John Wesley Hawkins

31 October 1884–2 June 1948 (Age 63)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Hawkins was born on 31 October 1884, in Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, Cyrus A. Hawkins, was 37 and his mother, Rachel Nebergall, was 41. He married Flora McGregor on 18 October 1906, in Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in East Jordan, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 2 June 1948, in Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, United States.

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John Wesley Hawkins
Flora McGregor
Marriage: 18 October 1906
Donald Hawkins

Spouse and Children

18 October 1906
Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 17

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.2 English: in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’.3 Irish: sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin ( see Haughn ).

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

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  • John W Hawkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Hawkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Hawkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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