Biography of Walter F. Hawtin
Cook County, Il Biographies

WALTER F. HAWTIN, of Clarendon Hills, Pu Page County, was born in 1848, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, and was brought by his parents to Chicago, in 1855. In 1864 he began to learn the profession of wood engraver, and afterward worked for a leading house in that line, as a recognized expert from 1867 to 1876. Sickness and a season of recuperation intervened. and in 1877 he joined his present partner, J. W. Drant, under the style of Drant & Hawton. The firm comprises the two youngest men, in their line, in Chicago, and by their energy and attention to the interests of their customers they have been remarkably successful in building up a business, second to none in the city. In 1872 Mr. Hewtin married Leila, a daughter of Dr. Wells R. Marsh, of Chicago. and their children have been born and named as follows: Wells Walter in 1873. Irene Marsh in 1876, and Raymond Marris in 1883. They have resided, since 1877, in Clarendon Hills, a suburb of Chicago. on the Chicago, Burlington & Qnincy Railroad, where they own a pleasant home and handsome grounds.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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