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Generation IV                Parent        

Richard Hanna                        
b. Feb. 29, 1868 - Apr. 30,1940¹

Richard married Isabella and for a time stayed on the family farm, lot 11, con. 1, West Garafraxa Township, Ontario.  At the time of their son's death in 1904, the family lived on lot 14, con. 16, Peel Township.³
He worked as herdsman³ at the Ontario Agricultural College farm in Guelph before accepting a similar position with Washington State College in 1914.*  They lived in Pullman, Washington where he excelled in his work and the livestock under his care did very well in various competitions.  At his birthday party in 1916, Prof. George Severance, Head of the Agricultural Department, lauded Richard's excellent work as overseer of the college livestock and also eulogized his good work in the same capacity in Guelph.  Richard "characteristically" refused a large amount of the credit but told of the exceptionally fine livestock which the college had placed in his care.**  Among his papers is a note from the College dated, Apr. 21, 1921 that states, "...the Board of Regents has increased your salary from $1620 to $1800 per year beginning Oct. 1, 1921."³
In 1930 Richard and Isabella lived in Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon.  They were farming and their hired man was William Patter.  Isabella's parents were born in Scotland.*
Richard suffered a heart attack and died suddenly at Melville's home in Cottage Grove.  He is buried in the Cottage Grove cemetery.³

Family°
Laura Elizabeth Hanna b. Feb. 27, 1894°° - d. Aug, 6, 1912^
Eva Margaret Hanna b. Oct. 31, 1895^^
McPherson Grant Hanna b. Nov. 30, 1896¹º - d. July 7, 1904³^
Melville Stuart Hanna b. July 10, 1899¹¹







Isabella Simpson Grant
b. 1861 - d. May 14, 1931²
Richard Hanna
Isabella (Grant) Hanna
        ¹ Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Oregon State Archives and Record Center, Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.
        ² Oregon Death Index.
        ³  Information and pictures submitted by LeRoy Hanna in a letter to Tom Loghrin, Mar. 18, 2011.
        * U.S. Census, 1930.
        ** Two newspaper articles, neither of which is dated or sourced, describe the birthday party and were among the papers contributed by LeRoy Hanna.  One article states it was his 44th birthday which doesn't work out to 1916; there is a mistake somewhere.  Apparently, the Hanna family originally came from Scotland but spent some time in Ireland; hence the beginning lines of a poem read at the party may be of interest:
                "Shure an'I called ye a Scott,
                Whin 'tis to the Green Isle ye belong;
                Faith thin, 'twas with no ill intint,
                For I meant not not to do ye a wrong..."
        ° Hanna Family Chart, compiled by William F. Wilson and LeRoy S. Hanna, 1996.
        °° Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869 - 1909, Archives of Ontario, MS 929, Reel 124, Toronto, Ontario.
        ^ Buried in Belside Cemetery, Fergus, Ontario.
        ^^ Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869 - 1909, Archives of Ontario, MS 929, Reel 129, Toronto, Ontario.
        ¹º Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869 - 1909, Archives of Ontario, MS 929, Reel 140, Toronto, Ontario.
        ¹¹ Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869 - 1909, Archives of Ontario, MS 929, Reel 148, Toronto, Ontario.


This may be the house the Hannas lived in at Pullman, Washinnton;  that suggestion was made by LeRoy Hanna's mother, Grace.  The people in the picture are not identified.  The picture was among things left by Eva (Hanna) Cleland at her death.
Richard, at the head of the steer, was obviously proud of the livestock in his care.  This steer, Topsman Type, won the championship at the Chicago International Livestock show in 1922.

The actual lettering on the photo says:
"College Champion Steer.  Bred, fitted and exhibited by Washington State College, International 1922.  Winner of the John Clay Special"
"Topsman Type,  Champion Shorthorn steer, over all breeds."
"Compliments of Richard Hanna, Herdsman"