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Charles Edward Hawk 1870-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/9/2011 at 22:35:15

Hawk Obituary
Charles Edward Hawk was born in Decorah, Iowa, March 7, 1870. He was united with the Christian church in his young manhood and during his lifetime he always did his duty toward the church.

He came to Emmet county in 1882 with his parents and made his home here except for a few years spent in Cedar Rapids. Prior to his marriage to Ursula [Glend] Yeager, he made a home for his parents.

When the call came for volunteers in the Spanish American War Mr. Hawk was one of the first to enlist. He was with Company K in which he enlisted May 25, 1898 and served for the duration of the war. He was sergeant and second lieutenant. Following the war he engaged in the business of contracting at which he worked until the time of his late illness.

Those left to mourn his death are his widow, Mrs. Ursula Hawk, four step-children, Joseph Yeager of Chicago, Mrs. Dave Cowan of Momenee, Ill., Mrs. J.C. Battram of Port Huron, Mich., and Mrs. R.S. Lee of Estherville, two sisters, Mrs. Ike Rogers and Mrs. L.A. Rhodes also of Estherville, one brother, Ike Hawk of Boise, Idaho and several grandchildren and his many friends. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 25, 1940)

Veteran Deeply Mourned
Charles Edward Hawk, building contractor in Estherville for many years, died at the veterans hospital in Knoxville at 11:15 p.m. Thursday night after a long illness. He had been at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines for several months but was transferred to Knoxville about the first of the year. His death and last illness came from a complication of infirmities.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Hawk he was born at Decorah on March 7, 1870. He came to Emmet county with his parents in 1882 and with the exception of a few years spent in Cedar Rapids, he had made his home here. Prior to his marriage to Mrs. Ursula Yeager, he made a home for his parents.

One of the first to enlist in the Spanish American war he served with Company K from May 25, 1898 to the end of that war. He was a sergeant and second lieutenant. At the last rites held in Estherville yesterday afternoon a very large delegation of veterans from over this entire territory attended in a body and pall bearers were six who had served during that war.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ursula Hawk, four step-children, Joseph Yeager, Chicago; Mrs. Dave Cowan, Momence, Ill.; Mrs. J.C. Battram, Port Huron, Mich. and Mrs. R.S. Lee, Estherville; two sisters, Mrs. Ike Rogers and Mrs. L.A. Rhodes, Estherville; one brother, Ike Hawk, Boise, Idaho.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon. There was a short prayer service at 1:30 p.m. at the home and the rites proper at the Christian church at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Fred Sawyer. Interment was made in the East Side cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 23, 1940)


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