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John Warren Hannah

John Warren Hannah

Male 1870 - 1950

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  • Name  John Warren Hannah  [1, 2, 3
    Born  30 Jul 1870  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Salem, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • John Hannah, son, single, male, white, age 9, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1895  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Listed with his wife, Viola, and daughters Jennie Reil and Bertha Lee Hannah:) John W. Hannah, age 24, born in Henry County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Married to Viola S., living with her and daughters: J. Reil, Bertha L., and Mary C. Hannah. The family was enumerated on two census images:) Line number 98; dwelling number 134, family number 134: John Hannah, head of household, white, male, born in July 1870, age 29, married, married for 8 years, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, occupation farmer, not employed 12 (listed months employed incorrectly) months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 135
    Census  1900  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (The second census image for John Hannah's family in 1900 listed children Bertha L. and Mary C. Hannah.)
    Iowa State Census  1905  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Listed with his wife, Viola S., and children: Jennie, Bertha L., Mary C., Cora B., and Ester R. Hannah:) Card #: 168, J. W. Hannah, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant
    Census  1910  Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Married to Viola S., living with her and daughters: Jennie R., Bertha L., Mary C., Cora B., and "Ester" R. Hannah:) Line number 61: dwelling number: 113, family number: 113: John W. Hannah, head of household, male, white, age 39, married (once), years of present marriage 18, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry farming, own account, could read, could write, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 105
    Moved  1913  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • In 1913 John and his family moved from near Salem, Henry County, Iowa, to Morning Sun, in Louisa County, Iowa.
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Card Number: 337, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 44, John W. Hannah, age 45, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun, occupation variety store keeper, total earnings in 1914: $400, extent of education in the common schools: 12, extent of education in grammar school: 2, extent of education in high school: 1, birth place: Iowa, owned home or farm, incumbrance on farm or home: $no, value of farm or home: $1800, church affiliation no, father's birthplace: Ohio, mother's birthplace: Ohio, signed by assessor: D. D. Brodie
    Census  1920  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Married to Viola S., living with her and daughters Cora B. and Esther R. Hannah:) Line number 68: dwelling number: (none), family number: (none): John W. Hannah, head of household, owned home, mortgaged, male, white, age 49, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation grocery, nature of industry owner, wage earner
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Married to Viola S. Hannah, living with her:) Line number 46: John W. Hannah, head of household, male, white, age 54, married, owned, home was free of mortgage, value of home: $2800, amount of insurance on the home: $3000, number of years in Iowa: 54, attended college/university, number of years in college: 2, could read, could write, place of birth: John Hanna, name of father: Ohio, father's age at last birthday: Catherin Seaton, name of mother: Ohio, mother's age at last birthday: Ohio, occupation involved with trade/transportation, church affiliation: M. E.
    Newspaper Article  31 Aug 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Morning Sun Club Gives a Farewell; Visitors in Town

      [...] Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hickenbottom and Mrs. S. N. Walker and children attended the Howe's academy alumni reunion at Mt. Pleasant last week. [...]

      J. W. Hannah and Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker attended the old settlers' reunion near Salem, Satudrday.
    Census  1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Married to Viola S. Hannah, living with her and their daughter, Belle Walker:) Line number 10: dwelling number: 51, family number: 51: John W. Hannah, head of household, owned home, value of house or monthly rental $2000, owned a radio set, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 59, married, age at first marriage 20, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation retail merchant, nature of industry groceries, occupation code 9X91, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran
    Died  30 Jan 1950  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  1 Feb 1950  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 17
    Obituary  2 Feb 1950  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • JOHN W. HANNAH FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

      Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon (February 1, 1950) at 2 o'clock in the First Presbyterian church for John W. Hannah, retired Morning Sun business man and resident of this place since 1913.

      Mr. Hannah, 80 years old, had been in declining health for several months and died at his home here early Monday morning. Normally a man of vigorous habits, he was able to carry on heavy work until about a year ago. For 27 years Mr. and Mrs. Hannah operated a grocery store in Morning Sun and became known to many people of this community. They retired from business in 1940, but Mr. Hannah had worked steadily at farming and various other jobs since that time. He was a member of the Donaldson M. E. Church.

      John Warren Hannah was the son of John and Catherine Seaton Hannah. He was born on a farm near Mt. Pleasant on July 30, 1870. On July 2, 1891, he was married to Viola S. Courter by the Reverend T. S. Poole at Salem, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Hannah farmed in the Mt. Pleasant vicinity until 1913 when they moved to Morning Sun.

      Surviving are the widow and five daughters; Mrs. S. N. Walker, Morning Sun; Mrs. Bertha McDowell, New London; Mrs. M. J. Hickenbottom, Alameda, California; Mrs. Ollie Oakley, Morning Sun; and Mrs. R. R. Richardson, Crawfordsville. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a brother, Robert Hannah, Mt. Pleasant; and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Pickard, Mt. Pleasant. A son, Harold, his parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and 4 grandchildren preceded him in death.

      Funeral services were in charge of Reverend O. L. Byrns and burial was in Elmwood cemetery by the side of Leroy Hickenbottom, grandson of Mr. Hannah.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [17
    • Name: John W. Hannah; Sex: M; Born: 1870; Died or Buried: 1950; Age: 80; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-21; Notes: born 30 July 1870; died 30 January 1950; [LCC: 1991 Correction]
    Person ID  I183  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Hannah,   b. 16 Sep 1831, Brown County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1912 
    Mother  Catherine Seaton,   b. 19 Oct 1834, Monroe Township, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1924 
    Married  24 Apr 1851  Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 18
    Ohio Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John Hannah); Bride's Name: Catherine Seton; Marriage Date: 24 April 1851; Marriage Place: Clermont,Ohio; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51446-3; System Origin: Ohio-ODM; Source Film Number: 327561; Reference Number: (nothing); Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
    Family ID  F5614  Group Sheet

    Family  Viola S. Courter,   b. 19 Jan 1870, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1950, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jul 1891  Salem, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 19
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John W. Hannah; Groom's Birth Date: 1871; Groom's Birthplace: Henry County, Iowa; Groom's Age: 20; Bride's Name: Viola S. Courter; Bride's Birth Date: 1870; Bride's Birthplace: Henry County, Iowa; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 2 July 1891; Marriage Place: Salem, Henry, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: John Hannah; Groom's Mother's Name: Catherine Seaton; Bride's Father's Name: Peter Courter; Bride's Mother's Name: Bell Lee; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02531-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 965932; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Officiant  Reverend T. S. Poole  [2
    Residence  Feb 1916  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Anniversary Announcement  30 Jun 1926  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary

      Morning Sun (IA), June 30 -- The children of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah of this place planned a pleasant surprise for their parents at Saunders Grove at Mt. Pleasant Sunday, June 27, in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary. A fine cafeteria picnic dinner was served after which there was an afternoon of visiting among kinsfolk. The children and grand children present were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson and Dorothy Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Mathew (sic) Hickenbottom, James, Ella Mae, and Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, John Henry, Viola Belle, William, Ruth, Leota, and Sammie of Morning Sun; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. McDonald (sic) and Ruby Lea, Rex and Bobby Lee of Mt. Hamil. Besides these there were a number of other relatives present.
    Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary
    Surprise Parents on Occasion of 35th Anniversary
    An article reporting on a surprise party given on the occasion of the 35th wedding anniversary of John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah. They were married July 2, 1891, in Salem, Iowa.
    Newspaper Article  1 Aug 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Map Chautauqua at Morning Sun; Personal Items

      [Several paragraphs about a town celebration and who's visiting whom]

      Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah, Sam Walker and family and Matt Hickenbottom and family attended a farewell diner in Winfield, Sunday, for Mrs. Hannah's sister, Miss Ruth Courter, who left Monday for New York City and will sail for Cairo, Egypt.

      [More chat]
    Anniversary Announcement  3 Jul 1941  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • HANNAHS OBSERVE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
      Happy Event Celebrated at Family Dinner.


      Wednesday, July 2d, was the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannah of this city, so the event was celebrated with a wedding dinner on Sunday last, which was attended by forty-six relatives.

      The dinner was planned by Mr. and Mrs. Hannah, aided by their five daughters and served by the grandchildren. Preceding the two-course dinner a Tom Thumb wedding took place, with Doris Hickenbottom as the bride, Floyd Richardson us the groom, Robert Walker as the minister, and Helen Richardson as the ring bearer; Lois McDowell presided at the organ. During the afternoon a program was enjoyed consisting of a short sketch of Mr. Hannah's younger life by his sister, Mrs. Jennie Pichard; Miss Ruth Courter, sister of the bride, read a poem of her own composing telling of the bride's courtship; playlets were given by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and music interspersed the program.

      Miss Courter presented the happy couple with numerous gifts from the guests. The oldest guest present was an uncle of Mrs. Hannah, Henry Lee of Winfield, and the youngest was Jimmie Hickenbottom, Jr., a great grandson.

      Those present at this happy celebration were: Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hannah, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hannah, Mrs. Jennie Pichard (sic), Mrs. Catherine Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ogg, all of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Courter, O. E. Courter and son Wayne, Henry Lee and daughter Ruth of Winfield; Miss Ruth Courter of Frenchburg, Kentucky, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McDowell, Rex, Robert and Lois McDowell of New London; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson, Dorothy, Helen and Floyd Richardson of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker, Johnnie, Margery and Robert Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Verle Van Houten and Ronald; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hickenbottom, Ella Mae, Harlan and Agnes Hickenbottom, Mr. and Mrs. James Hickenbottom and Jimmie, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Oakley, and the guests of honor.

      Mr. and Mrs. Hannah went to housekeeping near Mt. Pleasant and resided near that place until they moved to Morning Sun about twenty-eight years ago, where they engaged in the grocery business until several months ago when they retired from active business life.

      The Hannahs have five daughters, seven grandsons, nine granddaughters and two great grandchildren.
    Hannahs Observe Fiftieth Anniversary
    Hannahs Observe Fiftieth Anniversary
    The 50th wedding anniversary announcement of John and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah. John and Viola were married July 2, 1891, in Salem, Iowa.
    Children 
    >1. Jennie Reil "Reil" Hannah,   b. 20 Jul 1892, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1958, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Bertha Lee Hannah,   b. 2 Apr 1894, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1990, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mary Catherine Hannah,   b. 3 Jan 1896, Salem, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1975, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Harold Hannah,   b. Bef 1900,   d. Bef 1900
     5. Cora Belle "Belle" Hannah,   b. 23 Nov 1900, Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1974, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Esther Ruth Hannah,   b. 11 Feb 1903, rural Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1994, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
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    The Daughters of John Warren Hannah and Viola S. Courter
    The Daughters of John Warren Hannah and Viola S. Courter
    John and Viola Hannah were married July 2, 1891, in Salem, Iowa. He was a son of John Hannah and Catherine Seaton; she was a daughter of Peter Courter and Margaret "Bell" Lee. John and Viola had six children. A son, Harold, died in infancy or very early in his life. The other five children were daughters, who later became Jennie "Reil" Walker (1892-1958), the wife of Samuel Nathaniel Walker; Bertha Lee McDowell (1894-1990), Mary Catherine Hickenbottom (1896-1975), Cora "Belle" (Hannah/Walker) Oakley, and Esther Ruth Hannah.
    John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah
    John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) Hannah
    John and Viola Hannah were Quakers who were born and married in Henry County, Iowa. They were both born in 1870, he on July 30 in Jackson Township, and she on January 19, in Winfield. John's parents, John and Catherine (Seaton) Hannah, were natives of Ohio. Viola's were Peter Courter of New Jersey and Margaret "Bell" Lee of Kentucky, relatives of the Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. John and Viola had six children, five girls who grew to adulthood and a son who died in infancy or childhood. As both John and Viola were born in the same year, they both died in 1950, he on January 30, she on August 17.

    This photograph was kindly provided by their granddaughter, Marge (Walker) Kimble. I have estimated that it was taken in about 1925.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F134  Group Sheet

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    John Warren Hannah
    John Warren Hannah
    John Warren Hannah, born July 30, 1870, in Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa, was born in a Quaker family, the son of John Hannah (1831-1912) and Catherine Seaton (1834-1924). There was a Quaker settlement in Jackson Township, near and in the town of Salem. John married Viola S. Courter (1870-1950) in Salem on July 2, 1891. They had six children. A son, Harold died before 1900. The other five were daughters. Jennie "Reil" Hannah, their eldest daughter, married Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.

    Birth Records S. N. Walker, 80, Honored By Family
    A newspaper account reporting on the 80th birthday party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. (Published in Morning Sun, Iowa, courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    General Newsprint
    Ruth Lee Courter to Visit Egypt
    Ruth Lee Courter to Visit Egypt
    "Map Chautauqua at Morning Sun; Personal Items," the news from Morning Sun, Iowa, included a report on a farewell party for Ruth Lee Courter upon the occasion of a voyage she was about to take to Egypt.
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Hickenbottoms, Walker, and John Warren Hannah Attend Events in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    Matthew James and Mary Catherine (Hannah) Hickenbottom, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker and their children attended a reunion of the Howe's academy in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, a school Reil had attended. Also Sam and Reil accompanied Reil's father, J. W. Hannah, to the Old Threshers and Settlers Reunion held yearly in Mt. Pleasant.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

    2. [S44] Hannah, John Warren - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, February 2, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S369] Henry County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album, (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888), pages 222-224 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S327] Conover Family Genealogy, David Kipp Conover.

    5. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 32, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 6B, page number: 88; enumeration date: June 13 and 14, 1900

    6. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Source Information:

      Source Information:
      Census Place
      Family History Library Film: Salem, Henry County, Iowa
      NA Film Number: 1254344
      Page Number: T9-0344 394D

    8. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      (at ancestry.com)

    9. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 32, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 7A, page number: 89; enumeration date: June 14, 1900

    10. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Twp, Henry County, Iowa; Roll: IA_90

    11. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 34, sheet number: 8B, page number: 104; enumeration date: May 3, 1910

    12. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Morning Sun; Roll: IA1915_309

    13. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 4B, page number: 230; enumeration date: January 5, 1920

    14. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    15. [S40] Walker Hickenbottom Hannah - Morning Sun News, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 3, August 31, 1926; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun town, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-15, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 3A, page number: 74; enumeration date: April 3, 1930

    17. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S261] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958 (Family Search), (Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S326] Hannah, John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 3, 1941; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S325] Courter, Peter - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Lawton Constitution, front page, February 1, 1916; Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S39] Hannah, John Warren and Viola S. (Courter) - 35th Wedding Anniversary Party, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Wednesday, June 30, 1926; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S41] Courter, Ruth Lee - Making Trip to Egypt, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Wednesday, August 1, 1928; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).