John Isaiah Hawk

John Isaiah Hawk

Harristown, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Apr 1946 (aged 78)
Niantic, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Niantic, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 27375454 · View Source
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John I. Hawk was born 04 Feb 1868 to Aden C. Hawk and Amy Catherine "Kate" Blankinship Hawk on the farm south of Niantic, Illinois.

John I. Hawk and Miss Eda Sanders were married in St. Louis, Aug. 1, 1894, and made their home in Niantic, Macon, Illinois.

Eda and John traveled throughout the south during the early years of their marriage. He drilled wells for water in several states. Their children were born in West Point, Mississippi and Selma, Alabama.

The children of John I. HAWK and Eda Myrtle Sanders were:
Virgel Aden Hawk, born 18 Oct 1895 in West Point, Clay, Mississippi; died 25 Apr 1973 in Springfield, Sangamon, IL. (married Leva Whiteside, March 12, 1918.)
Thelma Kate Hawk Williams, born 29 Mar 1898 in West Point, Clay, Mississippi; died 26 Mar 1993 in LaMesa, CA. (married Don Williams)
Mildred Olivette Hawk, born 04 May 1900 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama; died 03 Feb 2003 in St. Louis, MO.
Ayliffe Cyrene Hawk Moore, born 14 Apr 1902 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama; died 29 Dec 1931 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. (Married Paul Moore)

John moved his family back to Illinois about 1915. John's father died in 1918 and John's son, Virgel, married a local girl (Leva Whiteside) after going to serve in World War I and settled close by to help him farm.

By 1920, John and Eda moved to Harristown, Macon, Illinois, where John was living on and farming his father's farm. His mother, "Kate", lived with them as well as the three girls. His son, Virgil and wife, Leva, lived next door and had the first grandson, John William. Leva's brother, Dile Whiteside and his wife, Edna Hartwig Whiteside, lived close by. Thelma Hawk was a public school teacher at Bend School. John and Eda and their family lived on the "home place" that had been A.C. Hawk's (John I.'s father) until John died in 1946.

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  • Created by: Sue Hawk Ridgley
  • Added: 6 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27375454
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Isaiah Hawk (4 Feb 1868–29 Apr 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27375454, citing Long Point Cemetery, Niantic, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sue Hawk Ridgley (contributor 47001567) .