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Henry Sylvester Hawver

New York, USA
Death 28 Aug 1903 (aged 81)
Auburn, Placer County, California, USA
Burial Auburn, Placer County, California, USA
Memorial ID 75320027 · View Source
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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

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Gravesite Details There is no marker for this grave. There is a burial plot purchased by their son JC Hawver and he is possibly buried there.





  • Created by: Luke Broersma
  • Added: 22 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75320027
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Sylvester Hawver (4 Jan 1822–28 Aug 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75320027, citing Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Placer County, California, USA ; Maintained by Luke Broersma (contributor 46857903) .