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Obituaries of the Hawkins family
Mary Agnes Allen Alfred Francis Hawkins J. Henry L. Hawkins Patrick Hawkins William Patrick Hawkins Catherine McGraw
Mary Agnes Allen, "Yakima Herald-Republic," 17 Aug 1979

Mary Agnes Hawkins, 86, of 808 S. Eighth Ave., died Thursday at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 21, 1893, a daughter of George and Mary Allen. She came to the Yakima Valley with her parents at an early age. Her father homesteaded in the Moxee and South Fork of the Ahtanum River areas. She attended schools in Moxee and Tampico and attended North Yakima High School.

She married Fred Francis Hawkins in 1913, and they lived in Seattle for six years, before returning to the Valley and farming in the Ahtanum area.

Her husband died in 1941. She was house mother for nurses in training at the Veterans Hospital in Walla Walla for 12 years. Mrs. Hawkins returned to Yakima in 1955. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and active in Dorcas Guild and a member of Retired Civil Service Employees Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Don Gladson of Yakima and Mrs. Tony (Patricia) Lenicka of Portland, Ore.; two sons, Col. Benjamin Franklin Hawkins of Lake Tahoe, Nev., and Dr. Richard Henry Hawkins of Vancouver; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Ley of Milpitas, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

One son, Alfred Francis Hawkins, died in 1964.

Alfred Francis Hawkins, "Yakima Daily Republic," May 1941

Fred Francis Hawkins, 63, of 616 South Twelfth street, died of a heart attack Saturday afternoon in a local pool hall. He had been ailing with heart disease for two years. He had the attack as he was about to leave the establishment. Mr. Hawkins was born in Wisconsin and came to Yakima 25 years ago. He had been working as a carpenter for the state highway department. He was a member of the Tietonview Grange. The family includes the widow, Mrs. Mary A. Hawkins; three sons, Benjamin F. of Portland, Alfred William of Seattle and Richard Henry of Yakima; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Lenicka of Seattle and Mrs. Donald Gladson of Yakima; two grandchildren; one brother, Henry Hawkins of Seattle; and two sisters, Mrs. B. S. Bush of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Stella Deneen of River Falls, Wis. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Chapman & Poulin chapel. The Rev. W. D. Robinson will officiate and burial will be in Tahoma cemetery. Pallbearers will be J. J. Crabb, E. L. Lenington, C. E. Wingate, J. R. Hubbard, Paul Foster and J. P. Evans.

John Henry Lawrence Hawkins, paper unknown, March 1942

Private funeral services for Henry Lawrence Hawkins, 76 years old, pioneer civil and mining engineer, who helped survey early-day railroads in Washington and Alaska, will be held at 8 o'clock tonight in the White Funeral Home. He died Monday in his home at 2802 Walnut St.

Mr. Hawkins was born in River Falls, Wis., Feb. 14, 1886. When he was 18 years old he traveled to Portland, Or., with a group of young engineers under C. J. Smith for the Oregon Improvement Company, sponsored by Guggenheim interests. They were sent north about 1884 to survey the Hood Canal area for a railroad that never was built. Headquarters were established on a barge as the danger from Indians was too great to set up camp on land. He later moved to Franklin County. He married Mary John, daughter of a Washington pioneer family in 1892. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 13.

Two years later they moved in to Seattle. For the next 18 or 20 years, Mr. Hawkins spent most of his time in Alaska as engineer for early railroads there. Major routes surveyed included the Copper River Railroad, the White Horse & Yukon Pass Railroad and the Sitka Railroad.

Mr. Hawkins was active as a civil engineer until his death and up to three years ago he was a coal expert for the Pacific Coast Coal Company.

Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Collister M. Wheeler of Seattle, a granddaughter, Mary Carolyn Wheeler of Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Bush and Mrs. Stella M. Deneen, both of St. Louis.

Patrick Hawkins, "Hudson Star-Observer" (News from Hammond), 15 Apr 1898

Patrick Hawkins, an old pioneer of the Kinnickinnic Valley, died at his home March 31, 1898 at age about 66 and was buried in the Hammond cemetery, April 2. Mr. Hawkins was one of the early pioneers of the county having located there in 1855, and labored for the advancement of civilization in an undeveloped region of the country. He leaves a wife and six grown up children, besides numerous other relatives to mourn his departure.

William Patrick Hawkins, "unknown", 24 Nov 1921

The funeral of William P. Hawkins, president of the Western Coal and Mining Company, who died at his home, 5595 Waterman avenue, yesterday morning, will be held from the home of his brother-in-law, B. F. Bush, 5334 Waterman avenue, at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Hawkins' death occurred after a short illness.

In addition to holding the presidency of the Western Coal and Mining Company, Hawkins was president of the Randolph County Coal Company of Illinois and vice president of the Wear Coal Company of Kansas. He was a metallurgical and mining engineer by profession and was considered one of the foremost coal experts in the United States. Hawkins was a member of the American Society of Mining Engineers and also held memberships in the St. Louis Club and the Bellerive Country Club.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Collins Hawkins, and by one child. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. B. F. Bush, vice president of the Board of Education and wife of the president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad; a sister, Mrs. Stella Dineen, and his mother, Mrs. Kate Hawkins, both of River Falls, Wis., and two brothers, H. L. and F. L. Hawkins, of Seattle, Wash. Hawkins was 48 years old.

Catherine McGraw, The River Falls Journal, 7 Apr 1927

Mrs. Katherine Hawkins passed away Sunday morning, April 3, 1927, at her residence in this city. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, namely Henry and Fred Hawkins, both of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. B. F. Bush of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Stella Deneen of this city.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Bridget's Catholic church in this city. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

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