|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1888|
|Death: ||May 2, 1955|
George H. Hake was the son of David Miller Hake and Elizabeth Bond Hake. His paternal grandparents were John George Hake and Susanna Miller Hake.
George's wife was Margaret M. Doutt. Margaret was born in Wampum, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania on 15 October 1897 and died on 28 September 1969, while visiting her son, John, in Houston, Texas. She was the daughter of Joseph T. and Mary Upperman Doutt
"George H. Hake Killed by Train, Meets Death When He Falls Under Cars.
George H. Hake, aged 66 years, of R.D. 7, Mahoningtown, yard conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad company, was instantly killed about 7 o'clock this morning, when he fell under his own train, and was run over by the cars of the train and the locomotive.
Discovery of his death was made by P.S. Mills, engineer of the crew which succeeded that of Mr. Hake's about 7:15 am. They noticed some blood on the wheels of the Diesel locomotive when they took it out and when they arrived at the spot where he had fallen, discovered the body. It was lying across the east rail of the track, about 300 yards south of Mahoning avenue.
According to the investigation made by Coroner Charles E. Allen, and officials of the railroad company, which is as yet incomplete, it is believed that Mr. Hake fell between the first two cars of a drag of 17 cars, which was being pushed down into the new yard, preparatory to being sent to Bessemer. The rest of the string of cars and the locomotive passed over his body.
Members of the crew had not reported him missing, but it is believed they thought he had gotten off at the Mahoning avenue crossing to go home, as they were just finishing up their tour of duty, which would end at 7 o'clock. Other members of the crew included John Schneider, engineer; J.H. McKee, fireman, and J.N. Book and Frank C. Conner, brakemen.
George H. Hake, was born August 26, 1888 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of David H. and Elizabeth Hake. He had been a resident of this county for the past 45 years and was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad as a conductor.
A member of the Madison Avenue Christian Church, he was a member also of the B.R. of T. and the Moose.
Surviving, are his widow, Mrs. Margaret M. Doutt; 11 children, Mrs. Ray (Dorothy) Bales, Mrs. Mildred Ridenbaugh, Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) Doyle, Jane, June, Alvie, Dale all of this area; Robert, Philadelphia; Paul, John and Fred of this district.
The family will meet friends at the W.S. Caskey Funeral Home, West Madison Avenue, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The time of the funeral service has not been announced".
Source: New Castle News. New Castle, Pennsylvania. 2 May 1955.
The children of George Hake and Margaret Doutt were:
1. Alvie E. Hake (1916-1994) (Virginia Elizabeth Smith)
2. Dorothy Mae Hake (1917-1991) (Ray Daniel Bales)
3. Mildred E. Hake (1918-1997) (Walter R. Ridenbaugh)
4. Charlotte Matilda Hake (1919-2001) (Robert Eugene Doyle) (Russell E. Gerhard)
5. Robert Henry Hake (1921-1998) (Dorothy Marie Greisiger)
6. Paul Leroy Hake (1927-1999) (Betty Jane Henney) (Mary Lambiase)
7. Leila Jane Hake (1928-2006) (George Moses) (Walter Shook) (Fred Thomas Jenkins)
8. Dale Lee Hake (1929-
9. George Fredrick Hake (1933- (Concetta Russo)
10 . John Ray Hake (1937- (Carol Alene Bacon) (Carol Ann Johnson)
11. June Ilene Hake (1939- (Robert J. Kobi)
David Miller Hake (1827 - 1896)
Elizabeth Bond Hake (1855 - 1931)
Margaret Matilda Doutt Hake (1897 - 1969)*
Alvie E. Hake (1916 - 1994)*
Dorothy Mae Hake Bales (1917 - 1991)*
Mildred E. Hake Ridenbaugh (1918 - 1997)*
Charlotte Matilda Hake Doyle Gerhard (1919 - 2001)*
Robert Henry Hake (1921 - 1998)*
Paul Leroy Hake (1927 - 1999)*
Leila Jayne Hake Jenkins (1928 - 2006)*
Mary A Hake McGowan Shaw (1880 - 1949)*
Alvie David Hake (1884 - 1970)*
George Hartman Hake (1888 - 1955)
Albert Hake (1890 - 1891)*
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Record added: Oct 13, 2009
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