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 Ernest Everett Hanks

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Ernest Everett Hanks

  • Birth 29 Apr 1907 Columbia, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 15 Sep 1968 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial West Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 59497294

My Grandfather... Ernest Everett Hanks was a tall and very handsome man! He had the most beautiful blue eyes which my mother got and I did not.... He called himself a "Swamp Yankee" through and through (with a smile on his face.)This meaning he grew up in the north country of New England; Vermont and New Hampshire way back in the woods. His mother Dora, died when he was a young man of 25 in 1932. His father,Frank never remarried and died in 1964. My grandfather used to love smoking cigars and I recall how I liked the sweet scent of the smoke as a child. He would also smoke a pipe as he watched his favorite shows on his black and white television. He loved "Red Skelton", "Arthur Godfrey" and "Dinah Shore" shows. In the summer he would plant a big vegetable garden and I would help him water. He LOVED cars and always had a new one-and the bigger the better! He was an Oldsmobile man. In one of the photos,that's me sitting on his car. My grandfather always referred to my grandmother as "Laurie", which I named my first daughter. He worked in timber mills most of his life. As a "Swamp Yankee," he was rugged and built for this type of work. For some reason he would always tell me the same "Knock-Knock" joke and he got the biggest kick out of it. ( "Knock-Knock"..."Who's There?"..."Tim"..."Tim Who?".... T I M B E R !) I suppose it was fitting for a man who grew up and worked around TIMBER most of his life. This by the way, means a Tree is about to fall, that's why the fellas yell 'TIMBER" when they're cutting. Well,he left us much too soon and I suspect when I see him again he'll have a great Knock-Knock joke to tell me!!

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  • Added: 1 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59497294
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Everett Hanks (29 Apr 1907–15 Sep 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59497294, citing Saint Mary Cemetery, West Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Keeper of the Stars (contributor 47216601) .