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Nora Kirby Hansford
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1878
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 16, 1947
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

2nd w/o Edward F Hansford

Census: 1930, age 31 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri wife husband & three children at 312 west 5th street.

Nora Hansford resided at 2510 North Florida with her husband Ed. She had lived in the Joplin community for 50 years, moving there from Carthage where her and Ed previously lived. He had been a constable of Marion Township.

FATHER: Tolbert C. Kirby b: in Missouri.
MOTHER: Clara Barker b: in Joilet, Will county, Illinois

Her parents had moved to this area from Republic, Missouri with their family many years earlier.

Her brothers and sisters were
Osa Ola Kirby Douglas
Elmer Kirby
Talbert Kirby
Mamie Kirby Ralston
Lucille Kirby Campbell
Otis Kirby
Edward 'Eddie' Kirby

Nora was at home when she passed away of complications of diabetes and a heart failure. She was 69 years old.

The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.

Hurlbut Undertaking Company had the care of the funeral arrangements and she was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery

MAY 17, 1947


Wife of Former Jasper County Peace Officer and County Resident 50 Years Was 69.

Mrs. Nora Hansford, 69 years old, 2510 North Florida Avenue, wife of Edward F. Hansford, former Jasper County peace officer, died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at her home. She suffered a heart attack Thursday night.
Mrs. Hansford had resided in Carthage and Joplin 50 years. She was born January 29, 1878, near Mt. Vernon. She was a member of the First Community Church, Order of Eastern Star and White Shrine.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ned Rudolph of University City, Missouri

two sons;
Harold Hansford of Carthage and
Royle Hansford of 2347 Utica Avenue

three sisters;
Mamie Kirby Ralston
Lucille Kirby Campbell
Osa Ola Kirby Douglas
and a brother in San Fernando, California [Edward 'Eddie' Kirby]


Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Hansford, who died Friday morning at the family residence, 2510 North Florida, will be held at the First Community Church with Dr. J. Ruskin Howe officiating.

The body lied in state at the Hurlbut chapel until time for the funeral at Hurlbut Chapel, it was then transferred to the church.

Pallbearers were;
Max Patten
Ray Ward
Woody Howard
Charles Johnson
C. V. Hegwood and
Mortimer Heidrick
Family links: 
  Tolbert Cross Kirby (1856 - 1936)
  Clara Edith Barker Kirby (1858 - 1926)
  Edward F Hansford (1876 - 1952)
  Lorine Leona Hansford Rudolph (1899 - 1983)*
  Harold E. Hansford (1903 - 1979)*
  Royle Howard Hansford (1909 - 1960)*
  Betty Jeanne Hansford (1919 - 1935)*
  Nora Kirby Hansford (1878 - 1947)
  Edward Kirby (1880 - 1927)*
  Elmer S. Kirby (1884 - 1915)*
  Talbert B. Kirby (1886 - 1928)*
  Mamie Kirby Ralston (1891 - 1969)*
  Lucille Fern Kirby Campbell (1896 - 1974)*
  Osa Ola Kirby Douglas (1898 - 1990)*
*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
Find A Grave Memorial# 59655339
Nora <i>Kirby</i> Hansford
Added by: Kelly
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Fidelity, Constancy, Loyalty, Faith and Love - Eastern Star Motto
- NJBrewer
 Added: Feb. 9, 2011
~In memory of Great Aunt Nora ~ "All you need to be is you. Your true self shines with more beauty than your eyes can see" -Author: Flavia
- NJBrewer
 Added: Feb. 1, 2011

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