The DNA Connection
Sometime between 1902 and 1910, Charles 1 seems to have left his wife and children and moved to California. Sometime between 1910 and 1920, Charles 1 and Sarah are divorced and we know that he was living in Buena Park, Orange, California on August 28th, 1914. This folks has always been the end of the story, as we knew it, for Charles 1.
The first thing I looked at was the birth of the children of Charles 2 and Hattie. Their first child George Russell Hawley was born on April 11, 1913, in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California. This is confirmed based on the marriage record for George.
So it seems that the father of Charles 1, William Hawley, and Charles 2 and Hattie were both living in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California in 1913.
There is one thing that still confuses me a little bit about the birth of George Russell Hawley, the son of Charles 2 and Hattie. If you remember Charles 1 and Sarah Flewelling also had a son named George Russell Hawley, who was born on July 29th, 1902 in Cumming, Ogemaw, Michigan.
My first thought was that these two men might be the same person, but after some research, this doesn't seem to be true.
What my father told me...a little sketchy at best...he said Charles was a strange bird...took off with namesake and the girl down the road? ...worked on the Hover Dam...stayed in California...left wife and rest of his kids in Michigan to fend for themselves...I asked him if he took the girl for himself or namesake...dad didn't know...
I asked my dad about it, he said "Uncle Charley ran off with a younger woman to Las Vegas and then moved to California". He said no-one mentioned him again that he remembers.
The Last Nail in the Coffin
- His name is Charles A. Hawley
- He was born March 14th, 1873 in Rochester, New York
- His father's name is William Hawley
- His wife's name is Hattie Hawley
- They were living at 1015 N. Florence Ave. in Downey, Los Angeles, California
- He passed away on August 28th, 1941
- He cause of death was Hypertension and Chronic Myocarditis
- He was buried in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Commerce, Los Angeles, California on August 30th, 1941