Harry L Hawk

4 March 1874–11 August 1907 (Age 33)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Harry L

When Harry L Hawk was born on 4 March 1874, in Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel S Hawk, was 33 and his mother, Eva May Templeton, was 23. He married Agnes Bressler on 10 June 1902, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. He died on 11 August 1907, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States.

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Harry L Hawk
Agnes Bressler
Marriage: 10 June 1902

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  • Marriage
    10 June 1902Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 3
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 11
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English havoc, havek, hauk ‘hawk or falcon’ (Old English hafoc). It may have been given to a professional falconer, to someone of a savage or cruel disposition, or to someone who held land by providing hawks for his lord, as in an instance from 1130, where Ralph Hauoc owed the royal Exchequer two ‘girfals’ (i.e. gyrfalcons or hawks).English: topographic name for a ‘(dweller in) the nook or corner’, from Middle English halke (derived from Old English halh + the diminutive suffix -oc).English: possibly also a survival into Middle English of the Old English personal name Hafoc, which was originally a nickname from the word ‘hawk, falcon’. It seems to have died out of use as a personal name by c. 1250.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Harry L Hawk, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Harry L. Hawk, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"
    • Harry L Hawk, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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