Corcoran Family

Corcoran Hanchett Family

 Clarence V Corcoran Photograph

Clarence Valerian Corcoran

Clarence Valerian Corcoran, son of Timothy Corcoran and Sarah Elizabeth Slaven, was born December 15, 1895 in Decatur County, Kansas and died January 3, 1964 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.  

He married Wilna Florence Hanchett on September 23, 1924 in Decatur County, Kansas.  (see license and photograph)

Other Events in the Life of Clarence Corcoran (See also obituary)

Other Spouses:  Beulah Fae Scherich, married on February 12, 1937. 

Occupations : Farmer and clerk for Sante Fe Railroad.  In the 1940 census he indicated he completed two years of college.

Religion: Catholic

Description:  At 46 years of age, Clarence was 5' 6", weighed 135 lbs, had blue eyes, gray hair and a ruddy complexion.

Residences: He was born and raised on the Corcoran family farm southwest of Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.  Clarence and Wilna lived on a farm in Bassetville Township, Decatur County until Wilna's death in 1932.  (see 1930 census).  In 1935, Clarence and Virgil were living in rural Decatur County, KS.  Beulah Scherich was also living in rural Decatur County, KS in 1935.  In 1940 and 1942, Clarence and Beulah resided in Boone County, Arkansas and lived in a rural area farming rented land.  In 1943, Clarence and Beulah moved to Wichita, Kansas. 

Burial : Calvary Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Wilna Corcoran Photograph

Wilna Florence Hanchett

Wilna Hanchett, daughter of Charles Wilbur Hanchett and Ann Eliza Medearis, was born June 3, 1897 in Kansas  and died September 28, 1932 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

Other events in the life of Wilna Florence Hanchett (see obituary)

Occupation:  House and farm wife. 

Religion: Christian

Burial: Oberlin Cemetary, Decatur County, Kansas.  (see headstone)

Children of Clarence Corcoran and Wilna Hanchett 

Gladys and Eva were raised by their aunt and uncle, Anna and John Bivans (see their family page)

William Harold Corcoran was born in April 1925 and died in April 1925. 

Virgil Corcoran PictureVirgil Dale Corcoran was born April 12, 1927 in Bassetville Township, Decatur County, Kansas and died on February 2, 1992 in Snohomish County, Washington.  He married Lorraine "Shirley" Ann Russell on December 25, 1959. 

Gladys CorcoranGladys Elizabeth Corcoran was born in January 11, 1929 in Bassetville, Decatur County, Kansas and died on August 17, 2006 in Antioch, California.  After the death of her mother, she and Eva were raised by her aunt, Anna (Corcoran) and John Bivans.  She married Henry Joseph "Hank" Madden on January 22, 1949.

Eva Marie Corcoran was born on November 27, 1930 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas and died February 23, 1973 in Denver, Colorado.  (See John Bivans and Anna Corcoran family sheet).  She married David James McGee on July 27, 1948 in Denver, Colorado. (Originally, named Eva Eliza after her maternal Grandmother, Eva officially changed her middle name to Marie as an adult.)


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