Hanson was born on 8 November 1844 at Bradford, Yorkshire, to parents Jonas Gill, a woolcoomber, and Lydia Tommis. he was baptised on 24 June 1853 at St peter, Bradford.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Hanson.
- 1861 tailor
- 1871 life assurance agent
- 1881 tailor
He married Emmaline Annie Woodhead 91845-1920) in the summer of 1872 at Bradford, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.
- Edith (1873-1960) – a dressmaker (1901)
- Helen (1874-1855) – a teacher (1901)
By 1881, Hanson is living with Maria Abraham (1848-1923) in Cleator, Cumberland. Census returns identify one child.
- Henry (b1880)
On 18 August 1894 Hanson emigrated to USA from Liverpool without either ‘family’.
He died on 15 March 1896 in Chicago.
- 1868 Melton Mowbray
- 1869 Sleaford
- 1870 Boston
- 1871 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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