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Annie S. Hawks (1836-1918)

Born: May 28, 1836, Hoo­sick, New York.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 3, 1918, Benn­ing­ton, Ver­mont.

Buried: Hoo­sick Rur­al Cem­e­tery, Hoo­sick, New York.

Hawks’ po­ems first be­gan ap­pear­ing in news­pa­pers when she was 14 years old. She mar­ried Charles H. Hawks in 1857. They lived in Brook­lyn, New York, and at­tend­ed the Han­son Place Bap­tist Church, where Rob­ert Low­ry was pas­tor. When her hus­band died in 1888, she moved to Ben­ning­ton, Ver­mont to live with her daugh­ter and son-in-law (W. E. Put­nam). She wrote 400 hymns in her life, most­ly for use in Sun­day schools.

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