Paul Gillespie Hawley

17 May 1885–24 March 1969 (Age 83)
Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States

The Life of Paul Gillespie

When Paul Gillespie Hawley was born on 17 May 1885, in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States, his father, Frank Oswald Hawley, was 36 and his mother, Letitia Augusta Gillespie, was 33. He married Mabel Hassett on 26 December 1911, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Kane, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 24 March 1969, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Gillespie Hawley
Mabel Hassett
Marriage: 26 December 1911
Mabel Hawley
Frank Paul Hawley

Spouse and Children

26 December 1911
Kane, Illinois, United States


    Mabel Hawley



Parents and Siblings

    Frank Oswald Hawley


    Letitia Augusta Gillespie




    Emily Letitia Hawley




    Lysander Frank Hawley


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 22

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Paul Hawley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul Hawley in household of Micheal Hassett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul G Hawley in household of Mike D Hasset, "United States Census, 1940"

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