HAWKS, Mrs. A.M. Mrs. A.M. Hawks, a former resident of this place and also of Springtown, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8th at the home of her son in Kearney, Neb. at the age of 98 years. She was the mother of A.J. Hawks of Springtown. The remains will be brought to Springtown for interment. [Gentry Journal-Advance - Gentry, Benton County, Arkansas - January 10, 1919] [Benton County Record - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - January 19, 1919]
Haddam Clipper-Leader, January 16, 1919
Amanda M. Johnston Hawks was born in Kentucky, March 15, 1829 and died at Kearney, Nebraska, Jan. 7, 1919, at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 22 days.
When an infant in arms her parents moved from Kentucky to Ill.; her mother carrying her on horse back, as was the custom of travel in those days, while the father rode the lead horse to the wagon that held their household effects. Her early childhood was spent in Old Salem, Ill.
On Dec. 26th 1848, she was united in marriage with George H. Hawks. To this union was born twelve children, seven sons having preceded her to the great beyond, three of whom died in infancy.
Mrs. Hawks moved to Iowa a few years before the Civil War, an during the fall of 1870 came to Kansas where they took up a homestead in Republic Co.
In Feb. 1897 she with her husband went to Benton, Co. Ark., where Mr. Hawks died Sept. 24, 1905. Since then she has made her home most of the time with her daughter at Kearney, Nebr.
The deceased was converted at the tender age of 8 years, and united with the Presbyterian church where she still held her membership at the time of her death.
She leaves two sons, A. J. of Springtown, Ark.; H. F. of Wymore, Neb., and three daughters, Mrs. C. McCracken of Cuba, Kans., Mrs. A. C. Holland of Kearney, Nebr., and Mrs. W. H. Williamson of Haddam, Kans., also 29 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren.
The remain was taken to Springfield, Ark., for burial beside her husband. Although mother Hawks had over reached her fourscore years, her mind was clear and active up to a few months before she passed away. She was greatly interested int he great war, and read all the war news until she was confined to her bed last June. Her grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution and her father in the War of 1812.
She lived near the store in Old Salem, where Abraham Lincoln worked, and could tell many interesting stories of early days.
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George Henry Jucket Hawks
1828–1906 (m. 1848)
Nancy Catherine Johnston Metzker
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