Eugene A. Hawkins
Dead of Apoplexy
Americus, Ga., November 6. – (Special.) – Eugene A. Hawkins, one of Americus’ most prominent citizens and a well-known lawyer throughout this section of the state, died at his home here yesterday morning of apoplexy. The deceased was about seventy years of age, and for many years was mayor of Americus. Having retired from politics several years ago, he devoted his entire time to the practice of law being attorney for the Central of Georgia and Seaboard railroads, in addition to a large clientele here and in other counties of the southwestern judicial circuit.
Mr. Hawkins was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mary Ann McClesky, who died about ten years ago. Of that union there were born six sons and four daughters. Four years ago he again married and his widow, who was the former Miss Willie Rutherford, a member of the well-known Rutherford family of Georgia, survives him. Other surviving relatives are Eugene Hawkins, Jr., of California; Willis A Hawkins, Robert Toombs Hawkins, of Americus; Joseph Hawkins, of Washington, D.C.; Harry Hawkins of Camp Gordon, and Sion Hawkins of Atlanta; Mrs. W.E. Hawkins and Mrs. Clarence J White, of Atlanta; Mrs. John Sheffield, of Americus, and Mrs. J.T. Killen, of Macon, Mrs. Theron Hawkins, of Americus, is a sister of the deceased.