Earl Hawker

26 July 1938–20 April 2002 (Age 63)
Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of Earl

When Earl Hawker was born on 26 July 1938, in Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, his father, John Curtis Hawker, was 41 and his mother, Effie Luella Wheaton, was 37. He had at least 1 daughter with Julia Thomas. He lived in Menan Election Precinct, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 20 April 2002, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Annis, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Hawker
Julia Thomas
Elaine Marie Hawker

Spouse and Children


    Julia Thomas




    Elaine Marie Hawker


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1945 · Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Dedication

Age 7

On September 23, 1945, the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple was dedicated by George Albert Smith, making it the first temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idaho.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 17

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who bred and trained hawks, Middle English haueker (an agent derivative of haueke ‘hawk’). Hawking was a major medieval sport, and the provision and training of hawks for a feudal lord was a not uncommon obligation in lieu of rent. The right of any free man to keep hawks for his own use was conceded in Magna Carta (though social status determined what kind of bird someone could keep, the kestrel being the lowest grade).

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

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Story Highlight

Sticky popcorn

Grandpa Hawker would always make sticky popcorn (like rice crispy treats but with popcorn) for us grandkids when we came over. He would always put some food coloring in it to make it a cool color.

Sources (3)

  • Earl Hawkes in household of John C Hawkes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Hawker in entry for Margaret Buchanan, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • Earl Hawker, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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