Posted on: Owyhee Co. Id Obituaries
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Surname: Hawes, Leonard
From Cemeteries of the Idaho ghost towns of Fairview, Ruby City and
City by Don Jamison:
Richard S. Hawes Died June 10, 1932
The hour of 8:20 last Saturday evening noted the passing of one of Silver
City's oldest and best-known citizens, Richard S. Hawes.
"Dickie", as he was more familiarly known, was born in Cornwall, England,
eighty-four years and some months ago and came to this country when a lad
He located first in Massachusetts, where he spent some years, then went
to California, via the Isthmus.
From California he went to Nevada, where he engaged in mining. It was
that he became a Mason, in which order he remained a devoted and enthusiastic
member to the hour of his death, and by which order he was buried with
He came to Silver City in 1872 as a foreman in the then-famous Poorman
mine on War Eagle Mountain and was known as "Cap'n Dickie", according to
the customs of his people. He transferred his fraternal membership to his
new home, and became a most active worker in Masonic and Odd Fellow reand,
filling the chairs in all branches of these orders. He was also a member
of the Elks at Boise.
Funeral services were held in the Masonic temple Tuesday afternoon, the
spacious hall being filled to capacity with citzens of Silver and friends
of the olden days who came from distant points, despite storm and unfavorable
road conditions, and there was a tribute of beautiful flowers for each
and every year of his age, the casket being literally buried in fragrant
blossoms. The chair of the deceased worshipful master was appropriately
draped and beautifully decorated with floral emblems.
The services were opened with a song by a mixed quartet. This was followed
by a brief eulogy, then another song, after which a Masonic ritualistic
service was read by John Sinclair of Boise, a past master of Silver City
lodge and for many years a fraternal co-worker with the deceased.
Dean Rhea of St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral in Boise offered a prayer
and also said the benediction at the grave.
Three sons, Will S., and John R. of Silver, Richard of Boise and daughter,
Mrs. R.H. Leonard, of Silver, and several grandchildren survive.
Among the residents of other days who were present were recognized such
names as York, Rowett, Jeffery, Sinclaire, Shore, Houck, Bennett, Williams
and many others who came to pay their last tribute and say their last farewell.
We will miss "Dickie" Hawes.
Link: Families of Tom and Jana (nee Hawes) Robertson