Nelson Hawkins

26 December 1850–27 March 1912 (Age 61)
Markham, York Region, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Nelson

When Nelson Hawkins was born on 26 December 1850, in Markham, York Region, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Hawkins, was 31 and his mother, Fanny Reesor, was 31. He married Susan Emily Cornell in 1877, in Markham, York Region, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Markham, York, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 27 March 1912, in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 61, and was buried in Highland Creek, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Hawkins
1850–1912
Susan Emily Cornell
1855–1922
Marriage: 1877
Elma Elizabeth Hawkins
1878–1971
Darius James Hawkins
1881–1882
Mary Frances Hawkins
1883–1885
Willamina Susanna Hawkins
1886–1970
Albert Talmage Hawkins
1889–1974
Maude Sarah Hawkins
1891–
Augusta ( Gussie) Hawkins
1894–1939
Calvin Hawkins
1898–1899

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1877
Markham, York Region, Ontario, Canada
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    James Hawkins

    Male1819–1893Male

    Fanny Reesor

    Female1819–1891Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1850–1912Male

    Susan Hawkins

    Female1855–Female

    Louis Hopkins

    Male1860–Male

    Rosina Hopkins

    Female1862–Female

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 17

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1871

Age 21

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 33

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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)

  • Nelson Hawkins in household of James Hawkins, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Nelson Hawkins, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Nelson Hawkins, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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