Joseph Leroy Hawkins

14 January 1920–27 February 2009 (Age 89)
Kenneth, Moran Township, Mackinac, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Joseph Leroy

When Joseph Leroy Hawkins was born on 14 January 1920, in Kenneth, Moran Township, Mackinac, Michigan Territory, United States, his father, Silas Hawkins, was 29 and his mother, Mary Louise Trotter, was 20. He lived in Mason Township, Arenac, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 February 2009, in Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89.

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Joseph Leroy Hawkins
Nelma Kemp Hawkins

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    Mary Louise Trotter





    Pearl Hawkins


    Leona Belle Hawkins


    Robert Hawkins


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Joseph Hawkins in household of Silas Hawkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Hawkins in household of Silas Hawkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Leroy Hawkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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