Monday, March 4, 2013

Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness - Millard L Hawk

Easton Express, 07SEP1959, pg 16
Usually when you scan/print an obituary you get the surrounding information on that page of the newspaper.  We crop down the article and file it, but what about that other information on the page that doesn't necessarily pertain our your lines?

I was glancing over obituaries that were on one such page and thought that it's such a shame not to share them. Someone out there might be looking for these people and many of the obituaries are very interesting even if the people don't belong to me.  So I decided that I'd take time to transcribe these obituaries and post them on my blog. Hopefully, some of them will find interested family members.

"Millard L. Hawk

Millard L. Hawk, 65, of 815 Pitman Ave., Collingdale, Pa., a native of Easton, died yesterday while riding in a car in Newtown Square.

Mr. Hawk was a window decorator for the Philadelphia Wholesale Drug Co.

He was married to the former Lela Hutchison.  He was a son of Mary Stamets Hawk, Glen Gardner and the late Raymond B. Hawk.

Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are a son, Jack, Springfield, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Dunlap, Bloomsbury; a brother Paul, Chicago, Ill., and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Williams Funeral Home, Califon Heights."


  1. The other option is to see if the person has a memorial on Find A Grave. If yes, you can send the obit to the person who maintains the memorial. Or, if no and the obit includes a burial location, you can add the memorial with the obit. If someone contacts you about it, you can transfer memorial management to that person.

    1. Way ahead of you there!

      If there's a cemetery listed for the deceased (I have a few of these RAOGK ready for posting) I have created a FindAGrave memorial if there wasn't already one. In this case there is no memorial for Millard and no cemetery given in the obit. I wouldn't want to guess at which cemetery it is, because I could guess wrong. There are a few that I have been able to create memorials for though. Posting them here is just another outlet to help those people searching!

      Thanks for commenting. Great minds think alike! :)