William Hawk

22 December 1829–15 January 1871 (Age 41)
Promise City, Wayne, Iowa, United States

The Life of William

When William Hawk was born on 22 December 1829, in Promise City, Wayne, Iowa, United States, his father, Isaac Hauk, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Bowen, was 14. He married Margaret Jane Wescoat on 19 October 1851, in Vinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in York Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 15 January 1871, in Wayne, Iowa, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Jones Cemetery, Wayne, Iowa, United States.

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William Hawk
Margaret Jane Wescoat
Marriage: 19 October 1851
James L. Hawk
Lydia Jane Hawk
Oren Foster Hawk
George Washington Hawk
Saphronia Ellen Hawk
Layfayette Hawk
Margaret Millicent Hawk
Ida Alice Hawk
John W. Hawk

Spouse and Children

19 October 1851
Vinton, Ohio, United States


    James L. Hawk


    Lydia Jane Hawk


    Oren Foster Hawk




+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Nancy Hawk



    Mary E Hawk


    Elizabeth Hawk


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 2

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Devon):1. from Middle English hauek ‘hawk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a hawker ( see Hawker ), a name denoting a tenant who held land in return for providing hawks for his lord, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a hawk. There was an Old English personal name (originally a byname) H(e)afoc ‘hawk’, which persisted into the early Middle English period as a personal name and may therefore also be a source. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in an isolated nook, from Middle English halke (derived from Old English halh + the diminutive suffix -oc), or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word, such as Halke in Sheldwich, Kent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Hawk in household of James Hawk, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Hawk, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Hawk, "United States Census, 1870"

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