Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Children of John I. and Eda M. Sanders Hawk

Their only son, Virgel Aden, married Leva Ann Whiteside, the daughter of William Modrel Whiteside and Hattie Myrtle Davis Whiteside on March 12, 1918. They had four sons: John W., Virgel, Jr., Roland "Rod" and Garry.

Leva and Virgel in 1918

Thelma married Don Carl Williams, the son of Adelbert and Corene (Widick) Williams, on the 11th of June in 1925 in Illiopolis, Illinois. She graduated from the Illinois State Normal Teachers College in Bloomington, then taught at Bend School in Macon County, Illinois. After a few years, Thelma got a position in the Elgin School District where she taught 5th grade for many years. They had one son, Carl Winston in March of 1927.

Mildred remained single, but moved to the Chicago area where she became a seamstress at Marshall Field's.

Ayliffe married Paul Robert Moore, son of Robert C. Moore and Pauline, of Carlinville, Illinois, in 1927. Their daughter, Mary Helen, the first granddaughter of John and Eda, was born in 1930. According to the 1930 Census, when she was 2 months old, the family lived on Stewart Avenue in Chicago in an apartment building that was at 6617-19 Stewart Avenue. The second granddaughter was named Barbara . Ayliffe died on the 29th of December, 1931, when the baby was just a few days old. She was buried in Moore Cemetery near Carlinville, Illinois.

In 1930, John and Eda were still living south of Harristown in Macon County, Illinois, where he was farming. John was 62 and Eda was 55. When he was ready to retire, about 1934, they sold the farm and moved to the village of Niantic.

In 1944, John and Eda celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

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