Fern May Hawks
- Born: 10 Oct 1883, Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan
- Marriage: Mearl Winslow Hunt circa 1903 in Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan
- Died: 18 May 1962, Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan at age 78
- Buried: 20 May 1962, Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan
Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Fern Hawks
Birth Place: Watervliet, Berrien, Michigan
Birth Date: Aug 1882
Baptism Place: Berrier, Michigan
Father's Name: Andrew Hawks
Mother's Name: Nettie Hawks
FHL Film Number: 945401
The 1900 Federal Census for Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan, District 81, page 271B, dated June 26, 1900 records Fern Hawks (Aug 1882) living with her parents Andrew (Sept 1851 - Michigan/NY/Vermont) and Renetta (April 1862 - Michigan/Canada/Canada) and siblings Ervin (Oct 1879), Horace (Oct 1885), Mattie (Aug 1886), Stella (Oct 1888), Earnest (Dec 1890), and Carrie (Aug 1893). Andrew and Renetta have been married for 23 years and have had 7 children all of whom are still living. Andrew is a farmer.
Fern wrote a letter to her son, Don, on Dec 14, 1947 and signs it Dad & Ma, Fern ... thus she was still living in 1947.
Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Fern May Hunt [Fern May Hawkes]
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1882
Birth Place: Michigan
Death Date: 18 May 1962
Death Place: Watervliet, Berrien, Michigan
Burial Date: 20 May 1962
Burial Place: Hartford, Michigan
Cemetery Name: Maple Hill
Death Age: 79
Occupation: At Home
Marital Status: Widowed
Street Address: R.F.D.
Residence: Covert, Van Buren, Michigan
Father Name: Andrew Hawkes
Mother Name: Nettie McConnell
FHL Film Number: 1954715
This researcher originally concluded Fern's maiden name was Lockwood; however, subsequent research determined that this was incorrect. This will be left in this file in order to clarify:
The Michigan Birth records indicates the date of birth for Fern May Lockwood as Oct. 10, 1883 in Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan.
Name: Fern Lockwood
Birth date: 10 Oct 1883
Birth place: Covert, Van Buren, Michigan
Race or color (on document): White
Father name: Charles E. Lockwood
Father birth place: New York
Age of father:
Mother name: Isadore Lockwood
Mother birth place: New York
Age at death:
Film number: 2320698
Digital GS number: 4207088
Image number: 153
Reference number: item 2 p 2 rn 17
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902
A likely candidate for Fern's parents are Charles E. and Isadore Lockwood. Charles was born April 1833 and Isadore in Jan 1845 as recorded in the 1900 census (see below). Charles served in the 4th Michigan and records exist for both an invalid pension and widow's pension.
Charles E. Lockwood enlisted in Company G, 4th Cavalry Regiment Michigan as a Private on August 4, 1862 at the age of 28. He was promoted to Full Corporal on January 30, 1865 and discharged Company G, 4th Cavalry Regiment Michigan on July 13, 1865 in Detroit, MI.
The 1900 Federal Census for Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan, District 138, page 120A records Charles E. (April 1833-NY/VT/NY) and Isadore (January 1845-NY/VT/NY) Lockwood (indexed at ancestry.com as Lockard) with children Blanche (August 1879-Michigan) and Fern (October 1883-Michigan).
Fern married Mearl Winslow Hunt, son of Charles Albert Hunt and Helen Azora Winslow, circa 1903 in Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan. (Mearl Winslow Hunt was born on 30 Jul 1879 in Town of Bangor, Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan, died on 4 Oct 1961 in Covert Township, Van Buren Co., Michigan and was buried on 6 Oct 1961 in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Michigan.)