Biography of Dr. George J. Hawkins
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Dr. George J. Hawkins, a prominent and successful dentist of Salem, with offices at 137 1/2 Main Street, is a native of Ohio. He was born at New Franklin, Starke County, Feb. 7, 1879, the son of William Thomas and Melissa (Moore) Hawkins.

William Thomas Hawkins was born in Starke County, Ohio, May 17, 1842, the son of Robert Hawkins, who was born at New Lisbon, Ohio. Robert Hawkins was an extensive farmer and stockman and owned 640 acres of land in Starke County. His son, William Thomas, was among the early settlers of Columbiana County. Until his retirement in 1900 he was extensively engaged in general farming. He resides near Columbiana. He is a Republican and a member of the Christian Church. His wife, a native of Canfield, Ohio, died in 1897. To Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins the following children were born: Clyde, lives at Filer, Idaho; Glenn, lives at Columbiana; Myrtle, married Frank Sponseller, lives at Alliance, Ohio; Robert, lives at Alliance; and George J., the subject of this sketch.

After receiving his preliminary education at New Franklin, Ohio, George J. Hawkins entered the dental school of Ohio State University, from which he received his degree. For one year he practiced his profession at Homeworth, Ohio, then went to Leetonia, and in 1911 removed to Salem, where he has a well established practice.

On June 16, 1909, Dr. Hawkins was united in marriage with Miss Ada Webb, the daughter of John and Harriet (Barnes) Webb. Mr. Webb was born near New Albany, Ohio, in 1843, and died in 1922. He was the son of Calvin Webb. Mrs. John Webb resides in Perry Township, Columbiana County. There were three children in the Webb family: Norman Earl, died at the age of 23 years ; Mrs. Hawkins ; and Ava S., who lives with her mother. To Doctor and Mrs. Hawkins two children have been born: George Webb, born Aug. 19, 1911, was graduated from Salem grade school in 1925; and Jean Ellen, born July 31, 1915.

Doctor Hawkins is a Republican and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He served throughout the Spanish-American War and was stationed in Porto Rico for three years. During the World War he volunteered his services and was connected with the Y. M. C. A. at Springfield, Mass.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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