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The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1926

OBITUARY - GEORGE W. HAWK.

George W. HAWK was born at McCartha, Vinton county, Ohio, January 11, 1836, and died at his home in Tingley, Iowa, March 14, 1926, aged 90 years, two months and three days. He moved when a young man from Ohio to Martinsburg, Keokuk county, Iowa.

He was united in marriage to Miss Eliza NUNN at Keokuk, Iowa, on November 19, 1860. To this union were born ten children, three having preceded him in death. Millie Katherine died in infancy, Mary W. at 22 years and Mrs. Will LEAGUE at 47 years of age. Mrs. HAWK passed away June 29, 1920.

He is survived by his four sons - John of Red Oak, E. J. of Kennesy, Okla., Adelbert of Creston, and Dennis at home; three daughters - Mrs. T. P. HOBSON of Jasper, Mo., Mrs. Ida PERSONS of Maryville, Mo., and Mrs. A. M. TIDRICK of Tingley. There are seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

After four years' residence at Keokuk, Mr. and Mrs. HAWK located near Red Oak in Montgomery county, about 1860. Those were pioneer days in Iowa. No railroad crossed the state at that time west of Ottumwa. In 1873 they moved to Ringgold county and resided in Tingley a number of years where they both passed away.

Mr. HAWK united with the Church of Christ in Mount Ayr under the preaching of Elder MARTINDALE many years ago where he held membership, and retained faith in Jesus Christ.

The funeral services were held at the Tingley Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. C. SHAW of Lenox, assisted by Rev. C. R. YOUNG, attended by a large number of our people showing the regard for one of our oldest citizens. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery at Mount Ayr by the side of his wife. The casket was opened at Mount Ayr that the friends there might take a farewell look.

Card of Thanks.

We desire to thank the friends for many acts of kindness and words of comfort in our sorrow in the passing of our dear old father; also for the lovely floral tributes, and to the choir for the music.--THE CHILDREN.

NOTE: Eliza (NUNN), wife of George W. HAWK, was born in 1841.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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