|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1896|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1975|
Henry Joseph Havlik was the son of Joseph and Mary Slama Havlik. He was born near Pawnee Oklahoma where his father had a homestead in the newly opened Pawnee Indian Territory. When the Kiowa-Commanche lands opened near Lawton, his father purchased school land and moved the family to the new homestead.
Henry was just 6 when his father died and 15 when his mother died. He had gone to live with his sister Agnes in Colorado prior to his mother's death and lived with his sisters until he married.
Henry married Lilly Frances Weathers on November 11, 1917 in Lawton.
Henry served in World War I, reporting for duty the day
the Armistice was signed. He was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver for about one year and then discharged. He and Lilly then prepared to build a home on the homestead land his parents established. They started with a garage and lived there as they built their home. Their only child, a daughter was born in 1922 and they moved into their new home in 1924.
Henry farmed the land and raised livestock and chickens. In 1923, he became a substitute rural mail carrier and by 1935 was employed full time. He retired from the postal service in 1957 as superintendent of mails.
As Lawton grew, the farm land was sold but the Havliks retained 2 ½ acres. The original farm now houses the Great Plains Medical Center, a pecan farm and several businesses.
The Havliks were charter members of the Boulevard Christian Church. They were very active and Henry served as the first board chairman. Henry and Lilly were both avid gardeners and their home became known for its beautiful lawn and flower gardens.
Joseph Havlik (1859 - 1903)
Marie Slama Havlik (1863 - 1912)
Lillie F. Havlik (1896 - 1986)
Bessie Mamie Havlik Beznoska (1888 - 1959)*
Emily Marie Havlik Biggs (1889 - 1949)*
Agnes Flora Havlik LaHue (1891 - 1980)*
Henry J. Havlik (1896 - 1975)
Maintained by: Jan Lange
Originally Created by: Frank & Shirley Hankins
Record added: Apr 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10716593