Obit: Hawks, Lucy #2 (1870 - 1934)

Contact: Marsha Hosfeld

Surnames: Hawks, Voskind (Voskuil), Green, Skidmore

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 26 April 1934

Hawks, Lucy (19 FEB 1870 - 19 APR 1934)


Mrs. Ira Hawks of Withee, a former resident of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, died suddenly Thursday morning at her home, from a heart attack. She was 64 years of age at the time of her death.

Mrs. Hawks was well known in Curtiss and Abbotsford, having lived on a farm near Curtiss a number of years, and with her family resided in Abbotsford about seven years. They moved to a farm near Withee in 1926, where they have made their home.

Mrs. Hawks was an active worker in the Presbyterian Sunday school and church, and a member of the Home and Foreign Mission Society, the W. C. T. U., and the Royal Neighbor Lodge.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Congregational church in Curtiss, Rev. W. P. Powell of Owen officiating. Interment was made in Abbotsford cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, two sons Merwin of Marengo and Donald at home. Two daughters, Dorothy and Mrs. Florence Voskind, preceded her in death.

Three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Green, Curtiss; Misses Elizabeth and May Skidmore, Holway; one brother Ben Holway; and four grandchildren also survive.

The love and respect in which Mrs. Hawks is held by scores of friends, bears tribute to the kindly, patient, courageous soul that she was. A friend particularly of young people, she surely won a big place in the hearts of those who were her music pupils, Sunday school scholars, and partakers of her wisdom through the years.

At the time of the tragic drowning of her 18 year old daughter, Dorothy, the minister comforted her with these words that may be of some solace to the bereaved loved ones who mourn her passing:

"I cannot say, and I will not say

That she is dead, she is just away

With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand

She has wandered into an unknown land

And left us dreaming how very fair

It needs must be, since she lingers there".

*Transcriber note: First name and date of birth taken from Abbotsford Cemetery Index on this site.



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