William Edward Hawkins

3 Sep 1866 - 4 Nov 1939


William Edward Hawkins

3 Sep 1866 - 4 Nov 1939
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Claud Fenton Hawkins, 76, of 710 W. 800 N., Provo, died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake City of complications following injuries suffered in a fall. Mr. Hawkins was born in Benjamin on Nov. 10, 1897, to William Edward and Drusella [Drusilla] Fillmore Hawkins. He married Alice Virginia
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William Edward Hawkins


Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States

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Children - Leland - Melvin- Thora - Kenneth


June 2, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Contributor: Robbhaas Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Claud Fenton Hawkins, 76, of 710 W. 800 N., Provo, died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake City of complications following injuries suffered in a fall. Mr. Hawkins was born in Benjamin on Nov. 10, 1897, to William Edward and Drusella [Drusilla] Fillmore Hawkins. He married Alice Virginia Hanks on May 18, 1921, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Mr. Hawkins was Provo chief of police and had worked with the FBI. He was a staff assistant for U.S. Steel at Geneva in public relations, and he was a charter member and organizer of the Geneva Steel Credit Union. He retired in 1962, and then he organized the Utah County Safety Council which he served for two years until he lost his sight. Mr. Hawkins served in the Army during World War I and he had worked at several banks in Idaho and Utah. He attended schools in Benjamin, Provo and Salt Lake City, and attended the University of Utah. He was a recruiting supervisor in employing men to build Geneva Plant. Survivors include widow, one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Louis (Dorothy) Sayre, Woods Cross; Paul E. Hawkins, Bardstown, Ky.; and Robert R. Hawkins, Salt Lake City; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Henry (Hazel) Wilcox, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Marcella Olsen, Lindon; Mrs. Delbert (Fern) Wilcox, Orangeville, Emery County; and Mrs. Bernell (Alene) Perry, Provo. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, Provo, where friends may call Satruday prior to services. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Hills. - Provo Daily Herald | 3 April 1974, pg. 4 | transcribed by Annie Duckett Hundley.

Personal History of Ethel Valera Hansen Dain Case

Contributor: Robbhaas Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I was born in Provo, Utah, November 28, 1910. The Utah pioneers had first come to Utah in 1847, just 63 years before I was born. Many developments had occurred during that time. The Salt Lake Temple had just been finished a few years before. My mother and father were married in the Salt Lake Temple. My first recollection was of a loving mother and father. My brother, Bill, was just two years younger than I was. We lived near my grandmother and grandfather (Hawkins) in Provo, Utah. My grandmother had two of her children about the same time my mother had my brother, Bill, and me. My grandmother, Drusilla Hawkins, was a very special person to me. My first remembrance of her was in her wheelchair. She had rheumatoid arthritis and spent most of her adult life in a wheelchair. All her joints were out of place. She must have been in a lot of pain most of the time. I never remember her being irritable but she must have been sometimes. As I remember she was always pleasant. Every child should experience the companionship of grandparents like I had. Even if my grandmother was incapacitated it never occurred to her to not be as active as she could. She went to shows (movies), picnics, traveled and participated in all the family activities. My grandmother was a great storyteller. All the children would sit on the floor around her wheelchair to hear our favorite stories. Each one of us got to take turns having our favorite story told. This was a very special time in my life. My grandfather, Will Hawkins, was a handsome, considerate, loving person. I don't know whether it was because he was so kind and loving to my grandmother or whether I just had a close loving relationship with him. I'm sure all the grandchildren must have have felt as close to him as I did. This makes all my remembering a very pleasant memory of my grandparents. If I could have a wish for all children, it would be to have grandparents like I had.

Life timeline of William Edward Hawkins

William Edward Hawkins was born on 3 Sep 1866
William Edward Hawkins was 11 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William Edward Hawkins was 23 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
William Edward Hawkins was 32 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
William Edward Hawkins was 39 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
William Edward Hawkins was 48 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
William Edward Hawkins was 62 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
William Edward Hawkins died on 4 Nov 1939 at the age of 73
Grave record for William Edward Hawkins (3 Sep 1866 - 4 Nov 1939), BillionGraves Record 7821 Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States