The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, March 18, 1909
MRS. MARY HAWK died at her residence, 709 East Linden Ave., on Saturday, March 13, at 4:00 a.m. of pneumonia.Her illness was of but few days duration.
MARY GABRIEL was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, on Sept. 7, 1825.In early womanhood she married ISAAC HAWK and lived there until in 1870, with her husband and family she moved to Lucas County, Iowa, settling in Benton Township.
Seventeen years ago death claimed her husband, and she and her devoted daughter, MISS CIDNA, removed to Chariton and have ever since lived in the little home where she breathed her last on earth.
Seven years ago she met with a terrible affliction in the loss of her sight, and in all these years of darkness no word of complaint or repining at her sad lot crossed her lips, but rather it was no unusual thing to hear her sweet aged voice raised in songs of praise.It can truthfully he said that she had not an enemy in the world, and all who knew her can testify that she has been a lesson in patience to all who came in touch with the sweetness of her life.At the age of fifteen she united with the M.E. Church and has always been a loyal Christian woman.
Sister HAWK was ever true to what she deemed to be right, she was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a true friend.She leaves to mourn her loss a half sister and half brother, seven children, twenty-one grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
But they sorrow not as those who have no hope; she was ready and waiting for the change, and could sing as she looked into the grave and beyond it:
"We shall sleep but not forever, There will be a glorious dawn; We shall meet to part, no never, On the resurrection morn."
The children who today mourn the loss of a good mother are: MR. G.W. HAWK, Berdan, California; MRS. ELIZA WAGONER, Des Moines, Ia.; MRS. ELIZABETH SPRAGG, Sonora, Ohio; MRS. MARTHA DOUGLASS, MRS. SUSAN SCOTT, MISS CIDNA HAWK, Chariton; and MRS. EVA ARNOLD, Garden Grove, Iowa. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert May 30, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htm