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Henry Sylvester Hawver
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1822
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1903
Placer County
California, USA

Death of Henry S. Hawver
Henry Sylvester Hawver, father of Dr. J.C. Hawver, died in this city on Friday of last week at the age of 81 years. The deceased was born in New York, January 4, 1822. His parents located shortly after in Wisconsin, where his childhood and young manhood were passed, and where, in 1842, he married the daughter of Judge Douglas. In 1850 he crossed the plains with the rush of gold seekers to California, where his wife and four children joined him three years later. He mined in El Dorado, farmed in San Benito, teamed to Virginia City in it's boom time, lumbered in the Sierras, and finally settled in Nevada county among the hydraulic mines, where he made his home for thirty years. A short time ago he was brought to Auburn for special care and treatment, owing to his fast failing health.

He leaves a wife and six children, ninteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren scattered from Cape Nome to the boarders of Mexico. His surviving children are: Mrs. Cypres Johnson, Pacific Grove, Cal., Mrs. S.W. Modie, Los Angeles; Dr. J.C. Hawver, Auburn; Mrs. John C. Modie, Kern City; Mrs. C.W. Godfrey, Nevada City; Dr. H.D. Hawver, Spokane Wash.

Mr. Hawver's life was that of the typical pioneer, pushing his way toward the setting sun, with more hope for tomorrow than confidence in today.

Placer Herald
Saturday, 5 September 1903
Auburn, CA
Family links: 
  John L Hawver (1791 - 1870)
  Catharine Dopp Hawver (1792 - 1866)
  Anastasia Noailles Douglass Hawver (1825 - 1906)*
  Harriet R Hawver Johnson (1842 - 1932)*
  Monroe Emilious Hawver (1845 - 1879)*
  John Carpenter Hawver (1854 - 1914)*
  Lydia Angeline Hawver Modie (1856 - 1942)*
  Peter D Hawver (1814 - 1894)*
  Ann Maria Hawver Mowers (1816 - 1888)*
  John Hawver (1820 - 1893)*
  Henry Sylvester Hawver (1822 - 1903)
  Amelia C Hawver McCracken (1831 - 1918)**
  Alfred Hawver (1839 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: There is no marker for this grave. There is a burial plot purchased by their son JC Hawver and he is possibly buried there.
Old Auburn Cemetery
Placer County
California, USA
Created by: Luke Broersma
Record added: Aug 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75320027
Henry Sylvester Hawver
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