By 1910, the John I. Hawk family lives in Selma, Alabama. There are now four children: Virgil Aden, Thelma Kate, Mildred Olivette, and Ayliffe Cyrene. The census shows that Eda had five children, four of whom are living. John’s occupation is drilling wells. They now own their own home and John works for himself.
By 1920, John and Eda had moved back to Harristown, Macon, Illinois, where John was living on and farming his father’s farm. John's mother, Amy C. "Kate" Hawk, lives with them as well as the three girls. His son, Virgil and wife, Leva Whiteside, live next door and have the first grandson, John William. Leva’s brother, Dyle Whiteside and his wife, Edna Hartwig Whiteside, live close by. Thelma Hawk is a public school teacher at Bend School.