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John Lee Hanson
Service Held at Onslow January 23
ONSLOWFuneral service for John Lee Hanson were held in the Onslow Presbyterian church Monday, Jan. 23. Service was conducted by Rev. George K. Tjaden, Wyoming. Music was provided by Walter Sullivan, soloist accompanied by Mrs. Walter Sullivan, organist.
Casketbearers included William Dunlap, John Jansen, Ed Hodoval, George Paulsen, Russell Chaplin and Carroll Bickford. Burial was in South Mineral cemetery, Onslow.

Born in Michigan
John Lee Hanson was born May 24, 1877, at Ispheming, Mich. He was married to Mayme Cole, Onslow, Jan. 31, 1899. They made their home in Onslow until Mrs. Hanson's death in 1939.
At that time, his sister-in-law and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Longfield, came to Onslow to make their home with him. Mr. Hanson was a blacksmith in Onslow for 44 years. Shop was opened by his father-in-law in 1871 and was the first business establishment in town.

Lives with Daughter
His son-in-law, Leonard McKinstry, went into partnership with him in 1924 and continued until 1944 at which time the shop was closed. Mr. Hanson joined his daughter and family in Norfolk, VA., and was employed at the United States army base there. They later moved to El Paso, Tex., where he spent the winters. He usually spent the summers in Onslow.
Mr. Hanson was a member of the Methodist church which formerly had a congregation at Onslow.

Survivors Listed
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Leonard McKinstry, El Paso, Tex., a brother, W. A. Hanson, Maquoketa; a granddaughter, Mrs. I. J. Bernal; and a great grandson, John Michael Bernal, Bell, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife Feb 4, 1939; and two sisters.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt


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