1836–1918

Introduction

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Born: May 28, 1835, Hoo­sick, New York.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 3, 1918, Ben­ning­ton, Ver­mont.

Buried: Hoo­sick Rur­al Ce­me­te­ry, Hoo­sick, New York.

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Biography

Annie was the wife of Charles Hi­al Hawks (mar­ried 1859).

Her po­ems first be­gan ap­pear­ing in news­pa­pers when she was 14 years old.

After mar­riage, she and her hus­band 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.

Sources

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