Cora Smith (Hawkins)

27 May 1918 - 25 Jan 1985

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Cora Smith (Hawkins)

27 May 1918 - 25 Jan 1985
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Grave site information of Cora Smith (Hawkins) (27 May 1918 - 25 Jan 1985) at Monticello City Cemetery in Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Cora Smith (Hawkins)

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Married: 10 May 1949
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Monticello City Cemetery

Monticello Cemetery Rd
Monticello, San Juan, Utah
United States

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Our Children
Richard L
M Mack
Alma H
Silas D
Elna Kora
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June 20, 2012
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June 14, 2012

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Cora Hawkins

Contributor: bwdraper Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Mommy was born under horse wagon outside of Blanding, Utah. During her time of growing up she celebrated her birthday on 28 May, and she even thought Richard was born on her birthday. Further research later showed her birthday to be 27 May. She grew up in Ramah, New Mexico, in a house owned by her grandfather Richard Henry Bloomfield. Grandpa Alma often worked in lumber camps, so he was away from the family a lot. Because Mommy was the second child, she became like a mother to her younger siblings. At the age of 16 she contracted rheumatic fever. It affected her heart and her overall health. Although energetic in her younger years, she gradually lost energy, and finally died of congestive heart failure. After graduating from high school, she took a job at the J C Penney store in Gallup. Part of her job was to dress the mannequins in the window display. During World War II she was in the civil service. She traveled some in her assignments. She spoke of Cloudcroft and White Sands in New Mexico. She was part of the Manhattan Project (which was the development of the nuclear bomb). So much of what she did was classified and she couldn't talk about it. Mommy and a friend were traveling from Salt Lake City, Utah, when they stopped at a dude ranch outside of Monticello, Utah. There she met Mons. They spent a few hours talking to each other and then she drove on home to Gallup, New Mexico. A few days later he showed up and proposed marriage. They were married on 10 May 1949 in the Mesa, Arizona, temple. She was 31 years old when she married Mons. Richard was born on 28 May 1950; Mack on 19 June 1952; Alma and Silas on 6 December 1953; and Elna on 12 March 1956. That made five children under the age of six. Mommy had a sewing machine with the Husquavarna brand name (high quality). She sewed clothing and quilts. All of the space in the living room was pretty well filled up when she had a quilt on the frame.

Life timeline of Cora Smith (Hawkins)

1918
Cora Smith (Hawkins) was born on 27 May 1918
Cora Smith (Hawkins) was 11 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Cora Smith (Hawkins) was 21 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Cora Smith (Hawkins) was 27 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Cora Smith (Hawkins) was 37 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Cora Smith (Hawkins) was 46 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Cora Smith (Hawkins) was 54 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Cora Smith (Hawkins) died on 25 Jan 1985 at the age of 66
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