William Hanson, Pioneer Celebrates 86th Birthday
PIONEER CELEBRATES EIGHTY SIXTH BIRTHDAY On Sunday, Oct. Hi, iift> people, including children, grand ^jJdren great grand-ehildren and neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Win, Hanson, age Mi. to eat a birthday dinner with him, which would be on Oct. 14. Agree* nble io request of his children that hp djm|cr ,H, „„ Sumlav, or rest day. more could be present. Win. Hanson, Jr., was born Oct. 14, 1882, in Fayette Co., (»a. When he was a small boy his father moved to Marion county, Ala., from this place to Tishamingo Co., Miss, and from this place to the state of Arkansas where he grew to manhood. Ilere he met and married Miss Martha Dunn in 1851. To them wen* born four children, three of which are still living, .lack j Hanson being near Proctor, age fiti. Tom near the same place ♦j:?. And Mrs. Rosette Childress ; neat Vandyke, John Allen «lied | at the age ot 18. ivil At the beginning of the ( War in 1**51 he enlisted with the 1st Ark. Cavalry, under Colonel Co IV \ of S |< crossed Town, lie was not ifi the battle i, but from the day his ('o. the Missouri line at Iron Mo., until they reached Kansas City, they were in battle. He was never taken a prisoner. At I the close of the war in lMi.*» he % turned to his family in Ark. mass , Shortly after his return his wife died. He then married Malisa Anderson. To them two children were born, both dt ad. < >n January 1, IKiO, this, his second wife, died In lh70 he moved to to t omflttche ; county, following his father, Wm Hanson, Sr.. who moved here in the 60Vs aiiti settled near where Proctor is now. When Wm. Han* ¡son. .It*., came to Comanche county he set led on a farm near tin* Me Cuire Lake, near this place an i ¡has resided there ever since. Here he met and married Betsy Scott, To them were born ffv** ehil- , dren. Dink, age 40, living in Ma -«»ii county ;(îeorge, II. living near Proctor ; M rs. Adiiie Kritts, age 4 1. , living near Fleming. Mrs. I'valin* ¡ Carnes, age 41. and Mrs. Bert 1 lioach, age .’Uj, living near Proctor. On Nov. 2fi. 1 -s*!, iìetsy Hanson ilied and Nov. 15, lWs> lie married Mrs, Lou Crahain. To them thre children wt ri- born; Lemuel B. Hanson in Prance serving his country : Mrs. Vera Malone and Mrs. Docia Crillith, his dan (filters, living with and near him. There was present 6 children, 14 grand-ehildren and 5 great grand- ehildren to help eat and enjoy the ogod dinner, and of the best, j Karly in the morning the good news was carried to him that there rejoicing camp. was probably earlv peiure, and at t,H. j^^hdav dinner his babv |my (.ouj,| at home and help eat jam! enjoy tin* good things. But I nch* Bill savs he will not wait fop |he 1>irtll(1;lv> on the return of ;|ht, |)OV |}u. pa,f wil, ,M. , Hrul th<.r#. wi|j |)f tj(| Here is hoping. Cuele Bill, you go to and beyond the hundred mark. Contributed.