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
Susan Emily Cornell
Marriage: 1877
Elma Elizabeth Hawkins
Darius James Hawkins
Mary Frances Hawkins
Willamina Susanna Hawkins
Albert Talmage Hawkins
Maude Sarah Hawkins
Augusta ( Gussie) Hawkins
Calvin Hawkins

Spouse and Children

Markham, York Region, Ontario, Canada


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Hawkins


    Fanny Reesor





    Susan Hawkins


    Louis Hopkins


    Rosina Hopkins


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.

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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