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Walter Hansell - born in Jerseyville, Ill., Nov. 22, 1869. Eldest son of Lloyd and Hannah (Seward) Hansell. Received his early education in the public schools of Jerseyville, graduating from the High School, of the class of 1890.
He was appointed in March 1900, to fill out the unexpired term of Albert W. Newton, who resigned. He was elected to the office of county suveyor at the November election in 1900, and is the present incumbent.
Source: [History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822 to 1901, by Rev. Marshall M. Cooper, Jerseyville Republican Print. 1901]