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    J. W. HAWN

    J. W. Hawn. Among the properties which have remained in the possession of the same families since the early records of white occupation in Concord township, one which belongs to one of the well-known and respected families of this locality is the Hawn farm, situated on Covington R.F.D. No. 3. The present owner of this land, J. W. Hawn, was born on this farm, April 8, 1866, a son of Elias G. and Cynthia A. (Nutter) Hawn. At an early date in the history of Miami county, the grandfather of J. W. Hawn made his way overland from a community farther to the east, and took up his residence in the wilderness of what is now Concord township. His little log cabin home was built in a country in which the Indians were still to be found in great numbers, while wild animals were in abundance and their meat formed an important part of the daily fare. This sturdy pioneer passed through his period of privation, eventually cleared his property, developed a good farm, and died, highly respected and esteemed. Following him as owner of the land came his son, Elias G. Hawn, who devoted his entire life to agricultural pursuits, and who, like his father, was a man of industry and held the confidence and respect of his fellow townsmen. He and his worthy wife were the parents of eight children, of whom five are still living. J. W. Hawn was educated in the public schools and has always resided on the home farm, where he is now the owner of a finely cultivated tract of 143 acres. This land he devotes to general farming and the raising of a good grade of stock, and in both departments has met with unqualified success, due to his industry, intelligence and good management. He has good improvements and an attractive home, and in every way is justly deserving of being accounted one of the representative men of his community, as a farmer, a man and a public-spirited citizen. In politics he is a Democrat, although he has not been an office seeker. Mr. Hawn's first wife was Sarah, daughter of Alfred A. Iddings, of Miami county. After her death he was united with Clara, daughter of Stephen Genslinger, also of Miami county. Mr. Hawn has been the father of the following children: Joseph Robert, who died in infancy; Dorothy, born in 1905; Ruth, born in 1907; Lewis, born in 1910, and Woodrow in 1913.

    This above biography taken from the Memoirs of the Miami Valley Vol. II  Biographical Miami County.

    According to: Shirley McCullough Finfrock  Palo Alto, CA  (Oct 2, 2011)

    Maternal grandfather is John W. Hawn.  The name should be Lois instead of Lewis and she was born on September 1, 1911. 

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