Samuel E Hawkins

27 July 1876–17 February 1949 (Age 72)
Cannon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Samuel E

When Samuel E Hawkins was born on 27 July 1876, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Burger Hawkins, was 22 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Melton, was 22. He married Allie Ray Couch on 19 December 1897. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 17 February 1949, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel E Hawkins
Allie Ray Couch
Marriage: 19 December 1897
Jesse Mcmiron Hawkins
Susie B. Hawkins
Lena Lois Hawkins
Hazel Hawkins
Ernest Bethel Hawkins

Spouse and Children

19 December 1897




    Lena Lois Hawkins


    Hazel Hawkins


    Ernest Bethel Hawkins


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Burger Hawkins


    Mary Elizabeth Melton




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World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 2

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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

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)

  • Samuel Hawkins in household of J B Hawkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • S E Hawkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel E Hawkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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