Sunday, April 12, 2015

William Hawkes Jr 4.12.15

In future I will be sharing entries in daily record books kept by William Hawkes Jr. 

Written between 1932 and 1945. They are a fun window into his life and others in his 

family/neighborhood at that time.

Born in Marblehead in 1890 and grew up at 47 Washington St. one of five children.

William worked most of his life as a painter, by 27 years old he was the "foreman painter"

for Stearns&MacKay yacht yard on Front St.   He married Mary Peach and together raised 

three sons, Ben, Lincoln and William and lived in a small home on NormanSt at Redds' pond.  William never owned a car or drove and lived very modest life. 

His brother Elmer partnered with him for a 

time and painted homes in town.  Elmer would ultimately go on to paint 

boats for Fred Dions' yacht yard in Salem.

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