Alvin Luther Hawkins1

#5909, b. 1 Apr 1887, d. 7 Jun 1952
Last Edited:10 Jul 2017
MotherLula Hawkins

Child of Alvin Luther Hawkins and Mertie Lavina Bjorkgren

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
OccupationHe was a bookkeeper.2
BirthAlvin Luther Hawkins was born on 1 Apr 1887 at Meridian, MS.3,2
MarriageHe married Mertie Lavina Bjorkgren, daughter of Svante Leonard Bjorkgren and Georgia Kirk Wells, on 9 Jan 1910 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4,5
DraftRegAlvin Luther Hawkins was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. He was working as a railroad clerk for the Illinois Central Railroad Company in Ponchatoula. He was described as being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and brown hair.3
Census1920A L Hawkins (given age 32) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mertie Hawkins (given age 31), daughter(s) Svante Hawkins (given age 9). He was a clerk for the Railroad. They rented their home.6
Census1930A. L. Hawkins (given age 43) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mertie Hawkins (given age 42). Their home on Pine Street was valued at $4,500. He was the owner of a grocery.7
DeathAlvin Luther Hawkins died at age 65 of pneumonia, after a 2-year illness with lung cancer, on 7 Jun 1952 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.2
BurialHe was buried at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.8,2

Citations:

  1. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  2. [S670] LA. Calcasieu Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  3. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  4. [S717] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Marriage index. Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse, Amite City, Tangipahoa, LA, USA.
  5. [S356] Jim Perrin. E-mail message.
  6. [S587] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Cacasieu Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S351] Rootsweb Tombstone Transcriptions, Louisiana. Website. Online http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/louisiana/