William Wesley Hawes

24 August 1847–6 March 1926 (Age 78)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Wesley

When William Wesley Hawes was born on 24 August 1847, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Elijah Haws, was 42 and his mother, Catharine Floyd Pease, was 39. He married Martha Rebecca Moore in 1866, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Spray, Wheeler, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and United States in 1926. He died on 6 March 1926, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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William Wesley Hawes
Martha Rebecca Moore
Marriage: 1866
William Wesley Hawes Jr.
Clara Ann Hawes
Celia Elizabeth Hawes
Martha Emaline Hawes
Amos John Hawes
Chloe Alice Hawes
Daniel Andrew Hawes
Addie Naomi Hawes
Maggie May Hawes
Fred Wilbur Hawes
Gomer William Hawes

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    1866Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 21
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern):of Norman origin, from Anglo-Norman French and Middle English Haueis, Hawis, from an Old French form of the ancient Germanic female personal name Hadewidis (from had- ‘war’ + wid- with a range of possible original meanings).variant of Haw , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (41)

    • William Weslie Hawes in entry for Maggie Mae Moore, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Wm W Hawes in household of Elijah Hawes, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm W Hawes in entry for Harry George Neff, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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