William Franklin Hawkins was born in Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, 19 October 1855, son of David H. Hawkins and Hannah Ankrum Criswell, died at his home in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, 24 August 1945, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery following funeral services at the Jerome Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. James A. Wilson of Mt. Pleasant and former pastor of the Jerome church, assisted by the Rev. M. R. Gonzales, pastor of the Jerome church.
He was the fourth child of a pioneer family of seven children, being the son of David and Hannah Ankrum Criswell Hawkins, and was the last surviving member of the family.
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