Marie Maxine 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... Van Jetes Hanshaw (1890-1978) m Rhoda Rogers (1891-1969)
 4.... Marie Maxine Hanshaw (1930-1980)
       +Darius Drennen (1922-2003)
       +James Gilbert Circle (1928-2007)
Marie Maxine Hanshaw     [ID 09903] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Marie Maxine Hanshaw1 [Maxine M. Hanshaw2,3,4, Mary Maxine Hanshaw1,5].

Born 1930, Clay County, West Virginia.2,3  

She married Darius Drennen1,4 [William Darius Drennen5,6], 19421,4, Clay County, West Virginia1,4.  Darius, son of Charles Morland Drennen & Rosa/Rosie Alice Browning, was born Jul 10 1922, Roane County, West Virginia.4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11  

Note: Marriage license issued Jul 28 1942, Clay County, West Virginia, but the license was never "returned" (by the marriage officiant)4 so the exact marriage date (or for that matter the certainty of the marriage itself) cannot be determined.  

On Nov 25 1942 Darius W. Drennen enlisted at Clarksburg, West Virginia as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he was born 1922 in West Virginia and had one year of high school.12  

Darius remarried to Katherine Icy Gould, Oct 26 1946, Summit County, Ohio.7  

Darius died Dec 3 2003, Clendenin, Kanawha County, West Virginia; buried Kirkhart-King Cemetery, near Wanego on Granny's Creek Rd., Roane County, West Virginia.5,9,10,11  

Darius' obituary was published in the "Charleston Daily Mail" (Charleston, West Virginia) on December 31, 2003:8

William Darius Drennen

William Darius Drennen, 81, of Clendenin died Dec. 3, 2003, of injuries received in an automobile accident on U.S. 119.  

He was the son of the late Charles M. and Rosie Alice Browning Drennen.  He was also preceded in death by sisters, Dixie V. Bird and Cydie McKown; and brothers, Carlos and Garland R. Drennen.  

He was a member of the Charleston Moose Lodge, retired from United Mine Workers of America, an Army veteran of World War II and a CCC worker in the early 1940s.  

He is survived by his son, Darius William Drennen of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Sharon Lee Collins of Big Chimney, Patricia Ann Bishop of Utahville, S.C., Beverly June Allen of Big Chimney; sister, Barbara Cook of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Michael, Jerry Lee, April Gail, Bobby, Kathy, Dale and Charles; and one great-grandchild.  

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Virgil Ross officiating.  Burial will be in King Cemetery, Amma.  

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She then married James Gilbert Circle, 1950, Kanawha County, West Virginia.1,3  James was born Aug 8 1928.11  


Karen Circle. 3

Marie Maxine Hanshaw died 1980, Clay County, West Virginia.3  

James died Jun 3 2007.11

(photo)Photo: Marie Maxine Hanshaw / William Darius Drennen marriage certificate Clay County, West Virginia 4

Social Security information for Darius Drennen: 235-26-9438


  1. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971;
  2. 1940 census, Union Township, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T627-4400, ED 8-8, page 13A, line #16, household #200.
  3. Contribution from Marilyn Ackley ().
  4. Marie Maxine Hanshaw / William Darius Drennen marriage certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
  5. Kirkhart-King Cemetery burials, Roane County, West Virginia; USGenWeb Archives:
  6. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969;
  7. Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980;
  8. Obituary of William Darius Drennen; "Charleston Daily Mail", Dec 31 2003;
    "United States Obituary Collection",
  9. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010;
  11. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  12. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;

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