Melvin Park Hancher

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) m Sarah Caudy (1739-1807)
 3... William Hancher  m Ann Dunn (c1756-?)
 4.... John Hancher (1796-1853) m Nancy Ann O'Rourke (1807-1882)
 5..... Abel Hicks Hancher (1845-1916) m Caroline Cooper (1847-1926)
 6...... Melvin Park Hancher (1870-1928)
         +Priscilla N. Hanlon (1877-1955)
 7.......  Virgil Melvin Hancher (1896-1965) 1,2,3,4
Melvin Park Hancher     [ID 09985] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jun 9 1870, Pocahontas County, Iowa.1,2,3,5  

He married Priscilla N. Hanlon, Feb - 1896, Iowa.1,3,6  Priscilla, daughter of Patrick Hanlon & Mary A. Hodgett, was born Nov 18 1877, Calhoun County, Iowa.1,2,3,4,6,7,8  

Melvin and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 22 1900), West Bend Township, Palo Alto County, Iowa:2

Hancher, Park, head-of-household, age 29, born June 1870 in Iowa; father born in Virginia; mother born in New York; married 4 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Hancher, Priscilla, wife, age 22, born Nov 1877 in Iowa; father born in Ireland; mother born in England; married 4 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Hancher, Vergil, son, age 2, born Sept 1897 in Iowa; parents born in Iowa.
Hancher, Eva, sister, age 27, born Dec 1872 in Iowa; father born in Virginia; mother born in New York; single; occupation: school teacher.

Melvin and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 2 1910), Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa:3

Hancher, M.P., head-of-household, age 39, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in New York; first marriage, married 14 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (mortgaged).
Hancher, Pricilla N., wife, age 32, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Ireland; first marriage, married 14 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Hancher, Virgal, son, age 13, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.

Melvin and family were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 19 1920), Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa:4

Hancher, Melvin P., head-of-household, age 49, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in New York; owned home; occupation: farmer.
Hancher, Priscilla N., wife, age 43, born in Iowa; father born in Ireland; mother born in England.
Hancher, Virgil M., son, age 23, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.
Jackson, [..unclear..], hired man, age 32, born in Georgia; farm laborer.

Melvin and Priscilla were shown in the 1925 Iowa state census, Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa:9

Hancher, M.P., head-of-household, age 54, born in Iowa; attended college 1 year; engaged in agriculture; religion: Presbyterian; father: Hancher, A.H., born in Ohio; mother: Cooper, Caroline, born in New York; parents married in Iowa.
Hancher, Priscilla, wife, age 47, born in Iowa; achieved school grade 10; engaged in domestic or personal services; religion: Presbyterian; father: Hanlon, Patrick, born in Ireland; mother: Hodgett, Mary, born in England; parents married in Illinois.

Melvin Park Hancher died Dec 6 1928, buried Powhatan Township Cemetery, Plover, Pocahontas County, Iowa.1,5  

Widow Priscilla was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), Locust Street, Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa:8

Hancher, Priscilla M., head-of-household, age 52, born in Iowa; father born in Ireland, Northern; mother born in England; widow; owned home ($7200 value); radio in home; occupation: none.
Menson [unclear], Lilda L., lodger, age 25, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois; mother born in Norway; single; occupation: bookkeeper, bank.

Priscilla died Aug 9 1955, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; buried Powhatan Cemetery, Plover, Pocahontas County, Iowa.1,6  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Larry Hancher.
  2. 1900 census, West Bend Township, Palo Alto County, Iowa; roll T623-452, ED 159, page 12B, line #70, dwelling #243, family #246.
  3. 1910 census, Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; roll T624-416, ED 192, page 10A, line #19, dwelling #104, family #104.
  4. 1920 census, Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; roll T625-505, ED 208, page 5A, line #34, dwelling #87, family #87.
  5. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. 1885 Iowa state census, Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa;
    "Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925", http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1930 census, Rolfe, Clinton Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; roll T626-673, ED 7, page 5B, line #82, dwelling #138, family #149.
  9. 1925 Iowa state census, Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa;
    "Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925", http://www.ancestry.com.


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