William James Hawley

18 August 1879–12 September 1954 (Age 75)
Paris Township, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Hawley was born on 18 August 1879, in Paris Township, Portage, Ohio, United States, his father, Miles S. Hawley, was 27 and his mother, Mary E. Reed, was 25. He married Lillian E GRIFFITH on 25 November 1902, in Portage, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Newton Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Newton Falls, Newton Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 12 September 1954, in Newton Falls, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hawley Cemetery, Paris Township, Portage, Ohio, United States.

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William James Hawley
Marriage: 25 November 1902
Leah Mildred Hawley
Marjorie J Hawley
Donald W Hawley

Spouse and Children

25 November 1902
Portage, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Miles S. Hawley


    Mary E. Reed




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Hawley. One in Kent is named with Old English hālig ‘holy’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, and would therefore have once been the site of a sacred grove. One in Hampshire has as its first element Old English h(e)all ‘hall’, ‘manor’, or healh ‘nook’, ‘corner of land’. However, the surname is common in South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, and may principally derive from a lost place near Sheffield named Hawley, from Old Norse haugr ‘mound’ + Old English lēah ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Hawley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William J Howley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Hawley, "United States Census, 1920"

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