age 38, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 21; owned home; no radio in home; occupation: merchant, general store; not a war veteran.
Thomas, Ettie, wife, age 38, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 21.
Thomas, Darius, son, age 13, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Thomas, Guy, son, age 11, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Thomas, Audra, daughter, age 9, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Thomas, Marline, daughter, age 7, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Thomas, Evelyn, daughter, age 4, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Living nearby in 1930 was the family of uncle Francis Smith Hanshaw.26  

Jacob died Aug 20 1937, Clay, Clay County, West Virginia; age 43y 7m 1d.9,15,17  Jacob died from internal injuries suffered in a highway accident in Ovapa.15  

Widow Emma and children were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 24 1940), Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia:21

Thomas, Etta, head-of-household, age 44, born in West Virginia; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; rented home ($5/month rent).
Thomas, Darius, son, age 23, born in West Virginia; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; occupation: labor, N.Y.A.; worked 8 weeks in 1939; $28 wages in 1939.
Thomas, Guy, son, age 21, born in West Virginia; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; occupation: labor, CCC; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $360 wages in 1939.
Thomas, Audrey, daughter, age 19, born in West Virginia; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Thomas, Marelene, daughter, age 16, born in West Virginia; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Thomas, Evelyn, daughter, age 14, born in West Virginia; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; attended school.

Emma Etta Hanshaw died Oct 18 1944, at her home, Ivydale, West Virginia; age 53.4,5,9  

Emma's obituary was published in the "Charleston Daily Mail" (Charleston, West Virginia) on Thursday, October 19, 1944:4

Thomas, Mrs. Emma Etta, 53, died yesterday morning at her home at Ivydale after a short illness.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Audrey Hales and Miss Emelene Thomas of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Marlen Cottrell of Ivydale; three sons, Darius of Ward, Pfc. Guy Thomas of the army, in England, and Opra of Bickmore; her father, Henry Hanshaw of Valley Fork; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Donahue of Indiana, Mrs. Icie Thomas of Valley Fork, Mrs. Bessie Hughes of Zela, Mrs. Dorothy Wilmoth of Maysel and Mrs. Hattie Woodall of Wallback; three brothers, Bruce Hanshaw of Valley Fork, Jack Hanshaw of Procious and Lloyd Hanshaw of Ovapa.  Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow at Hively cemetery at Valley Fork.  Rev. James Cottrell will officiate.  The Hardman and Hardman mortuary at Clay is in charge of arrangements.  The body will remain at the mortuary until funeral time.

(photo)Photo: Emma Etta Hanshaw birth record Clay County, West Virginia 11

(photo)Photo: Emma Etta Hanshaw & Jacob William Thomas marriage license Clay County, West Virginia 13

(photo)Photo: Jacob William Thomas death certificate Clay County, West Virginia 15

(photo)Photo: Emma Etta Hanshaw & Jacob William Thomas gravestone Hively Cemetery 5,17


Sources

  1. Contribution from (private) Hanshaw, citing:
    1923 family notebook of Alfred Morgan Rogers, with additional notes from Dorothy Janet Hanshaw and son Ray Wilmoth.
  2. 1920 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 28, page 10B, line #90, dwelling #170, family #172.
  3. Opra Ernest Hanshaw birth certificate.
  4. The "Charleston Daily Mail", Oct 19 1944; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84854777.
  6. "Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants", "Don Norman Family Files": http://www.rootsweb.com/~hcpd/norman/HANSHAW.
  7. 1920 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 28, page 5A, line #48, dwelling #82, family #84.
  8. 1930 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 4, page 3A-B, line #49, dwelling #45, family #45.
  9. Clay County, West Virginia Cemeteries; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvclay/clocem6.htm.
  10. 1900 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T623-1757, ED 7, page 20B, line #75, dwelling #345, family #368.
  11. Emma Etta Hanshaw birth record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1507200&Type=Birth.
  12. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Emma Etta Hanshaw & Jacob William Thomas marriage license; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10985758&Type=Marriage.
  14. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Death certificate for Jacob William Thomas; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2138611&Type=Death.
  16. Contribution from (private) Hanshaw.
  17. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84854807.
  18. Jacob William Thomas birth record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2351471&Type=Birth.
  19. 1900 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T623-1757, ED 7, page 24B, line #57, dwelling #407, family #435.
  20. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  21. 1940 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T627-4400, ED 8-4, page 15A, line #33, household #235.
  22. Emma I. Thomas birth record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1499395&Type=Birth.
  23. Emily T. Thomas death record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=4050580&Type=Death.
  24. C.W. Thomas birth record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1503963&Type=Birth.
  25. "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
  26. 1930 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 4, page 3A, line #2, dwelling #36, family #36.


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