William Melvin Hanshaw

 1. Francis Hanshaw (c1802-1870) m Mary Ann Obrion Simmons (c1801-?)
 2.. James M. Hanshaw (1844-?) m Mary Ann Jones (c1844-1894)
 3... William Melvin Hanshaw (1879-1973)
      +Anna May Neal (1884-?)
 4....  Cecil D. Hanshaw (1902-1986) 1,2,3
 4....  Arthur B. Hanshaw (1904-1969) 1,2,4
 4....  Duffey B. Hanshaw (1906-1990) 1,2,3
 4....  Bulah M. Hanshaw (c1908-) 1,2
 4....  Ivo A. Hanshaw (c1909-) 1
 4....  Fonda Bell Hanshaw (1911-) 2
 4....  Ruby M. Hanshaw (c1915-) 2,5
 4....  Tissuli E. Hanshaw (1919-) 2,5
 4....  Mary L. Hanshaw (c1921-) 5
 4....  Waneda Hanshaw (c1923-) 5
 4....  Emazean Hanshaw (c1926-) 5
William Melvin Hanshaw     [ID 05621] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

William Melvin Hanshaw6,7,8 [William E. Hanshaw9,10].

Born May 9 18791,2,4,5,9,10,11,12 [May 9 18786,13,14], Clay County, West Virginia1,2,4,5,9,10,11,12.  

He married Anna May Neal6,14 [Anna Mae Neal3, May A. Neal7,8], Jul 4 18996,14, Clay County, West Virginia6,14.  Anna, daughter of John Neal & Adeline Osborne, was born Feb - 1884, Clay County, West Virginia.1,2,5,6,12  

William and Anna May were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 7 1900), Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia:12

Hanshaw, William M., head-of-household, age 21, born May 1879 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 1 year; occupation: farmer; rented farm; cannot write.
Hanshaw, Annie M., wife, age 16, born Feb 1884 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 1 year; no children.

William and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 13 1910), Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia:1

Hanshaw, William, head-of-household, age 31, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first marriage, married 11 years; occupation: farmer, general; owned farm (free).
Hanshaw, May A., wife, age 26, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first marriage, married 11 years; 6 children, 5 living.
Hanshaw, Cecil D., son, age 8, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Arthur B., son, age 6, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Duffey B., son, age 4, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Bulah M., daughter, age 2, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Ivo A., daughter, age 5 months, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.

On Sep 12 1918 William Melvin Hanshaw, age 39, registered for the World War I draft in Clay County, West Virginia.  He declared he was born May 9 1879, and was then residing in Indore, Clay County, West Virginia where he was a miner employed by the Eagle Gas Coal Co. of Vaughan, Nicholas County, West Virginia.  He declared his nearest relative was Anna May Hanshaw of Indore.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark hair.  He signed the registration card with an X mark.11  

William and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 24 1920), Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia:2

Hanshaw, William M., head-of-household, age 40, born in West Virginia; father born in United States; mother born in West Virginia; owned home (free); occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hanshaw, Anna M., wife, age 35, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Cecil D., son, age 17, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; occupation: farm laborer, home farm.
Hanshaw, Arthur B., son, age 15, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; occupation: farm laborer, home farm.
Hanshaw, Duffey B., son, age 13, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Bula M., daughter, age 12, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Fonda B., daughter, age 8, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Ruby M., daughter, age 5, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Tissuli E., daughter, age 1 year 0 months, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.

William and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 23 1930), Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia:5

Hanshaw, William M., head-of-household, age 50, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 20; owned home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; not a war veteran.
Hanshaw, Anna M., wife, age 46, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; first married at age 16.
Hanshaw, Ruby, daughter, age 15, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Tishie, daughter, age 11, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Mary L., daughter, age 9, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Waneda, daughter, age 7, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Emazean, daughter, age 4, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.
Stewart, Elliott, boarder, age 16, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.

In 1973 William was living in/near Fairlea, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.13  

William Melvin Hanshaw died May - 1973.13  

Social Security information for William Melvin Hanshaw: 232-80-5386


Sources

  1. 1910 census, Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T624-1679, ED 5, page 33B, line #89, dwelling #239, family #250.
  2. 1920 census, Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 31, page 16B, line #57, dwelling #295, family #281.
  3. Curry & Casdorph Funeral Home Records, 1976-1994; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvkanawh/funeral/curryh.html.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Cathy Meder-Dempsey ().
  5. 1930 census, Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 7, page 21A, line #18, dwelling #365, family #382.
  6. Contribution from Steven Hanshaw () citing:
    Clay County, West Virginia Marriage Book (from Clay County Historical Society).
  7. Dodd, Jordan. "West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900". Orem, UT: Liahona Research, 2000.
  8. West Virginia, 1863-1900 Marriage Index; http://www.genealogy.com.
  9. Contribution from Marilyn Ackley ().
  10. 1880 census, Clay County, West Virginia; USGenWeb archives.
  11. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1900 census, Pleasant District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T623-1757, ED 9, page 5B, line #68, dwelling #78, family #80.
  13. "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
  14. Posting Jan 11 2001 by Steven Hanshaw () to the Hanshaw GenForum board:
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/hanshaw/messages/22.html.


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