Susan Canary

about 1839–12 June 1933 (Age 94)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Canary was born about 1839, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Christian Canary Jr, was 47 and her mother, Nancy Jane South, was 42. She married John Wyatt Hawkins Jr on 1 August 1859, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 12 June 1933, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Carlisle, Haddon Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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John Wyatt Hawkins Jr
Susan Canary
Marriage: 1 August 1859
Nancy Hawkins

Spouse and Children

    John Wyatt Hawkins Jr



1 August 1859
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Nancy Hawkins


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Irish Connery .2 Americanized form of Jewish (from Poland) Kanarek, a nickname meaning ‘canary’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Canary in household of Christian Canary, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Hawkins in household of Christian Canary, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Ann Canary, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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