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Thursday, May 21, 2020

McKOWN-HAWKE, Adelaide (Tunkhannock PA)

ADELAIDE McKOWN HAWKE

IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Adelaide McKo__ Hawke"
PHOTO TAKEN: A.P. Miller Studio, Tunkhannock PA, circa 1890
PURCHASED: 2017 August Madison-Bouckville (NY) Antiques Week

The back of the photo bears the hand-written name, in pencil, "Adelaide McKown (partially erased) Hawke"

This is Mary Adelaide McKown-Hawke (born 8 Mar 1867) to parents Nathaniel Aylesworth McKown (1838-1902, son of William McKown and Celestina _ ) and Clarina Robinson (1840-1929, dau of William Riley Robinson and Cynthia Stevens). 

1900 Federal Census > PA > Wyoming Co. > Tunkhannock
McKOWN, Nathaniel, head, Mar 1838, 62, born in PA of Irish & NY parents, traveling salesman
McKOWN, Clarina, wife, Aug 1839, 60, born PA of PA parents
McKOWN, Adelaide, dau, Mar 1867, 33 s, born in PA, school teacher
McKOWN, George, son, Sep 1873, 26 s, born in PA, Life Insurance
McKOWN, Charles P., son, Mar 1875, 25 s, born in PA, general merchant
McKOWN, Frances Jae, dau, Sep 1877, 22 s, born in PA, sales lady

I found this lovely little vignette on an Ancestry tree of a young Adelaide McKown around age 10, take around 1877-1878, along with other members of her family. I have included those of her parents as well as the photo of Adelaide for comparison, but not the entire family. (Remember - I do not possess these following images. They are supplied here for informational purposes only.)

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January 20, 1902, she married Francis Hawke. I am finding very little on him. He appeared on the 1910 Census in which the couple is living in Tunkhannock with Adelaide's widowed mother. But by the time of the 1920 Census, Adelaide is living alone with her widowed mother Clarinda, no husband or children, although she is described as "married." In 1911 he is reported by the local paper as being engaged in business in Maurer NJ.

1920 Federal Census > PA > Wyoming> Tunkhannock
McKOWN, Clarina, head, 80 wd, no occupation
HAWKE, Adelaide, dau, 53 m, teacher in Grade School

Adelaide died 14 July 1952 in Tunkhannock PA. This obituary was carried in the Scranton Tribune 16 July 1952.

As she left no children of her own, I will have to search for descendants of her siblings in order to find any existing family. Her parents had a total of six children, who are as follows:
1867 Mary Adelaide McKown (d. 1952) m. Frances Hawke
1868 Cecil Clay McKown (d. 1929) m. Lelia Good Wolff
       1898 James Wolff McKown (d.1967)
       1904 Alice Clarina McKown (d. 1963)
1870 Herbert Lee McKown (d.1932) m. 1) Elizabeth Hughes, and 2) Jeannette Hughes
1872 George Wilson McKown (d.1944) m. Maud LaPettee Dugan Smith
       1902 Nathaniel A. McKown (d. 1989)
1875 Charles Paxon McKown (d.1948) m. Mary Frances Jayne
       1901 Katherine J. McKown (d._) m. ___
       1905 Helen E. McKown (d._)
       1907 Clara M. McKown (d._)
1877 Frances J. McKown (d.1941) m. Luther S. Barlow
       1906 infant daughter
       1909 Homer Barlow
       1911 Charles Barlow
       1912 Mack Barlow

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