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
1847–1923
Gertrude Ellen Schaefer
1846–1927
Marriage: 9 June 1867
Ernest Andrew Hawley
1868–1930
Frank Westley Hawley
1870–1941
Oscar Edwin Hawley
1872–1949
Grace G. Hawley
1874–1948
Lucius Alfred Hawley
1876–1876
Louis Albert Hawley
1876–1965
Harold Henry Hawley
1879–1966
Ransom Smith Hawley
1881–1965
George Arthur Hawley
1882–1883
Guy Waldo Hawley
1886–
Walter Hawley
1888–1888
Gladys Mildred Hawley
1889–1974

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 June 1867
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States
children

(12)

    Ernest Andrew Hawley

    Male1868–1930Male

    Frank Westley Hawley

    Male1870–1941Male

    Male1872–1949Male

    Female1874–1948Female

    Lucius Alfred Hawley

    Male1876–1876Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+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.
1863

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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