Biography of William H. Hawes
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hawes, William H., youngest child of Peter and Caroline (Van Alstyne) Hawes, was born in Albany, July 20, 1843. He was brought up to the various occupations pursued by his father and came with the family to Albion in 1862. In August of that year William enlisted as private in the 17th N. Y. Battery, and after an honorable service of nearly three years, was mustered out at Richmond, June 12, 1865. At Petersburg, July 12, 1864, Private Hawes was wounded by a ball through his left foot, and which also took off the great toe of his right foot. Returning from the service Mr. Hawes soon went into business with his father and was with him in Maryland and Elmira, after which William returned to Albion and has ever since been a merchant in the village. He was associated formerly with his brother, but is now sole proprietor of a bakery and confectionery store. In politics Mr. Hawes is a strong Republican, is a devoted Methodist and is one of the present stewards of the church. June 16, 1871, he married Margaret Littlebrant

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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