New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Patrick Hawkins

Patrick Hawkins of Red Bank died on Thursday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elwood Minugh. He was 68 years old and death was caused by a complication of diseases. He had been sick about three years. The funeral was held on Saturday at two o'clock at the house. Rev. James A. Reynolds had charge of the service. The body was buried at Mr. Olivet cemetery at Headden's Corner. The pall bearers were J. T. Antonides, William J. Sickles, Louis Stoffel, Thomas Norman, Martin Moore and Thomas Mooney. Mr. Hawkins left a sister and two brothers. They are Mrs. Hannah Murphy of New York and Thomas and Michael Hawkins of Kansas City.

Mr. Hawkins was born in Ireland. He came to this country early in life and in 1855 he hired with Edmund Throckmorton, who at that time owned and farmed a big place at Red Bank. Three years later he went to work in J. A. Throckmorton's lumber yard and was employed there until three years ago, when he was obliged to give up active work on account of failing health.

Mr. Hawkins wife has been dead a number of years. Four sons and two daughters survive him. They are Joseph Alfred Throckmorton Hawkins and George A. Hawkins of Red Bank, John F. Hawkins of Asbury Park, James Hawkins of Colorado, Mrs. Frank Donahay of New York and Mrs. Elwood Minugh of Red Bank.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, December 27, 1899