|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1898|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1980|
George (Shorty) Minuard Hanover, Sr was born in Stoddard County, MO to David and Ida (McKinney) Hanold. It is unknown why the surname was changed from Hanold to Hanover. Shorty's parents grave stone reads "Hanold".
Grandpa worked in the coal mines for many years. He died on Feb. 16th, 1980.
I am still trying to find the Missouri birth connection. His birth certificate states he was born in Stoddard County, Missouri. The only Missouri connection I could find was that his mother lived in Cedar County, Missouri in 1870. The family were found in Warrick County, Indiana and White County, Illinois on census records. His birth certificate states his name as Hanover. However, he is listed on his mother's funeral card as Hanold. His parent's surname on their gravestone is Hanold. I have found this family under both names. On his half-sister's, Elizabeth Wells, death notice (Browning Genealogy: Evansville Indiana Area Obituary Search) his brother, David Arva Hanold, is listed as Harvey (should be Arvy) Hanover.
Grandpa's early years were spent in Warrick County, Indiana and White County, Illinois. His first marriage to Reva Morgan ended in divorce and left him with three children to raise. My grandmother, Lucille, was hired to take care of the children while grandpa worked in the coal mines. They married in 1926 and had one child.
Grandpa was a very stern and religious man. As a child, he frightened me with his sermons. No television watching was allowed at his house unless it was the news or a religious program. He seldom drove. If they went anywhere, my grandmother drove. They lived back a long lane on Coake Ave in Danville. He kept the lawn and gardens meticulous.
1st wife: Reva Morgan
2nd wife: Lucille Prouty
Childern:Herbert R. Hanover, George Edward Hanover, George M. Hanover, Jr., and Thelma Hanover Truby
Lizzy Jane HANNOLD b: 11 DEC 1879
Ida May HANNOLD b: 24 SEP 1882
William Absolum HANNOLD b: 15 AUG 1885
Sarah HANNOLD b: 29 JUL 1890
Gertrude HANNOLD 28 APR 1892
Arva HANNOLD b: 29 DEC 1893
Flora HANNOLD b: 20 JUN 1901
Raymond HANNOLD b: 25 APR 1907
James Franklin HANNOLD b: 23 AUG 1884
Thank you Saymme for sponsoring my grandfather's memorial.
Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Genealogynut
Record added: Jun 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14745134