Mary Hawkins

21 September 1863–20 March 1951 (Age 87)
Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Hawkins was born on 21 September 1863, in Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Hawkins, was 31 and her mother, Mary Platt, was 31. She married Benjamin Samuel Freeman in 1881, in Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Assiniboia, Lake of the Rivers No. 72, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911 and Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916. She died on 20 March 1951, in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Samuel Freeman
Mary Hawkins
Marriage: 1881
John William Freeman
Mary Freeman
Harry Cleaver

Spouse and Children

Birmingham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom



    Mary Freeman


    Harry Cleaver


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)


Age 8

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 17

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 41

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Mary Freeman in household of Edward Freeman, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Hawkins in household of John Hawkins, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Marie Freeman in household of Benjamin Freeman, "Canada Census, 1916"

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