GEORGE S. HAWKINS GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Peoples Herald, Thursday, July 29,
1915, Pg. 1
Vol. 27, No. 14
S. HAWKINS DIES
Illness of Several Months
The subject of this obituary
sketch, had been ill for sometime with cancerous growths affecting his throat
and head and nature yielded to the inroads made by them on Sunday morning, July
25 at 4:50 o’clock, by permitting his spiritual self to leave its weakened
clay tenement and seek knowledge and comfort in the Great Beyond.
George S. Hawkins was born April
22, 1838, at Freeport, Ill., and at his demise was aged 77 years, 3 months and 3
days. He had borne his suffering patiently and uncomplainly (sic) and met
the grim monster courageously and without fear or trembling. He, in his
early manhood, gave evidence of his bravery and patriotism, by hearing his
country’s call, enlisting and serving from ’61 to ’65, in Company K, 92nd
Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Belonging to the Army of the West, under
Sherman, he accompanied that famous leader on his march to the sea.
Serving valiantly ble impulses (sic) and was ever faithful in the discharge of
every duty. He was a reticent but kindly disposition that won him many
warm and abiding friends. As a husband, father and citizen, he leaves and
record above reproach and one that may well be followed by friends and family.
While still a resident of Missouri, Mr. Hawkins was converted to the Christian
religion and untied with the M. E. church and to him is now revealed the
mysteries of immortality and the encompassing love of a Heavenly Father.
Funeral services were conducted at
his home, Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock with Rev. J. B. Giltrow of the M. E.
church officiating and Rev. C. E. Hatfield of the Presbyterian church assisting.
A wealth of beautiful floral offerings was in evidence and a large assemblage of
sympathizing friends bore testimony to the esteem in which the departed was held
and the universal sympathy of the community for the bereaved family.
Interment was had in the Lyndon cemetery.