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 William Wallace Hanway

William Wallace Hanway

Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Dec 1895 (aged 75)
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 25270809 · View Source
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First marriage to Mary Jane Smith, Decatur Co., IN, 25 Oct. 1841. Children of this marriage were: Mary Elizabeth Hanway; John P. Hanway. Both children passed in infancy.

Second marriage to Jane Elizabeth Spitler. With this marriage he became the step-father of John Thomas Hanway, 1859-1930, and William Vernon Hanway, 1855-1930. Both are buried in Bryan Cemetery.

Third marriage to Ruhamah Ellis on 22 Jun 1882, Bryan, Brazos, TX. WW became the father of Sue King Hanway. Little Sue died at three & a half years old.

Sue King HANWAY, daughter of W.W. & R.E. HANWAY,
b.21 Dec. 1883, d.5 Mar. 1887, buried Bryan (tombstone inscription)

A little girl, Alice Morris Brown, was adopted about 6 months after the death of Sue Hanway.
1887: Brazos Co. Deed Book 4, pp.47?49.
The Christian Church Widows and Orphans Home
of Kentucky placed a child named Alice Morris Brown
for adoption with Mr. W.W. Hanway & his wife
"Rusie" Ellis Hanway; Alice Brown was
born 22 Aug. 1882 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter
of Benj. H. & Pattie B. BROWN (nee ROBERTS); dated
19 Sept. 1887 //

Note: Pattie Roberts and Ben Brown were married 11 Sep 1866 in Richmond, Madison County, KY.


W.W. HANWAY, b.22 May 1820, d.28 Dec. 1895,
buried Bryan (tombstone inscriptions) //

Most of obituary was cut out of the Eagle before
it was microfilmed, Bryan Daily Eagle, 28 Dec. 1895,
p.4; 7 Jan. 1896, p.1; Galveston Daily News,
29 Dec. 1895, p.3 //

"Obituary W. W.-HANWAY.
Bryan, Tex., Dec. 28;—W. W. Hanway,
aged 76 y, 7 months, and 6 days,' died
at -his -home this aft'enoon at
1 o'clock. He was a pioneer in the saddlery
business --"

Manafacturer Saddle & Harness

W.W. Hanway left all his property to his wife,
Ruhamah Hanway, in a will dated 3 Sept. 1890; he died 28 Dec. 1895, Brazos Co. Probate File # 539 //




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