Hawkins, Richard 1851-1926
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 10/24/2011 at 20:23:30
January 11, 1926
Richard Hawkins of Seney, a well-known and prominent resident, died on
Wednesday afternoon at the Community Hospital in LeMars, following a brief
illness caused by heart trouble.
He was in apparently good health until two days ago, when he was taken to
the hospital. Mr. Hawkins was born at Exeter, Ont. Canada, Dec. 1, 1851 and
grew up and was educated in that locality. He was united in marriage with
Jane Moir of Exeter, Dec. 27, 1878, living there on a farm until 1889 when
they moved to a farm north of Seney, where they resided for 25 years, then
moving to Seney on March 1, 1915, where they resided until his death on Jan.
To this union were born five children, who are: Mrs. B. F. Potter of
Mitchell, S.D.; Mrs. Martha Bray of Rock Rapids, Ia.; Wm. G.; R. A.; and
Albert T., of this vicinity.
The end came peacefully, he being fully resigned and ready to go. Having
early in life accepted Christ, it was his earnest purpose to live a devout
Christian life, of which his many friends could testify. He truly was a
lover of home life, and it was there he exemplified the spirit of love and
fortitude. That which brought great blessings to the home was the family
altar, which was established and maintained throughout his married life.
His loving and faithful wife was constantly his devoted companion and fully
shared his joys and sorrows. Mr. Hawkins was a loving and devoted husband,
a kind and generous father, a loyal neighbor, and a friend to all in need.
What comfort and consolation to those who remain thus to view a life well
spent, therefore, they sorrow not as those who have not this hope, of a
future life through Christ the Great Redeemer.
He leaves to mourn his death, his loving wife and children, 12 grandchildren
and one great grandchild, also one brother, H. J. Hawkins of Sioux County;
three sisters, Mrs. Robt. Brown, Miss Rebecca Hawkins and Mrs. H. W. Jessey,
all of Calgary, Alberta, Can., and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church,
LeMars. Rev. A. Z. McGogney officiating, assisted by Rev. L. E. Wardle,
Seney, and Rev. S. J. Wallace, of Akron. Internment was made in the Seney
cemetery. Six nephews were chosen by the deceased to act as Pallbearers.
Friends attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Potter of Mitchell, S.D.; Mrs. Martha Bray and children of Rock Rapids, Ia.;
R. S. Moir of Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. McMullen, A. E. McMullen and Rev.
G. A. Moir of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Simons of Ireton; Roy Moir, of
Akron; Mrs. Geo. Brown of Beattie, Kan.; Mrs. W. D. Miller of Marysville;
and Mr. Peter Henderson of Plover, Iowa.
Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o’er.
On the border land we left them,
Soon to meet a past no more.
Far beyond this world of changes,
Far beyond this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved ones,
In our Father’s mansion fair.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which none can ever fill.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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