Charles Frederick Hawkins & Alice Elida Welander

Charles F. Hawkins was born on February 27th, 1874 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. His parents were William Morris Hawkins and Sarah Jane Morrill.

Alice E. Welander was born September 25, 1885 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Her father's name was Peter Welander. He was a Swedish immigrant who changed his name from Nelson or Nielson when he came to Minnesota because of the number of people with that name. Her mother, Elida Ann Jenks, was a native Minnesotan. Alice grew up in Stillwater and then attended the Winona Normal School in Winona, MN to become a teacher. She graduated in ???. One of her assignments was in Scandia, Minnesota at the Hay Lake School.

Alice with her pupils and others in front of the Hay Lake School in about 1910. Alice is standing in front of the corner post in a white shirt and black bow tie.

Charles and Alice were married on July 27, 1914 in Grant Township, Washington County, Minnesota. This union produced 3 children:

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Spouse
Harold Frederick May 9, 1915 Janesville, MN     Dolores Wille
Mildred Faye March 16, 1917 Mahtomedi, MN     William Ball
Luella May September 4, 1918 Mahtomedi, MN August 5, 1994 Seabrook, NH Robert Bloom

Charles died May 28, 1959 and Alice died Aug 19, 1960.

Sunday, February 04, 2001