George Hanks and Lou Earls were married April 3, 1883 in Marshall, MO. Lou was under age and it looks like her mother's name was Ally, who gave consent for Lou to marry. George and Lou had 6 children, Fred (1885-1942), Viola (1888-?), Jasper (1890-1910), William (1892-1940), Carrie (1894-?) and Vester (1897-?). Lou is listed as Lula Hanks and is a widow living on a farm she owns without a mortgage, with her 6 children in Clay, Saline, MO for the 1900 US Census. Lou is listed as Louella Earls on Jasper's death certificate, as Lou Earls on William's death certificate and as Lula Blue on Fred's death certificate. George Hanks must have died sometime between the birth of their last child born in 1897 and the 1900 census when Lula was a widow. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.