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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Family Time Line

William Hawk
1829–1871
Margaret Jane Wescoat
1834–1913
Marriage: 19 October 1851
James L. Hawk
1852–1925
Lydia Jane Hawk
1854–1925
Oren Foster Hawk
1856–1922
George Washington Hawk
1858–1945
Saphronia Ellen Hawk
1861–1949
Layfayette Hawk
1862–1870
Margaret Millicent Hawk
1865–1935
Ida Alice Hawk
1867–1948
John W. Hawk
1868–1956

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 October 1851
Vinton, Ohio, United States
children

(9)

    James L. Hawk

    Male1852–1925Male

    Lydia Jane Hawk

    Female1854–1925Female

    Oren Foster Hawk

    Male1856–1922Male

    Male1858–1945Male

    Female1861–1949Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Male1829–1871Male

    Nancy Hawk

    Female1832–1900Female

    Male1836–1917Male

    Mary E Hawk

    Female1839–1911Female

    Elizabeth Hawk

    Female1842–Female

+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.
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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