John William Hand

Male4 October 1902–10 March 1975

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Hand was born on 4 October 1902, in Elk Township, Washita, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Jasper Hand, was 40 and his mother, Rhoda Elizabeth Wolfenbarger, was 33. He married Lorna B Orr on 23 July 1925, in Wichita, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Rusk, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 10 March 1975, in Andrews, Andrews, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Andrews, Andrews, Texas, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know John William? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John William Hand
Lorna B Orr
Marriage: 23 July 1925
Charles Edwin Hand
George William Hand

Sources (21)

  • John W Hand in entry for George William Hand, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • J W Hand, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J N Hand, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 July 1925Wichita, Texas, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1908: Andrews, Texas, United States

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 21

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, and Dutch: nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the hand or perhaps to skill in its use, from Middle English hond(e), hand(e), Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Johan metter hant (Rijkhoven 1284), Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1 above).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh (see Guthrie ), as a result of association with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, such as Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.