William Eli Hawkins

Brief Life History of William Eli

When William Eli Hawkins was born on 9 February 1874, in Diamond, Juab, Utah, United States, his father, Eli Brazee Hawkins, was 20 and his mother, Hannah Elizabeth Humphries, was 18. He married Georgiana Ensign Hill on 6 June 1900, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 May 1957, in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bothwell, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Eli Hawkins
1874–1957
Georgiana Ensign Hill
1877–1972
Marriage: 6 June 1900
William Brazee Hawkins
1901–1984
LaPreal Hill Hawkins
1905–1999
John Fairfield Hawkins
1907–1992
Georgiana Hill Hawkins
1910–1993
Elizabeth Hill Hawkins
1912–1912
Franklin Hill Hawkins
1913–1989
Beatrice Hill Hawkins
1916–1980
Grant Hill Hawkins
1919–2005

Sources (56)

  • William E Hawkins, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William Eli Hawkins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • William Eli Hawkins, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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 · Brigham Young's Last Public Sermon

In 1877, Brigham Young gave his last public sermon in Brigham City.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hawkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: habitational name, with excrescent -s, from Hawkinge (Kent). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Heafoc or Old English heafoc ‘hawk’ + the placename forming suffix -ing. This name has been assimilated to the patronymic surname in Devon from Sir John Hawkyns (1532–95), victor against the Spanish Armada (1588), who was a member of the Devon family of Hawkins, a branch of a Kentish family from the village of Hawkinge. They held land in Plymouth as long ago as 1480.

Irish: variant of Haughn .

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

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Georgiana Hill Hawkins

Georgiana Hill Hawkins, 95, of Tremonton, Utah, died November 28, 1972, in San Mateo, California, of natural causes. She was born on August 4, 1877, in Wellsville, Utah. a daughter of William John an …

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