Biography - Charles Hawkins

Charles A. Hawkins, the present gentlemanly county clerk, was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, May 25, 1860, and is a son of William and Sarah (Hard) Hawkins, natives of the same state. His father died in 1866. Mr. Hawkins was principally educated at Danville, Indiana, and spent two and a half years teaching. He served his township (Newman) as tax collector and supervisor, and in November, 1898, was elected county clerk.
On October 7, 1884, Mr. Hawkins married Louisa J. Curtis, of Newman, and they have four children: Claude A., Opal B., Pearl L. and Jay M. Our subject was a Mason and a Knight of Pythias and is active in Republican politics.

Extracted by Linda Lang from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, page 282.

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