Corcoran Family

Hanchett Medearis Family

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C W Hanchett

Charles Wilbur Hanchett

Charles Wilbur Hanchett, son of Lyman L Hanchett and Huldah Rouse, was born November 20, 1863 in Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois and died June 17, 1923 in Lund Community, Decatur County, Kansas.  

He married Ann Eliza Medearis on July 15, 1883 in Modena, Stark County, Illinois.  (see license)

Other Events in the Life of Charles Wilbur Hanchett (See also obituary)

Occupations : Farmer

Religion: Protestant (Christian)

Residences: He was born and raised in Stark County, Illinois.  Following his marriage, Charles and Ann moved to Sterling, Nebraska in 1883.  They then moved to Gove County, Kansas in 1888 where they farmed for five years where they homestead 160 acres of land.  In 1888, they moved to Bassetville Township, Decautur County, Kansas where they owned land and farmed throughout Charles' life.  (See 1900 census).  In 1990, they completed construction of a two story, frame house on their land.  (See land location and graphic noting key family locations below). 

Burial : Oberlin Cemetary, Decatur County, Kansas.  

Hanchett Medearis Family Geography

Ann Medearis

Ann Eliza Medearis

Ann Eliza Medearis, daughter of John Wesley Medearis and Sirelda Barnett, was born March 1, 1859 in Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois and died January 16, 1933 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

Other events in the life of Ann Eliza Medearis (see obituary)

Occupation:  House and farm wife. 

Religion: Christian

Burial: Oberlin Cemetary, Decatur County, Kansas.

Children of Clarence Corcoran and Wilna Hanchett

Earl Melvin HanchettEarl Melvyn Hanchett was born on February 14, 1884 in Sterling, Nebraska and died on November 19, 1918 in Hiawatha, Dundee County, Nebraska of influenza.  He married Matilda M "Tillie" McCray in Cook, Decatur County, Kansas on December 25, 1906.

Herbert Hanchett PictureHerbert Lyman Hanchett was born January 16, 1886 in Sterling, Nebraska and died on June 29, 1961 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.  He married Bernice Ila Blickenstaff in 1914

Harry HanchetHarry Roberts Hanchett was born on May 3, 1893 near Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas and died on October 4, 1947 in rural Clinton, Rawlins County, Kansas.  He married Lorena Margaret Myers on June 30, 1915.

Wila HanchettWilda Lorene Hanchett was born on June 3, 1897 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas and died April 30, 1934 in Bassetville, Decatur County, Kansas.  She married Fred John Counter on August 25, 1915.

Wilna HanchettWilna Florence Hanchett was born on June 3, 1897 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas and died September 28, 1932 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.  She married Clarence Valerian Corcoran on September 23, 1924.

Myrtle Hepsy HanchettMyrtle Hepsy Hanchett was born on October 15, 1898 in Decatur County, Kansas and died 1981.  She married Herman Wenger.

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