Karl John Hawkins Sr.

29 March 1894–3 April 1990 (Age 96)
Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Karl John

When Karl John Hawkins Sr. was born on 29 March 1894, in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Eli Brazee Hawkins, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Elizabeth Humphries, was 38. He married Josephine Inez Johnson on 3 May 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 3 April 1990, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Karl John Hawkins Sr.
Josephine Inez Johnson
Marriage: 3 May 1922
Myrtle Jessie Hawkins
Harold J Hawkins
George Wilbur Hawkins
Karl John Hawkins Jr
Harold Johnson Hawkins
Dorothy Bee Hawkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1922Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    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.
    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens
    Age 15
    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 25
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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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    Sources (39)

    • Karl J Hawkins in entry for Elizabeth Hawkins, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Karl J Hawkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Karl John Hawkins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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