Ananias Smith Hawley

12 March 1847–11 November 1923 (Age 76)
Onondaga, Brant, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ananias Smith

When Ananias Smith Hawley was born on 12 March 1847, in Onondaga, Brant, Ontario, Canada, his father, Daniel Hawley, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Smith, was 19. He married Gertrude Ellen Schaefer on 9 June 1867, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Summit Township, Mason, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 11 November 1923, in Ludington, Mason, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mason, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ananias Smith Hawley
Gertrude Ellen Schaefer
Marriage: 9 June 1867
Ernest Andrew Hawley
Frank Westley Hawley
Oscar Edwin Hawley
Grace G. Hawley
Lucius Alfred Hawley
Louis Albert Hawley
Harold Henry Hawley
Ransom Smith Hawley
George Arthur Hawley
Guy Waldo Hawley
Walter Hawley
Gladys Mildred Hawley

Spouse and Children

9 June 1867
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States


    Ernest Andrew Hawley


    Frank Westley Hawley




    Lucius Alfred Hawley


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 20

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Hawley. One in Kent is named with Old English hālig ‘holy’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, and would therefore have once been the site of a sacred grove. One in Hampshire has as its first element Old English h(e)all ‘hall’, ‘manor’, or healh ‘nook’, ‘corner of land’. However, the surname is common in South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, and may principally derive from a lost place near Sheffield named Hawley, from Old Norse haugr ‘mound’ + Old English lēah ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Smith Hawley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Smith Hawley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Smith Hawley, "United States Census, 1880"

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