The Life of William John Hawkes
William J. Hawkes of Ansonia, died at the Griffin Hospital shortly after midnight August 2, 1933. Mr. Hawks who had been in the hospital a week, died following an operation from which he failed to rally. Born in Philipstown, NY, September 14, 1869, Mr. Hawkes came to Ansonia in 1899 and had resided here ever since. He was for many years employed in the mills of the American Brass Co., retiring July 1st. During the long period of years. Mr. Hawkes lived in this city, he gained the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances to whom his death brings sorrow. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Bible class of the church in which he was active for many years and was affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, now disbanded, and William B. Wooster camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Besides his wife, Minnie Hansee Hawkes, whom he married in 1903, Mr. Hawkes leaves a son, Corp.Tech Walter W. Hawkes, United States Army, stationed in England; two daughters, Mrs. Donald A. Taylor and Miss Emma J. Hawks of this city; a brother George W. Kawks, Beacon, NY, a sister, Hattie Henry, Bridgeport, a stepmother, Lydia Wilson and two half brothers, Edward Hawks and Walter Hawks all of this city and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Leslie O. Jensen Funeral Home with interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.