Dessie Mabel Hawkins

Female14 September 1899–11 March 1998

Brief Life History of Dessie Mabel

When Dessie Mabel Hawkins was born on 14 September 1899, in Ellis, Texas, United States, her father, William Henry Hawkins, was 24 and her mother, Bessie Leona Curtis, was 17. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Young, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 11 March 1998, in Kemp, Kaufman, Texas, United States, at the age of 98.

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Dessie Mabel Hawkins

Sources (14)

  • Dessie Mabel Hawkins in entry for Porter, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Dessa Hawkins in household of Henry Hawkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie M Hawkins in household of Henry H Hawkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 2

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."


Age 28

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hawkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: habitational name, with excrescent -s, from Hawkinge (Kent). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Heafoc or Old English heafoc ‘hawk’ + the placename forming suffix -ing. This name has been assimilated to the patronymic surname in Devon from Sir John Hawkyns (1532–95), victor against the Spanish Armada (1588), who was a member of the Devon family of Hawkins, a branch of a Kentish family from the village of Hawkinge. They held land in Plymouth as long ago as 1480.

Irish: variant of Haughn .

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

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