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Edward F "Ed" Hansford
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1876
Phelps County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1952
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

h/o 1st wife unknown, 2nd, Nora Kirby

Census: 1910, age 32 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with 2nd wife & three children, at 312 west 5th street, was Township Constable.

FATHER: Fountaine Hansford b: Indiana
MOTHER: Angelina Culver b: Indiana

Ed resided at 2510 Florida in Joplin, Missouri. His wife Nora had preceeded him in death in 1947.
He was 76 years old when he was admitted to St. Luke's in St. Louis for surgery and *atelectasis of the lungs occurred

Atelectasis is a collapse of lung tissue affecting part or all of one lung. This condition prevents normal oxygen absoption to healthy tissues

At the time of his death he was the Market Master at the Joplin City Market.

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NOVEMBER 17, 1952


Services For Former Carthage Constable Will Be Tomorrow At Joplin

Funeral Services for Edward F. Hansford 76, of Joplin, well-known former Carthage resident and one-time deputy sheriff and Marion township constable, who died suddenly Saturday noon in St. Luke's Hospital in ST. Louis, will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Community Church in Joplin. The Rev. Ruskin Howe, D. D., pastor, officiated.

Mr. Hansford, who for sometime had lived in Joplin, became suddenly ill a few weeks ago while at Joplin City Market where he had been employed the last year and a half as assistant market master.

He was taken to St. John's Hospital in Joplin and later to St. Louis were he was under the care of a specialist. He underwent surgery Saturday morning and appeared in satisfactory condition. He died suddenly as he was being moved from the operating room to his hospital room.

Mr. Hansford was born August 2, 1876 in Rolla, Missouri. Later he went to Joplin and made his home there until 1906 when he moved to Carthage after being appointed deputy sheriff by John Marrs. In about 1910 he was elected constable of Marion Township and all together served about five terms.

In 1926 Mr. Hansford returned to Joplin and had made that his home ever since.

He was widely known in mining circles in the Tri-State district and at one time was employed as a detective for the Frisco railroad.

Mr. Hansford was a member of the Elks and Eagle Lodges.

Mrs. Hansford, the former Miss Nora Kirby, a native of near Republic, died in 1947.

Surviving Mr. Hansford are two sons;
Harold E. Hansford of Albuquerque, New Mexico
and Royle H. Hansford of Joplin;

a daughter;
Mrs. Ned [Lorene] Rudolph of University City, St. Louis;

six grandchildren;
Mrs. Richard Fanning of Carthage
Mrs. R. E. Van Landingham of Kansas City
Captain Richard Rudolph, a B-26 pilot serving in Korea;
Second Lt. Keith Rudolph, U.S. Air Force, stationed at Las Vegas, N. Mexico
Bill Hansford of Joplin and
Kay Hansford of Albuquerque

three great-grandchildren;
Susan Fanning of Carthage and
Gretchen and Madalyn Van Landingham of Kansas City

A sister Miss Bessie Hansford was a victim of murder in Logansport, Indiana in 1922.

Family links: 
  Nora Kirby Hansford (1878 - 1947)*
  Lorine Leona Hansford Rudolph (1899 - 1983)*
  Harold E. Hansford (1903 - 1979)*
  Royle Howard Hansford (1909 - 1960)*
  Betty Jeanne Hansford (1919 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Webb City
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 17
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Kelly
Record added: Oct 05, 2010
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Edward F Ed Hansford
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Edward F Ed Hansford
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