Ethel Florence Hawkins

1892–1953 (Age 61)
Wilburton, Latimer, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ethel Florence

When Ethel Florence Hawkins was born on 9 April 1892, in Wilburton, Latimer, Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Matthew Hawkins, was 29 and her mother, Alice Elizabeth Smith, was 19. She married James Aaron Woodward on 9 December 1910, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hartshorne, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1953, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

James Aaron Woodward
Ethel Florence Hawkins
Marriage: 9 December 1910
Freda Mae Woodward
John William Woodward
Juanita Woodward
James Aaron Woodward
Alma A Woodward
Evelyn Woodward

Spouse and Children

9 December 1910
Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States


    Freda Mae Woodward


    John William Woodward



    James Aaron Woodward


    Alma A Woodward


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 14

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Woodward in household of J A Woodward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel F Woodward in household of James A Woodward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Woodward in household of James A Woodward, "United States Census, 1930"

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